Prior to reviewing the Apps list, please view the short Take 5 on Mobile Devices for Postsecondary Goals Part 1 & 2: Using Mobile Devices, to better understand how technology & apps should be evaluated to help youth and adults. The list of apps in this Google Sheet is no longer being updated or maintained therefore the information may not be accurate.OCALI Lifespan Transitions Center collaborated with the AT&AEM Center to create a resource list of apps for both iOS and Android users to reference that can help support greater access and independence for community membership, adult learning, and community employment. To view information by colored key terms:
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Key: Productivity, Visual schedule, Money, Travel, Weather, Communication, Medication, Fitness, Personal Growth, Video Modeling, Communication, Employment, Emotional Regulation, Vision, Goal SettingCompetitive Integrated EmploymentPostsecondary Training and EducationIndependent LivingDescriptionCostiOSAndroidGoogle Chrome ExtensionWeb VersionComing soon: Suggestions/Ideas
10% Happier: MeditationxxxEmotional Regulation: Mindfulness for Calm & SleepFree
100 PICS Quiz- Picture Trivia by Poptacular LtdxxPersonal Growth: The world's greatest picture trivia game
● Over 10,000 pictures to play
● Play over 100 quiz categories
● New game pack categories added all the time
101 HR Interview QuestionsxxEmployment: Master commonly asked interview questions.Free
Aloe BudxGoal Setting: Aloe Bud is an all-in-one, self-care pocket companion. It gently brings awareness to self-care activities, using encouraging push notifications, rather than guilt or shame.Freevisit website for linkvisit website for
Apple WatchxFitness: crush your fitness goals, track your cycle with a tap. Count steps or strides throughout your day!cost variesvisit webpage for link
Be FocusedxxxVisual Schedule: Break up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period.Free
Be My Eyes appxxxVision: Connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Free
Beelinguapp: Learn a New Language with Audio Books- Beelinguapp LanguagesxCommunication, Personal Growth & Learning: Learn new languages with Beelinguapp the app that lets you read and listen to stories in different languages side by side. Free
BesaxxPersonal growth: Besa connects people with local charities - from food pantries and community gardens to homeless shelters and senior homes. With your help, we provide support to those who need it most.Free
Better Than Budgeting - Expense Tracking SimplifiedxxMoney: Finance: Simple budget and expense tracking. Track where your money is going.Free
BlindsquarexxxVision: BlindSquare is pioneering accessible navigation both indoors and outdoors. Know where you are, know where you're going, travel with confidence.iOS- 39.99 an optionpodcast:
Blinkist- Nonfiction Books- Blinks Labs GmbHxxPersonal growth: The Blinkist app knows time is limited, so it delivers book summaries right on your phone. You can either read these summaries or listen to them via audio.7 day Free trial
Bliss-Gratitude Journal by John De Mott xxxEmotional regulation: Psychologist have developed a collection of exercise, or “interventions,” which have been proved to increase happiness and other desirable mental traitsFree
Breath 2 relaxxxxEmotional Regulation: Portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercisesFree
Breathing ZonexxxEmotional Regulation: Mindfulness in just 5 seconds.
BREATHING ANALYZER- Detects your breathing rate and automatically sets your target breathing rate.
EASY TO USE- Sit back and relax as the animated breathing guide gently slows the pace of your breathing.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE- Based on a scientifically proven breathing technique that has been shown to lower blood pressure.
3.99 iOS/ Free for android
Brella- Personal Weather xWeather: Always checking the weather in the morning to see what to wear? Have the answer right on your lock screen when you wake up with Brella’s personalized forecast.Free
BrilixVisual Schedule: daily routine for kids with interactive titles. Screening by caregivers in real time, collects data as well as show kid their earned Free time for completing daily routinesFree with purchase for more tasks
CanPlan xxxVisual schedule, creates visual schedule with task breakdown Free
CanWorkxxxVisual Schedule: Quickly create visual schedules with pictures and text. Break down steps of tasks. Reminders for shifts (30 mins prior, 10 mins prior, etc.), Contact caregivers within app.Free
CareZonexxMedication: Manage prescriptions, reminders, track vitalsFree
Category Tabs for Google KeepxxxProductivity: With Category Tabs for Google Keep™, you can now sort your new and existing notes by color. When you want to view the notes you have sorted by color, simply click on the note color you wish to view. If you would like to view your you entire collection of notes/checklists, there is an “All” option next to the color options (this option is set by default).Free
Chronaly Mobile HealthxFitness : Digital health for developmental disabilities We empower people with autism and their care community with personalized data and tools for better health and care coordination.Free
Co:WriterxxxCommunication: Co:Writer Universal (for Google Chrome and iOS) uses grammar- and vocabulary-smart word prediction, translation support, and speech recognition to help unstick ideas and get them to flow in writing.4.99/ per month refer to website
Conversation Starter- lite Communication SKills for ASD Kids
xxxCommunication: Helps individuals with autism initiate and maintain conversations on a variety of topics.Free
Conversation Starters xxxCommunication: Ice breaker conversationsFree
Conversation Starters- Big Talk AppxxCommunication: App also called Talk With Me features over 800 unique conversation starters, tips for having a great conversation and an easy to use interface. Free
Conversation Therapy LitexxxCommunication: App gets people talking! Now you can try this professional speech therapy app to target higher-level expressive language, pragmatic, problem-solving & cognitive-communication goals for older children, teens and adults!Free
Convo Cards- Over 250 conversation... Tappercut AVxxCommunication: some spelling errors able to share out questions to different devices.
CuriosityxxPersonal growth: Video and interesting articles to spark and inspire curious minds. in a variety of topics under the discover icon at bottom of screen. then select video (middle of screen)Free
Daily Random FactsxxCommunication: Expand your knowledge horizons with Daily Random FactsFree
Daily Workouts Fitness TrainerxxFitness: • Ten different 5 to 10 minute targeted workouts
• 10 to 30 minute randomized full body workouts
dark skyxTravel & weather: time range of weather in next 15-30 minute outlook 3.99,-74.0059/us12/en
Difficult Situations Fun DeckxxxCommunication: Practice safety skills and Communication skills in a game format.$3.99
Discount Calculator ∙ Sale Price Percentage Finder 4+
xMoney: Designed to help you find the discounted price as quickly and as easily as possible.Free
Done: A Simple Habit TrackerxxxGoal Setting: Done helps you create healthy routines by helping you set goals, tracking your progress, and then motivating you with streaks/chains. Unlike so many other habit apps, Done lets you set a goal and track it MULTIPLE times a day, not just one time per day.Free
Dose DispensexMedication: Assistive Technology for Medication Management.Price varies depending on package selected.
Epic Win xxxProductivity: A to-do list combined with the adventure of a role-playing game. Your character levels-up by collecting experience points from completing tasks on your daily list. “Destroy” chores in animated battles.1.99/ Free on the Google play store
EquatioxxPersonal growth: letting you add mathematical equations, formulas and more to documents with a click.Subscription optionsyesyes
saves to google drive
EvernotexxxVisual Schedule: A visual way to remember what happens using searchable notesFree
Fabulous- Self CarGoal Setting: Goal Setting & Habit TrackerFree
Finance & Money ManagementxxEmployment: Discover personal strengths through personality quizzes, search for jobs matched to your personality.Free
Find my Device- Google/ AndroidxCommunication and Security: Lost your phone? Try some Simple steps, like showing the location of locking the screen, to help you secure it. Free
Find my iPhonexCommunication & Security: When you turn on Find My iPhone, iCloud can help you get your missing device back. And if your device is ever lost or stolen, Activation Lock keeps your information safe and makes it hard for anyone to use or sell it.Free
First Then Visual SchedulexxxVisual Schedule: Show daily events, routines, steps to complete an activity with pics and text. Share schedules with email or dropbox.iOS $9.99
FitbitxFitness: reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, weight and more.cost variesvisit webpage for linkvisit webpage for link
Focus KeeperxxxTime Visual Schedule: Focus Keeper helps you keep your productivity high avoiding burnout using the timer. Work with time. Not against it!Free
Forest - Stay focusedxxxProductivity: If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in the forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither. 1.99/ Free for android
Fudget: Budget Planner Tracker 4+xxxMoney: Fudget is a simple and fast alternative to feature-rich, complex budget planner / personal finance apps. There are no categories to manage, no charts to interpret and no learning curve.Free
Google AssistantxxxPersonal growth: Find answers and get things done while on-the-go with the help of your Google Assistant. Remind yourself to stop by the store, pull up your travel photos to show a friend, or make a dinner reservation.Free
Google CalendarxxxProductivity : Events from Gmail", where event information from a user's Gmail messages are automatically added to Google Calendar; "Reminders", where users add to-do activities that can be automatically updated with new information; "Smart Suggestions", where the app recommends titles, contacts, and locations when creating events; and "Goals", where users enter information on a specified personal goal, and the app automatically schedules the activity at optimal times.Free!/
Google EarthxxxTravel: Explore worldwide satellite imagery and 3D buildings and terrain for hundreds of cities. Zoom to your house or anywhere else, then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street View.Free for new events and locations. Do a virtual tour prior to going places! New locations being added monthly.
Google FitxFitness: Coaching you to a healthier and more active lifeFree
Google Go: A lighter, faster way to searchxxxCommunication: Make google read any text- just by taking a picture! faster way to search, QR code built in as well.Freeonly for android
Google HangoutxxxCommunication: Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for Free.Free!/
Google KeepXxxProductivity: Post it notes can be color-coded, and labels can be applied for organization. Later updates have added functionality to pin notes, and to collaborate on notes with other Keep users in real-time.Free!/ B)
Google Keep™ PowerUpxxxProductivity: Adds functionalities to your standard experience focusing on productivity at work.Free
Google LensxxxProductivity: Communication: Search what you see. Copy text from print in your world have it read aloud or put in a google doc to edit and update! QR reader as well!Free
Google Live TranscribexxxCommunication: Text to Speech: With live transcription you can see the words as they are spoken on your android phone. Freenot available
Google MapsxxxTravel: satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.Free
Google MeetxxxCommunication: Connect with your team from anywhere. With easy-to-join video calls, you can meet face to face without the added cost of travel.Free
Google Street ViewxxTravel: Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with Google Street View.Free/ iPhone only
Google TranslatexxxCommunication: Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typingFree
Grocery iQ xFitness: Create grocery list with barcodes, sync with others. Picture support to assure correct item.Freedownload from website- top right hand corner red tab to download app.
Habitica: Gamify Your TasksxxxVisual schedule: Treat your life like a game to stay motivated and organized! Habitica makes it simple to have fun while accomplishing goals.Free b)
Happify: For Stress & Worry xxxEmotional Regulation:Happify science-based activities and games can help reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience by providing effective tools and programs to improve emotional well-being.Free
Happy Not PerfectxxMeditation, Fitness : When our minds are clear and collected we feel better, sleep better and make better decisions. Let’s start looking after your mind daily so you can feel your best, and it only takes a few minutes! It’s easy to get weighed down by life’s challenges and that’s why we teamed up with experts and scientists to come up with simple exercises to boost your mental well-being.Free
Heads Up!- Warner Brothers International EntertainmentxCommunication: Conversation starters on the go. 0.99/ Free on Android
Headspace: Meditation & SleepxxxEmotional Regulation: Headspace is the simple way to reframe stress. Sleep trouble? Meditation creates the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day.Free
Health IQxPersonal growth, Health: Health IQ is not just one quiz but it also lets you assess your level of health knowledge on a new quiz each day.Free
How Stuff Works 2018- Matrix Education AppsxxPersonal growth: Step by step tutorial to learn how stuff works- text heavyFree
HR Interview: Preparation GuidexxEmployment: HR interview preparation guide is an app that focuses on teaching you different types of questions that can be asked at the time of interview and the answers available with which one can easily cope up confidently.Free
iMoviexxxVideo modeling: Create short videos for video modeling. Trim, crop, add transitions and titles, etc.Free
Indeed JobsxEmployment: Find jobs using Indeed, the most comprehensive search engine for jobs.
In a single search, Indeed offers Free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards.
Insight Timer- Free Meditation AppxMeditation, Emotional Regulation: Largest library of Free guided meditations on earthFree
Interview Questions- Ohio Means JobsxxEmployment: Fun and easy way to practice and fine tune your interview skills. Whether you're new to the job market or an experienced professional, we can help you land the right job with a powerful combination of video tutorials and virtual interview practice.Free
Job Interview Prep-SimuGatorxEmployment: Simply load the app on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch and you will be able to practice your interviewing skills anywhere and anytime you like.0.99
Job Q&A-Job Interview Question-AnswerxxEmployment: Interactive video app to practice answers to interview questions in mock interview format.Free
Just Facts: did you know? JustApps. StudiosxxxCommunication: 10,500+ facts about animals, life, coffee, love, history, people, science, countries, music, companies, geography, immigration, nature, politics, food and a lot more. pictures and text.Free
Keen BraceletxPersonal Growth: Change Your Life With HabitAware's Keen
You can't change what you don't know is happening.
"Keen" awareness empowers you to take control of:
Hair Pulling, trichotillomania. Skin Picking, dermatillomania, Nail Biting
onychophagia, Thumb Sucking
Khan AcademyxxPersonal Growth: practice at your own pace, first filling in gaps in your understanding and then accelerate learning in all areas.Free
Kroger DeliveryxHealth and Fitness: Get groceries delivered on demand from Kroger in as little as an hour.Free for purchase that can be bought and tie in with budget and financial literacy.
Kroger-Kroger ClickListxHealth and Fitness: Order groceries through app, also check location of items within storeFree for purchase that can be bought and tie in with budget and financial literacy.
Lake: Coloring BooksxxxMeditation, Emotional Regulation: Lake is coloring app for iPad and iPhone that helps you de-stress. It comes with a vibrant collection of coloring books from Instagram artists, offered exclusively on Lake. Coloring books come with 12 beautiful drawings that you can color over and over, plus a custom color palette.Free
Let's be Communication-Communication Skills DevelopmentCommunication: Give many scenarios with questions about each event. Practice life skills. Free
LibbyxxPersonal growth: Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? you can borrow them, instantly, for Free, using just the device in your hand.Free
Life Skills
xxPersonal Growth: How To: Tools to support independent living such as budget management, cooking, cleaning, healthy living habitsFree
LifeLine Response xxTravel: LifeLine Response is the most advanced personal security technology available today. In the event of an emergency, 9-1-1 and global equivalents such as 1-1-2, and 9-9-9 operators DO NOT have a reliable way to track your location. Free Trial:
Then monthly or yearly subscription
Live CaptionxxxCommunication: Reconnect with friends & family after hearing loss.
Real-time speech-to-text for live conversations.
Look Cook and EatxFitness : Look, cook, and eat is a digital how- to cook magazine designed for people with intellectual disabilities to help promote an independent lifestyleFree
Lookout Google LLCxxxVision: Object recognition for people with visual impairments to help with daily routines and learn about their surroundingsFreeOnly android
LuminocityxPersonal growth: Brain training program is a fun, interactive way to build a daily habit around acquiring knowledge and learning about how you think.Freerefer to website
LyftxxMaps & Navigation: Public Rideshare & Travel: Affordable rides from community drivers.Cost per ride.
MagnusCardsxxxPersonal Growth & Development: Learn life skills while building the confidence they need to live independently. The app combines a proven way of learning with game design to prepare users for new situations and reinforce everyday routinesFree
Make Everyday CountxxxCommunication: Tired of having the same conversation with your kids? Try the Make Every Day Count app. Filled with conversation starters for parents and kids, this Focus on the Family product is designed to strengthen family talk time with a fun and easy way to communicate with kids.Free
Mango HealthxMedication: manage your medicine and create healthy habits, so you can savor the moments that matter most.Free
Medisafe Medication ManagementxxMedication: Never forget to take your meds and pills again with the MUST HAVE pill reminder Free
Mend: Self- Care For BreakupsxEmotional Regulation : A self care app for heartbreak that guides you through your breakup day by day. Breakups hurt, but we believe that heartbreak can be transformational with support. Start with our Free personalized self care program that helps you feel better, faster.Free
Menstrual period trackerxFitness : Ovulation and period calendarFree