∞ 18 iPhone, iPod and iPad apps for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and many of us will be spending a long weekend with our families. No doubt there will be some great times, and definitely some great food.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Here are a few apps to help you get the most from the holiday weekend. From cooking to finding your car when shopping, there’s a little something for everyone.


Allrecipes — Your Kitchen Inspiration: Built for the iPad, this app features more than 45,000 member-tested recipes. It also includes specifics on ingredients to include or exclude, so you get the best meal possible. (Free)

In the Kitchen: This is from the Food Network and features thousands of recipes, a shopping list, recipe box and tools like a unit converter. (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad — $1.99)

Fine Cooking: Cooking for the Holidays: Not only recipes, but embedded videos as well, so you can see the dishes and the techniques. (iPad — $1.99)

Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach: CBS says they have put together nine of the easiest and most delicious traditional Thanksgiving recipes, and created a clear, follow-along game plan. (iPhone and iPod touch — Free)

Paprika Recipe Manager: You can now manage your own recipes, browse online recipes, make a grocery list, and email lists and recipes from within the app. (iPad — $9.99)

Better Homes and Gardens: More than just meals, this app has instructional how-to advice for preparing menus and decorations. It includes 500 images and 100 recipes. (iPad — $3.99)

Martha Stewart Makes Cookies: An assortment of Martha’s favorite cookies that includes instructional videos, baking tips, packaging ideas, kitchen timers, shopping lists and sharing options. (iPad — $7.99)

Black Friday

Gifts HD: Designed for multiple users in mind, each profile created has his or her own gift list and a password so no one can see gifts you are planning on purchasing. (iPad — $3.99)

Shopping and Outlet Malls Locator: Now you locate shopping malls and outlet malls across the country. (iPhone and iPod touch — $2.99)

ManGo Shopping Pro: The app currently covers more than 300 retail store chains. You can search by category like Clothing, Sports, Books, etc. (iPhone and iPod touch — free or $2.99 for Pro version)

Simon Malls: Simon has 400 properties in North America. This app will not only let you find them, but it connects you with social networking as well. (iPhone and iPod touch — free)

Westfield Malls: A personal shopping assistant for all 55 Westfield shopping centers in the United States. It features mall directories, interactive maps, and the ability to save your parking location. (iPhone and iPod touch — free)

Target: You can find a store, browse by category or search Target.com. You can also view the Daily Deal and the weekly ad. (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — free)

Apple Store: No shopping excursion is complete without visiting the Apple Store. (Phone and iPod touch — free)

Car Finder: It’s always nice to remember where you parked after a long hard day of shopping. (iPhone and iPod touch — $0.99)

myShopanion: This enables you to get real-time feedback on products from friends, compare prices on both new and used items, and access extensive consumer and expert reviews. (iPhone and iPod touch — free)

Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper: Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources and now you can take it with you. (iPhone and iPod touch — $9.99)

Groupon: This app gives you access to the best deals in cities across the U.S. You can access your purchased Groupons, find the ones that are nearby, and redeem them electronically. (iPhone and iPod touch — free)