10 iOS Apps to Organize Your Black Friday Shopping Plans

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2015-11-25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    10 iOS Apps to Organize Your Black Friday Shopping Plans

    Savvy shoppers increasingly turn to their iPhones to tell them where to go for the best Black Friday deals, thanks to iOS shopping apps such as these 10.
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    Amazon's App Is a Must for Price Comparisons
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    Amazon's App Is a Must for Price Comparisons

    Amazon.com's mobile shopping app is a useful tool for just about everything a Black Friday shopper could want. The app lists all of Amazon's products and allows consumers to make purchases, but also includes a handy scanner that can be used to compare a product's in-store price to its online price. Like the others in this roundup, it's available as a free download.
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    Check Out All of the Black Friday 2015 Ads in One Place
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    Check Out All of the Black Friday 2015 Ads in One Place

    Anyone looking to have a single repository to check out Black Friday ads should download the appropriately named Black Friday 2015 Ads app from BlackFriday.fm. The app lets users sift through retailer ads and see what they're offering. In addition, the app provides news and alerts on leaked Black Friday ads, and users can add products to their in-program wish list.
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    There's TGI Black Friday 2015 for People Who Love to Shop
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    There's TGI Black Friday 2015 for People Who Love to Shop

    TGI Black Friday 2015 is another useful app for anyone looking to save some cash. The app includes ads, of course, but also includes a shopping list, the ability to find coupons and online shopping. There's also an alerts function built into TGI Black Friday 2015 that ensures users don't miss a deal they may be interested in.
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    ShopSavvy Helps You Find the Best Sales Around
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    ShopSavvy Helps You Find the Best Sales Around

    ShopSavvy has been around for quite some time, offering users the ability to scan barcodes and see the best deals on a particular item. It's an especially useful tool on Black Friday after seeing an in-store item and trying to determine where the best deals are offered. Users simply take a picture of the barcode, and ShopSavvy delivers a full price-comparison chart. It's a great app all year round, including on Black Friday.
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    RetailMeNot Keeps Up With Store Coupons
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    RetailMeNot Keeps Up With Store Coupons

    Although retailers offer solid deals on products on Black Friday, some also deliver some coupons to get customers into stores at a certain time. For those purposes, RetailMeNot comes in handy. At any time, users can see where coupons are available on the products they're interested in from thousands of stores. There's also a location-aware feature that tells users where to find the best deals in town. RetailMeNot is a location-sensitive, deal-finding answer for any Black Friday shopper.
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    Shopular Offers Another Ad Repository
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    Shopular Offers Another Ad Repository

    Shopular has been updated in anticipation of Black Friday with several critical features. In addition to its collection of coupons and weekly ads, Shopular also provides alerts when products have been marked down or promo codes are available. The service works at a wide range of popular retail outlets, including Walmart, Target, Starbucks and CVS, among several others.
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    BlackFriday.com Gets Into the Mobile Game
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    BlackFriday.com Gets Into the Mobile Game

    BlackFriday.com is among the more popular deal-finding services on the Web, but it also offers an app. The app lists the latest ads from just about every major retailer and includes a full calendar, so users can track where they should go on Black Friday, when they should be there and more. BlackFriday.com's Black Friday Shopping app bills itself as a time-saver, but it may also be a money-saver.
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    Brad's Deals Supports Online Shopping, Ad Tracking
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    Brad's Deals Supports Online Shopping, Ad Tracking

    Brad's Deals is another destination designed to help consumers find deals across the Web. However, the company also has a useful Black Friday tool that provides many of the same features one would expect to find in other similar apps, including ad tracking. Plus, Brad's Deals features an online-shopping feature that lets users make purchases online from within the app. So, if a better deal is available online than in-store, Brad's Deals facilitates the cheaper purchase.
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    A Simple Name for a Simple Function: Black Friday 2015
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    A Simple Name for a Simple Function: Black Friday 2015

    Black Friday 2015 comes with all of the bells and whistles one would find in a typical Black Friday app. The app features the latest ads and deals, as well as the ability to save them for shopping at a later time. There's also a maps feature that identifies a person's location and shows where deals are available in different locations.
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    Flipp Tracks Black Friday Deals
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    Flipp Tracks Black Friday Deals

    Flipp is another all-year-round app that comes alive with new features for Black Friday. The app tracks the best deals all year from major retailers and helps users find them in their area. The app also supports digital apps, a shopping list and the ability to "clip" what users want to buy, so coupons can be cashed in at a store.
 

Black Friday is the most important shopping day of the year for retailers, but it's also a big day for shoppers. Consumers around the U.S. will be searching online and in stores for bargains on everything from electronics to toys. Many shoppers try to set up shopping plan that will help them find the right gifts for their favorite people while perhaps reducing the amount of time they devote to this holiday chore. But in recent years, thanks in large part to the ubiquity of smartphones, mobile apps have become useful tools to help people find the right gifts for the right prices. In fact, some of the savvier shoppers have increasingly turned to their iPhones to tell them where to go, compare prices in-store and help them find the best available deals. This slide show highlights some of the iOS apps those shoppers use as they go online or head to stores on Black Friday. Read on to find out which apps, all available in Apple's App Store, will help shoppers find the best discounts, avoid huge crowds and perhaps free up some time to actually relax during the holidays.

 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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