Description: If you want in on all the New Year's Eve ball drop hype but prefer to be far from the madding crowd, the Times Square Official New Year's Eve App is your VIP pass to the party.
The app will live stream all the performances (Taylor Swift, Psy, and more) as it countdowns to midnight, but feel free to download it ahead of time to get acquainted with the photo-sharing capabilities and read up on the ball's history and general Times Square facts. Keep up with the night's schedule and send e-cards to your friends and family who couldn't join in your 2012 sendoff, but don't forget to customize your clock before midnight.
Pros: The best thing is the constant video feed of Times Square, so you can check in on the billboard-covered sight pre-ball drop. We also love the random facts associated with the ball and holiday history. Did you know Times Square residents are the only ones in the Big Apple required to display bright lights? Or that the original ball was made with 25-watt bulbs?
Cons: It's pretty buggy when users try to post their photos on Facebook, but maybe that fix will be on the developer's New Year's resolution list.
—Jennifer Shore is a freelance web producer at Details. Follow her on Twitter, @_jennifershore.