Ring in 2013 with your smartphone

News Stacy Warden 09:17, Dec 31 2012

Here's a list of the best iPhone and Android apps to help you make the most of New Year's Eve

2013 is just hours away, are you freaking out yet? Whether you've been prepping for weeks or you haven't got a clue how to spend the evening, it doesn't matter. Your phone has it all covered. From drinking apps to safety apps and a few festive picks between, we've rounded up the best of 'em. 

Stay safe 

First thing's first; before you head out for a glitz n' glam night on the town, make sure you've got everything covered. How will you get home after all the bourbon and bubbly? You'll be hard pressed to find a designated driver at the last minute, but you can always rely on a taxi service app. And what happens if things go terribly amiss and you need a doc in a pinch? Thankfully, there's an app for that, too. 

Read: Apps to help you stay safe on New Year's Eve

Get your drink on

OK, now that we've got the safety stuff covered, it's time to really let loose. Looking for a perfect punch recipe for tonight's party? Or would you rather stroll up to the bar and order like a cocktail connoisseur? Hell, maybe you're already three sheets to the wind and ready to completely embarrass yourself with a ridiculous round of drinking games. There's no judging here, Bottoms up!

Read: Ditch the PBR and sling back a little something proper with these boozy apps

Let the countdown begin 

Well, it's getting late at this point and that ball is well on its way to dropping. Go grab yourself a countdown app to make sure you don't miss a beat. We've even found you a virtual noisemaker and an app that predicts your 2013 fortune, for good measure. As for a hot date to kiss when the clock strikes 12, you're on your own there. 

Read: Countdown to 2013 with these iPhone and Android apps 

 

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