Helpful Thanksgiving Apps

Thanksgiving is, in my opinion, one of the most overwhelming holidays. Now, maybe that’s just because it is “the” holiday for my family, the one where everyone comes together no matter what, and we all gather together to eat a ton of food and try to talk over each other. But I happen to think that the sheer amount of food and planning neccessary to this holiday contributes more than anything else to the stress of the season. Because, let’s face it, Thanksgiving, aka Turkey Day, really is the holiday of food.

As our saying goes these days though, don’t worry because (everyone say it with me) “There’s an app for that!”

So here is my list of the top apps for the food-stuffed holiday to help keep you and all the turkeys organized and in control.

1. KitchenPad Timer

Price: $0.99

OS: iPad, iPhone

This is a great app if you are the one who is going to be cooking, especially if you only have one stove. This app allows you to set the timer for multiple things at once, so you don’t have to remember what time you put the veggies in or whether or not the stuffing needs ten more minutes. Click here to learn more.

2. Appetites’ Easy As Pie featuring Evan Kleiman

Price: $2.99

OS: iPad, iPhone

Looking for a way to beat last year’s dessert? This app has over 20 different and unique pie recipes, along with step-by-step video instructions for baking them. Pick a few for this year, and then plan which ones you want to try for next year, and the year after…etc. Never worry about which pies you need to bake again! Click here to learn more.

3. Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach

Price: FREE

OS: iPad, iPhone

Thanksgiving always seemed much easier before you had to plan it didn’t it? This helpful app is going to turn you into a Thanksgiving superhero. It will help you organize your time based on the recipes you choose and even create a shopping list and a breakdown of what you need to do each day to get finished on time! Definitely a must-have app for anyone hosting Thanksgiving dinner who also has a day job. Click here to learn more.

4. Waze


OS: Android, iPhone

A great travel app, one that really might help you cut down on dealing with holiday traffic. It updates in real time with reports from other drivers on the road. So if you are about to enter a congested area, it will not only warn you what’s up ahead, but will help you find a better route. Click here to learn more.

5. Black Friday Survival Guide

Price: Free

OS: Android, iPhone, iPad

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Black Friday. After all, we need some way to work off all that food, so why not spend it running around stores like maniacs? This app will give you real-time updates from stores with current news and leaked special deals. It will also help you create a shopping list. Click here to learn more.

These are just a few of the many, many different apps out there that will help you keep this crazy holiday under control. And we want to hear from you! Do you use any of these apps? Are there any that we missed? Any that you would like to see? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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