So my parents are not big computer people at all.
However when I went away on vacation a few weeks back, they stayed at my house.
Since I was gone for 18 days and in The Philippines, we used FaceTime and Skype on the iPad to stay in touch and save money on overseas calls.
They really kept commenting about how cool the iPad itself was. This was the first time they used any type of tablet device.
Unfortunately, due to other XMas presents that they really wanted and were more necessities then they were gifts, I could not afford to buy them a new iPad, even a mini, once all was said and done.
Due to some gift cards though, I was able to pick them up a Google Nexus 7.
It also came with a $25 Google Play credit via a promotion.
I plan on setting it up ahead of time, so was going to install all the apps I think my mom would find useful.
So I am just curious, what do people think are "must-have" Android apps for parents who know little to nothing about tablets? And again keep in mind, they are not big computer people at all.
So the main point of this tablets will be email and surfing. Some Skype video chatting as well.
I am also going to have my mom use Google Hangouts to start texting me instead using her phone (my smartphone is a Samsung Galaxy S4), as she is often coming close to her monthly limit on texts each month.
As I indicated, I am an Android user myself, but really just want to get other people's take on things.
Right now, I am just thinking the following...
- Swiftkey Keyboard (I personally love it, and think it will help my mom with texting a ton since she often says the same things)
- Anti-Virus App (I already have a key for ESET, plan on using it)
- Netflix (they have Netflix)
I also picked them up a Chromecast as it was only $30. Will hook that up for them for Netflix, and possibly other stuff in the future.
So what do people think? What are the must-have Android apps for a parent who is not a big computer user at all?