Thanks to common stereotypes, many people are surprised to learn that a good chunk of seniors — 42% — own smartphones or that 58% of seniors believe that technology has a “mostly positive” effect on society, according to the Pew Research Center.
Not surprisingly, there are a wide variety of smartphone apps designed for seniors: to help them organize their medications, stay active, manage their finances and remain connected with others.
These apps can allow seniors to live more independently.
As a caretaker, these apps can also give you a greater peace of mind knowing that your loved one can rely on this technology to help with some aspects of daily life. The team at Wikibuy compiled a list of 45 apps for seniors and highlighted 14 of the most unique apps below.
For example, for those who have dozens — or even hundreds — of business cards sitting around the house, there’s the CamCard app (available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store) that allows you to easily transfer information from old business cards into your phone’s address book.
Or, there’s the MyTherapy app (also available in the App Store and the Google Play Store), which provides regular pill reminders, tracks your health and allows you to print out a health report to take with you on your next visit to the doctor.
Meanwhile, the Be My Eyes app (available in the App Store and the Google Play Store) lets you video chat with a network of more than 3 million volunteers who can help with everyday tasks like matching colors, reading labels or turning on the TV.
Check out all of the apps below, as well as their average ratings.