8 Great Apps for Daily Living

AT Program News recently shared this list of apps, in their Winter 2013 issue on Cognitive Apps.


1. Picture Scheduler

Reminds users of tasks with images and alarms, and can automatically open linked videos (or audio files). No need to switch between apps to cue routines. Five alarm sounds to choose from (so different tasks can be tagged with specific sounds). iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad compatible. $2.99

2. iDress for Weather

Provides images of clothing and weather conditions daily. Can be customized with user's own clothing photos or other images. iPhone/iPad $1.99

3. iCounselor: OCD

Helps users with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) based on exposure and response prevention, an evidence-based treatment method. iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad $0.99

4. The Photo Cookbook--Quick & Easy

Every recipe starts with a photograph of ingredients in their measured portions. Each step is illustrated clearly and simply. $4.99 iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone

5. Shopping List Generator

Create pictorial shopping lists with custom photos. Categorize items, assign prices and aisle locations. Includes text-to-speech and large easy-to-see images. Prices are automatically totaled. $4.99 iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad

6. Everyday Skills

Provides self-­directed learning sessions for 40 important skills. Topic areas include community skills, personal skills, and transition and transportation skills. $19.99 iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

7. MyMedSchedule

Available for iPhone or Android or as a web-based application, MyMedSchedule sends reminders to take medication (by text or email), and helps keep track of medications and refills. Free.

8. Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Put your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch under your pillow and this app will analyze your movement during sleep and find the optimal time to wake you during a 30 minute window (that ends at your set alarm time). Tracks sleep quality and rhythms using the accelerometer in your device. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Thanks to OCALI and VCU ACE for app recommendations!


(Article reproduced in full, with permission from AT Program News.)

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