I'm looking for iPad app suggestions for and older lady who is new to computers in general and has never used an iPad. What kind of apps are key for everyday iPad use, and what would make someone hesitant to use an iPad pick it up and say "Wow, this is fun (and easy)"? More thoughts inside.
We're getting my mom an iPad (previously AskMe question
), and now I'm wondering, what apps would be good for her? Especially things that would make unknown technology more appealing. My wife and I have Droid dataphones/whatnot, so we're not familiar with the Apple App store, and were wondering if anyone had recommendations for apps that an older lady might like (this is a 60th birthday present for her from my dad).
Here are some app types I'm thinking of, but I may be overlooking something wonderful:
* day-to-day utilities: calendar, writing letters, writing notes to yourself, email, picture management
* fun things: brain games, games for idle moments
* great iPad apps: better ways to use Wikipedia is the only thing that's come to mind so far.
There are some prior threads on similar topics are either older, are for iPod Touch/iPhone or may not be ideal suggestions for computer newbies, though I may be over-thinking this whole thing (Seeking cool iPad apps
, April 22, 2010; Looking for killer iPod Touch apps
, March 29, 2010, linking to a bucket of older threads, etc). I figured that within the last few months there have been a significant increase in iPad apps, or at least some good upscaled/ported apps from the iPod Touch/iPhone app selection. Thanks!