It’s the most wonderful-ly stressful time of the year (that’s how that tune goes right?), whether we’re scrambling at the shops, stressing in the kitchen, bored at the Christmas bash or in need of a pick-me-up, this is a time of year when everyone could use a little help. Luckily, thanks to the age of technology, there are these fabulous portable electronic devices that exist to make our lives better and easier. So, in an effort to help the festivities run a little smoother, we’ve selected our top five must-have apps to help you survive the holidays… winter is coming!
We’ve all been there – stuck in an awkward situation that you can’t seem to get out of. Perhaps it’s a relative who’s had one glass to many or you’re having to make small talk with that old schoolmate who you weren’t actually that good friends with in the first place. Well, whatever the circumstance, Fake-A-Text provides the perfect excuse to get out of any situation. Simply send yourself an “urgent” message notification and slip away…
As we know, the holiday season tends to be a time of over-indulgence. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no problem tucking into that extra mince pie and I definitely won’t be saying no to another glass of wine. But the way I approach the holidays is in moderation, which is why MyFitnessPal is one app I’ll be using plenty. With such a comprehensive database of calorific and nutritional information, it helps me keep track of what I’m eating so I can make sure I’m making somewhat healthful choices while still enjoying myself.
May your cup never sit empty this Crimbo, and thanks to Mixology you won’t ever have to worry about that. Boasting a super comprehensive cocktail recipe book, this nifty little app will turn you into a bonafide mixologist at the next Christmas bash. From old favourites to new discoveries, Mixology is the ultimate app for the ultimate party host!
What’s Christmas without food, fun and games? Well, if you’re all sick of Monopoly and don’t fancy Twister after a full turkey dinner, my suggestion is a few rounds of Head’s Up. If you’ve ever watched Ellen Degeneres, you might be familiar with this awesome app. Choose from a selection of gameplay categories such as celebrities, animals, characters and more, hold your phone up to your head and try to guess the word on the card from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out. Oh and I didn’t even mention the best part, the front facing camera films your friends as they try to give you hints, which you can then watch over or even share online. Trust me, this game will have you all in stitches!
I am a total geek. I fully admit it – I love trivia and learning about random facts on a plethora of subjects. So, it’s fair to say that the HowStuffWorks app, is one that I really can’t do without, especially when I’m travelling, chilling out at home or simply when I have a spare moment to myself. From history and pop-culture to general knowledge, women’s issues and more, HowStuffWorks is a treasure trove of interesting articles, awesome videos and fantastic podcasts. Get ready to be a total know-it-all!