Here are 15 apps that could make life easier, more fun and maybe even healthier for you or the seniors in your life.
Grocery lists, to-do lists, cleaning lists, packing lists - say goodbye to sticky notes, and keep track of everything in this list app. You can also share your lists with another user and update them in realtime.
Make a list of things you'd still like to accomplish in life, and see other people's lists, too.
This app keeps track of where you parked and how much time is left on your parking meter.
Keep track of important dates for family members and friends in one place, with notifications in advance of the dates.
Receive notifications when it’s time to take your meds, and check them off your list when completed. If you forget, a family member can receive an alert.
This app helps you to find the lowest prescription drug prices by comparing pharmacies in your area.
Place the tip of your index finger on the camera lens of your device, and learn your heart rate in less than 10 seconds.
Hold your phone up to anything you’d like to read, and this app will make the text larger and brighter.
Exercise your brain! This app’s free games are designed by neuroscientists to expand your mental performance.
Listen to inspirational talks from the world’s greatest thought leaders.
Travel back to the radio of yesteryear while you listen to this app’s shows from the likes of Abbott and Costello, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Dick Tracy and Flash Gordon.
Play many of your favorite solitaire-type card games with this app, which claims to be intuitive and “fat-finger friendly”!
In this single-player game, use your trivia and vocabulary skills to unscramble seven words with crossword-style clues.
In the mood to doodle? In this game app, you and an opponent take turns drawing from a list of words, and guessing what the other person is drawing.
This app is designed for any bridge player, from beginner to expert. It doesn’t use an Internet connection, and you don’t have to wait for other players to take their turns — so you can play anywhere, anytime. Rusty on how to play bridge? The assist feature will give you hints and explanations.
By Emily Thompson
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society