Georgia’s Tools for Life cuts through the chaos with a database of tested apps
By Carolyn Phillips and Martha Rust
With over 275 apps released every day, researching and locating new and reliable apps is an overwhelming task! In an effort to help you choose (and improve accessibility), Tools for Life has created a searchable database of our favorite apps for living, working, and playing-- the TFL AppFinder!
At the Tools for Life AppFinder Web page, you can search apps by category, price range, and device type. Another helpful feature allows you to search by disability, including sub-categories of a specific disability. What’s unique about our app finder is that all apps in the database have been tested or are currently being used by members of our Tools for Life team and our peers in the assistive technology (AT) community across the country.
Apps are continually being added to this database. We encourage you to view each app's ratings as well as rate the apps yourself. We are always interested in adding new apps and encourage you to add your own favorite apps to the TFL AppFinder.
In the TFL AppFinder’s “Helpful Links” section you can connect to how-to videos, app reviews, and possible funding resources for mobile devices. On our start page you may connect to a list of additional Web sites (Other Favorite Apps Databases) with app recommendations for particular disabilities.
Please visit the Tools for Life AppFinder and let us know how we can assist you with your app-finding needs!
Carolyn Phillips is the Tools for Life program director. Martha Rust is TLF’s AT specialist.