With the holiday season just around the corner, we won’t blame you if you’ve been searching high and low for the best Christmas apps for iPhone. The streets are flooded with lights and Hanukkah decorations, suggesting the countdown to Christmas has officially started. Most definitely, you wouldn’t want to be left out. From an app to help you cook a classic Christmas dinner to one for planning out gifts, there is a truckload of alluring options. We’ve put together a list of Christmas apps for iPhone. Get started and enjoy the festive season.
One of the best shopping apps around, The Christmas List has recently been updated to include a mouthful of interesting new features. The ability to tweet the days until Christmas with a simple tap will surely have the twitterati excited. Featuring custom backgrounds, avid shoppers can have their gift list synced through email. Sharing lists is a cinch – you can mail your list as an attachment to others, with changes updated automatically.
If you wish to gift a similar item to many people, just enter it once in the list, and have it assigned to multiple recipients. And that’s not all. The app lets you add popular stores and retailers too. What we like the most about the application however, is the option to track gifts by their status namely shipping, received, and wrapped.
Should you go with last year’s decorations or just shop for new lights? Well, the Christmas Decorations app will answer all such questions for you. After all, there’s nothing that can add more magic than a well-lit Christmas tree. That’s just what the high-spot of this application is. The Christmas tree decoration design feature allows you to drag ornaments over a Christmas tree and you can have a fair idea of how it can be adorned. Keeping to its name, the app offers many other unique Christmas decorations ideas and tips. Helping you not just save time, but also get your house decked up for the festivities, the application bundles in loads of interesting functions. This includes features like Xmas Tree, Xmas Gifts, Outdoor Decoration, Xmas Cards, Xmas Crafts and Xmas Crib. Step-by-step descriptions and instructions make jazzing up your home a hassle-free process.
You don’t need to be a music lover to understand how bland Christmas would be without its signature carols. That’s just one reason why we’re digging the iCaroler app and have it in our rundown of Christmas apps for iPhone. Ensuring you get into the holiday spirit with a simple tap, the application includes a line-up of the most-loved Christmas carols. And for those who find the onboard store limited, there are many cheerful holiday songs that can be purchased.
The Christmas carols in this app have festive winter scenes as their backdrop and include professional a cappella singers. The high-quality vocal recordings are in perfect harmony, only adding to the festive mood. What’s more, you can have the app connected on up to four iPhones via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
4. Christmas Greetings:
Missed sending out greeting cards to a handful of people last year? It’s understandable, given how occupied you could be during this season. The Christmas Greetings app for the iPhone takes care of most of your problems pertaining to salutations. The application is super easy-to-use and you can make the most of inbuilt Christmas greeting texts and cards. You can always choose to add your own compliments, lest you wish to personalize the standard greetings.
Opting to send your greeting either as an SMS or email, the application lets you share your project with others too. And if you must really know what is the best feature – it’s the ability to pick a photo from the gallery and have it sent as a Christmas card. Really cool, we think.
5. Jamie’s Recipes:
You know it’s Christmas when the aroma of freshly baked cookies and puddings is everywhere. And you for one, wouldn’t want to get something as important as your Christmas dinner wrong now, would you? With the Jamie’s Recipes app on your iPhone, you can rest assured of being able to prepare yummy Christmas dishes. There’s a two-day action plan for cooking up a storm as far as a classic Christmas dinner is concerned.
The application further packs in favorite recipes for the winter season and meal ideas through the Recipe Store. The store features nine finger-licking value packs, complete with recipes and videos. This includes ‘Classic Comfort Food’, ‘Tasty Tray-bakes’ and ‘10-Minute Meals’. While free taster packs should help you get started, you can also purchase extra packs.
6. Christmas Clock: Deluxe Edition:
If you’re someone who enjoys Christmas as much as we do, you’ll know why we have the Christmas Clock: Deluxe Edition app in our list of Christmas apps for iPhone. On a more serious note, the app can help you stay organized for Christmas, since it gives you a countdown of the days and hours left until the big day. Loaded with a range of classic Christmas songs and a Santa tracker, the real-time clock can be used as your main clock. Trust the Santa tracker to keep kids occupied while you get enough time at hand for your preparations. A day/night cycle, crisp sounds, animations and random snow effects – the app is fun for sure.
Games, family dinners, decorations – isn’t that what Christmas is all about? With something for everyone in the iTunes App Store, we’re hoping our pick of the six best Christmas apps for iPhone will help you make the most of this season. So are you ready to spread the cheer?