Top 18 iPad Applications for Seniors

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  An iPad set up with the best user friendly apps for boomers and seniors would be a great remembrance. In general, seniors find iPads user friendly due to the mobility, convenience, and versatility.  Here are 18 apps for your favorite senior that get great ratings.

Safety Applications for Seniors:

Elder 911 & Elder 411 (free):  An essential app for any family member or caregiver.  Application filled with suggestions, videos for caring for the senior population.

Pillboxie ($.99):  The easiest app on the market for medication management.  The application allows you to visually schedule medications by pill, dosage, and frequency.   Designed by a registered nurse

CogniFit (free):  Great tool with an array of brain games to test and challenge cognitive abilities.

Luminosity (free): Popular brain games to enhance cognitive abilities

iTriage (free):  An application developed by physicians that allows users to search thousands of symptoms, diseases, and treatments.

My Medical ($1.99):  Store all your pertinent medical information and history.  In addition, the application allows you to backup your information by email.  Owners of a HP eprint printer can print off information.

HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker ($2.99):  Awesome app for seniors who want to stay on top of their health.

Magnifying Glass (free):  An application that turns the iPad into a digital magnifying glass.


Organizational Applications

Pageonce (free): Seniors and caregivers can now keep track of the bills with a reminder option for due dates. Users are able to visually see the status of your bills.

Week Calendar ($1.99):  Keep track of all your appointments by customized time segments such as day, week, mini month, and much more. Appointments and special events such as birthdays can be color coded.  Calendar can be synched with Outlook and Google Calendar.

Find my iPad (free):  Use a smart phone or a standard computer to quickly locate a lost iPad.

Dragon Dictation: (free): Very accurate voice transcription and ability to share messages via e- mail, Facebook, and Twitter


Entertainment Applications

Zinio (free):  App is the ultimate for boomers, caregivers, and seniors who are magazine lovers!

Crosswords ($9.99):  The senior who loves crossword puzzles will love this application.  Thousands of word games available from some of the largest newspapers.

iBooks (free):  Seniors will have thousands of books to choose from for their reading pleasure.

The Weather Channel (free):  The perfect application for seniors who enjoy the latest updates on weather watching, forecasting, and weather browsing.

Flipboard (free):  A beautiful application that allows users to easily flip through news, photos, and videos.

Words With Friends (free):  The #1 mobile word game.  Play with friends or with anonymous people out there in cyber land.


The appeal for the iPad is becoming a very attractive technology revolution for the senior population.  An iPad with at least these top 18 apps will truly be an extraordinary gift for your special senior.


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