Seven Apps That Will Unleash Your Inner Pilgram
Thanksgiving can be a mess if you're not prepared. After all, it takes a lot of coordination to baste the turkey, mash the potatoes, make the stuffing, prepare for relatives coming over and even work in a game of football or two. But thanks to the magic of the iPhone, you can more easily organize all these tasks -- for FREE! -- by using some combination of these seven Thanksgiving-themed apps.
Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach
Developer: CBS Mobile
Here's an app that aims to walk you through the process of making classic Thanksgiving meals step-by-step. The app gives you tips for the best ingredients and cooking ware to use for roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, sauteed green beans and more. Make sure that no obnoxious relative ever complains about your yams ever again!
Developer: Aquariform Designs
Sometimes an apple is not just an apple! This apple app will tell you the differences between Granny Smiths, Ida Reds and Cortlands and give you recommendations for which apples work best with which types of dishes. While you probably never realized (or cared) that there was this much to know about apples, this app will ensure that you'll never view all apples as the same ever again.
A simple app that allows you to unleash your inner hunter, Turkey Hunt is a point-and-shoot game akin to the NES classic "Duck Hunt." The good news, of course, is that turkeys are generally fat, slow and can't fly so even if you were challenged by those pesky eight-bit Nintendo ducks you should be able to hunt turkeys with abandon.
Thanksgiving Dinner Maker
Developer: Sunstorm Interactive
The purpose of this app is ... well we're not quite sure. It gives you the option of choosing from several virtual foods and arranging them together on virtual plates and tables. Maybe this app can help you visualize the perfect Thanksgiving dinner arrangement so you don't accidentally place the turkey directly on top of a mound of cranberry sauce. Who knows?
Black Friday Survival Guide
Developer: Sazze, Inc.
Thanksgiving weekend is known for two things: turkey dinners and buying lots of stuff for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. This app helps you keep track of all the Black Friday sales going on in your area and also lets you create shopping lists of all the things you want to buy. No matter what you're buying this app gives you a head start over other shoppers and will hopefully lead to less time standing in long lines.
Interesting Thanksgiving Facts
Developer: Inner Four
"Interesting" is all in the eye of the beholder but this app does indeed contain a number of facts that you may or may not know about Thanksgiving. If nothing else, it will give you something to talk about during awkward lulls at the dinner table this year. And, again, it's free.
Yahoo! Fantasy Football
There's nothing more annoying than having people rush in and out of Thanksgiving dinner to check on football scores and fantasy stats. Thankfully, this app can help you keep track of your fantasy team's Thanksgiving Day action at the dinner table.
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Will you be using any of these apps on Turkey Day? Or do you have better things to waste your time with? Let us know in the comments!