7 apps to download before the Christmas season
Inkly is a free app for both Android and iOS users, that allows you to add photos, or even upload your own handwritten message or signature to your Christmas card’s, directly from your smartphone or tablet. The app features over 3,000 designs to choose from, as well as same day printing and postage on every card ordered by noon. For £2.99 and 49p first class postage, you can’t go wrong.
Manage Christmas is a free app for iPhone users that offers easy management of your Christmas shopping. The app allows you to set a target budget whether that be an overall budget or budgets given to each individual recipient and then calculates how much you have left after each purchase you add in. In addition, the app also offers a handy idea’s section for those you’re struggling to find a gift for.
Elf yourself is a free app for iOS and Android devices that allows you to upload up to five faces which are put onto singing and dancing elves. You can then choose from a range of free or paid themes, depending on what get’s your feet moving…
Perfect Christmas Dinner
Cooking for the family at Christmas can be quite a challenge, which is why the professional tutors at Ashburton Cookery School created a free app for iOS devices, full of expert guidance. The app includes over 25 step-by-step video recipes covering Christmas Canapés, Main Courses, Accompaniments, Puddings and Drinks, plus tools such as a shopping list maker and a menu list to help you get organised.
Secret Santa Tombola
Perfect for the Office Secret santa, the free tombola app allows you to find a gift whilst sticking to your budget. Simply select your chosen gender, pick the type of gift you’re looking for from ‘Cheeky’, ‘Fun’ or ‘Cute’ and then add your budget. Spin the tombola and view the recommended gift, buy instantly online or spin again if it’s not right for you.
Christmas Radio is a free app for both Android and Apple users that allows you to connect over WiFi and cellular networks, and get in the Christmas spirit with hits from over 50 unique stations, including a station that broadcasts directly from the North Pole.
Finally, StreetLink is a free app for Android and iOS devices that provides a way for members of the public to inform local authorities about rough sleepers in their area and help get them off the streets. Over the last year there have been almost 11,000 alerts to local services, and StreetLink has directly helped 4,000 rough sleepers in the first year since its launch.