The Best Mobile Apps for Seniors 2012

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:Best Apps for Seniors

Suggested by Chron.com:

GoMeals app for Android

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)

CogniFit app on iOS & AndroidCogniFit (iOS & Android); “CogniFit is the ultimate brain training app. Play different brain games to challenge your mind and train your cognitive skills like you never did before!” (iTunes)

Pillboxie app for medicationPillboxie (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 With Friends Appwords 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 for iOSFind 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 iBooks App from iTunes
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 App from iTunesiCam (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 GasBuddy App 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)

E911 App for iOSElder 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.

Also read:

Top 10 iPhone Apps for Seniors

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Tim "The Tech Man" Taylor has a passion for technology and especially for technology that affects boomers & seniors. Tim loves the outdoors, and loves long walks with his constant companion "Beavis". From Tim: "I love interaction with my audience so please comment - even if you don't agree with me" :)

  • hash

    Hello, I would like to mention Jumbo Contacts. It shows your contacts using large font. Much easier to read than the contacts app that comes on the iphone.

    • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

      Looks like a great one Hash! Thanks for passing it along-

  • http://www.fivefreeapps.com/category/apps/iphone Sebas

    Greetings Tim,
    So nice to see that you are also writing about the best apps out there.
    I own a blog about apps myself (http://www.fivefreeapps.com) and would like to contribute a guest post if you’re interested.
    Please let me know!
    Caio,
    Seb

    • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

      Hi Seb- Happy holidays! Tim is on vacation but I know he’d love to have a guest post on the subject if it relates to boomers/seniors. It needs to be original material (not reproduced or redistributed) and we’d be happy to create an author box/bio for you. Use our contact us form to submit. We’ll also email you. Best always, Amie

    • http://www.theseniorlist.com TimOnTech

      Hi Sebas! Would love to have a guest post if it’s relevant, informative and original (not a re-post). Please contact us (via our contact us page) to submit your article, we’d love to see it.

      Tim