Android Thanksgiving Apps

These seven Android apps can help you get to Grandma's house, bake a flawless pumpkin pie, bar-code shop on Black Friday

By Armando Rodriguez, PC World |  Mobile & Wireless, Android apps, Thanksgiving

One part contacts list, one part Google Maps, Trippster will help you travel to your holiday destination. The clean and straightforward layout makes importing your contacts and keeping track of your trips easy, giving you quick access to the addresses you navigate to frequently. The trip catalog keeps track of all your outings and gives you the ability to plan for multiple stops; the latter is helpful should you need to pick up a few things or visit certain relatives and friends en route to your final destination. This is a great app to have if you plan on driving to multiple locations this holiday season.

Black Friday Survival Guide (Free)

Thanksgiving isn't just a time for turkey and stuffing--it's also the day before the infamous Black Friday sales. Luckily you have the Black Friday Survival Guide app installed on your phone to help you move efficiently through the mobs of mad shoppers. The app lists the latest sales as they happen, and lets you browse through sales by store and category. One particularly useful feature: If you find an item you like, the app can tell you how many of that product a store has in stock. So, you can skip the stores with lower inventory and go to a place where you have a greater chance to find the item you're looking for.

ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner (Free)

Let's say you've found the item you want to buy in a store, but you aren't sure if it's the best deal you can get. No problem: Use the ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner to find the best price. Simply scan the bar code of the product you wish to buy (make sure that the phone's camera lens is clean), and ShopSavvy will use your GPS location to find the item in other stores near you, along with their prices. ShopSavvy will also search online and allow you to set alerts for when the product drops below a certain price.

Like these? Need apps on other topics? Be sure to check out PCWorld's Android App Guide for more of the latest app reviews and roundups.

What are your favorite Android apps (in any category?) Let Armando Rodriguez know. He's PCWorld's Android app specialist.

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