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9 best mobile apps to ring in the new year

Here's how to bring some fun to your New Year's Eve using your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

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It's almost 2023. As we close the door on the current year and look towards the future, there are no chance apps are going anywhere. So why not embrace the craze and use your smartphone or tablet for some fun as you ring in the New Year? These apps are geared towards the celebration and observance of this yearly occasion and all that surrounds it. Get your ready for some tapping as the temptation to grab your phone tingles your fingers.

The New Year Countdown App

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New Year Countdown app

New Year Countdown

You may be out at a party or watching New Year's entertainment on TV, but when everyone's eyes are glued to their phone, why not join 'em? Countdown to 2023 with The New Year Countdown App. You'll be on the ball as the ball drops as the first one to know when the New Year has arrived. Works for all time zones with precise accuracy. Plus, shake your phone and see a special surprise.

New Year 2023 Fireworks 4D

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New Year 2023 Fireworks 4D

Google Play

Jazz up your screen with fireworks for the New Year. New Year 2023 Fireworks 4D is a free eye-catching app, designed to decorate your smartphone with shine and sparkle. Choose your own sounds, colors, and frequency, and turn your phone into a pint-sized live party. If it's too cold to see the outdoor displays, use your phone for a mini midnight masterpiece. (Available for Android Devices only.)

Cocktail Flow - Drink Recipes

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Cocktail Flow app for iOS and Android Devices.

App Store

For those of you who want to play bartender on the big night but not really sure how to make the perfect drink, Cocktail Flow is the app for you. This app features beautifully presented cocktail recipes with step-by-step guides. Whether you’re a novice bartender or a professional mixologist, Cocktail Flow will help you make the perfect drink for your friends and family before the clock chimes at midnight. It's available for iOS and Android devices.

Drizly: Alcohol Delivery

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Drizly app will deliver your order within an hour.


If there's any night of the year you'll want to be sure the drinks are flowing freely, it's New Year's Eve. Don't run out of champagne for toasting before the clock strikes 12. And if you're throwing a party, your guests will be less than thrilled when you start serving water instead of wine. But don't go out to replenish your supply, just tap on the free Drizly app for iOS or Android devices and your alcohol will arrive before Ryan Seacrest announces the next act.

Collage Maker - LiveCollage 

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Collage Maker app provides live collage for iOS and Android devices.

App Store

You'll be snapping pics all night, but who has time to look through them all? After you've chosen the best of the best of your besties, create a few fun collages with the free Collage Maker. Remember this New Year's with smiling snapshots of the folks you had fun with when 2023 made its debut. Share on social media after you've filtered your friends' faces and altered your album accordingly. Available for both iOS and Android devices.

Way of Life

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Way of Life app helps keep you on the straight and narrow.

Way of Life

Breaking bad habits is a resolution many of us make, but sticking to it can be stressful. With the free Way of Life app, let your smartphone keep you on the straight and narrow. Track your routines, set reminders, follow trends and triggers that make you give into your horrible habit, and more. If you can't break 'em by yourself, Way of Life will be the angel on your shoulder holding you accountable for your actions.


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Slicelife app


Staying up all night means you'll be famished before the fireworks. With all that partying, you'll need to refuel with something hot and tasty. What could be better than a savory slice of pizza as you await 2023? Use the free Slice app and find local pizzerias, coupons, and many menus to choose from. And if you pull an all-nighter, a cold slice of leftover pizza will hit the spot for breakfast. Hangover cured.

Just Dance Now

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Just Dance Now app with 700+ upbeat songs.

Just Dance Now

What's a New Year's party without a little shaking and swiveling? With the free Just Dance Now, you can take it to the dance floor from your smartphone to the screen on your TV or monitor. With more than 700+ upbeat songs and dance moves to follow along to, you'll bring in the New Year by way of boogying.

Epic Party Clicker

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Epic Party Clicker app is free.

Epic Party Clicker

If you don't want to crowd your apartment with your crew, throw a party on your smartphone with the free Epic Party Clicker and make your New Year's fest a virtual fire hazard. Keep inviting more and more "guests" to your smartphone celebration - rock band, drinks, dancing, the whole nine yards just a tap away. From flying limos to laser ice sculptures, this make-believe party will be far better than one you'd ever throw.

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