The Best Apps For Seniors
We’ve had a lot of feedback on an earlier article we wrote about the best iPhone apps for seniors. There are a good many apps out there for both Android and iOS, so we looked around the web to see what other sources are suggesting. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Suggested by Chron.com:
GoMeals (Android); “GoMeals gives you tools and information to help you succeed at healthy eating. Three applications in one! A nutritional database, powered by CalorieKing, combined with a restaurant locator and a food tracking tool.” (Google play)
Pillboxie (iOS); “Pillboxie is the easy way to remember your meds. Other med reminder apps are either too complicated or just downright boring. Pillboxie is easy because it lets you *visually* manage your meds. Scheduling a reminder is as easy as dropping a pill into a pillbox.” (iTunes)
Suggested by AssistedLiving.com:
Words With Friends (iOS & Android); “Words with Friends is a multi-player word game developed by Zynga With Friends (formerly Newtoy, Inc.). Players can take turns building words crossword puzzle style with an opponent in a manner similar to the classic board game Scrabble (the rules of the two games are similar, but Words with Friends is not officially associated with the Scrabble brand). Up to 20 games can be played simultaneously using push notifications to alert players when it is their turn. Players may look up friends either by username or through Facebook, or be randomly assigned an opponent.” (Wikipedia)
Find My iPad (iOS); “If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, play a sound, display a message, remotely lock your device, or erase all the data on it.” (iTunes)
iBooks (iOS); “iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books
or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a
tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.” (iTunes)
Suggested by The Senior List:
iCam (iOS); “iCam allows you to remotely monitor multiple live video and audio webcam feeds from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad over WiFi, 3G and EDGE. Popular uses include baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, spy cam, and security camera.” (iTunes)
GasBuddy (iOS & Android); For finding cheapest gas on the go. Locates gas stations nearest you and see their current gas prices. “Find Cheap Gas Prices. Join the more than 23 million drivers that are saving money every time they fill up by using GasBuddy. Share gas prices you see to win free gas and help others save money too!” (iTunes)
Elder 911 (iOS); Dr. Marion’s Caregiving app has useful info for caregivers and others. “You get the call: “Your mother has fallen and is in the hospital. How soon can you get here?” As you rush for the airport, you ask yourself: “What do I do? Who can I call? What do I ask? How do I know? What if they’re wrong? What’s going to happen?” (iTunes) This app helps the user navigate these tough situations.
There are many, many more great apps for seniors (and boomers). We’d love to hear from you- What are some of your favorites? Add your suggestions in the comments below.