APPS FOR SENIORS

Interiors for Seniors previously posted a blog entitled “How to Stay in Touch When You Move.” There were quite a few apps listed in that blog. This blog relists those apps plus oodles more, so that you might use this blog as a handy reference for apps in the future. The apps are also categorized for additional ease of finding what you need. By definition App simply means “an application downloaded to a mobile device.”





COMMUNICATION APPS:


EDUCATIONAL APPS:

  • Lumosity (in app purchase) - An online program consisting of games claiming to improve memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing, and problem solving[ii]

  • YouTube - Educational and entertainment videos with an “infinite number” of topics

  • Audible - Subscription-based audio books


ENTERTAINMENT APPS:

  • Words with Friends - online Scrabble-type came with other players.

  • Solitaire – made after the traditional single-player solitaire card game (plus various layouts)

  • Netflix (subscription-based movie streaming)

  • TubiTv (free streaming movies)

  • CW (latest episodes featured on the CW channel)

  • CW Seed (free older series featured on CW channel)

  • YouTube

  • Spotify (subscription-based music streaming)

  • IMDb – “an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.” [iii]

  • Audible – subscription-based audio books


HEALTH APPS:

  • Pillboxie - Reminds you to take medications at the scheduled times you set.

  • WebMD - Offers physician-reviewed health content.


FOOD APPS:

  • Epicurious - Contains more than 30,000 recipes plus food topics”



MOVING APPS:

I have spent some time crawling through the web, looking for apps that will assist you in your downsizing and moving. I am particularly excited about the following apps:

  • ThredUP: https://www.thredup.com/order-kit - “This app allows you to clean out your closet of the clothes you no longer wear and do not want the hassle of moving. ThredUP will send you a huge plastic bag complete with prepaid return shipping. All you need to do once you get the bag is fill it up with all those clothes you do not want. Just make sure they are still in good condition. After the bag is full simply send it back to ThredUP and they will buy the stuff they want and donate the rest. Bonus: this saves you a trip to goodwill and you make some cash in the process.”[iv]

  • Moving Checklist Pro - “This is exactly as it says. It is an app with built-in lists that give you people to contact during your move and things you need to do during your move. It allows you to color code your action items so you can see your progress as well as lets you set priorities for certain things on your list. You are also able to customize your own lists and categories to fit the list to your particular move.” (Found in Google play store/cost $1.49 for ad free)[v]

  • Wunderlist - Found in Google play store, this app allows you to set Due Dates and Reminders and Assign to-dos.


NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS APPS:

v Weather Channel - “constant updates on the day’s weather and what to expect in the

forecast.”

[i] “Skype.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 25 May 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype


[ii] "Brain training" with Lumosity — does it really work?". consumer.ftc.gov Retrieved 16 June 2017.


[iii] “IMDb.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 May 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMDb.


[iv] “The Top 10 Best Apps For Helping You Move - Porta-Stor.” Porta, 15 Mar. 2018, porta-stor.com/the-top-10-best-apps-for-helping-you-move/


[v] “The Top 10 Best Apps For Helping You Move - Porta-Stor.” Porta, 15 Mar. 2018, porta-stor.com/the-top-10-best-apps-for-helping-you-move/

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