It’s that time of year, when we trade the anxieties of daily life for a whole different set of pressures. From the horrors of shopping malls and interstate traffic to awkward conversations with that aunt no one wants to sit next to at the dinner table, the holidays can be a harrowing experience. To help you cope, we handpicked the 20 best apps to help you survive the season. From essential travel and cooking tools to fun ways to share photos and video chat with the fam, these are the downloads that will bring holiday cheer to your handset.
Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iOS Traveling during the holidays is stressful enough without having to worry about whether your flight is on time. FlightTrack provides users with real-time status updates for gates, delays, and cancellations at more than 5,000 airports around the world. With the app’s sharing feature, you can keep your family up to date with information about your flight through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter.