Top 10 Holiday ‘Must Have’ Apps – A Survival Guide

If you’re like us, you bring your tablet or phone with you everywhere you go. And as you make your way through your day, there are apps you can’t imagine living without. From listening to music, to deciding where to eat, to joining an online meeting in a taxi, we depend on our apps as our lifelines, our organizers and our source of a well-deserved break.

With the holiday season in full swing, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite apps that we think you should have loaded to help keep you sane during the busiest season of the year.

Our Must Have Apps for the Holidays:

FlightTrack (iOS / Android) – If you’re traveling during the holidays, FlightTrack is a must. Use this app to keep track of family travel plans, bad weather, the ski report, and more. Don’t leave home without it!

Mixologist (iOS / Android) – Have a party to host and not the slightest idea how to play bartender? Sick of making the same boring drinks for guests? Enter Mixologist. Wired calls it “arguably the most fully featured app for any libation situation” and we have to agree.

Pinterest (iOS / Android) – We absolutely love their new secret boards. They’re great for shopping online and collecting gift giving ideas. All you have to do is click the photo and you’ll go straight to the store. It’s also great for gathering recipes.

TripIt (iOS / Android) – This app helps you eliminate travel madness. Just hit forward and it turns all your flight, hotel and rental car confirmation emails into simple, mobile travel itineraries.

Slice (iOS / Android) – If you’re an online shopper, you’ve got to get Slice. With this awesome app, you can save money, get organized and track your packages. It’s free and convenient and we simply can’t live without it.

MyFitnessPal (iOS / Android) – We all love to eat during the holidays. But this app keeps us in check! Keep track of how much you’re really eating and exercising so you can still fit into that fancy New Year’s outfit.

GoToMyPC (iOS / Android) – The GoToMyPC app lets you instantly access all of your computers from your tablet or phone. With anytime access to your files, programs and network, working from home during the holiday season has never been easier. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but it’s pretty awesome.

GoToMeeting (iOS / Android) – The GoToMeeting app lets you host meetings from your tablet. You can view shared slide presentations, creative concepts, spreadsheets and reports – all from the comfort of your own home or wherever your travels take you. Visiting family for the holidays? This app makes sure you don’t miss anything while you’re away from your desk.

CS Product Reviews (iOS) – This app recommends the best reviewed products. Browse over 400 categories to get gift ideas. And when you’re in a store, simply scan a barcode to see the reviews and best pricing online.

RedLaser (iOS / Android) – Here’s another great barcode scanner, shopping assistant and QR code reader all in one app. It’s a must for checking that you have the best deal in town on those big purchase items.

Leave us a comment and let us know what apps you can’t live without.