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Smartphone Tips for Seniors: 9 Apps That Can Make Your Life Easier

by Sarasota Bay Club

It can be increasingly challenging to keep up with the latest technology as you age. Smartphones are no exception – but they don't have to be daunting. They can enable you to live an easier life, which is why so many seniors are turning to the world of smartphones. This extensive guide will give you all the information you need on apps every senior citizen can have on their smartphone.

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Smartphone Tips for Seniors: 9 Life-Simplifying Apps

Amazon Kindle

If you're a fan of reading, Amazon Kindle is a must-have app. It gives you access to millions of books, magazines, newspapers, and more. You can even listen to audiobooks with the Kindle app.

Medisafe's Medication Reminders

Medisafe is designed for people with medical conditions who regularly take multiple medications. It's especially useful for older users who have more complex medication schedules. Understandably, you may sometimes forget to take your medications. This app removes the guesswork by reminding you when to take your pills.


WebMD is an app with a ton of features. You can look up information on specific diseases, keep track of your health and get advice on diagnosis and treatment. WebMD can also connect you to a network of doctors and other medical professionals.


Evernote is a handy app that's great for seniors who have trouble remembering things. Evernote allows you to take notes wherever you are, then sync them across all your devices. You can also save and organize notes for easy access. From your grocery list to your medical history, Evernote is an app that can help you stay organized.

Red Panic Button

The Red Panic Button app is perfect for seniors who live alone. If you ever feel unsafe or find yourself in a dangerous situation, the Red Panic Button will allow you to contact emergency services quickly. The app notifies the selected contacts through text messages or email indicating your current location. Because falls, accidents, and robberies can happen at any time, this app is a godsend for people living alone.

Mint Bills & Money

This app enables you to keep track of your finances in one convenient place. You can view your account balances, recent transactions, and upcoming bills. Mint Bills & Money also offers tips on saving money and staying within your budget. You'll never miss a bill or incur late fees again.


Baldphone is a senior-friendly android launcher that simplifies navigating a smartphone. The app helps you overcome low vision, motor skills, and cognitive impairment problems. With Baldphone, you can instantly access your most frequently used apps through a simple faucet of the finger or stylus. You can even customize your home screen with your favorite widgets.

MedCoach Medication Reminders

This app allows you to maintain a list of your medications and track the ones you have already taken. You can also enter information about any side effects or allergies, as well as how often you need to take each medicine. MedCoach makes it easy for you to manage your medications from anywhere.

Senior Fitness

The app is perfect for seniors who are trying to stay in shape. Senior Fitness provides training regimens and tips on healthy eating and even tracks your progress through weight logs and body measurements.

Seniors can also track their daily activities, such as walking or household chores. The app also enables you to track your daily activity even when you don't leave your home. It motivates you to stay healthy and active.

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