The holidays are swiftly approaching, and as you prepare for everything from Halloween to Christmas, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Smartphone apps entertain us and make our lives easier on a daily basis, but especially around the holidays. This holiday season, download these five apps to help you survive the hustle and bustle between November and the New Year:

find my iPhone app for iPhone and iPad

Find my iPhone helps you locate your gadget should you accidentally leave it somewhere.

Find My iPhone
Any iPhone user should already have this application, and if you don’t, you need to head to the app store now. Find My iPhone is a personal arsenal for your misplaced device. It can show you on a map where your phone is, will have your phone blast a sound at full volume, even if set to silent, to help you find it buried in a sofa, and can even self-destruct personal data, protecting you should someone steal your phone. With the business of the holiday season, it’s easy to leave your phone behind, and mobile-gadget theft is at an all time high, making it the perfect time to download this app.

Shop Savvy
When it comes to holiday sales, price comparing online and in-store can get a bit overwhelming. Shop Savvy is an app that gives you the power to scan the barcode of an item in-store and instantly see an online price comparison.

For the savvy traveler, travel apps are already a known asset. Kayak’s app helps you compare multiple travel sites at once so that you don’t have to go to multiple webpages just to book your holiday abroad.

Angry Birds Seasons
Angry Birds is the most popular game app around, and these fowl friends know how to beat the pigs year-round with their seasonal app. From Halloween to Christmas and more, the birds get festive in the seasonal version of their already wildly popular game. Use it to make a long flight seem shorter, as a moment’s reprise in the bustling mall, or just to help keep the kids at peace whilst you check out at a store.

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