Gear up for Independence Day with these fun apps

It’s that time of year again. Barbecues, fireworks, lake and beach parties await this evening as Americans celebrate the 4th of July and Independence Day. What if you want to add a little something extra to your celebrations today? We’ve got you covered with these fun Independence Day-themed apps and more!

United States Quizzle: Think you’re a US history buff? Prove it with this fun fact-packed app. With a ton of different quizzes to choose from in categories such as state capitals, flowers, nicknames, landmarks and the US Constitution and presidents, United States Quizzle can really keep you and your friends busy for quite some time. Choose a specific category to be quizzed on or a mixture of any two or more. Soon enough you’ll know for sure whether your prowess with US trivia really is as great as you think.

MASH 4th of July: For a quick dose of childhood nostalgia, MASH 4th of July is the way to go.  A popular game with kids, this app will provide a few minutes of fun for anyone in the family. Just input your answer choices into each category when prompted, watch as your choices are narrowed down by the app and enjoy the little story about how you’ll be spending your 4th of July celebrations. Good for a little laugh, this app’s a fun distraction in between your various food courses or when you just need a break from more active festivities.

iLoveFireworks Lite: Not all Americans will be in the US to celebrate on the 4th, myself included. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to enjoy your own version of fireworks. iLoveFireworks Lite is a free app that lets you do just that. Simply pick a favorite song, then tap or drag your finger across your iPhone’s touch screen to start the mini fireworks show. It might not be quite as cool as the real thing, but it’s a fun substitute. Plus, you can take your fireworks display with you wherever you go and save specific sets to enjoy again later on.

New York City 4th of July Wallpaper: If you’re a huge fan of the 4th, you’ll want to spruce up your computer to show that off. Now you can appreciate the beauty of a 4th of July fireworks display right from the comfort of your computer with this striking desktop wallpaper. Available for both PC and Mac.

There you go.  Install a selection of these apps and you’ll be set, no matter where you are in the world tonight.  Happy 4th of July, everyone!

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