12 Apps That Can Make Life After Retirement Easier

Did you ever imagine that you could use the same device to book your flight tickets AND as a torch too?

No matter how you feel about the smartphone and how people are glued on to their screens today, there’s no denying that it’s an incredible piece of technology.

Smartphones have made various opportunities possible for retired adults. You would be surprised by the sheer number of senior citizen apps out there that help with everyday chores, reduce time and effort, and eliminate visits to supermarkets with a long shopping list, for instance.

Check out this list of 12 useful apps for elderly that can make life after retirement much easier!




Can’t find a plumber to fix leaks? Or find traveling to the beauty parlour tiresome and not worth the long wait? The UrbanClap app lists professionals who provide services at your doorstep. You can simply use the app to search for the desired job to be done - and voila! The professional will appear at your doorstep at the desired time slot.




Looking for a specialist that can help you with all your health problems without having to book prior appointments? Fret no more, with DocsApp a health specialist will be assigned to you within minutes, that too at the comfort of your home. You can get your diagnosis and prescription online by starting your consultation with the doctor via chat or call. The app also allows you to see user ratings, reviews and credentials of the assigned doctor.




NetMed is a one-stop solution for all medical and dietary needs. You get information on drugs and can order medicines across India. The next time a hartal hits your town, it rains heavily, or your chemist runs out of stock, you need not worry about missing on your regular medicines.


Magnifying Glass + Flashlight


How many times have you gone to a restaurant and struggled to read the small font on the menu? What about the tiny words on medicine bottles? The Magnifying Glass + Flashlight app can zoom in and auto-focus on words in small print. Plus, it turns your phone flash into a torchlight. It is a perfect fit for those with eyesight problems; now you can stop asking someone else to read things for you!


Google Maps


Love driving your car but tend to get confused or forgetful? Google Maps will always come to your rescue – just type your destination and starting point, and Google Maps has got you covered! The app also has other helpful features, like showing alternate routes and traffic alerts. Now no more worrying about forgetting the route to your destination or losing your way!




Want your guests to have the best food in town without stepping out? Swiggy enlists all kinds of restaurants and gives you the delivery time once you place an order. An easy-to-use app, it features attractive discounts - you can relish tasty dishes without having to handle the traffic.


Big Basket


Big Basket is one of the most popular online shopping stops for groceries and vegetables across India. And did you know? Apart from groceries, you can find kitchen appliances, cleaning and hygiene products, stationery, and other household items here. With their new app BB daily, you can order fresh fruits, veggies and other grocery items before 7 AM. Unbelievable? Check it out yourself.




A specialized app connecting doctors and patients, Practo allows you to book appointments, ask queries, store your medical records, and book diagnostic tests.


Hotstar & Netflix


Tired of today’s daily soaps and their endless sagas? Or don't wish to be restricted to television screening times? Install apps such as Netflix and Hotstar to watch your favourite movies or TV series whenever you like. You'll find engaging content, and even get to revisit the good old period of Dekh Bhai Dekh and Malgudi Days.


Oyo Rooms


Got travel plans on your mind and looking for a great place to stay? This hotel booking app is easy to use and allows you to locate hotels with a variety of amenities across India at attractive prices.




Booking for movies is no longer synonymous to standing in queues to grab the seat of your choice. With BookMyShow, you can book movie tickets and the seats of your choice at the desired multiplex to watch the latest movies. What's more? It also features events such as musical shows, comedy nights, plays, and other fun activities.


Just Dial


Just Dial is a modern version of Yellow Pages – where you can procure contact numbers easily. Want to buy a sofa? Need chairs on rent for a local event? Need to book a hotel or rent a car? Just Dial helps you connect easily with local vendors and you can get the desired job done.

There are many other mobile apps that are useful for older adults – right from apps that monitor blood pressure, apps that can control air conditioner temperatures, and that can change TV channels (no more searching for the missing remote control!). So, start exploring, and ensure the app has good ratings and is from a verified or reliable source.

To get any of the above apps, visit Google Play or the App Store on your phone and download them. It's easy and free, and most apps only require you to register with your mobile number or email id for verification. Stay smart and use technology to make life smooth and hassle-free.