Best New Year's 2013 celebration apps for iPhone

As we head into the year 2013, you're probably finalizing your plans for New Year's Eve, but have you considered how you're going to use your iPhone during the celebration? Whether you're going out for a night on the town, attending a house party, or staying home, we have rounded up some iPhone apps that will help you ring in the new year.

New Year's Live

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New Year's Live an app by EarthCam that present exclusive webcams of New Year's 2014 celebrations live around the world, including Time Square in New York City. The cameras include audio so you can hear countdowns from the crowd and cheers and noise as the clock strikes midnight. New Year's Live also includes a photo booth that lets you have fun taking pictures with New Year's Eve costume pieces, a Party Box for making noise at midnight, and more.


New Year's Eve and alcohol go hand-in-hand, but driving does not fit into that equation -- and that's where Uber comes in. With Uber, you can request a taxi, classic black sedan, or SUV to pick you and your friends up. The app is super easy to use, even in a drunken state, and the fare will automatically be charged to your credit card at the end of the ride so that you have one less thing to think about.

Mixology/Mixologist Drink & Cocktail Recipes

Staying home and hosting a party instead hitting the town? Then Mixology or Mixologist will help you be the best bartender ever. It features thousands of recipes and a liquor cabinet feature that filters drinks that you can make based on the ingredients you have on hand. The difference between the free version, Mixology, and the paid version, Mixologist, is that Mixologist also includes a custom drinks feature, more ways to choose random drinks, and no ads.

2012 QUIZ

2012 QUIZ is a trivia game about this past year including topics ranging from the Grammy Award, the Olympics, hurricane Sandy, Music, Movies, and more. The free version includes a smaller set of questions as a way to allow you to try before you buy, and the $2.99 upgrade unlocks more than 200 questions, a score sheet, and strips away the ads. 2012 Quiz is a great way to have some fun during a New Year's party... you could even turn it into a drinking game!

Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App - 2013

In America, the place to be on New Year's Eve is Times Square in New York City, but very few of us actually get to be there and instead watched the yearly Ball Drop on our televisions. Well, now you can watch from your iPhone as well! With the Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App - 2013 you can participate in the festivities by submitting your own photos (that may be featured on the Toshiba Vision screen atop Times Square, directly below the Ball), send New Years Eve ecards, and watch live streaming of the evens in Times Square.

Your favorite New Year's Eve celebration app?

Are there any other apps you plan to use this New Year's Eve? We want to know about them! If you pick any of these ones up, let us know what you think!

Happy New Year!

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.