Thanksgiving is a holiday that gathers family and friends for a day/night filled with food and fun. While Thanksgiving is normally remembered fondly, hosting a Thanksgiving celebration can be stressful. Here are four apps to help with food preparation and other challenges on Thanksgiving to guarantee your holiday celebration goes off without a hitch.
- Grocery Pal
- Grocery Pal allows users to create shopping lists and tick off products as they go through the store. Along with creating lists, Grocery Pal can find coupons and other deals for major stores in your area, including CVS, Target, Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and Trader Joe’s. With this app, users can choose a specific store, and the app shows what savings are available at that store. Grocery Pal also has abilities to share lists with other users, so grocery lists can be shared amongst families.
- Ibotta is a cash-back app designed for grocery stores savings. Users are able to go through the app and select coupons for grocery shopping, then after the shopping trip, send in a picture of their receipt to Ibotta. Ibotta then deposits the cash back into a Venmo or PayPal account, or reciprocates through gift cards of the user’s choice. This app is valid at most major retailers and online stores.
- Gormaya’s Cooking Apps
- Gormaya, an app developer, has a bundle of cooking apps to help Thanksgiving’s meal go smoother. This app includes a conversions app, a cooking times app and a substitutions app. The conversions app includes all conversions, including anything from pounds, to regular cooking jargon such as “pinch.” The cooking times portion of the bundle includes any type of food or liquid, from yerbamate tea to lamb, and their respective cooking temperatures and cooking times so that food is prepared properly. Finally, the most useful portion, the cooking substitutions portion of the bundle includes all ingredients and their respective substitutes. This is ideal for any family members who have food allergies or dietary requirements and their favorite Thanksgiving recipes need to be modified.
- TGI Black Friday
- TGI Black Friday is designed for people who love the idea of Black Friday deals, but hate leaving their house. This app searches the Internet for deals on all products and compiles them on one platform. With this app, users are able to view multiple stores and their respective offerings, search for a single item and share any deals on social media. TGI Black Friday also has an ability to compare prices for products bought through various stores, so users are able to decide if they received the best deal possible.
Thanksgiving is a holiday devoted to spending time with loved ones and celebrating the year’s fortunes. While hosting a Thanksgiving celebration can be overwhelming, there are more and more mobile apps being developed to help a Thanksgiving meal go smoothly.