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Many old people  are also the fans of iPhone or Android, and like youth some of them can't live without smartphone, here are some useful and easy to use apps for older people, and we hope these apps can improve the life in old age, and if you think some of they are helpful for your family or friends, don't hestite hesitate to share this post to them:

MedMory - Pill Reminder & Medication Reminder  for iOS

Enter in the name of your pill, dosage, frequency, and what time(s) of day, and Pill Reminder & Medication Reminder sends a message via PUSH alert. Reviews on the Apple app store are mixed, but one user writes they "can't do without this"

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There are so many things to remember in a day - groceries, bills, appointments. MedMory Pill Reminder app is a perfect way for pharmaceutical users to take one more item off their to remember list. MedMory is the most customizable user friendly pill reminder app available on the iTunes store..


This app, developed by a team from the University of Rochester, is targeted at partially sighted users. It allows users to take a picture with their phone, speak a question and receive multiple spoken answers. Find out more about the app on the University of Rochester site.

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VizWiz lets blind users recruit remote sighted workers to help them with visual problems in nearly real-time. Users take a picture with their phone, speak a question, and then receive multiple spoken answers.

Read2Go, £13.99, iOS

This Daisy (digital talking books) book ereader allows users to browse, search, download and read books directly from Bookshare, as well as read Daisy books and publications from other sources. The app allows users to control visual choices for font size and colour, background and highlighting colour, and text-to-speech preferences, and was a recent app of the month recommendation by the RNIB.

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As featured in the iTunes Special Education section, Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY ebook reader for iOS.

Dragon Dictation

This voice-recognition application allows users to dictate text or email messages and see them instantly. Users can also dictate status updates for Facebook, tweets, or send themselves notes and reminders. A user on the Enabled by Design site says: "I've been using Dragon Naturally Speaking for about a year now for all emails, letters etc, as my hand mobility makes typing difficult. I have no complaints at all. Dragon constantly surprises me as it 'learns' so quickly."

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Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

Magnifying Glass

This totally free app is perfect for older adults that have a little bit of difficulty seeing. It's really simple - you start up the app, and hold it against text. The app will use the zoom feature on your phone or tablet camera to enlarge the print like a magnifying glass.

And an added bonus - the app comes with a "flashlight" setting. It uses the flash from your phone or tablet's camera to illuminate the text that it is magnifying, making it even that much easier to read!

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This app uses your iOS Device's built in camera and processing technology to create a magnified real time image of whatever is in sight. This Magnifying glass is great in low light restaurant settings where you need a light and magnified view of the menu for easier reading.

Retirement Planner

Have you ever felt the need to start planning for your retirement? Or, maybe you are approaching retirement and would like to do a reality check of your current savings and investments. Whether you're in retirement, close to it, or just dreaming about it, the Retirement Planner helps you see how saving, spending and investment decisions can get you to the retirement you want.

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Retirement Planner, start planning for your retirement in a simple, and an engaging way.

Blood Pressure Tracker - Pro Version

Blood Pressure Tracker (iBPTracker) is a simple and easy to use iPhone app to help you monitor and keep track of your Blood Pressure levels - systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate.

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It helps you set a Goal to maintain a healthy blood pressure and monitor your progress. Carry around iBPTracker in your your iPhone or iPod Touch all the time to keep on top of your numbers.


To bring out the fun in the older adult in your life, download the Crosswords app on their iPhone or iPad for them. They won't have to wait for the daily newspaper to arrive anymore to do their favorite puzzles!

This app pulls crosswords that are posted online by newspapers across the country, so they're the real thing, but there is access to so many more puzzles than you could ever imagine! With so many to choose from, you can play several in a day if you so desire.

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Download and play crossword puzzles right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; with one tap you can download and solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!


Animals provide great companionship for older people, but they also can be time-consuming and expensive to care for. The Dogs Trust has a game that allows users to feed, play, walk and interact with a virtual pooch, without the need to pay a vet's bill or trudge out in the rain.

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iMutt is your chance to look after an impossibly cute virtual rescue dog for five days.

WhatsApp Messenger

Old people is easy to feel lonely, with whatsApp, the family can chat or care with older people, it's very important to meet and chat older people, WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform messaging system that’s slowly but surely rendering the text message obsolete. Data (that’s pictures, videos, sound clips and GPS tags as well as text) are sent using either wi-fi or your phone’s web package, so even if you’re sending a message to someone on the other side of the globe, there’s nothing to pay. Absolutely essential for keeping in touch with overseas chums, and, providing you can find some wi-fi, great for sending off-the-cuff holiday snaps back home.

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WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and all other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.

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