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App-etizing: 5 iPhone Apps for Your Thanksgiving Day

by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl) Reading BetaBeat yesterday, and their preview of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® app, I started to think about the other apps that we’d be utilizing this Turkey Day.

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by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl)

Reading BetaBeat yesterday, and their preview of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® app, I started to think about the other apps that we’d be utilizing this Turkey Day.

As you may have read, I’m a recent iPhone owner (converted by my carrier contract expiring and the allure of integrated Twitter, and my Android ran slower than molasses for about half of its life), so I’m not super familiar with a lot of apps that did not have cross-platform functionality. I decided to do a little research and see what apps I’d like to download to make the most of my Thursday. There are certainly a lot to choose from!

KitchenPad Timer takes your average timer app and steps it up a notch with a separate timer for each burner. Might seem like a little thing, but when you’re cooking several dishes and trying to entertain a large group, it’s these little extras that keep the gravy from scorching.

A lot of tech blogs are talking about the Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach. It walks you through, step-by-step, a plethora of Thanksgiving recipes, and includes a shopping list feature. For anyone cooking the big meal for the first time, or for those going to a potluck instead of mom’s feast, this app will be super useful.

This one’s not for me, but I can see my boyfriend and the other gents (and a couple of the gals) at our Thanksgiving party using the ESPN ScoreCenter App throughout the course of the day. In fact, I envision having to take the phone out of their hands to join the IRL conversation. Gotta track all those games, after all!

Love Food Hate Waste is going to be handy for figuring out what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. Its virtual blender lets the user pick the ingredients they have on hand and watch them mix together, with an output of tasty recipes to use up those ingredients. Not just for the after-Thanksgiving turkey overload, this app will come in handy for anyone looking to trim their food budget and use up those leftovers.

One I won’t be using? TGI Black Friday! As a New Yorker, I spend enough time mired in crowds. And, as I have the day off from work, I think I’ll take it to relax with my loved ones.

What apps will you be using to help your holiday run a little more smoothly? Leave ’em in the comments!

 

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