With Christmas only a few weeks away, anything that saves us time and money can only be for the best, so with this in mind, we are all trying desperately to find quicker and faster ways to shop, buy food products and post mail and presents. That’s why services like apps have flourished over the past few years, they are innovative, fun and cost very little, if not nothing to download. Of course, with Christmas coming up, it was only a matter of time before seasonal apps came onto the market and we have been busy sourcing the best and most helpful ones for our readers. Take a gander at what we have found. And, as always, if you know of any that might be beneficial, please do let us know by filling in the comments box below this article.
Cards – $Free
If you are tired of sending really boring, uninspiring holiday cards then try this free app from Apple. It can help you send stylish, custom cards instead. Use pre-built templates and photos from your iPhone to create your own cards and then address them using the contacts in your address. For $2.99 each, the cards will then be printed and mailed using high-quality paper stock and letterpress printing. These are holiday cards people will look forward to getting.
Dr Seuss Camera: The Grinch Edition – $1.99
If your kids love The Grinch by Dr. Seuss Camera then they will fall for this adorable Christmas app. It is for kids or anyone who could use some extra holiday spirit. It includes 20 “Grinchmas” cards that you can personalize with your own photos – and who doesn’t want a picture of themselves dressed as the Grinch? The cards can be emailed to your friends or saved to the app’s photo library. If you’re only going to download one Christmas app this season, make it this one.
The Christmas List – $0.99
Feeling a tad unorganised? Are you a bit overwhelmed with holiday shopping each year? If so the Christmas List app ($0.99) is for you. It’s a full-featured list app that comes with email support, an address book integration, and plenty of sortable categories. What I especially like that it tracks your spending so you don’t exceed your gift budget. And the app is password-protected to hide your list from prying eyes.
Christmas – $Free
If you love all things Christmassy and you can’t wait until the actual day arrives, then the Christmas!! app (Free) will keep you sane until December 25th. The app includes a Christmas countdown, advent calendar, and a small collection of holiday songs. An in-app gift list will also help you keep track of your holiday purchases. The content in this Christmas app won’t be unlocked until December 1, but you can use it year after year.
Christmas Sudoku – $1.99
Did you know that even Sudoku apps are getting into the holiday spirit? Christmas Sudoku ($1.99) has three modes of game-play — easy, medium, and hard — and 30 levels within each mode, so you won’t be bored with this one for a while. You can play the traditional game with numbers or spice things up with Christmas icons, in addition to playing with friends over Bluetooth.
Santa’s Christmas Village – $Free
Want something to keep the kids occupied during the festive season? Santa’s Christmas Village (Free) includes more than 13 games with fun holiday themes. It’s got solitaire, checkers, hangman, minesweeper, and more. Twenty holiday songs are also included. Even if you’re not a big game fan, Santa’s Christmas Village is a perfect kids app for keeping them entertained during the holidays.
All apps are available to download at Download at iTunes