- William Jackson+
- On December 1, 2012
Christmas is fast approaching and with it, the line up of Christmas applications is rearing their heads once again. Applefansite has your ultimate top 5 Christmas apps list for 2012!
#5. Sleeps To Christmas Lite – Christmas Countdown – Free On iTunes 11
If your excited about Christmas and are eagerly awaiting the big day to arrive, then fear not! You can now track the days until December 25th on your idevice!
Sleeps to Christmas Lite does just that, featuring a variety of lovingly drawn characters that hold up signs counting down the nights, hours, minutes and even seconds to Christmas day.
Snow falls in the background and festive songs such as Jingle Bells and Dreaming of a white Christmas play in the background.
If you shake your iPhone or iPod touch or iPad, the sleigh bell noise will ring out, what a cool feature!
The premium version of the application features, extra characters and an exclusive Christmas song “One More Sleep” that is available all year round. This application is a must have if you are a Christmas lover and you can pick it up for free in the app store.
#4. The Christmas List – $0.99 on iTunes 11
The Christmas list is an application for Christmas shoppers with extremely busy schedules and large family’s. It combines Christmas shopping organisation with a kind of diary scenario, sorting gifts into different “people categories”
You can sync Christmas lists directly via your E-mail and there is no need to re-enter the information twice. You have access to a shopping list view, allowing you to get through the stores quickly and efficiently and then assign one gift to multiple recipients if required.
Budgets are track-able per person in your list and the application has an option for password protection to stop prying eyes trying to see what there presents are. Stores can also be sorted into favorite categories, so you have access to a list of popular retailers at your fingertips.
You can import people into the app directly from your iPhone’s contacts and track gifts by status, shipping, received and tracked, as well as keeping photos of people and gifts, it even features a countdown to the big day, helping you to avoid that last minute Christmas Rush.
3. Dr Seuss Camera – The Grinch Edition – $0.99 on iTunes 11
The Dr Seuss Camera allows you to take pictures of yourself as Seuss characters and the new Grinch edition lets you take pictures aas the Grinch himself. This app is great fun for kids and allows you to personalize “Grinchmas Cards” with comical stamps, borders and classical Seussian text and these can then be e-mailed to friends and family.
The app features over 20 cards based on original artwork by Dr. Seuss and lets you take a picture of your face in the cut out or alongside the characters.
You can load images directly from your camera roll and move, rotate, scale and delete stamps to customize your cards and you can even save the cards to your photo library and e-mail them to friends and family.
The application has received several awards including 5 out of 5 stars from Appolicious and was selected as one of the best holiday apps by CNN. You can pick up the app from the link above and don’t forget to check out Oceanhouse Media, the creators of the application!
2. Santa’s Christmas Village – $1.99 On iTunes 11
Santa’s Christmas Village is a huge application and features 17 fun activities that will plunge you into the Christmas spirit and keep you (or the kids) occupied for hours. The application has everything from Mahjong, Checkers and Snowman Hangman to mind games like Word Search and Sudoku
The features of the app are all built into a village with computer painted graphics and it features over 25 Christmas songs from seasonal folk music to your favorite seasonal tunes.
You can select the game of your choice by moving around the village and pressing the screen, we have chosen 3 games to go over in this article.
- Night Before Christmas - In this game, players navigate Santa’s sleigh and the toys must be delivered on time. Once you have set off, Santa is counting on his helpers to remember the order of the world continents that the presents must be delivered to and that all the good boys and girls get the correct gifts!
- Tic Tac Toe – You are Santa, playing as the O and the elves are pitted against you playing as the X, with fun animations and a 1/2 player mode included, this is one of our favorites!
- Minesweeper – Remember the classic minesweeper? Well this is a different version with you having to avoid opening presents with clothes in them… lets face it, who wants clothes for Christmas!
Santa’s Christmas village is a great application for all the family and will keep you busy for hours on those cold winter nights in-front of the fire! Check out the link above to get the app and pay a visit to EnsenaSoft, the app’s creators!
1. Cards – By Apple – Free On iTunes 11
The cards app, a free application by Apple, lets you create greetings cards, personalized by your own text and photos directly from your camera roll. You can choose from dozens of pre-made designs including 6 new holiday themes and then customize it with a personal message or photo.
You can send multiple cards at once, selecting up to 12 recipients, personalizing each card in a different way and then sending them individually to your friends or family.
The card can show exactly where the photo was taken by using the GPS date within the photo but only if it was added at the time the photo was taken. Cards also features designs from eight holiday occasions including Holiday, Thank You, Baby, Birthday, Love, Travel and Mother’s Day.
Cards can be sent within the United States for $2.99 and anywhere else in the world for $4.99, that’s no different from going to the shop and buying a Christmas card for whoever your sending it to and this app covers postage costs to, a truly great way to save at Christmas
In the US cards delivered to an address will automatically notify your iPhone or iPad of delivery via the US Postal Service Intelligent Mail bar-code giving you piece of mind that your card has arrived safely to the correct address.
You can grab Cards via the link above, and you can also find out more information from Apples Website
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