Monday Morsel - Thanksgiving Apps

Apps for before, during, and after Thanksgiving

Happy Monday and welcome to Thanksgiving week! I don’t know about you, but I have turkey on my mind. Of course, after turkey leftovers, I may change my story by the end of the week – but for now, it’s all about the big bird. Speaking of the big bird, have you looked lately at the number of apps that are specific to Thanksgiving that are available in the app store? It’s surprising!

In this week’s morsel, I’d like to spotlight five great free apps that will help you before, during, and after Thanksgiving.

1 - Thanksgiving Menu Maker
Tackling Thanksgiving dinner is no small feat. This app has you covered, providing recipes for everything from side dishes to desserts. After deciding what to make, it creates a shopping list, and also can prepare a schedule of what you should cook and when to avoid kitchen-area disasters. This is an iPad only app, which is probably best because you can take advantage of the extra screen size.

2 - Thanksgiving Coloring Book
Too many cooks in the kitchen? This app is great to keep people busy! This electronic coloring book has a variety of Thanksgiving images that are ready for your kids of all ages to color. There are 60 colors to choose from and a zoom in and out feature for coloring in tiny spaces. When you’re complete, you can share your art on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. This one works on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

3 - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
If you're watching the parade on TV or in person, this app provides a great guide. It includes parade line-ups, a schedule of event, a balloon locator, and tracking for Santa's float. This app helps you be sure you don't miss a thing. This one also works on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

5 - ESPN ScoreCenter
After the meal, a lot of folks are interested in the games. If you’re an avid sports fan and you want to keep up with all of the Thanksgiving football games, then you’ll find ESPN ScoreCenter to be useful. It includes personalized scoreboards and live game details. When football season’s over, this app can help you keep track of basketball, baseball, hockey, and many other sports. This one also works on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

6 - TGI Black Friday
This is probably my favorite app of the week. The day after Thanksgiving is known for great shopping deals. This app helps you plan ahead by viewing store ads and Black Friday deals from major stores such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and many others. You can also create a shopping list and compare prices to learn about the best deals before you leave home. It also works on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), so you can take your shopping plans with you – or make them while you’re out and about.

Enjoy!

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