‘Tis the season for monsters, ghosts and witches. Halloween is right around the corner, and we have 10 iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone apps that are easy to use, engaging and well designed to get you into the spirit.
1. Carve-a-Pumpkin (iOS)
This app, from Parents® magazine, allows you to make jack-o-lanterns safely and knife-free. With a variety of designs and add-ons, this is a fun way to create a pumpkin without the mess of actually carving one. Add a message once you’re done to send to your friends. Download it for free here.
2. Pumpkin Ninja (iOS)
Let your ninja skills shine in this Halloween app. To play, slash pumpkins as they appear on the screen and don’t let any fall off or you’ll lose a life.
3. Halloween Photo Booth: Free Scary Monster Face Blender (iOS)
Instantly transform yourself into a scary monster this Halloween with this free, easy-to-use app. Take a photo or upload one from your photo library and then begin the transformation process. Photos can be shared with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. Download the app here.
4. Trick or Tracker (iOS & Android)
This app is for both parents and children. On one hand, it allows parents to track their children while they are out collecting candy. And for the children, it has a built-in safety compass to help point them in the direction of their house if they get lost.
5. Ghost Camera Pro (Android)
Superimpose ghosts floating around in your photos with this spooky app
6. Scare Your Friends – SHOCK! (Android)
In three easy steps, you can be crowned the top prankster amongst your friends. Choose a horrifying picture, terrifying sound and then set a time to scare your friends. For inspiration, you can check out some of the scares caught on camera, as well as download the app here.
7. Ghost Radar (Blackberry)
The Ghost Radar app is designed to detect paranormal activity by analyzing the energy in your surroundings. Of course, there are no guarantees of accuracy so this app should merely be used for entertainment purposes.
8. Halloween Pairs (Blackberry)
Based on John Carpenter’s cult movie, Halloween, this app features fascinating memory and puzzle games.
9. Halloween Makeup Tutorials (Windows Phone)
Need help with your extravagant Halloween costume? This free app for Windows Phone offers awesome makeup tutorials that will help get you into character this Halloween. Download it here.
10. Halloween Recipes (Windows Phone)
Choose from a variety of Halloween-inspired appetizers, salads, side dishes, main dishes and desserts to create the perfect spooky menu. Download the free Windows Phone app here.