Must-Have Apps for Seniors

Posted by Mike McQuinn on September 18, 2013 | no comments

Image © Jason Brennan

Image © Jason Brennan

With the bevy of user friendly smart devices on the market today, there is no reason for seniors to be left out of the fun and engagement that the apps on these devices can bring. Below we have created a comprehensive list of  must-have apps for the tech-savvy senior. Enjoy!

Staying in Touch:

Words With Friends (HD): What’s better than playing scrabble with all of your friends and family no matter where they are? I can’t think of much! The new HD version of Words With Friends is going to cost you $4.99, but it’s a small price to pay for the hours of joy the classic game brings.

Facebook: Facebook stopped being exclusively for college students long ago. Now, everyone and there grandmother are on the world’s most popular social network. Download the app for free and stay in touch with all of your friends and family!

A Story Before Bed: The app is the only one of it’s kind; it allows you record children’s books using audio and video. This is a great way for grandparents to read to their grand-kids, even if they can’t be near them. While the unlimited subscription is a bit pricey ($9.99/mo) this app is truly unique.

Health and Wellness:

WebMD: The most trusted name in online medical information, this free app brings all of WebMD’s content to your smart device.

Relaxing Sounds of Nature: For just $1.99, this app comes with all sorts of nature sounds to help you relax, meditate, and sleep. The new version includes to ability to create multiple playlists and set individual volume levels for those lists.

Runtastic: Going on your daily walks? Track your progress with this great free app from runtastic. This app comes with a slew of features to help you plan and measure your workouts.

Media & Games

Crosswords Classic: This app will cost you $9.99, but for the committed crossworder’s out there, it’s money very well spent. This app replicates the traditional crossword puzzle experience and is an instant favorite for seniors who love their crosswords.

NPR: Stay up-to-date on public events and world news. Listen to Nation Public Radio anywhere with this free app from NPR.

Fruit Ninja: No matter what age you are, Fruit Ninja is a ton of fun! Looking to clear your head with some mindless fruit slicing fun? This is the app for you! The Lite version is free, or upgrade for more levels for just $.99.

What’d we miss?

What apps do you recommend for seniors? Please share in the comments below!

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