Senior-Recommended Apps for Your iPad - dummies

Senior-Recommended Apps for Your iPad

By Nancy C. Muir

Apps are being constantly being created for the iPad, so many more apps that could fit your needs will be available by the time you’re finished reading this page. Still, to get you exploring what’s possible, check out this quick list of apps that may whet your appetite.

Access the App Store by tapping the App Store icon on the Home screen. You can start by exploring the Featured or Top Charts categories (see the buttons along the bottom of the screen). Or, you can tap Explore and find apps divided into categories. Search for an app by typing its name in the Search box in the top-right corner of the screen and tapping the Search key on the onscreen keyboard. Here are some interesting apps to explore:

  • Sudoku 2 (free): If you like this mental logic puzzle in print, try it out on your iPad. It has three lessons and several levels ranging from easiest to nightmare, making it a great way to make time fly by in the doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room.

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  • StockWatch Portfolio Tracking and Stock Market Quotes ($1.99): This app helps you keep track of your investments in a portfolio format. You can use the app to create a watch list and record your stock performance.

  • DealCatcher Coupons & Deals (free): Use this app to find low prices on just about everything local to your area. Read product reviews and compare list prices.

  • SpaceEffect FX HD (free): If you need a photo-sharing service with some cool features, try SpaceEffect. You can not only upload and share photos, but apply awesome effects to them.

  • Paint Studio ($3.99): Get creative! You can use this powerful app to draw, add color, and even create special effects.

  • Mediquations Medical Calculator ($4.99): Use this handy utility to help calculate medications with built-in formulas and read scores for various medications. Check with your physician before using!

  • Nike Training Club (free): Use this handy utility to help design personalized workouts, see step-by-step instructions to help you learn new exercises, and watch video demonstrations. The reward system in this app may just keep you going toward your workout goals.

Most iPhone apps work on your iPad, so if you own the mobile phone and have favorite apps on it, sync them to your iPad!

Note that you can work on documents using apps in the cloud from other devices, such as your Mac laptop. Use Keynote, Number, Pages, and more apps to get your work done from any device.