The holidays are always the most stressful time for me. If I could measure my holiday stress with buckets for my tears, there'd be enough water for a full-functioning well. I learned that the best way to curb my anxiety about getting everything done is to get organized and use tools that help increase efficiency. And fortunately, with the world we live in today where smartphones are our saviors, there are a heaping of apps in the iTunes App Store that can aid in getting it together. In this week's Free App Friday, I try to solve your holiday stress issues -- and, well, mine -- with a list of helpful apps.
We've had a few themed price drops lately, but this week there doesn't appear to be any overwhelming consistency, so we decided to bring you the best random price drops. It's a little of this and a little of that. A little something to share and to make your season bright.
The holidays are here and you know what that means: going crazy trying to remember everyone on your Christmas card list. While Apple has made it easy for iOS users to turn their personal photos into holiday cards with the Cards app, it's still got a slim collection of templates that needs a little more polishing. Here are three free apps that basically offer the same services as the Cards app, though bear in mind that these apps do eventually charge you to send off physical greeting cards to your loved ones.
The first of December is here, and while your neighbors may have already overdone it with the Christmas decorations, you might want to join in on the holiday fun. With a few free applications, you can bring the cheer to your desktop with holiday lights, a festive background, and a serene snowfall screen saver. Read on to find out how!
It's Fourth of July weekend! And you know what that means: the only reason you're reading this right now is because you're stuck in traffic and Maclife.com was the first site you thought of to check while moving a miserable 5 miles per hour. Well, here you go: four free iOS apps to keep you groovin' through Independence Day weekend -- and do spare a few minutes this weekend to remember your Founding Fathers.
News flash: Mother's Day is Sunday. Yeah, this Sunday. Just a couple days away. Flowers are crazy expensive this time of year, ridiculously so, and they don't show a lot of creativity either. But don't freak; you still have time to get your mom a little somethin', and once again the Internet is here to help.
With Easter only days away and family inevitably bearing down for a delicious homemade dinner, there can be only one concern: what iOS apps can make things a bit better?
This probably isn't the right question to be asking.
Still, in the interest of procrastination, we were able to find 10 nifty apps to help get you in the Easter spirit, fight with ninja bunnies, locate undead bunnies, easily craft a nifty Easter card to share with friends and family, make the perfect egg Martha Stewart-style and find out exactly when Easter will fall in coming years.
If you're like me, you've grown weary of the various traditional holiday celebrations. Battling consumers at the mall to secure a present the recipient will most likely return on December 26, is an exercise in masochism.
Luckily, there is a holiday that understands our frustration with the growing consumerism of traditional holiday celebrations, Festivus.
With iPhoto's new card and calendar making feature, it's pretty easy to make a last minute keepsake for relatively cheap, and without having to don your parka and head out to the store or post office. But, sometimes it can be a little tricky getting started on the crafting process, so we put together a few quick tips for making some holiday cheer with iPhoto '11.
As initial sales reports begin to trickle in for the hundreds of retails across the holiday from the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Apple seems poised to post some pretty big numbers according to various analysts. According to their reports, the iPad and MacBook Air seem to be going hand in hand in flying off the shelves.