Best Apps for Baby Boomers

Best Mobile Apps for Seniors Who Want More Out Of Their Phone!

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Last week we were able to attend our first Baby Boomer Smartphone Workshop at the Verizon Store in Palm Beach Gardens. The reason why this is so important? Because my husband just got his first smartphone towards the end of last year. This was a great way for him to get some needed info about mobile apps that are more geared to his Baby Boomer lifestyle!

This is a sponsored post with Verizon. All opinions are 100% my own.

What we learned is there are some great mobile apps that many of us are unaware of. There were many people there at the workshop over the age of 55 who wanted to know more about Verizon’s 55+ Program and how their smartphones work!

Top Travel Mobile Apps

Here is a Baby Boomer list of the must-have mobile apps while traveling!

  • Gas Buddy – While on the road you can find the best gas prices in town!
  • Google Translate – International travel can be intimidating when you do not speak the language! This app will help you to communicate wherever you go!
  • Currency Converter – This app will help you to convert any currency so there is no “confusion” while you are making purchases.
  • Sit or Squat – Charmin’s Sit or Squat app will help you find bathroom facilities right from your phone!
  • Uber – Need a ride? No need to look for a taxi. Just get on your Uber app and order your ride!
  • SkyScanner – Search cheap flights with over 1200 sites at once to find the cheapest airline tickets.
  • Mobile Passport – The Mobile Passport app enables U.S. passport holders and Canadian visitors to submit their passport and declaration information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) via their mobile device instead of completing the traditional paper form, then access separate, expedited Mobile Passport lanes.

Top Photo Apps

These top photo apps will have you looking like a pro in no time!

  • Snapseed – Photo editor to enhance photos and apply digital filters and is owned by Google
  • Lightroom – Owned by Adobe this is a powerful and intuitive photo editor.
  • Instagram – This is an app to share your photos with the world but more importantly friends and family.
  • Quik – With the Quik app, you can create awesome videos with just a few taps. 
Best apps for baby Boomers

Baby Boomers can benefit from learning more about their phones and the apps that are out there while they travel. Boomers are using their phones more than ever! Read here about Boomer phone usage!

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96 responses to “Best Mobile Apps for Seniors Who Want More Out Of Their Phone!”

  1. Dawnmarie @ EnjoyingtheDays Avatar

    Sit or Squat seems to actually be useful. What a clever idea that is. I might check out Quik for the fun of it.

  2. T.M. Brown Avatar

    You’re going to laugh ~ this made me realize I had yet to download Adobe Lightroom!! Thanks for the reminder – great list of apps (for anyone!).

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I see that even our younger visitors like this list! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Chris Avatar

    Great post! Especially the part about the passports. I did not know that.

  4. Carolina Avatar

    I love apps, they make life so much easier. Thank you for this great list.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I hope they work well for you!

  5. Michele Avatar

    This is awesome! We could not survive without Uber but some of the others I was not familiar with! Not going to lie, I have already downloaded 2 of them! Thanks!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is great! I am glad they were helpful!

  6. Cindy Avatar

    How cool that they offer a workshop! I use several of these apps. Thanks for a great list.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We learned a lot! Thank you!

  7. Tonya | the Writer Mom Avatar

    I think I need to check out gas buddy! That would be really helpful.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We love it when traveling! It is so helpful!

  8. Lina Avatar

    I am still learning how to use my smartphone. So good to have this list of apps. There are so many out there that we are unaware of. I especially like the Gas Buddy and Sit and Squat.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      So is my husband. The workshop was very helpful!

  9. Annette Avatar

    Thanks for sharing those mobile apps. There were some I did not know about. I had a good laugh with the sit and squat. I could have used this about 20 years ago when my daughter was 3 years old. LOL

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I loved that one too! Thanks, Annette!

  10. Tiffany Avatar

    These are some great travel apps – this Gen X needs to add some of these on her phone! (Honestly, pretty certain my Boomer parents have more of these than I do!)

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Ha! I am actually Gen X as well. One of the first ones. My husband is the boomer. He is way behind other boomers.

  11. Kim Avatar

    My brother used Google Translate in Japan and said it worked perfectly. The people were even happy to read it straight from his phone and help him out! Amazing that we have apps like this on our phones now!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We can do so much, I agree!

  12. Missy Avatar

    We use Gas Buddy on our road trips. Just used it this week for a camping trip and saved on gas because of the app.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is a great app. We use it when we evacuate.

  13. Michele Vadnais Avatar

    We are all about dem apps! Thanks for adding a few new ones for us to check out!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! Thank you!

  14. Margaret Avatar

    Thanks for the information. I am comfortable with a smartphone, but sometimes get stuck with old habits or just doing what I know. New information is always helpful!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am the same way! I was glad to learn some new tricks!

  15. jen Avatar

    OK Sit or Squat??? First of all EXCELLENT name!!! LMAO Second, EVERYONE should use that! For those with kids and those who have tiny bladders like me 🙂 Brilliant!

  16. alison netzer Avatar
    alison netzer

    I love these apps. so easy to use and comprehensive. Great article

  17. Vessy Smith Avatar

    Great app suggestions, and I will definitely check them out. Sit or Squat may come in very useful on our lengthy road trips with kids! 😉

  18. Jennifer Avatar

    I love Uber. I was always a hailing Taxi’s, and my daughter forced me to start using Uber. I love it so much more than taking a Taxi. I have met some really interesting Uber drivers. Now I will have to also get sit or squat. That totally cracks me up, but would love to have it available in unfamiliar areas.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I love Uber, too! I just had a bad experience with looking for a bathroom. I am looking forward to it as well.

  19. Shirley Avatar

    Great list of apps! I use several of them myself but now I have a few more to check out thanks to this article.

  20. Robin Avatar

    Sharing so my mom will read! Thank you!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Cool! Let me know what she thinks!

  21. Michelle Avatar

    I agree with Kyndall – I’m a millennial and I still haven’t fully figured out Instagram. I swore to stay off of it for so long – until I started trying to blog – and now I feel like I’m behind the curve!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I just had a 40 something friend ask me to help her with it. I didn’t get it at first but now I love to tell my story through photos.

  22. Karla Avatar

    Oh, this is great! I’ve never heard of a couple of these. Sit or squat made me laugh out loud. I made my kid next to me jump a mile because I startled him. Thanks!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I think a lot of people laughed at that one! Thanks Karla!

  23. Hera Avatar

    These apps are great for non-boomers too! I use several of these. I’m gonna check out Currency Converter

  24. kmf Avatar

    I’m checking out the Quik and Lightroom apps…thanks for sharing!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am excited to try those too.

  25. Pauline Avatar

    These are awesome. I have used a few of these, but the sit and squat one would be great for all of our adventures.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Definitely great travel apps! Thanks!

  26. Christina Furnival Avatar

    The app to tell you where bathrooms are made me giggle out loud, but I can see how helpful that is!! I also loved the idea of the mobile passport app! So cool.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you, Christina!

  27. Amanda Avatar

    Great list of the best mobile apps. Thanks for putting it all together!

  28. Kymberly Irwin Avatar

    Love the Sit or Squat App – now I don’t have to use my portable pink potty! 🙂 These are awesome. I need all the help I can get with photos!

  29. Maureen Cardenas Avatar

    Love these resources! Thank you for the tips!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you, Maureen!

  30. Candy Avatar

    These are great apps! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for looking, Candy!

  31. Liz Avatar

    Great app recommendations! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Anna Avatar

    Thank you for sharing this. I love those apps myself and use most of them. Although I did not know about Gas Buddy. Thanks! Great stuff!

  33. Lisa Avatar

    I can probably learn these apps too and I am not a baby boomer!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Go for it! Thanks, Lisa!

  34. brittany Avatar

    Such great information. It’s always hard to find new apps without getting bombarded. It’s nice to have posts like this to help!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome, Brittany! Thank you!

  35. Susan Avatar

    Oh my goodness sit and squat has me at hello!!! Love it!! We also love Snapseed but haven’t tried the video one and look forward to checking it out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  36. Malia Avatar

    We use GasBuddy on all of our road trips! I’m going to give SnapSeed a try. Thank you for this list!

  37. Julie Avatar

    Love using Gas Buddy!!

  38. Kendra Avatar

    Wow! I had no idea about many of these! Thanks!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! I hope it helps!

  39. Charlene Avatar

    These are some good apps! I especially like that one that finds you a bathroom! Moms with littles could use that one too…hahaha

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Definitely, Charlene!

  40. Suzan Avatar

    What a great list Tricia! Many I had not heard of before and will check out.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! Thanks, Suzan!

  41. Joanne Avatar

    Straight forward and to the point! Thanks for the tips on these apps!

  42. Angela Greven |Mean Green Chef Avatar
    Angela Greven |Mean Green Chef

    I’m App happy so these are great and I’ve learned about some new options, I really like the passport on the go (so to speak) super smart and I can see how it could save a ton of time too! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You are welcome, Angela!

  43. Pam Avatar

    Great list of apps – I love Uber and use it often. I’ve been thinking about Lightroom …

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Let me know how you like it!

  44. Heather Avatar

    I love gas buddy. I need to download the bathroom one. I drink over 120 ounces of water a day, so always need to know where the closest one is. LOL.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Me too! I carry a quart of water with me at all times!

  45. Lori Nielsen Avatar

    Here are some apps I have to try. I use Gas Buddy, but I’ve never heard of Sit or Squat. Seems handy!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Let me know how you like it Lori!

  46. Jen Avatar

    I’m in my 30’s and haven’t heard about some of those apps! Downloaded!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome, Jen! Thank you!

  47. Cynthia Mackintosh Avatar

    With so many great apps out there, this is a great list. I especially use the Uber one a lot while traveling.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I love Uber when I am in a city too. It is so easy!

  48. Meagan Avatar

    These are great!

  49. Kyndall Bennett Avatar

    Even as a Millennial, I’m STILL getting used to Instagram! 😅

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