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7 Essential Apps For Retirement


With so many smartphone apps available now, it can be difficult to know which ones are best to use. From communication apps that will help you to stay in touch with family and friends more easily, to useful apps which help you manage your money and even remind you take your medication, with the right apps, there are lots of benefits to be gained.

Here are some of the best available smartphone apps around, that will help you get the most out of your retirement.



Skype is a brilliant app that can help you to stay in touch more easily with family and friends. With Skype, you can make video calls, meaning not only are you able to speak to loved ones, you can see them too. This can be handy when you have loved ones living overseas or find getting to extended family get-togethers more difficult. Video calls help you to feel like you’re there in the room with them, regardless of distance.

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Another popular app for staying in touch is Whatsapp. This messaging tool allows you to send and receive both individual and group messages, as well as share photos and send voice notes with those who also have the app.

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With this Radio app, you can stream and listen to radio stations across the world, including all UK national and regional stations. Whatever your music preference, you are sure to find something that appeals, however obscure your tastes might be! All you need to listen is the app and an internet connection.

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Words With Friends

For fans of the popular word game Scrabble, Words With Friends is a must-have. Test your skill against other friends who have the app, challenge other game players across the world or pit yourself against the computer. With regular competitions, challenges and special events, Words With Friends adds a new dimension to the fun word game.


Google Maps

From providing directions to finding local amenities, Google Maps is a must-have for your phone. It also doubles up as an excellent sat-nav, providing real-time traffic information and helping you to avoid congestion where possible. Once you have this app, you’ll wonder how you managed without it.

Medisafe (Pill Reminder on iPhone/iPad)

If you regularly take medication, remembering what to take and when can be tricky. With Medisafe, you can schedule handy reminders to help you keep track of everything and so removing the worry that you might forget important medication.

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Banking apps

With a growing number of banks reducing their high street presence, being able to get to your local bank has become more of a challenge. You may have concerns about online banking, or it could be something that you’ve never considered, however, online banking is very secure and hugely convenient.

Banks take a number of different security and authentication measures to ensure that only you can access your account via the app. Often you can perform a number of actions, from transferring money to another account, paying bills or contacting a customer advisor. The features vary from bank to bank, so check with your bank for more details.

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