Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!

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Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!

With Christmas mere days away, it's not too late to turn to the world of apps for help getting your Yuletide off to a slick start.

We've picked out eight excellent apps – all free – that you can download right now.

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1. Evernote


The main problem with organising Christmas is forgetting ALL OF THE THINGS - or remembering some of them and then forgetting where you put your lists. Just bung it all in Evernote - to-dos, gift lists, inspirational recipe cards and decorations - tag everything, put your feet up and have a mince pie.

Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone Price: From RMfree

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Download Evernote

2. Amazon


We’re fairly certain Amazon will be the only shop in existence by about 2040, and the app shows why: so many things at such low prices, all at your fingertips. It’s perfect for the sofa shopper or for those last-minute impulse pressies - assuming you splash out a bit for next-day delivery.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone Price: RMfree

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Download Amazon

3. Yummly


Unless you’re going a bit minimal with Christmas dinner (and, sorry, but Turkey Twizzlers and chips will not cut it), you need recipes. Yummly has all of them, and you can make collections and build shopping lists. (Android users must make do with the website, or rivals Allrecipes and BigOven.)

Platforms: iOS Price: RMfree

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Download Yummly

4. Google Maps

Google Maps

If you’re travelling for Christmas, turning up three hours late for dinner because you went the wrong way won’t win you a crack at the wishbone. Use Google Maps to plan your journey (and its length) and if you’re going somewhere without much reception, save the local map for offline use.

Platforms: Android, iOS Price: RMfree

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Download Google Maps