10 Thanksgiving iPhone Apps Worth Their Stuffing

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-11-27 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the nearly 400 years that Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving, we've come a long way from funny hats and socks that reach past our knees, but some traditions remain largely unchanged—including gathering around a large table with friends and family to gorge on a big meal. Thanks to technology, there have been a few additions to our celebration in the past few years—namely smartphones and tablets, which are about as ubiquitous as cornbread crumbs on Thanksgiving. While it's usually a good idea to keep your phone in your pocket while gabbing with the family, it's also a useful device for planning and sharing your holiday experience with others. The Apple App Store offers a variety of Thanksgiving recipe apps to help you find that perfect cranberry sauce, while interactive e-card apps help you spread the holiday cheer. The NFL Mobile app keeps the sports fans in the family happy, while apps like the interactive "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" book keeps the younger ones occupied—and out of the kitchen. We trust you'll find something to like in each of these apps and that they'll add more merriment, and reduce the stress, of planning the perfect day.

 
 
 
  • 10 Thanksgiving iPhone Apps Worth Their Stuffing

    by Nathan Eddy
    1 - 10 Thanksgiving iPhone Apps Worth Their Stuffing
  • Make the Perfect Meal With Butterball Cookbook Plus (Free)

    Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more. With a list that can seem endless, this Butterball app is a lifesaver on Turkey Day; it's filled with 250 great recipes complemented by high-res photos, simple directions and loads of extra features like measurement conversion charts and other kitchen tools.
    2 - Make the Perfect Meal With Butterball Cookbook Plus (Free)
  • Make Shopping Easy With Peapod (Free)

    You've got enough to do without having to add an extra trip to the grocery store. So let Peapod do the work—shop for groceries and have them delivered to your door. Other features include weekly specials, lists of purchases you've made before and even the ability to view nutrition facts and ingredient lists.
    3 - Make Shopping Easy With Peapod (Free)
  • Brush Up on Turkey Trivia (Free)

    Most people have a vague idea that Thanksgiving concerns pilgrims, Native Americans, cold winters and a lot of food. That last part is primarily what most people look forward to these days, but if you're looking to bone up on your Thanksgiving trivia, look no farther than this app, which boasts more than 100 quiz questions.
    4 - Brush Up on Turkey Trivia (Free)
  • Send Old-School Holiday Cheer with Vintage Cards ($1.99)

    The Vintage Thanksgiving Cards app puts an antique spin on the ubiquitous e-card trend, featuring a selection of more than 100 classic cards from the Victorian Era to Post-War America. You can email as many as you like, or even use them as background wallpaper.
    5 - Send Old-School Holiday Cheer with Vintage Cards ($1.99)
  • Find Some Quiet Time for Thanksgiving Mahjong ($0.99)

    Even though it's fun to be surrounded by friends, family and food all day, it's not a bad idea to sneak away from time to time and indulge in a nice, relaxing game like mahjong, where the Thanksgiving-themed tiles keep you in the spirit while also giving your brain some exercise.
    6 - Find Some Quiet Time for Thanksgiving Mahjong ($0.99)
  • Here's Your Front-Row Seat to the Macy's Parade (Free)

    Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade is practically an American institution, and this app will keep you right in the middle of the action, with the latest news, behind-the-scenes access and the ability to create your own custom balloon (virtually, of course).
    7 - Here's Your Front-Row Seat to the Macy's Parade (Free)
  • Explore a 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' ($5.99)

    Bound to delight everyone, from your youngest nephews to your great uncle Harold, this interactive book features the classic Peanuts gang preparing for a very unique Thanksgiving dinner. From pilgrims to popcorn, you'll have a ball setting the table with Woodstock or cooking up dinner with Master Chef Snoopy.
    8 - Explore a 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' ($5.99)
  • Whip Up a Gourmet Meal This Thanksgiving (Free)

    Gojee's mesmerizing app, Thanksgiving Recipe Collections, features a mouth-watering selection of dishes broken down into categories like stuffing, sides and pies. Naturally, there are a ton of turkey recipes, including for Clementine-Salted Turkey with Redeye Gravy and Sage Butter-Roasted Turkey.
    9 - Whip Up a Gourmet Meal This Thanksgiving (Free)
  • NFL Mobile Keeps You in the Game (Free)

    If you can break away from Aunt Edna's recollections of your childhood and suppress memories of pinched cheeks and embarrassing sweaters, then hop onto NFL Mobile for some pigskin distraction. Tailor the app for custom team news, and get live game scores and all the rest of the breaking news.
    10 - NFL Mobile Keeps You in the Game (Free)
  • RetailMeNot Gets a Jump on the Competition (Free)

    Now that you are stuffed with tryptophan, it's time to rest up and start planning for your weekend of shopping, and RetailMeNot is the perfect app to help you do that. Simply search any online retailer before you buy, and more often than not, this site will cough up a coupon for anything from free shipping to 25 percent off, and you can find deals ahead of time and save them to the app.
    11 - RetailMeNot Gets a Jump on the Competition (Free)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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