We generally see adults and younger kids engrossed on their smartphones the entire day, but if you think that technology was only for the younger generation, you may have to think again. There are now numerous apps for senior citizens in the market for their day to day convenience.

“Mobile apps are among the best forms of performance support available today.”

Senior citizens are taking strides in the world of technology too. According to reports more than 57% of all senior citizens now own a smartphone. Now, that’s a lot of markets to capture. The apps for senior citizens should be different than the younger generation. From reading the daily news to staying touch with family members and also keeping a check on their health.

Since some of these apps can really help improve the lives of the senior citizens, we will be listing out the 10 best apps that will be immensely helpful for older adults. So, here are the apps geared to be useful for senior citizens: 

1. Medisafe (Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker)

Seniors often have to deal with a lot of medication. There can be times when they might even forget a pill or two. To cater to this issue, the Medisafe Pill Reminder can be the one-stop solution to ensure that you take your pills on time. The app can also help you keep track of your weight and blood pressure if you choose to input them.

How Does Medisafe Work?

Just open to the add and add all the medications and set the reminder for each medicine and you’ll get a reminder about taking the medication. You can also add your family member’s medications or have a caregiver manage your meds as prescribed.

Playstore Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medisafe.android.client&hl=en

Apple Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pill-reminder-by-medisafe/id573916946

2. Blood Pressure/ Blood Pressure Monitor

It is common for seniors to have blood pressure issues. It is necessary to keep track of blood pressure daily to avoid unfortunate times. A blood pressure tracking app can help keep a daily track of your blood pressure and also analyse them for any abnormalities.

How does it work?

Keep in mind that this app doesn’t pressure your blood pressure. You have to check your blood pressure with a monitor and then input your readings in this app. The app will give you measurements analysis, statistics, graphs, comprehensive reports that you will love and many other tools to analyse irregular blood pressure

Playstore Linkhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.szyk.myheart&hl=en_IN

Apple Store Link; Blood Pressure Monitor- https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blood-pressure-monitor/id430133691

3. BIG Launcher

Most of the times, senior citizens do not use smartphones because they find it complicated. A simplified version of your phone with all the necessities will ease their use of the phone. BIG Launcher has all the necessary apps in distinguished colours and large icons, so it can even help people who have trouble seeing.  

How does it work?

The app will replace the user interface of almost any Android phone or tablet with enlarged buttons and texts. You can add a custom home screen with all necessary icons like phone, SMS, Alarm and notifications to the home screen as per your choice.

Playstore Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.kunes.android.launcher.demo&hl=en

4. Magnifying Glass + Flashlight

Reading texts on small bottles and menus can get tricky for senior citizens. Magnifying Glass + Flashlight will enable you certainly help when reading small texts or in dim lighting conditions.

How does it work?

Once you open the app, you’ll have the option for magnifying glass, flashlight and camera snapshot. You can use one feature at a time or two features simultaneously as per your convenience to read the smallest of texts.

Playstore Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rvappstudios.magnifyingglass&hl=en_IN

Apple Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-flashlight/id908717824

5. Google Duo

Google Duo is a video calling app that will allow seniors to stay in touch with their loved ones. Duo certainly comes in handy when your loved ones don’t live nearby. Talking over the phone is not always enough, seeing your loved ones can be a blessing.

How does it work?

Once you install Google Duo, you’ll be able to video call or voice call with every other person who has Google Duo installed.

Playstore Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.tachyon&hl=en_IN

Apple Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-duo/id1096918571

6. Find My Phone

Seniors tend to forget many things including their phone. A phone finder app can come in handy if you forget it somewhere. Many phones have inbuilt phone finder but in my personal experience are difficult to use. 

How does it work?

Once you have installed the app, you’ll have to create an account and as soon as you have your account, you’ll see a pin on the map showing your location on the map. If you lose your device simply log in to the find my phone website and you can see the location of your phone on the map.

Playstore Link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsp.android.phonetracker&hl=en_IN

Apple Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648

7. Bigbasket (Android & iOS)

In these tough times, staying at home has never become so necessary. All over the world, everyone is recommended to stay home especially seniors. BigBasket delivers your groceries at your doorstep which saves you unnecessarily hassles of going to market every time to get your groceries.   

How does it work?

Simply open the app, you can either search the store to find the groceries that you want to order. Add to the cart. And carry on with your payment options. That easy!

Playstore Link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigbasket.mobileapp&hl=en_IN

Apple Store Link:https://apps.apple.com/in/app/bigbasket-grocery-delivery/id660683603

8. Lumosity

Lumosity is the favourite mobile application among the seniors as it serves a 2 purpose. Firstly, the games on Lumosity helps keep your brain sharp and reduces the chances of diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Secondly, the simple and light games are great for passing your time and getting those puzzles right also helps in getting a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction.

How does it work?

Once you open Lumosity you’ll get a free 10-minute Fit Test to set your baseline score and compare with others of your age. You get daily puzzles and games to keep your mind focused.

Playstore Link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lumoslabs.lumosity&hl=en_IN

Apple Store Link:https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lumosity-brain-training/id577232024

9. Inshorts

Several apps keep you updated about all the happenings in the world. But, Inshorts gives all the news in a very short and concise manner. You can even select the genre of news to get customized feed, making it an even richer in customer experience.

How does it work?

Just install the app and select the type or genre of news that you’d like to see. Inshorts will send you notifications containing the news you selected and you can read all the facts once you open the notification.

Playstore Link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nis.app&hl=en

Apple Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/inshorts/id892146527


Above-suggested mobile applications are proven with positive customer feedback. There is a fear amongst senior citizens for using smartphones. It is our younger generations responsibility to lessen up this fear by teaching them how to work with the above mobile applications. The above mentioned mobile applications are prepared in such a way that the people can take benefit of it with minimum clicks.

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