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10 iPad Apps To Help Seniors Stay In Touch With Their Family and Friends

With the advent of the new iPad, and it’s state-of-the-art Retina screen, families abound are using it to stay in touch with one another at the highest quality possible – and that includes those more senior family members as well. From photo sharing to video chat, the new iPad is an amazing device that not only offers users the ability to stay on top of every social media and news related happening going on in the world, but it also offers users the ability to get in touch with each other at a moments notice – and now today’s seniors are able to grab their new iPads and call, share photos, and video chat with their loved ones day or night.

And to do so, they can use any number of the hundreds of different apps that have been created. From Facebook to Skype, these apps make it the easiest it has ever been for seniors to stay connected with their loved ones – but which ones are the best? Well, we searched all throughout the app store and found ten of the best apps for seniors to stay in touch with their family and friends.

Bring your Skype contacts closer with full screen video at your fingertips. Beautiful and simple, this is Skype built especially for the iPad. Call, video call, or instant message anyone on Skype. Plus, if you add a little Skype Credit, call landlines and mobiles at really low rates.


A better way for elders and young kids keep in touch with their friends, family and carers. Reduce the loneliness for someone you care about. The Keep-in-Touch app gives you the ability to send and receive voice messages and see a picture of the person that sent them. Keep-in-Touch is language and time independent, sending audio messages that can be replayed if necessary.

Vtok – Google talk (Gtalk)

Make free gtalk video and voice calls to all your Google contacts and use text chat when they use Google Video and Voice Chat™ on their Macs and PCs or when they use Vtok on their mobile devices.


Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find in your life. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.


Share your photos. Watch the world. Flickr® for the iPhone enables photo-sharing on the go – from your phone, to the world.  Shoot, upload and share photos & videos: Geo-tag your photos or add them to a set. View your photos by set and tag. Stay up to date: See recent photo activities from your friends and family. Search and view photos by contact. Make comments or mark them as favorites.

Klip Video Sharing

Klips are short videos that are fun to preview and quick to watch. Create beautiful klips by applying effects to your videos. Capture and store videos of unlimited length on your device and enjoy unlimited uploads for free. Share videos on Klip, on Facebook, on Twitter, via email, via SMS or syndicate your video to YouTube. Klip also has the best, and most fully integrated, private video sharing experience on mobile.

Chat for Google Talk Pro

Chat for Google talk is a fast and easy-to-use messenger to chat with your Google Talk friends. The UI is specially designed to chat with friends easily on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch device.

Coco Voice

Coco Voice is a Walkie Talkie app to share voice, text, and pictures.

  • Completely FREE, even internationally
  • Find new friends around you
  • No annoying advertisements
  • Post voice messages on Facebook and Twitter
  • Supports WiFi, 3G and any other data network
  • Works with Android devicek


With high-res photos, games, chat and more, now you can get the best of Facebook—on your iPad.

  • Enjoy bigger, better photos: Your photos are high-res and easy to flip through, like a real photo album
  • Navigate anywhere, fast: Just tap, slide or pinch to move from one screen to another
  • Play games on the go: Access your favorite Facebook apps and games, wherever you are
  • Focus on what matters: Zoom in on your friends’ photos, updates and stories
  • Never lose your place: Share a photo, update your status or send a message without leaving News Feed
  • See who’s nearby: Check out the Nearby map to see what your friends are up to

Whistle Phone

Whistle brings free calling to other Whistle users on your iPhone or iPad over WiFi or 3G. Whistle works out of the box with the 4th Gen iPod Touch. For previous generations, you’ll need headphones and a microphone. Whistle provides low domestic and international rates to and from your Whistle number on landlines and mobile phones. We offer 20 minutes of free calling to and from numbers in the contiguous 48 US states as a chance to try Premium Whistle.