November 22, 2010, 11:45 AM — Thanksgiving is a time of family, food, and shopping. It's also a time of getting lost on the way to visit relatives, cleaning up crazy kitchen messes, and dealing with people who would stab you in the back to get a great sale. Fear not: Your Android phone has you covered, with apps that can make this Thanksgiving holiday an enjoyable (or at least a bearable) one.
Thanksgiving Planner ($1)
Are you usually the person who has to host Thanksgiving dinner? Isn't it always a frantic mess, trying to plan the whole ordeal? With the Thanksgiving Planner app, you can get better organized and have a less stressful holiday. The application comes preloaded with a checklist of 163 items that will help in breaking down the workload into smaller, more manageable chunks. You can even tailor the list to your own needs by adding or removing events.
Holiday Kitchen--Turkey Time ($3)
If you have ever wanted to know how to prepare a turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you might want to check out Holiday Kitchen--Turkey Time. It's more akin to an instructional video than an application, in that it shows you a 5- or 6-minute video that demonstrates how to complete a specific task. In this case the video offers step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, cook, and carve your Thanksgiving Day turkey, as well as how to make your own pumpkin pie from scratch.
Thanksgiving Turkey Calls (Free)
Thanksgiving Turkey Calls allows your Android phone to make authentic turkey calls--a perfect way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. You can choose from 12 different warbles, and each call includes a small fact explaining what that gobble means. Use them to entertain yourself and other (bored) family members.
Thanksgiving Wallpapers (Free)
Put your phone in a festive mood with the Thanksgiving Wallpapers app. You can choose from 42 different scenes, some featuring beloved Peanuts characters such as Charlie Brown and Snoopy. If you're not a huge Peanuts fan, you have plenty of other wallpapers to browse, including various Thanksgiving motifs like pumpkins, turkeys, and Indian corn, plus other fall images. My HTC Droid Incredible will be sporting turkey wallpaper come this Thanksgiving Day.