Top 5 Apps for a Very ‘Appy’ Easter

Easter Sunday is hopping upon us quickly, with just days left for you to plan that perfect menu, dye those two dozen eggs, remember why you bought that 10lb chocolate bunny, and do it all without forgetting the reason for the season.  Feeling overwhelmed?  Don’t.  There’s an app for that…

Well, maybe not the chocolate bunny.  But we’ve got you covered on the rest with our top 5 Easter apps.

  1. Epicurious, BigOven and are the best cooking apps for your Easter meals.  All three are free and great resources, with hundreds of recipes to choose from, easy search tools, shopping lists and even ideas for leftovers if you find yourself needing to deliciously and slyly transform Easter brunch into Easter dinner.
  2. Nothing says Easter more than dyed Easter eggs, and no one does arts-and-craft better than Martha Stewart.  So the $.99 you’ll spend on her Egg Dyeing 101 is money well worth it.   The app features 101 eggs in 20 different categories that you can download or print a template for to build your own, with step-by-step instructions and video manuals included too.  The less arts-and-crafts inclined can try the Dress Eggy app for free and decorate their virtual egg with patterns, icing designs, backgrounds and fonts, and then send the decorated egg as a virtual Easter postcard.
  3. For a reminder of the religious history behind your Easter celebrations, enhance your Android with the free Easter Cross Live Wallpaper app that displays a crucifix against customized backgrounds.  Or, on your iPhone, choose among a variety of religious readings with the Not by Bread Alone: Daily Meditations for Lent 2011 app that also allows you to save and share your favorites through email.
  4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Special Easter Edition app is another way to celebrate with an iconic Easter symbol, the bunny.  The $.99 app turns “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” into an Easter-themed tale by adding an Easter egg to each black-and-white illustration.  Kids, or the young at heart, can color the illustrations themselves, or  just drag the Easter egg to a designated “hidden” object on the page to reveal the illustration’s full-color version.
  5. For fun and games, test your Easter knowledge with the 150 Easter-themed questions at Easter Quizzle.  And then share your Easter knowledge, or just good wishes, with friends using the free Easter Scratch card maker. You can customize your lottery-style scratch-off card with personal photos and then share it on Facebook, Twitter or email it to non-iPhone users who can use their computer mouse to virtually scratch their Easter card.