Posted by Sam Weiss on 12/12/2013
What is the perfect App for this Christmas season?
Who needs pen and paper when you can keep your Christmas list in your smartphone! Here is a list of Christmas themed apps to assist you in the busiest holiday of the year;
The Christmas List
For $1.99 you could have your own digital Christmas list. Lets you add stores to a pick list of popular retail stores, add contacts from your iPhone, and keep track of gifts by status: shipping, received, and wrapped. The app also features Quick Add to enter multiple gifts quickly and easily, and you can also enter a gift once to many people. Other functions include list syncing through email, tracking budgets per person, optional password security, keep photos of people and gifts, countdown of shopping days until Christmas, and list sharing via messaging or email. If you want, you can also have it printed.
Free Christmas List
or for a much simpler application, get Free Christmas List, for free. Features include, gift tracking per person, gift cost tracking, and cost summary. But upgrading to Pro version rids off the advertisements, and gives a password protection option. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.developerssimplifylives.xmaslistfree&hl=en
Holidays Wallpaper Collection
Put your phone in the spirit of Christmas by applying Holiday themed wallpapers. Choose from a collection of 150 original wallpapers by photographer James Steidl. He recently ranked 30th of the most downloaded photographer in the world. There are themes for New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. It’s an all-year-round app for free! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holidays-wallpaper-collection/id344933733?mt=8
You can also get your kids to feel the spirit of Christmas by playing Christmas themed games like
The Nutcracker and the Mystery of the Disappearing Cheese
Let your kids enjoy a mystery interactive cartoon set to the real symphony of Tchaikovsky’s enchanted ballet. Enjoy the app with 6 beautifully designed characters, play activities and rooms, integrated storybook and with a child friendly interface with simple visual instructions. The game comes with 7 awesome educational games that includes; counting game, writing game, memory game, maze game, matching game, sorting game and patterns game all designed for child development and entertainment. For $0.99 https://itunes.apple.com/PH/app/id581527495?mt=8
Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure
Your children watch her in TV! Now they can play the Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure with her on your iPhone. The interactive educational adventure gives you an episode filled with fun. The episode is narrated by Dora, and features activities, animation, and songs. The app is $1.99. https://itunes.apple.com/PH/app/id404199434?mt=8
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr Seuss
It’s like a tradition to play How the Grinch Stole Christmas every year. With this application your son or daughter can experience the story through your iPhone or iPad. This features a new way of exploring the story, encourage literacy skills with highlighted narration, learn new words by tapping pictures, record your own narration to share, select a scene with easy-to-use navigation and keep kids in the story with parental controls. But, for $4.99. https://itunes.apple.com/PH/app/id343766429?mt=8