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Stay Connected: The Best Apps for Seniors

As you get older and your children get older, it can be harder and harder to stay in touch. They may be living hundreds of miles away from you and have a job and kids of their own to take care of. But that doesn’t mean that everyone doesn’t still want to stay connected. Here are seven apps that can help you to stay in touch with your loved ones around the clock without taking too much time out of either of your schedules.

Skype

Skype is an excellent and well-known way to keep in touch and is one of the most popular ways to maintain long or short distance relationships. With the option to message, voice call, and video chat, you can easily talk to your family at any time. Skype is an easy-to-use program that can be used on any device from a laptop to a phone to a tablet. It even allows for video conferencing so you can talk to multiple family members or friends at once and catch up. Because of how popular this app is, it is unlikely that you have to worry about friends and family having it because they probably already do.

Facebook

Nearly 20% of the entire world use Facebook regularly to stay connected with friends and family, as well as the world. It gives you the opportunity to see what is going on in the lives of everyone who is important to you. You can share what is going on in your life, keep up with birthdays, and even message people directly.

Pinterest

Pinterest isn’t normally the first thing most people think of when it comes to staying in touch. However, it allows for a consistent and nonverbal way to share with people the funny or beautiful pictures or sayings that you find. On Pinterest you can search something specific or scroll through your feed to find images that you find really beautiful and interesting. They may be simple clothing pictures, landscapes, weddings, inspirational quotes or anything else you would like to see. Pinterest allows you to file them into collections or “boards” and the things that you pin can be seen and explored by your friends and family.

Klip Video Sharing

Klip is the ultimate video sharing app that allows you to stay connected with your loved ones in a visual way. You can store videos of unlimited length and upload an unlimited number of videos for free. They can be short fun clips of you saying “hi” or of something that you’re doing and can be shared directly on Klip as wells as other apps like Facebook or Twitter. Klip Video Sharing also allows you to add effects to make the videos more entertaining and beautiful to watch.

Flickr

Flickr is an excellent way to share photos and videos with your loved ones regularly. It allows you to see what they are up to and them to see what you are up to. Flickr is an easy-to-use on-the-go app with three steps: shoot, upload, share. You can create a set of photos or organize them by tag. This app allows for you to look through your friend’s and family’s shared photos and favorite or comment on them as you please.

Keep in Touch

Keep-in-Touch is a unique way to communicate with a broad circle of people from friends to family to old acquaintances. Upon opening the app, it will select a random contact that you can call, video chat, or text so that you aren’t always talking to the same few people. You can even keep a schedule for when you would like to contact certain people and the app will remind you. This app is excellent to pair with your other communication programs because it helps to diversify the people you are talking to and is a fun way to stay in touch.

EasyFamily AppSuite

This is an app that allows for the ultimate communication. That is because it has programs such as Skype, Facebook, Facetime, Flickr, email and more integrated into the app. It allows for a quick and easy startup of your most essential communication apps without having to search for them. EasyFamily AppSuite provides an easy-to-use collection of your apps so you don’t have to keep track of all of them on your device separately.

 

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