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Download these five iPhone apps before New Year’s Eve

by Kate Currin

If you are reading this, so far you have survived the Mayan doomsday scenario. Congratulations! Now, get ready to party like it’s 1999 all over again with these fabulous iPhone apps perfect for surviving another New Year’s Eve night out.

Polyvore (Free)

Do you need some inspiration to find the perfect outfit for a New Year’s Eve party? Find just what you are looking for, some wardrobe inspiration that is, in the free Polyvore app for iPhone. Browse through thousands of looks created by tastemakers and fashionistas around the world. Get inspired and then create looks of your own based on fashionable pieces you own or want to buy for your big night out. The Polyvore iPhone app is definitely your answer to “What in the world am I going to wear tonight?”

PowerCam (Free)

New Year’s Eve is definitely one of those nights you want to document. Get creative with your photo taking one of the biggest party nights of the year with the PowerCam app for iPhone. Use this photo and video editing app to make real-time edits like photo splash. You can also use the app to take panoramic photos, which is perfect for catching a pretty skyline on New Year’s Eve especially if you are in an exotic location for the holiday. Don’t just post regular old photos to Facebook this New Year’s Eve, jazz up your photos up with this loaded photo app!

Mosaic by Mixbook (Free)

Looking for a fun way to document and display all your favorite photos from New Year’s Eve? The free Mosaic by Mixbook app allows users to pick 20 photos and create a fun 7-inch square photo book for $20. It is so easy and it arrives in just four days. Did you spend the evening with someone special? Send them a Mosaic to remind them of the stellar evening you shared together. This is a super clever app that is worth trying so you can document a special occasion or two…or three.

Hailo (Free)

If you plan on drinking this New Year’s Eve, leave your car at home. If you are lucky enough to live in Chicago, Boston, London, Dublin, or Toronto, you can grab a cab with the free Hailo app for iPhone. Use this savvy iPhone app to hail a taxi, find out how long until it arrives, and then even use the app to pay! You will get a receipt emailed to you for the ride. Now that is a safe and smart ride home. If you live in another city, look for one of the other smart taxi apps in the iPhone store before you head out for the evening.

Eventbrite (Free)

OMG, you still don’t have New Year’s Eve plans? Get on that, seriously, with the free Eventbrite iPhone app. Look up what is hot and happening around you this holiday season with this festive app. You can even use the app to buy tickets and check in when you arrive, no printing necessary.

Download the Appolicious Android app