Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We did a lot of cleaning, and preparing for Thanksgiving. I had to keep pushing away the urge to put the tree up.  The Christmasy spirit feeling never hits me until after Thanksgiving, so it was kind of unexpected. There was no time to get the tree up, so I settled on some Christmas music. Maybe next year I will consider getting the tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving, instead of the weekend after. When do you put your tree up?

Keeping with the holiday spirit, I am sharing 10 super fun apps that are sure to make your holiday’s easier. In addition to the features I highlighted, most of them have numerous other features included.


TGI Black Friday: View all Black Friday ads in one place, receive push notifications when new sales are announced or updated, create personal shopping lists, compare prices to ensure you are getting the best deal. iPadiPhone, Android free

Christmas Gift List: Create your Christmas shopping list, set a budget, and track purchases, check off gifts as you purchase them.  Android free

The Christmas List: Share and link Christmas lists via e-mail, print lists, track budget per person, shopping list view to get you through the stores quickly.  iPadiPhone $1.99

ShopKick: Find all the best stores and products in your area, earn kicks (reward points) when browsing within the app, walking into, or scanning products from affiliated stores like Target, Macy’s Best Buy. Redeem your kicks for gift cards and other merchandise.  iPad, iPhoneAndroid free

Holiday Recipes and Party Planning Guide, by Food 52: 127 holiday recipes, step by step videos of skills and techniques such as brining, kneading dough, and carving a turkey, 100 helpful tips from seating chart strategies to centerpiece ideas. iPadiPhone $3.99

 ZipList: Create and manage grocery lists, browse 1,000’s of recipes, one click feature to quickly add ingredients to your grocery list. Android freeJustWink Greeting Cards: Create personalized greeting cards, send them through real mail, or share them, via Facebook, e-mail, or text message. Android, iPad, iPhone freeInk Cards: Create personalized 5×7 inch greeting cards with photos from your iPad or iPhone, printed on thick, glossy card stock, and mailed directly out. iPadiPhone free

Free Christmas Music Tree: Over 100 holiday songs, create play lists for your holiday parties or favorite listening, share songs on Facebook. Android freeXmas Radio: Christmas hits from 50 different stations, a special North Pole radio station that broadcast directly from the North Pole, streamlined interface. iPadiPhone free

Fun, right! Let me know what apps you think you will be downloading. What are some of your favs for day to day use?

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