Top iPhone Apps for Celebrating New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year with the help of your iPhone

When I think of New Year's Eve, I few things come to mind: champagne, parties, and toasts, but mainly just champagne. These New Year's Eve iPhone apps will help you plan your party, compose a toast, or pick the best champagne for your festivities. I even found an app that will replicate the most popular New Year's Eve noisemakers.

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French Wines

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Find the perfect bottle of champagne for your New Year's festivities with the French Wines app ($0.99). It is from the makers of Guide Hachette des Vins, a well-renowned guide to French wines, and includes quality ratings for over 700 wines, including many different varieties of champagne. If you don’t know much about wine or champagne, the app’s useful glossary will quickly get you up to speed. 

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New Years Countdown 2014 HD

Want a quick, free app that offers a precise countdown to the changing of the year? Then try New Years Countdown 2014 HD (Free). It doesn't offer much more than a countdown clock and some firework animations when 2014 debuts, but it gets the job done.

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New Year's Noise

The New Year's Noise app ($0.99) transforms your iPhone into a noisemaker. There are a variety of noises to choose from, including a cowbell, party horn, air horn, and siren. If you just want to make a lot of noise without browsing through the menu, you can shake your iPhone to play a new sound. The Times Square backdrop is another festive touch.  

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Resolutions 2014

The New Year doesn't only bring parties and cheers and fireworks. It's also a time when many of us look to the year ahead and make resolutions about what we want to change or accomplish in that year. Resolutions 2014 (Free) can make it easy to keep track of your resolutions and whether you're achieving them. A US$1.99 upgrade removes ads and lets you track an unlimited number of resolutions.

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Simple Soiree

Planning a party for New Year's Eve? The Simple Soiree app ($1.99) includes a host of features that will make the planning process a little bit easier. You can fire off invitations right from the app, create menus and shopping lists, and manage your to-do list. The app will also track your RSVPs. Even better, you can use this app throughout the year -- not just for New Year's Eve. 

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Time Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App - 2014

Can't make it to Times Square for the huge party, but still want to feel like part of the action? Check out the Time Square Official New Year's Eve Ball app (Free). It offers a live stream of the official festivities, which includes musical performances and celebrity appearances. You can customize the display of the app for your area and, of course, watch the ball drop when the time comes.