The Festive Mac: More iDevice Christmas apps

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Check out this collection of more new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps to help you get the most from the holiday on your iOS device.


Countdown to Christmas Holiday Puzzles

With “Countdown to Christmas – Holiday Puzzles” you stroll through Santa’s Village to open rib-tickling picture puzzles. Each puzzle contains four levels of difficulty to challenge the young and young-at-heart. When complete, the puzzles become interactive scenes with animations and sounds that bring them to life.

Countdown to Christmas

The app includes custom recordings of 12 classic holiday melodies that set a festive tone for the holidays. “Countdown to Christmas – Holiday Puzzles” contains 24 Illustration from Kersten Brothers’ Studios, who have been making people laugh for 30 years.

Countdown to Christmas iPad

Price: $1.99

Product [Countdown to Christmas – Holiday Puzzles]

iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

hristmas Gifts List 2.0Christmas Gifts List 2.0

Adamcode’s Christmas Gifts List 2.0 is the latest version of one of the hottest Christmas shopping apps for the iPhone and iPod touch featuring an updated Retina display interface with animated falling snow and lights. During the 2009 holiday season, Christmas Gifts List climbed to #1 in Paid Productivity downloads and the Top 100 in Overall Paid downloads.

Christmas Gifts List allows shoppers to input wish lists and budgets for everyone on their holiday shopping list and keep an eye on how close to those budgets they are getting as they check off purchased items. This sensitive information can be protected by a PIN number to keep snooping kids and spouses from spoiling their holiday surprises.

Christmas Gifts List wraps up all of this in a playful winter-themed interface that now features animated falling snowflakes and blinking Christmas lights.

The app takes full advantage of iOS 4’s new capabilities, including multitasking, and another update is already on the way that includes the ability to backup and restore gifts data via email.

Price: $0.99.

Product [Christmas Gifts List]

Slika 1.0

Webvision Internet Services, LLC. announces Slika for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Slika enables anyone to create professional looking finished pictures and cards that they will be proud to show off to family and friends. Users have the options to save, email and print their creations to share. Perfect for the photography hobbyist, scrapbooker, parent or child.

Slika will allow anyone to create professional looking finished results with their photos. The main inspiration behind Slika was the desire to enable anyone to easily create their own cards and add a fun, creative touch to their own images using just their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Slika also takes advantage of the new print feature by allowing users to print their own cards and pictures.

Slika for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

There are many themed templates featured in Slika including harvest and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and various boy/girl themes. Crop images to create an artistic effect and add personalization to wish friends a happy holiday season. More templates to be added for even more choices including the ability to create shower and birthday invites. We are super excited with the endless possibilities Slika offers anyone who wants more from their photographs.

Price: $2.99

Product [Slika]

Christmas Wish for the iPhoneChristmas Wish

Christmas Wish allows users to compose and organize the things they have on their wish list.

With this easy to use application users can add a name, price, location, website or detailed notes about the objects of your desire. Take a photo to help the user, or those they would like to share their gift idea with, to remember the exact details.

Christmas Wish also allows users to make lists of gift ideas for friends and family. Create a Wish List and quickly file them into customized categories. The Wish Lists can be labeled with included icons or a photos from the personal photo library.

Social networks are included so the user can make sure everyone or just a few know the Christmas list they have. An option exists to broadcast the cool things they are looking for on Twitter, Facebook, or send that long list of holiday wishes to their closest friends and family through email.

They can even send their wish list directly to Santa himself!

Price: $0.99

Product [Christmas Wish]


CodeArtists’ iMagicSanta is an iPhone, iPod and iPad app, available for download in Apple’s App Store in Entertainment category. iMagicSanta enchants you with an authentic Christmas atmosphere. It takes you from a freezing cold winter night to a warm and friendly Christmas Story house, where you can interact with the rich decorations and compose a Wish List for Santa.


Santa immediately takes off on a cold ride and delivers the wishes directly to your Email inbox. This year, the wishes will be composed in a true Christmas spirit as your loved ones will get immersed in the warm atmosphere created by rich illustrations and genuine sound effects.

Price: $0.99

Product [iMagicSanta]

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Moving Tales has released a Christmas special app, a full color 3D animated telling of the classic American Christmas poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. This innovative and richly detailed animated app presents the classic poem as you have never seen it.

Sharing much of the rich feature set of their innovative and very successful ‘Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross’ app, the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ let’s the user enjoy lovingly detailed three dimensional characters including St Nicholas, the Father, sleeping children, reindeer and mice; a stunning hybrid style of animation combining line work, textures and 3D animation; the user can choose from one of three professionally recorded voices; the app includes film calibre music and sound effects; the user can record their own voice reading the poem to be played back with the sound effects and music; and many wonderful animated surprises, including a hilarious one minute intricately choreographed St Nicholas delivering gifts in a home dance routine.

Night Before Christmas

Price: $1.99

Product [Twas the Night Before Christmas]


Colorado based Riptide Games announces the release of iLookChristmas for iPhone and iPod touch devices. iLookChristmas is a free app that lets users add a holiday theme to any of their photos.


Users can turn anyone in their pictures into Santa, Elves, Reindeer or snowman in addition to many other items available to make their photos more festive. Completed pictures can then be shared with family via Facebook, Twitter, email or saved to the device photo album for later.

iLookChristmas also includes the upgrade pack store, where users can purchase item packs from all the other apps in the iLook App series. With this anyone can make zombie snowmen, gangsta Santas, princess elves and more.

As with all iLook Apps, iLookChristmas runs on any iOS device, and takes advantage of the retina display on the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch devices. They also take advantage of both the front and rear cameras when available or any photos already saved on the device.

iLookChristmas 1.4.1 is an ad supported free app and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

Price: $0.99

Product [iLookChristmas]

Super Dance ChristmasSuper Dance Elf Christmas

iPhone users worldwide will be able to add to Santa’s elf army this year thanks to a new app called Super Dance Christmas. The new app from Acme Mobile Products, Inc. allows any iPhone user to the place head photos of friends, family members or even pets on a selection of hilarious elf characters who dance throughout a holiday video that can be shared with other iPhone users or thru emails.

The Super Dance Christmas app lets iPhone users make and save as many elf dancers as they want. Elf personalities include: Super Dance Christmas Elf, Reggae Reindeer and Miss Merry Christmas and a giggly Girl Elf. Because it is for use specifically with the mobile iPhone, users don’t need to upload saved photos from a computer like other holiday apps require. Simply snap a photo with an iPhone, or upload a saved iPhone photo to the Super Dance Christmas app – a quick crop to the oversized head on the tiny body and the new elf-like characters spring to life with all their holiday hoopla.

Price: $0.99

Product [Super Dance Elf Christmas]

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