It’s November, so we imagine that like us you’re starting to panic about how little you’ve done to prepare for Christmas. Don’t worry, though, we’ve put together a list of great apps and Techscheme products that will help you get ready. At Techscheme you can save up to 12% off your National Insurance contributions on every product, thanks to our fantastic employee benefits.
No One Left Behind
In the lead-up to Christmas, you’re busy thinking about all the people you need to get things for, and all those online orders you’ll desperately be hoping arrive on time.
Fortunately, the Deliveries Package Tracker app is a godsend. It’s a single app that lets you input all your delivery tracking info, from multiple different couriers and in different countries if need be. Hundreds of services that let you track packages are covered, including the biggies like Amazon, UPS, eBay and the Royal Mail. It’s free on Android although an iOS version will only set you back a mere £3.99.
Of course, not everybody makes the gift list, however, there’ll be plenty of extended family and old friends on your Christmas card list to cater for. Inkly Cards lets you design your own bespoke cards, complete with a handwritten message if you fancy, before printing them and sending them off to your adoring recipients. Order them before noon and they’ll be posted the same day. The app is free on iOS and Android, although the cards themselves cost money.
It’s always hard to keep track of all the people you’ve got to buy for, and how much money you’re shelling out. When Christmas rolls around the temptation to panic buy and deal with the aftermath in January is almost overwhelming.
That’s where these cracking little apps come in. Santa’s Bag works for iOS and it lets you input all the people you’ve got to get presents for, then lets you track what you’ve got them, and how much you’ve spent on them. Christmas Gift List for Android does much the same thing and they’ll both let you set budgets per person and a total for everyone – and they’re free to download. They won’t keep track of how much you’re saving by buying through Techscheme – that can be our little secret.
You’re going to want to keep an eye on the time as the days go by: an app like Dreamdays Countdown can do that for you on iOS and Android. A gentle little countdown app that’ll let you know how long you’ve got to a big occasion.
Of course, keeping track of time is important when you’re trying to stay organised, so a smart watch like the Withings Activite could be a lifesaver. The watch, which comes with a choice of various straps and finishes, keeps track of your movement and fitness data for you through an app and it’s available with savings of up to £38.40 at Techscheme, depending on the model you choose.
Fit for Feasting
Speaking of keeping fit, Christmas is one of those times when we’re all aware that we’re going to be adding a few inches to the waistline. If you’re like us, you might want to get in shape beforehand to make sure you don’t feel like Jabba the Hutt come January.
That’s where items like the Activite and the Withings Smart Scales come in handy. The incredible WS-60 scales can tell you everything about your body, and it’s scarily accurate. It measures your BMI, weight, body fat, water percentage, muscle and bone mass and it can even keep track of your heart rate. It sends all the data to a companion app that you can then use to set and track fitness goals. A perfect addition to a pre-Christmas fitness regime and you can save £18 on it with Techscheme.
Achieving that pre-Christmas waistline isn’t the only food-related organisation you need to be ready for the festivities. It’d be handy if you knew how to make a full dinner, or just some tasty seasonal treats. That’s where these two apps come in for iOS and Android. They’re both called Christmas Recipes and they do what they say on the tin. They provide a whole host of yuletide treats for you to prepare the family. Or just for yourself, we won’t tell anyone.
|Withings Activite Saphire||£320.00||£38.40|
Withings Smart Scales
|Withings Activite Pop||£119.95||£14.39|
Those are just a few apps, items and general tips to help you keep the run up to Christmas stress-free. While you’re looking for gifts why not have a browse at Techscheme where we have a large range of cool tech products just waiting to be smartly wrapped. To take advantage of Techscheme and our employee benefits and savings, you’ll need your employer to sign up. There are benefits for them too, so you might as well ask them to take a look.