Even if you don’t think technology is always your friend, it can be useful. Here are some of our recommendations for how technology can make your life easier, healthier or just more fun.
Pill Reminder by Drugs.com (free): This app reminds you to take pills and schedule refills. It also keeps track of medications—especially useful for coordinating among multiple doctors or specialists.
Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine (free): Explore information with a very user-friendly format. You can either search based on your interests or “flip” through randomly generated information. It’s loads of fun.
My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker ($4.99): For those suffering from chronic pain, this app encourages you to record how you feel, so you can track trends and problems. The information is easily shared with your physician.
Silver Surf (free): Designed for people who have vision issues, this app offers high contrast viewing, large fonts and navigation buttons.
Skype (free): The interface on Skype is so simple that anyone can participate in their instant messaging services, and their claim to fame: video chatting. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family, and it enables you to see the face of the loved one you are talking to.
Draw Something (free): This multi-player game is loosely based on Pictionary. It’s social, creative and so much fun, it’ll actually get you laughing out loud. Great to have on your iPad for when grandchildren visit.