The holidays are always filled with celebrations – feasts with family, parties with friends, and an endless string of other social gatherings. It is the time of the year when everyone deserves to kickback, relax, and spend time with the people they care most about.
With the rapidly growing number of apps available on the Windows Phone Apps+Games Store, you can find the perfect app that will make even the usual ‘partridge in a pear tree’ more alive and festive.
Holiday Photos & Selfies
Capture precious holiday moments, create personalized Christmas cards and customize your favorite Christmas photo with the custom built filter effects to transform your special moments into works of art. Below is a list of apps that will let you do this and more.
- Christmas 2013 is a free photography app that helps you capture precious holiday moments and create your custom Christmas Cards using original frames. It also allows you to share these cards on your preferred social network with ease.
- Nokia Cinemagraph, is a free app that magically creates a blend of photo and movie-like animation, creating pictures that seem almost alive. It animates an area of your picture with enchanting results.
- Instagram does not need an introduction. Customize your photos with one of several custom built filter effects and transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.
Food & Fit
The holidays have also become a reason for a lot of us to indulge a little more; an excuse to help ourselves to another slice of cake, another glass of wine, or an extra hour of sleep. However, it is good to have a treat once in a while. With these apps, you can worry less about getting off track with your goals and enjoy the holiday festivities.
- MyFitnessPal is a beautifully designed and effective fitness app. It allows you to keep a track of calorie intake and helps you control your weight. With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over 3,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, this is one of the most extensive apps on the store.
- Alcometer is a free app on windows store that lets you determine your blood alcohol level (BAC) easily. It provides readings based on alcohol content, the glass size and the time of the taking of all drinks, which are completely customizable.
*You may not use this app to determine your driving ability! The BAC level is determined by a modified Widmark formula and thus provides only a rough
Gifts & Games
In this time of giving, browse through the largest selection of games on offer.
- Christmas Hunt is an adventure game set across the city. A simple game for toddlers and young children to help Santa and his reindeer find Christmas items just by tapping on Cookies, Presents, Ornaments, Bells, Snowman, Stockings, Wreaths, and Christmas Trees.
- Angry Gran Run is a fun game for everyone. Run, jump, dash and slide over and around tons of different and WACKY obstacles to save Granny has been locked away in the Angry Asylum in this crazy new endless running game! Angry Gran Run is also one of the best free 3D running game!
If you are staying away from your family or want to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones who stay away from you, you need not worry. With these functional apps, you can not only stay connected with them, but also share your joy and celebrate Christmas.
- Skype is an amazing app that allows you to make free Skype to Skype video and voice calls as well as send instant messages to friends and family around the world.
- WhatsApp is a smart messenger uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. You no longer have to worry about the cost of sending and receiving messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.