ideal-LIVING Magazine’s Top 10
From everywhere to Android to your iPhone or iPad. Here is a list of the most helpful apps for seniors!
You never have to worry about losing your phone again. This free app helps you locate your phone from another device using a map. It also allows you to remotely lock the device so it cannot be used by someone who finds it. * Available for Android, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Sick of squinting to read the web browser on your iPad? Silver Surf is a free web browser designed for people age 50 and up. It features large navigation buttons, dynamic text zoom, and a toolbar that allows you to increase or decrease your viewing area. * Compatible with iPad
Whether you need to highlight fine print or find the keyhole on your door knob on a dark night this app has you covered. There are two versions of this app; one is free and the other cost $0.99. The paid version is called Magnifying Glass with Light Pro offers more advanced control features. * Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
MedWatcher is a free app that delivers news and safety alerts for drugs, vaccines, and medical devices. It also allows you to report adverse side effects of any of these things directly to the FDA. The app comes complete with easy-to-read instructions for drug’s medical uses and side effects. * Available for Android, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Facebook is the perfect way to stay connected with family, friends and co-workers. It is free to download and use. Share pictures, play games, and keep in touch with the world around you. * Available for Android, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
This free application is designed to keep you updated on current weather conditions around the clock. Load it up and get current conditions and forecasts for any zip code. The app includes interactive maps, radar sweeps, and weather related videos. * Available for Android, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
This free application has an interactive calculator that helps you estimate your retirement income needs. It also factors how your various financial accounts will contribute to your retirement needs. It even includes social security and pension incomes along with factoring in tax and inflation. * Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Want to read books and periodicals on your tablet or phone? The Kindle app is free and it gives you access to Amazon’s vast library of reading materials. Best of all, you can customize your Kindle experience by selecting the margin and font size among other things. * Available for Android, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Try this $0.99 app to get some ideas on how to spend your free time as a retiree. The app allows you to create your own Bucket List and share it with the world. You can also get inspiration for your list by reading other peoples lists. * Available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Customize your own personal news site with this application. Free to download, this app brings all of your favorite newspapers, magazines, blogs, and social networks into an easy to use and easy to share format. * Available for Android, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.