Top 10 Must-have Free Ipad Apps For Seniors

Elder-Care It is no wonder then that seniors are the countrys fastest growing demographic groupthose who are 65 years old and older continue to swell in number. In this context, the launch of Apples iPad and its succeeding versions are some sort of a godsendwith the tablet devices ease of usage and without the often painful learning curve associated with conventional .puters, the iPad and similar touchscreen devices seem to have been designed solely for seniorsa demographic group whose members are otherwise known to be averse to technicalities. Depending on whos doing the counting, there are about 15 to 20 million iPads out there. A lot of those millions of iPads are owned by seniors. If youre a senior and youve just bought your own iPad, you should know that the following iPad apps should be in your tablet device pronto! 1.iBooks: iPads de facto ebook reader, the iBooks app is an essential part of your reading arsenal. You can make the text size bigger or make other adjustments to make the reading easier on the eyes. It also has a number of nifty features, such as annotations toolsyou can even print out or email your annotations. If you own several devices made by Apple, such as the iPhone or Macbook, you can sync the ebooks youre reading in all these devices, down to the exact page you last stopped reading. Incredibly convenient. 2.Kindle: if you instead love buying your ebooks from Amazon.., then you will need its free ebook reader called Kindle, which is also the name of Amazons own proprietary brand of electronic ink-based ebook reader. The Kindle app connects your iPad to one of the internets largest catalogs of ebooks, so if you find joy in reading, you cant go wrong with this app installed on your device. A huge plus is the ability to download free sample chapters of ebooks from Amazon. 3.Flipboard: we already know how seniors are big on social networking sites. Now, the Flipboard app makes it much easier for seniors to connect with friends or basically anyone with the same interests on the internet. To say that Flipboard is an elegant social networking app may be an understatementindeed, Apple itself named it App of the Year for the clever way it .bines your access to various social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Not only that, it also aggregates your RSS subscriptions, so you can read the news feed in one go. 4.ABC: if you love watching TV shows, then the ABC app is for you. It lets viewers watch recent ABC shows on their iPads at no charge at all. A reminder, though: you might want to use earphones to make sure you dont miss out on anything. 5.Netflix: on the web, Netflix is a service that allows its customers to order movies and other videos on the DVD format. The app basically functions in the same way, but with the technological benefit of streaming video (perfect for those with decent broadband connection). But while the app is free, you will still need a paid Netflix account to order videos. 6.Google Earth. This app reminds youand beautifully demonstratesthe awesomeness of the devices built-in global positioning system (GPS) capabilities. Install it on the iPad and youll be able to always know where you are exactlyit is pretty nifty if youre wondering where to go or just find your way around a new city. Google Earth is usually best when paired with the iPads built-in Maps feature. 7.Zinio. If iBooks or Kindle are for books, then Zinio are for magazines. Many major periodicals produce content specifically optimized for viewing on the iPadthats why reading them is like treating the eyes to some candy. With the Zinio app, youll get to read the current feature stories in a number of magazines for free, but being able to read the entire magazine issue will still require you to burn some bucks. 8.The Weather Channel. Seniors are vulnerable to sudden changes in the weather, thats why installing the free Weather Channel app will keep you updated on the latest weather conditions and forecasts. The app provides maps, radar sweeps and even videosjust enter your ZIP code. 9.Epicurious: if you love to cook, this app makes it very easy for you to find recipes to your favorite dishesand even encourages you to discover previously unknown but delightful ones. 10.WebMD: based on the popular medical website, the WebMD app is a handy and very useful reference, especially for seniors. Among its functionalities is a symptom checker, a list of first aid essentials for any medical emergency, an extensive database of drugs and treatments, and a tool that helps you identify your pill. This special list of the top 10 free iPad apps is by no means .plete, but this selection basically rounds off the most .mon needs of seniorsfrom entertainment, to safety, to medical awareness. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: