Recommended apps for a 65 year old woman?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by craiger902, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. craiger902 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    My wife and I (along with her sisters) are chipping in and getting my 65 year old mother in law an iPad. She's only learned how to use a computer in the last few years and she really only uses it for looking at pictures and sending some emails. Just wondering what would be some good apps to put on the iPad for her. She likes sudoku, knitting, cooking and stuff like that. Any suggestions?
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Epicurus. It is a great cooking app.
    iBook with an iTunes giftcard would be nice too.
  3. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    My mom loves bejeweled! Has since I got her hooked in it for her palm eons ago. :D

    I'd probably go with the iTunes card though and a list of some for her to look at on her own.
  4. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
    Angry Birds is a cute/simple little game that everyone who's ever picked up my ipad likes.
  5. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
  6. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I would get her some pre installed books/novels
    and some pre installed movies and then if she really likes all that, get her an itunes gift card and show her how to use it.
    Weather HD is a nice App and if your local paper has as online version you can put a direct liknk to that. Or
    Dictionary (because for some strange reason old people are always looking thing up)
    Show her how to use YouTube

    Oh and also, you could get her one of those Medical books cause old people are always looking that stuff up too!
  7. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007

    65 is the new 45 - save 'old' for geezers. I'd start at 80.:)
  8. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    Yeah. My Mom's 64 and is constantly bragging to me about her apps on her HTC EVO.
  9. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    as a 64yr old female...
    My favourites in no particular order.
    Koi Pond for older friends in their 80s / 90s and young grandkids to show them how a touch screen works.
    Bright puzzles = jigsaws
    The Elements
    Sudoku Real Edition
    Star Walk for iPad
    Nick's Ultimate Word Search
    McSolitaire Gold (Retina HD)
    Converter for iPad (Units & Currencies)
    Osmos for iPad
    Angry Birds
    Matrix Balls
    PocketMoney - chequebook, budgets, expenses
    Zen Bound 2 Universal.
    Hope she loves it ....... 65 is one of the best times of life.
    From my iPad. ;-)

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