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8 apps to ring in the new year

Here's how to bring some fun to your New Year's Eve

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It's almost 2019. As we close the door on the current year and look towards the future, there's no chance apps are going anywhere. So why not embrace the craze and use your smartphone for some fun as you ring in the New Year? These apps are geared towards 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

You may be out at a party or watching the New Year's entertainment on TV, but when everyone's eyes are glued to their phone, why not join 'em? Countdown to 2019 with the $0.99 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 Fireworks 2019

New Year Fireworks 2019

Jazz up your screen with fireworks for the New Year. New Year Fireworks 2019 is a $0.99 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 party. If it's too cold to see the outdoor displays, use your phone for a mini midnight masterpiece.

Drizly: Alcohol Delivery

Drizly

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 and your alcohol will arrive before Ryan Seacrest announces the next act.

Photo Collage Creator

Photo Collage Creator

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 Photo Collage Creator. Remember this New Year's with smiling snapshots of the folks you had fun with when 2019 made its debut. Share on social media after you've filtered your friends' faces and altered your album accordingly.

Way of Life

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.

Slice

Slicelife

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 2019? 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

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 400 upbeat songs and dance moves to follow along to, you'll bring in the New Year by way of boogying.

Epic Party Clicker

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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