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Designed and developed by Magic Mirror LLC, ElfYourself is an entertainment app that lets you click your own picture or upload one from your storage and feature it on the dancing elves.

Interface 4/5

When it comes to the interface of the app, it’s appealing and eye catching. There are just four options on the interface and thus, it is neat and clutter free. The interface is also quite easy to understand, as well as operate. Once you have clicked your picture or uploaded one from your gallery, the app allows you to have a look at the preview and offers functions to adjust your face properly on the elf. The color palette of the app is pleasing and the buttons are wide in size and placed at a good distance from each other.

Features 4/5

The app has a great potential of amusing people. It lets you make up to five elves with your selected pictures on them. Apart from snapping your picture from the camera or uploading it from your phone’s gallery, the app has a feature that allows you to choose a picture from your Facebook account.

There are other sets of features that show up once you have uploaded the images. The app gives the option to rotate and zoom the picture so as to make it an exact fit on the elves’ faces. In case, you wish to save your face, you can do so in the “My Faces” library of the app. With the app, you get to choose singing and surfing style of your elves. Also, once you are done adjusting the image, you can choose from some free dancing style such as Hip Hop, Secret Santa, etc.

Use the sharing feature of the app and share your created elf video with your friends on social media platforms viz. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Usability 4/5

Based on the concept of wishing others in an amusing way, ElfYourself is used by many on festive occasions to greet their friends and loved ones. Once you are done clicking and adjusting your face, the app allows you to add a personalized message to your created video. You can write any greeting text and send it across to others with the help of either email or social media.

Many use this app owing to the fact that it produces high-resolution elf videos along with excellent quality of sound. While sending across the wishes, the app does not compress the video or tamper with its quality. The app can also be used to get the newly created video and save it on your phone for the purpose of watching it afterwards or sending it across via other mediums such as instant messaging apps.

Compatibility 5/5

ElfYourself works smoothly with devices that are powered by iOS and Android. The light nature of the app ensures that it does not hang or lags the device it has been installed on.


It is quite interesting to note that the app was launched in the year 2006 as a Holiday season advertising campaign. However, with its grand success, it was optimized further and turned into a full-fledged entertainment app. Right from its easy installation, quick set up and a myriad of other features, the app endeavors to escalate the fun quotient of the Holiday season by several notches.

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