The 50-Plus Tech Set: The Best Apps for Today’s Baby Boomers


The baby boomer generation includes people born roughly between the years 1946 and 1964, which put them at a current age range of between 52 and 70 years old. This means they are not old and not young, but they probably appreciate technology more than any other generation because they can remember how things were before it became so advanced. When it comes to mobile apps, baby boomers have their own needs and wants.



Watching the Weather

Whatever your age, you can’t beat a detailed weather app. Weather Live Free gives you up-to-the minute weather with accurate 7-day forecasts. You can find out the predicted precipitation, pollen count, wind direction and sunrise and sunset times at the touch of a button. You can also look up the weather anywhere in the world, so it’s great if you’re planning a holiday.


In Case of Emergency

SOSQR is your personal emergency record and alert notification app. Add all your medical information to this app and should a medical emergency arise, it will be accessible to emergency personnel with the use of QR code technology. As soon as your QR code is unlocked, the app will notify your emergency contacts of your condition and your location.



Minding your Health

Studies show that keeping a food journal can double your weight loss. My Fitness Pal is a free calorie counter containing information on more than 5 million foods. It’s easy to keep a record of your daily food intake and add and save healthy recipes from the web.



Finding Services

Are you meeting a friend at a new restaurant, looking for an ATM nearby or trying to find a cool local bar? AroundMe searches the Internet for the nearest services, from hotels to gas stations, restaurants to cinemas. Whether you’ve just moved to a new city, or you’re in Paris on vacation, this app will help you get to where you want to go.


Keeping Track of your Steps

Breeze is the app for smart walkers. This smartphone pedometer automatically tracks every step you take. As it tracks, it sends you motivational messages to keep you moving. You don’t need to worry about turning it on or resetting it every day. It runs in the background and it won’t be a big drain on your battery.


Saving Money

Who doesn’t like a discount or a good deal? Groupon offers great deals at local venues, all at your fingertips. Put in your location, search for local deals at stores, restaurants, fitness centers and local attractions and purchase and redeem coupons directly from your mobile device.

The number of mobile apps on the market is growing daily. It can seem rather daunting when you have to wade through them all. If you’re a baby boomer and you’re looking for mobile apps to make your like easier and safer, start with this list of indispensable apps that will meet your expectations.

Keira Kemp is of an age where she managed to lead life without technology, but looking back she doesn’t quite know how she did it! She writes about how tech today can make life easier for everyone.




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