The great thing about the App Store phenomenon is that you do not have to plan in advance for every little thing you do. You can quickly get into the moment with just a swipe of the finger and a quick app purchase. Halloween is quickly approaching, so here, sort of last-minute, are six ideas for iOS apps that can get you into the spirit of celebrating this years All Hallows Eve:
Create a Zombie Avatar: Make A Zombie (Free Universal). Just for the day, you can update your online avatar to something a little different, a little spookier. While not quite a true avatar creation utility, the Make A Zombie app has plenty of different faces and combinations to choose from that are fitting for a Halloween-styled look. There are plenty of additional theme packs available via in-app purchases if you really want to stand out.
Home Theater Scary Noises: Halloween Sound Shelf ($0.99 iPhone, Free iPad). Consider hooking up your iOS device to your home theater this year via AirPlay mirroring and produce some truly scary noises for your trick-or-treat visitors to enjoy. With 40 different sound effects and four different background music tracks, you should be all set for the evening. Using your iPhone as a remote, you can even time the sound effects to produce the maximum scare opportunity.
Disguise your Voice: Voices 2 ($1.99 iPhone). Nothing says Halloween like a personalized scary voice. With 21 different voice-enhancing sound effects to choose from, you can create a personalized message for just about any occasion. Add this to your collection of scary sound effects and you will have a haunted-sounding house.
Dress up your Fingers: FingerFace ($0.99 iPhone, $1.99 iPad). You do not have to find a costume for yourself this year — you can just disguise your fingers so nobody recognizes them. With over 200 different faces, costumes and hair styles to choose from, you should have no problem showing off your favorite digits.
Make a Scary Face: Comic Touch ($2.99 iPhone). Creators of a favorite Mac app of mine for many years, Plasq, has developed a quick little utility for the iPhone that can distort your face in no time at all. If you are looking for a little more control, consider stepping up to their Universal app called Comic Life.
Check for Ghosts: Ghost O Meter (Free Universal). Not to be taken too seriously, the Ghost O Meter can help you find out who has the deadliest costumes this Halloween. If monsters are more your sort of thing, consider Monster Meter instead. Either way, have fun deciding who is the scariest one of all.
Plan on making an impression this Halloween, and do so by learning a new trick or two with your iOS device. It will sure to be a treat for those you share with.