Silver Surf & Dragon Diction!Cool Smartphone Apps for Baby Boomers

Trying to navigate through the thousands of apps to find the ones that will help make your life easier? This week we are suggesting you check out Silver Surf and Dragon Diction to make using all your mobile and touch screen devices easier.

Silver Surf

For anyone who wears reading glasses and struggles to read your iphone/ipad or other smart device, you need to get this app, Silver Surf.

Silver Surf is a free app that is designed to make your electronics easier to read and use.  Some of the features it includes are:

  • Large navigation buttons
  • high contrast mode
  • dynamic text zoom (with a slider instead of the tap and pinch)

The App has recently been updated to include things to make it easier for people with arthritis in their hands or simply less mobility in their fingers.  Some reviews say that the app is still developing, but many find even the current tools it offers to be worth adding it to your phone. Plus its free!

To read more about it check out: Silver Surf or search for it on your app store.

Dragon Diction

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

  • Voice-to-text transcriptions that may be sent as SMS, Email, or pasted into any application using the clipboard
  • Submit update to Twitter & Facebook
  • Convenient editing feature that provides list of suggested alternatives
  • Voice driven correction interface

Dragon Diction gets a 4 star rating at the App store.   Many users remark that it is a great product but you do always need to double check what it writes after you dictate.  If you would like to learn more about the app check it out here.

Dragon diction also offers other products that you can use on your PC.

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