Celebrate the holiday season with these fun and handy apps!
There are many ways to celebrate the holiday season. Since technology is our business, we could not let the holiday season go by without highlighting some of the best smartphone applications currently available which allows you to celebrate and plan for the holiday season.
Here’s a look at 5 applications guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit:
1) Christmas Countdown!
Can’t wait until Christmas? Counting down the days until December 25th is a popular tradition, and thanks to Christmas Countdown! now has a technology spin. This app keeps you updated on how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds there are until Christmas.
Not only does this help get you into the holiday spirit, Christmas Countdown also has unique ways of counting the days such as number of sleeps and heartbeats until Christmas.
Currently a free application, it is available for purchase on iTunes
Google Play also has a version of Christmas Countdown! that acts as a live wallpaper allowing you to personalize your phone with Christmas music and images. Click here to download the application
Already have your Christmas list done? Let your friends and family know what you want for Christmas this year with the Gifster app. Gifster is a lifetime gift registry app allowing users to save and share gift ideas with their family and friends. By inviting your friends and family to your private gift sharing group, they are able to see the gifts that you want for the holidays.
You can also instigate a Secret Santa draw and create gift lists for the holiday season.
This goes a long way towards ensuring you don’t get unexpected or unwanted socks for Christmas!
Giftster is currently available on both iTunes and Google Play.
Create fun and unique Christmas videos with the ElfYourself app. By uploading five photos of yourself, family, friends, etc. you are able to create a customized dance video and greeting that can be sent to all of your social media followers.
A great way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Currently available on iTunes and Google Play.
Create personalized Christmas cards with the help of Magicam. This photo app allows you to personalize photos taken from your phone’s camera by providing a variety of Christmas-themed frames and filters that instantly create Christmas-themed photos. The app also lets you save the photos directly on your phone and upload them to your social media accounts.
Currently available on iTunes.
5) Santa’s Bag
Feeling overwhelmed by your Christmas shopping? Do you arrive at a store and have no idea what to pick up first? Well, Santa’s Bag is a handy app that takes some of the stress out of Christmas shopping.
As a smart shopping list manager, Santa’s Bag allows you to import receipts from your purchases, set budgets, track your shopping progress, create wish lists, and much more.
Available on iTunes.
However you choose to celebrate the holiday season, these fun and creative apps help keep you connected to Christmas no matter where you are.
Courtney Rosebush is a Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Triella, a technology consulting firm specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Courtney can be reached at 647.426.1004 x 227. For additional articles, go to www.triella.com/publications. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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