What are the best apps for seniors?

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    #1WebMD

    WebMD

    WebMD is a tool that lets you input your gender, age, and then the different symptoms you might be having. This tool does not provide medical advice, it is intended for informational purposes only.

    Websites

    Free

    Jane Howell
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "WebMD is a great app if you don't always want to go to the doctor right away. While it's for informational purposes only, it is great to search for your symptoms and have an idea of whether or not to seek further medical attention. It is really useful for people in rural areas or the elderly."
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    #2Crosswords Classic

    Crosswords Classic

    Crossword Classic is the classic crossword game designed for your iPhone and iOS device. You can start playing on your iPhone or Mac and continue the game in other iOs devices. Learn definitions and new words every day.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $9.99- With in-app purchases

    Heather Ortiz
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This app is a great way to connect senior citizens to modern technology. I was surprised at how quickly they were able to use this app efficiently! It's a great way to occupy their time while having fun. "
  3. 7

    #3Find My iPhone

    Find My iPhone

    Find My iPhone is a device-tracking application for iOS devices is to find it and protect your data. Users will be required to log-in their Apple ID they use for iCloud to let Find My iPhone help them locate your missing device.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Rose Dixon
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Find my iPhone app is a very positive service for seniors and well, even myself. We all forgot things some of us forget more important items. This app is user friendly from a 25 year old standpoint. I have had to use it before so I know it's accuracy is pretty good. Let's face it back when I would lose phones every week when I was 15 I wish apps like this one were even developed. I could see my mother really benefiting from this app. One downfall, is user friendliness for seniors. I can't speak for every senior but the other day my mom asked me how to download pandora and when she was able to get to the correct screen she didn't know her Apple ID and said the phone never asked her for one before. If there was a way you could back up your information without you Apple ID maybe a code or something that would work for her. Overall a really good app and extremely helpful."
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    #4Pillboxie

    Pillboxie

    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. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Lisa Mason
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "As someone who is very forgetful at taking my pills this would seem like the perfect app for me. It's actually not because before thinking of my phone I'll think to check if I took my pills. "
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    #5Lumosity

    Lumosity

    Lumosity is a free brain training app available for Apple and Android devices. It features daily brain games, workout modes, detailed training insights, and mindfulness training. It is available in several languages.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Eugene Bradley
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "My grandparents are getting older but are still interested in keeping up with technology. They love to use their tablets and are always looking for the best apps that are senior friendly. I told them to give "Lumosity-Brain Training" a shot. They took my advice and have been extremely pleased with the app. They love how the multitude of different games exercise their brain and help keep them sharp. They love it so much that they have been recommending it to all of their friends. "
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    #6iBooks

    iBooks

    iBooks is a built-in app for iOS devices that enables the user to read and download books and audiobooks from every possible category. It features new releases, curated collections, and exclusive content all directed in a user-friendly interface.

    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    Free

    Jordan Hunter
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "ibooks was the App that i downloaded for my mother because she loves to read and i told her she can do it on her tablet now.Now that she has it on her tablet she use it every day when she goes out"
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    #7Skype

    Skype

    The app version of the famous software. You can call your friends wherever they are. Also, the app lets you create groups and send reactions, emoticons, and GIFs. It has domestic and international call features. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Aanya Pawar
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I'm not really sure this is a good app for seniors. To me it seems like a good app for everyone so I'll say it's a pretty solid solution."
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    #8Solitaire TriPeaks

    Solitaire TriPeaks

    Solitaire TriPeaks is a game that includes elements of Spider, Klondike, Pyramid, and FreeCell solitaire games. Explore the island, earn bonuses and boosters, and beat more than 850 different levels.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Craig Lewis
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "Very easy and straightforward game. Very suitable for a senior who is inexperienced with technology. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps for seniors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WebMDWebsites 10 Free
2Crosswords ClassicGames 8 Paid
3Find My iPhone Apps 7 Free
4PillboxieApps 5 Paid
5LumosityApps 4 Free
6iBooksApps 2 Free
7SkypeApps 1 Free
8Solitaire TriPeaksGames 0 Free
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