With Christmas just around the corner, there are several smartphone apps that would further spruce up the festive mood. As much as we would have liked it to have Santa going around delivering those apps, but, he won’t be here, so just head to the application stores and get your pick. Making the search even simpler, here’s a mix of 10 Christmas apps that you could consider downloading onto your smartphone.
Let’s glance through the apps one by one:
Christmas Arthur – $0.99, Free (iPhone, Android)
This Christmas game keeps you on your toes, of course, not literally. We always love receiving gifts, but the game celebrates the spirit of the festival of spreading joy. So, you aren’t receiving gifts, instead, you will be delivering them to children across the world. The player has to jump, drive and crawl through houses quietly, yet swiftly. While you deliver gifts, ensure that you don’t crash into any object. If the player bumps into an object and gets the Waker, the mission will be terminated. Furthermore, the player needs to finish delivering the gifts before sunrise and collect treats throughout missions. Spend the treats you earn on elves, as faster the elves, quicker your success. Android users can download the game for free, while it is a paid app for iPhone users.
My Christmas Gift List - $2.99 (iPhone)
Managing a huge gift list could be tedious and you wouldn’t want to miss picking/sending a gift to a dear one. Amidst your hectic schedule, you can rely on this app to organize your Christmas shopping. It has been crafted to cater to all your shopping needs from forming an editable list of contacts to gift ideas to budget, and more. Now, you wouldn’t want to overspend during the holiday season. The app displays the gifts already bought and the amount you’ve spent. It also features fully editable instant shopping list and offers photo library to view the description of the gift. Moreover, a general reminder and Christmas countdown will keep you updated.
Wrapping Cloth – $0.99 (iPhone)
One wouldn’t want to see that expensive Christmas gift wrapped in a haphazard way. The Wrapping cloth comes to the rescue. It makes wrapping a gift fun and creative by showing 22 types of wrapping methods including square box, watermelon, bottles and also two basic knots. Based on the Japanese technique, dubbed FUROSHIKI, the cloth wrapping replaces paper and plastic with cloth, while allowing convenient and stylish wrapping. The Wrapping Cloth can also be used for your usual shopping, carrying groceries and so on.
The Japanese way to gift wrapping
Christmas Puzzle Game: Jigsaw – Free (Android)
This holiday season you can crack your head over some Christmas themed jigsaw puzzles, too. The game has players drag a piece and place it in order to recreate the right image. As you advance further, the difficulty level increases. The game brings several levels, multiple skill levels and you cane even cheat a little using the hint system. On completing the jigsaw puzzle, the image can be saved onto an SD and also set it as the wallpaper.
Create Greeting Cards – Free (iPhone)
For many of us Christmas card isn’t just passé. Get digital and create a card using this app. The greeting card creator lets you make custom cards using your own photos and also from the library of photos within the app. It lets you create a card for any occasion and e-mail it right out of the app. The library offers numerous captions and you can also take a picture directly from the built-in iPhone camera. Send in a completely personalized card that enables you to cherish those childhood memories, fun-filled brunches or adventures trips in the form of a Christmas greeting.
Gift manager on your smartphone
Christmas Songs, music and carols – Free (iPhone)
This app for the iPhone puts together 80 holiday hits into your palms. Get rhythmic with 80 Christmas classics anytime and anywhere, by negating the need for any Internet connection. The built-in YouTube viewer allows watching music videos performed live. You can get the lyrics for each song and also sing along. The playback modes are inclusive of Loop, Shuffle and Repeat. You can even further add it as your favorite playlist icon.
Christmas Tree Maker – Free (iPhone, Android)
Decorating the Christmas tree, while on-the-go may have sounded bizarre, some years ago. But with this Christmas app for iPhone and Android you won’t miss on this fun-filled activity. The Christmas Tree Maker lets you choose the background and also the tree. Decorate the tree with lights, or you can even simply string them in the traditional way. Just as you would decorate the tree at home, the app lets you add ornaments, balls, candy canes, angels and gingerbreads of different shapes, sizes and colours.
Decorate the Christmass tree on-the-go
Xmas Organizer – Free (Android)
Android users can organize and manage their Christmas shopping and gifts with this app. One could unknowingly over indulge during festive times, so the app has been designed to keep maintain the budget. It will remind you of each gift, so that you don’t miss out on anything. So, each time you spot a gift/gift ides, make a note in the app. The app lets you use pictures of people and gifts, organize gifts and people and comes with an lock, so that no one sneaks into the list (obviously if you want it to be a surprise).
Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper – Free (Android)
This most downloaded wallpaper of the holiday season ensures that you groove to the Christmas spirit each time you glance at the phone’s screen. The live wallpaper is free and completely customizable. The free version also lets you tweak settings like – selecting the tree (standard, happy or frozen), quantity and speed of the snow, color, shape and effects of the lights. You can choose to keep it sparkling and also enable/disable the sound.
Christmas Ringtones – Free (Android)
Those who would love listening to a Christmas tune each time their phone rings can get this app. The free Christmas Ringtone app is easy to download. You can select a particular clip as your ringtone by long-pressing and holding down the button and then clicking on save. Later, select the ringtone from settings. However, you need to adhere to Airpush notification for using the app.
Whether you are planning to bring a new smartphone or already own one, flash these Chrismas apps to brighten that display screen. Which one of these handy apps do you plan to get this Christmas?
Published Date: Dec 13, 2011 12:56 pm | Updated Date: Dec 13, 2011 12:56 pm