It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid of missing out on all the best festive apps that are available for your smartphone. From free gifts, to sending seasonal cards, there are a multitude of ways that you can use your handset at this time of year. We take a look at some of the best that are available.
Inkly lets you design cards on your handset and send them to your loved ones in a few simple taps. The app’s interface lets you choose from several preset layouts or add your own photos to create a personalised card.
As well as images, you can scan a handwritten message into the app, or type out what you want to say in a variety of fonts, creating a unique card that can then be sent through the post for a small fee.
A brilliant festive take on one of the most popular smartphone games of recent times, Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift sees a Christmas theme being added to the mix. Your mission, feeding the main character Om Nom, remains the same with the hungry fella now being suspended on a Christmas tree.
Stockings act as portals to transport food around the screen, and everything’s decked out with stars and tinsel, with gameplay being just as addictive as ever.
More cards, with Red Stamp offering a slightly different take on the designs seen in Inkly’s app. Again, you have the option to upload your own photos, with different preset designs displaying them in different ways.
Red Stamp also allows you to deliver your cards as digital messages, adding them to texts or emails before they are sent to family and friends.
We took a look at a whole host of Santa tracker apps last year, but NORAD’s official offering remains the best one available. The app allows you to track St. Nick’s progress across the globe on Christmas Eve, so you’ll know exactly when he is set to pop down your chimney.
Along with this, you get loads of other information about the speed he’s travelling and the places he’s stopping off along the way. NORAD Tracks Santa is brilliant fun for everyone.
Apple’s Christmas app is always amongst the most popular downloads from the app store at this time of year, delivering free gifts to iOS users. Beginning on Boxing Day, the app will give you the option of downloading certain things from the App Store for free. As a taster, there’s one present available now for everyone who downloads the app – a free download of ‘No Better’ by Lorde.