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Count Down to Christmas With These 5 Free Apps

Count Down to Christmas With These 5 Free Apps

1. Advent Calendar - Bacarox

This is a simple, graphic advent calendar with separate designs for boys and girls.

You can tap to select the different sexes, then click on the dates to see that day's image.

Adding a nice touch, the calendar can be locked so the little ones can't sneak a peak at future days' pics.


http://a1458.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/e2/2e/9a/mzl.kcdzmgth.png2. Alphabet Advent Calendar - Lightwood Consultancy

Perfect for very young children, this simple alphabet-based calendar offers a new word everyday.

Simply tap on the date to view that day's word, which pops up with an appropriate image.

http://a69.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/066/Purple/v4/74/6a/ce/746acec9-f069-80a6-e27a-3717c668781d/mzl.otmcabak.png3. Binny's Advent Calendar - Binny Talib

This quirky option, from the mind of talented illustrator Binny Talib, offers charming graphics and characters, along with cute audio to match.

Scroll through the street scene to find the right date. When you click, you get adorable activities or mini-games.

If you have kids, or you're a big kid yourself, we recommend Binny's Advent Calender as a must-download.

http://a775.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/085/Purple/f6/29/b1/mzl.mvwwjlua.png4. Share Xmas Lite - METOP

Share Xmas Lite lets you create and share a personalized advent calendar from photos on your phone.

The app's design isn't fantastic, but unlike rival apps we tested, this one does work. It's suitable if you're looking for a free way to customize a calendar.

http://a1603.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/100/Purple/4f/7a/1f/mzl.hzcqypwt.jpg5. Sleeps to Christmas Lite - Christmas Countdown - Dardan Software

Finally, if your little one is too young for the advent concept, or already enjoys the "how many sleeps" premise, this app will count you down to Christmas day.

You can swipe to change the character and tap the screen to see the time until the holidays in days, hours, minutes and seconds.

via Mashable.

Published: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:36:35 +0000