The 4th of July is here and everyone around the United States is celebrating in fun and exciting ways. Here’s a selection of apps for you to browse through on this holiday to enhance your festivities. These apps can help you get into the spirit of things and even teach you a little bit about American history and what makes Independence Day such a big and important holiday.
The best 4th of July apps for iPhone and iPad
27 Jun 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Show your American spirit and knowledge in The American Quiz app. With this app you can participate in a quiz that takes a look at all things American including geography, history, culture, sports, entertainment, and celebrities. What's fun about this quiz is that everyone is sure to excel in a category or two and this also means it can act as a learning opportunity. There are hints when you find yourself stuck and you won't run out of questions any time soon since there are hundreds of them. The game board is simple and clean allowing you to focus on the question at hand.
- Show off your knowledge of America
- The app has hundreds of questions for you to answer
- The categories include geography, history, culture, sports, entertainment, and celebrities
- There are hints when needed
There's no better way to remember a holiday and all the great times you shared with friends and family then by using the Holiday Picture it! app. This one takes your rather uninspiring photos and transforms them into patriotic works of art. While you can certainly buy packs for a variety of seasons, we're looking only at the 4th of July pictures. Specifically, there are 45 patriotic images that you can add to your pictures. All you have to do is pick your picture that you want to use and then pick the image you want to add to it. You also have some editing functions available to you just to customize it further.
- Create 4th of July photos that stand out and pop
- There are 45 different images you can add to your own pictures
- There are a variety of editing/customization tools
- The app is quick and easy to use
The 4th of July is synonymous with BBQs, fireworks and having fun with your loved ones. If you are looking to add to your arsenal of BBQ recipes and dishes then check out this app. StoryQue is a magazine edition app filled with BBQ recipes, tips, reviews and more. Check out the free editions of this magazine, and if you like what you read, then start purchasing the paid editions. There are subscription options available and plenty of content to take your BBQ skills to the next level.
- BBQ magazine app
- Get awesome BBQ recipes
- Learn new dishes and skills
- BBQ reviews and Tips
- Paid subscription options
Most of us wish we had an app like this when we were back in school learning about the American Revolution. I bet a lot of us would have done a better job in school. This app is an interactive textbook and study guide that includes narrations, historical mini-features, topic questions, tons of images, interactive biographies, interactive look at the Declaration of Independence, timeline flashcards, cool artwork and so much more. This is a great app for any student or hobbyist who enjoys the American Revolution.
- Interactive book and study guide on the American Revolution
- Narrations, Historical mini-features
- Topic questions, Lots of images
- Interactive Biographies and Timelines
- Unique artwork, Flashcards
Here’s a cute, little app that adds some American pride to any of your photos. Just choose a photo from your iDevice’s camera roll and add a patriotic feel to it. You can choose from a variety of patriotic stickers that will turn an average photo into something sweet. It’s a cute way to celebrate the holiday and share the photos via Social Media. The app is free to download, but there is an in-app purchase to unlock additional stickers.
- Add patriotic stickers to your photos
- Turn boring photos into cute ones
- Share photos via Social Media
- Quick and easy to use
- In-app purchase for more stickers
How many of you actually know your U.S. History? The U.S. History Trivia - American History Quiz app will put your knowledge to the test in a really fun and challenging manner. Here you'll be answering questions about famous people, presidents, state capitals, and special events and dates. While you may be an expert in some categories there are bound to be others that trip you up in a big way. The questions also vary in difficulty just to keep you on your toes at all times. Players will also love the look of this game as it screams American patriotism.
- Test your knowledge of American History
- There are a few different categories
- The questions vary in difficulty
- The app is easy to understand and navigate
There's no need to head out looking for fireworks this 4th of July because you can create your own whenever you like thanks to the Musical Fireworks 2 app. The app provides you with music and all you have to do is tap to the beat and create the fireworks. The effect is completely relaxing as the fireworks coincide with the music and there are a large variety of colors just like the real thing. For those especially amazing displays you can enjoy a playback of them. The app also allows you to use the music you have in your Music Library.
- Create your own fireworks display to the beat of music
- Use the music you have in your Music Library
- The fireworks come in all different colors
- Tap the screen to the music in order to set off the fireworks
Whether you're currently a student or just someone with an appreciation of history the American Revolution: History Challenge Lite app can prove to be quite interesting. What better time of the year, than the 4th of July to reflect on this history and celebrate all that it stands for. Through this app, you'll be able to put your knowledge to the test and each of the questions will act as its own history lesson. Obviously you’ll find some of these questions harder than others but that’s part of the fun.
- Explore and put to the test your knowledge of the American Revolution
- Great for students and those with a passion for history
- The questions vary in difficulty
- The user interface is simple and easy to navigate
- Each question can act as a learning opportunity
Most of us aren't able to rhyme off all the important events in American history which is why the American History Interactive Timeline app exists. Users will be able to work their way through the content that features videos, audio, photographs, and articles. By the time you're done with this app you'll feel like a history buff. Obviously this is a perfect app for any student who is studying American history but really anyone can use it and benefit from it. It's like taking a rather dull textbook and transforming it into something interactive, exciting, and engaging. This makes for a great way to learn.
- Learn about American history through audio, videos, articles, and photos
- This one gives users an engaging and interactive way to learn
- Perfect for students and those with an interest in history