November 7, 2021

Common iOS and Android apps used on both systems


Common apps between iOs and Android


If choosing either Samsung/Android or iOS, look at the tasks that are needed to be performed and if the apps to do those tasks are accessible.


Two specific apps which are not currently available on Android are the Microsoft Sound Scape and Seeing AI apps.


As the Seeing AI app currency mode doesn’t work with Australian currency, Cash Reader is recommended for both iOS/Android.


Where it  is not obvious what the apps listed are for, there is a short description.






Ten Play


SBS on Demand


ABC iView (ABC online streaming)


ABC Listen (ABC Radio stations)


A Blind Legend (audio game)


Aira (for the Aira service via phone camera




Amazon Alexa (for use with the Amazon Echo hardware and giving access to use Amazon’s digital assistant)




Amazon Music


Amazon Prime Video


Apple Music


Audio Game Hub (various self voicing games)


Audible (for use with Audible books - nice thing about Android version can buy within app)


Be-My-Eyes (assistance for free via video contact to volunteers around world)


Blind Bargains


Blind Drive (fantastic blind driving audio game)


Blind Cricket


BOM Weather


CoronaVirus Australia


Calm (excellent wellness app)


Cash Reader (currency identification)


Chrome (web browser from Google)


Coffee Link (for use with the Delonghi touch Coffee Machine)








Disney Plus




Ember (for use with the Enmber temperature controlled BT mug)






Fitbit (for use with the Fitbit bands - I use this with my Fitbit Charge 2)


Google Assistant (Google’s digital assistant)


Google Fit


Google Duo


Google Home (for use with the Google Nest smart speaker hardware)


Google maps


Google News


Google Play Music


Envision (uses camera for text recognition, surroundings, photos etc)


Lazarillo (excellent GPS app)


Kindle (Kindle eBooks): again can purchase Kindle books within the Android app.


MbMimic (for use with the Mount Batten Brailler)




Menu Log


Outlook (Microsoft Outlook)


Music Healing


Netatmo (for use with the Netatmo indoor/outdoor weather modules)




Pocket Cast (pod catcher)


Ring (for use with the Ring video doorbell)


Sensibo (for use with the Sensibo AC device)


Spotify Music


Sunu App (for use with the Sunu Band orientation & Mobility device))






Tile (for use with the Tile Tag tracking system)


Tripview (public transport for Sydney and Melbourne)


TuneIn Radio






Uber Eats


VIP Code Reader (accessible QR code reader)


Vision Australia Connect (for the VA Library)


Voice Dream Reader (document reader via speech).




White Noise






Zoom (web meetings etc)


Zomby’s Run

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