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Appy Holi! Enjoy the festival with these mobile apps

Last updated on: March 27, 2013 09:11 IST

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Nitin Sreedhar and Abhik Sen


The festival of colours is a time for fun and frolic. Why not make the day even more fun with some free apps on your phone? Check these out.

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Image: Revellers blow coloured cornflour powder as they take part in the Holi festival.
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[+]Lockscreen Style

Allows you to choose from at least 13 canvas styles to add that special something to your lock screen wallpaper.

Club your favourite Holi pictures into one on a canvas. You can also add colour, text or image shape elements. Available for Windows Phone.

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Happy Holi Theme

Even a corporate warrior needs time off. Get into the mood for fun with this theme where coloured eggs, chocolates and hearts represent your phone's charge or signal strength. Get it for your BlackBerry.

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Indian Sweets Recipes

What is Holi without the mithai? This app will tell you how to make gulab jamun and gajar ka halwa without breaking into a sweat.

With the many recipes at hand, this could well be your "sweetest" Holi. Available for BlackBerry.

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Photosynth

Use this panorama app to capture your Holi festivities 360 degrees, vertically and horizontally, to stitch a 'sphere'.

Click the panorama and share it on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure your phone has a gyroscope. Available for Windows Phone.

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WaterCam

You might run out of water this Holi, but WaterCam certainly won't. This simple, no-nonsense app makes the viewfinder look as if it were underwater.

Numerous waves and ripples splash across your screen as you click photos, which look submerged under water. Available for Windows Phone.

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Gaana

This cross-platform app lets one stream their favourite song anywhere across the globe.

Search across 25 languages to find the song your friend is murdering in his bhang-induced stupor. Hopefully, the soothing notes will shut up your high-spirited friend.

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Lomogram

Lomogram is your photo editing app this Holi. With 42 filters, 72 lightening effects and 49 frame designs, this is one would make your Holi clicks look impeccable.

And, you can share them on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr as well. Available for Windows Phone.

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Pacemaker (Free Trial)

What is Holi without a little bit of song and dance? Now you can play the resident DJ with just your phone.

Go on, get into the groove and scratch those scorching tracks. The fully functional trial for BlackBerry is valid for two weeks

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Bollywood Music

Be the life of your Holi party with this music app. Play tracks from your favourite Bollywood flicks and sing along as the app shows lyrics to the songs as well.

The best thing about the app is the option to make your own ringtone by cropping and saving your favourite part of the song. Available for Windows Phone.

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Saregama WorldSpace Radio

Wouldn't it be just perfect if you could relax after a day of revelry with a soothing ghazal while you nurse that drink?

Turns out, you can with this nifty app - a boon for patrons of the erstwhile satellite radio service.

The app features nine languages and genres and is perfect for those who want to enjoy their radio sans ad breaks. Available for BlackBerry 10.


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