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9 Apps Everyone Over 50 Should Download

By    |   Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:01 AM

With millions of mobile applications available covering every subject imaginable, it’s hard to decide which ones are the best to download.

Most apps are designed to make life easier in some way and the fact that they can be downloaded to your smartphone, which you carry with you every day, makes them even more helpful.

This list for seniors looks at the best free apps available on both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

Here’s a list of nine apps everyone over 50 should download:

1. Skype — While it’s always been a popular desktop application, downloading Skype onto your cellphone helps you stay in touch with family and friends across the world at a fraction of normal costs.

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With the Skype mobile app, you’ll get free calls, free video chats and group chats, and free instant messaging.

2. LumositySunrise Senior Living rates the entertaining Lumosity as one of the top 20 apps for seniors.

Designed in partnership with scientists, this is essentially a brain game app to help keep your mind agile. Users can play the app’s games casually or sign up for daily training sessions of seven brain games that are intended to improve problem solving skills, processing speed, attention, flexibility, and memory.

3. MedisafeKeystone Technology recommends Medisafe to help keep track of your health.

The app helps patients remember to take medication, but also educates them on the medication they’re using while providing helpful tips. Doctors can also use the app to keep an eye on their patients’ progress remotely.

4. LibriVox — Imagine getting free access to 15,000 audiobooks. That’s what you get when you download LibriVox.

The app is home to a large collection of public domain audiobooks read by volunteers. According to LifeHack, the catalogue includes all kinds of genres from non-fiction to timeless classics, and new titles are added every day.

5. Any magnifier apps — Turn your phone into a magnifying glass with one of the hundreds of magnifier apps available on both Android and iOS.

As Forbes writes, eyesight decreases with age making it more difficult to read small print. With these apps you won’t have to whip out your glasses to read a menu.

What’s more, many of them come with flashlights to help you read in dim lighting too.

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6. Dragon Dictation — Smartphone keyboards can be difficult to navigate, especially when you’re dealing with a smaller phone.

This nifty application will basically transcribe your speech into instant messages, Facebook posts, reminders, emails, and more.

According to the designers Nuance Communications, it’s five times faster than typing.

7. Pocket Physio — This suggestion comes from My Aging Parent, which describes the app as “an easy-to-use guide to physiotherapy exercises."

Created by Care UK, Pocket Physio is especially helpful for people who are preparing or recovering from orthopedic surgery. It offers advice on breathing exercises and managing pain and even lets you create your own exercise routine.

8. AARP Now App — This one’s right at the top of A Place for Mom’s list of top apps for seniors.

If you’re an AARP member you can use their app to catch up on news, search local discounts and benefits, and find out about local events.

The app also lets you renew your membership in seconds and manage your account.

9. Newsmax — Stay up to date with local and international news when you’re away from your computer using Newsmax’s iOS and Android apps.

You’ll also get access to Newsmax TV and all its on-demand TV content whenever you like.

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