Apps for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be busy and overwhelming too! From giving and receiving gifts to hosting holiday parties, this time of year is packed full of preparations and time spent with family and friends. De-stress and take on this holiday season’s traditions with ease. Check out these apps that are perfect for all your holiday essentials.

Chatbooks (Android, iOS)

If you want to give a meaningful and easy gift this holiday season, check out Chatbooks! With Chatbooks you can create a photobook for only 10 dollars from your Instagram, Facebook, and/or the photos from your smart phone. You can customize each book with captions, dates and locations automatically, without having to worry about formatting each page. Each book is 60 pages and with the Photo Book Series, you can automatically turn every 60 posts into a photo book.

Giftry (Android, iOS)

Avoid the awkward “what do you want for the holidays” phone call from your family and friends this year. With Giftry it is easy for you to share your wish list with anyone. Giftry allows you to add items to your wish list from your favorite stores, and also explore what others are adding to their wish lists. Once you list is complete, exchange it with others, and encourage your family and friends to use Giftry too so you can ensure you’re buying a gift they are going to love.

Party Mixer (Android)

Take your holiday party to a new level with the perfect holiday music mix, no DJ experience required! With the Party Mixer app, you can play multiple songs at the same time, as well as, fade into the next song seamlessly. You can create your own playlist featuring your favorite holiday songs and set the perfect ambiance for this year’s holiday party.

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Games for Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holiday season is all about bringing friends and family together. One of the best ways to get the laughs going and the fun times rolling is with interactive games that everyone can play together, no matter the size of your group. So pumpkin spice up this holiday season with these game apps that you can play right on your smartphone!

Heads Up (Android, iOS)

Looking for a goofy new game to play? We just had to give you a heads up about this hilarious one! Heads Up!, which is played on the Ellen DeGeneres show, is a fun guessing game that challenges you to guess the word on a card that’s on your head based off your friends’ clues, noises and gestures. Try and guess as many as you can before the timer runs out! Then go back and watch or share a hysterical video of the game. With 18 different themed decks including celebrities, movies, animals and more, you can play for hours with friends and family of all ages.

Reverse Charades (Android, iOS)

Experience a fun twist on a classic favorite! With the Reverse Charades app, rather than 1 person acting out words like in traditional charades, an entire team of any number of people acts out words for one team member to guess. Each time you play you can customize the amount of time per turn, number of passes per turn, number of rounds and the number of teams. No matter the size of your group of family and friends, you have endless laughs and fun acting these silly charades!

Bounden (Android, iOS)

Perfect for a party of two, Bounden is a whimsical dancing game created by Game Oven in collaboration with Dutch National Ballet. You and a partner hold either end of a device and follow a path of rings that guides you through various choreography. Whether it turns into an elegant ensemble or a tangled two-step, you will enjoy twisting, twirling and dancing together.

 

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H-APP-Y Halloween!

Halloween represents one of the best times of year for some, as they decorate their house, don costumes and come up with all kinds of creepy, crawly confections. Whether you are planning a spook-tacular party this year or prepping for the trick-or-treaters haunting your doorstep, these apps will ensure your Halloween is safe, spooky and sweet.

Track & Treat by Glympse (Android, iOS)

Halloween is filled will scary things, but not knowing where your trick-or-treater is should not be one of them. With the Track & Treat app by Glympse, you’ll have some peace of mind by staying connected with your kiddos. You will be able to see where they are at any time this All Hallows’ Eve via a real-time map on any device or within the Glympse app. You can also notify friends and neighbors when your kids are headed their way. You’ll feel at ease this Halloween knowing your little pirate, pumpkin or pig is having fun and safe!

Halloween Soundboard (Android, iOS)

Queue the classic horror movie shriek or Wilhelm Scream. If you embrace the scary side of Halloween and are really looking to step up your game this year, check out these apps that are sure to spook even the toughest of the tough. These Halloween soundboards include chainsaws, eerie ambiance, creaking doors, dark laughter and more. Sounds can be set on infinite loops or played at the same time, which is perfect for hosting a haunted house or just scaring those who least expect it.

Yummly (Android, iOS)

Witches brew and spider cupcakes and mummy pizza – oh my! You are guaranteed to have the spookiest and yummiest recipes this Halloween with the Yummly app. Whether you want something quick, gluten free, Asian inspired, healthy, fried or sweet, Yummly has over one million recipes for whatever your craving. Browse recipes, add recipes to your grocery shopping list, personalize your diets and more. Need Halloween themed food or drink recipes? Just search “Halloween” and get cooking!

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