The holiday season is a time of giving thanks and goodwill. But these days can also be busy and even a little stressful. With that in mind, we put together this list of holiday apps. Some should help ease the stress this season can sometimes bring, while the other holiday apps are just plain fun. We hope they can help make your holiday season a little brighter.
Holiday Apps to Help You this Season
1. iGive Gifts Keep track of all your great gift ideas with the iGive Gifts app. This app helps you set up a shopping list and budget for the holidays. It will even search for unpurchased gifts online. Plus it allows you to store an unlimited number of gift ideas for people or events.
2. Amazon Once you know what you want to give your loved ones, you'll need to find a place to purchase it. The Amazon app makes searching for and finding the perfect gift easy. A couple of the best holiday features from Amazon include gift wrapping options and the ability to scan a package before you open it. The scanning feature only works with packages attached to your account, so it won't work on random packages.
3. Santa Call and Tracker This app is fun for your home or classroom to help inspire excitement in little ones. Kids will love checking Santa's location as he treks across the globe and they can even get a call from him.
4. Chanukah Guide
Celebrate Chanukah this year with the help of this handy app. This app includes the prayers in six different languages, tutorials, and a 30-minute timer with alerts.
5. Kwanzaa 2016
The Kwanzaa 2016 app offers images, quotes, and more all geared towards teaching us more about this holiday. The app even includes a section about the history of Kwanzaa and the basic principles.
6. Strides: Goal & Habit Tracker + Life Organizer
Come the New Year, most of us will celebrate by setting goals and New Year's Resolutions. This app helps you set goals, track your progress, and eventually achieve them. It is a great way to make sure you keep to your resolutions in 2017.
Both of these bonus apps provide fun, interactive ways to read a couple of the holiday classics. But neither are free, as both apps are $3.99 in the iTunes store. That's why we included them in the bonus section!
Have you ever used these apps? What do you think of them? What holiday apps do you enjoy? Let us know in the comments below.
About the Author Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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