21 NOV

Roundup: Apps to Help You Prepare Your Thanksgiving Meal

by Marianne Schultz
 

With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, many Americans will be doing a lot of grocery shopping this week to get turkeys, potatoes, and other ingredients for traditional dishes eaten on this holiday that originated with the colonists in the 17th century. As always, your iPhone and iPad can be valuable tools to help you stay on track and we’ve put together a round-up of a few apps to keep you organized as you brave busy grocery stores and create tasty dishes in your kitchen.

If you like saving money at the grocery store but don’t have time to clip coupons, check out the Coupons.com app. The app will let you browse manufacturer coupons and print them wirelessly via a networked printer. If you have a savings card from a participating grocery chain, you can also opt to add coupons directly to your savings card account to make shopping even easier.

  • Lifestyle

    Coupons.com: Savings, Deals and...

    Last Changed:
    1 week ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (11)
    Version:
    2.1.7
    iOS Universal

    This is the best free coupon app you will ever use! Find high-value coupons, discount codes and other deals and discounts for any type of purchase, online or in store. Show your phone to redeem...

If you’re into extreme couponing, you may want to have the coupon policies of the stores you frequent in hand since each can have different rules about exceptions, stacking and more. These policies aren’t always easy to find, especially if you’re already at check-out with a long line of customers waiting behind you, but Diligent Media has you covered with the Coupon Policy app. It debuted in the App Store late last month and provides instant access to the policies of several major chains in the U.S.

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    Coupon Policy

    Last Changed:
    26 months ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (36)
    Version:
    2.4
    iOS Universal

    ***EXPERIENCING BLACK SCREEN?*** Notice to existing users: After updating to version 2.1, some users are experiencing a black screen. In order to resolve this simply delete the app and reinstall...

I am not a fan of grocery shopping. I don’t know why but I always seem to get stuck behind people who take their sweet time browsing in the aisles, leaving their carts right in front of the shelves I need to get to. And then the check-out lines are super long. And I end up behind the one person with hundreds of coupons to scan who plans to pay by check. If you’re in select cities on the east coast or in the midwest, Peapod can help you avoid going to the grocery store altogether. Once you create an account, the app lets you order groceries for delivery to your home from a participating local store. It even lets you scan barcodes using the iPhone’s camera to add items to your list more easily.

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    Peapod

    Last Changed:
    23 months ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (87)
    Version:
    1.1.4
    iOS Universal

    Make life even easier --- with Peapod in your pocket! Peapod’s free Apple application lets you shop for groceries or update your Peapod order wherever you are, at any time ---on the train, in the...

If you’ve got more than one cook pitching in to create your Thanksgiving meal, managing a shopping list with multiple contributors can be difficult. While there are several shopping list apps in the App Store, few offer a simple interface and the features to make it easy to use among multiple people like Buy Me a Pie. The app can be installed on multiple iOS devices and logged in to the same account, which will then reflect the updates made by other users. Shopping lists can even be edited on the buymeapie.com site, with changes and additions made there synchronized automatically to the app on each linked iOS device.

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    Grocery List (Shopping List)

    Last Changed:
    32 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (11)
    Version:
    2.2.2
    iOS Universal

    How many times have you returned from a store only to realize you've forgotten something? This beautifully designed app allows you to make lists and sync it with your family's iOS devices so they can...

Once you get all those groceries, how do you turn them into tasty concoctions that will be enjoyed by your guests? If you’re like me, you may need some detailed recipes on hand to guide you through the cooking process. iCookbook, an app that hit our radar earlier this year when it debuted with voice control features to offer hands-free navigation to make it easy to use while cooking, was recently updated with compatibility for the iPhone (the voice command feature is also available on the iPhone).

  • Food & Drink

    iCookbook – thousands of...

    Last Changed:
    12 months ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (115)
    Version:
    3.4.1
    iOS Universal

    iCookbook™ with Voice Command: Features over 2,000 kitchen tested recipes from the brands you love (like getting 20 big cookbooks!) and free monthly updates! Winner of the 2012 & 2013 Appy...

If you want to focus solely on the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including some exotic versions of them, check out Thanksgiving Recipes HD by Mahalo.com, the popular how-to site that claims to be the human-powered search engine.

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    Thanksgiving Recipes HD

    Last Changed:
    24 months ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (12)
    Version:
    3.7.5
    iOS Universal

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the pressure's on to create a delicious feast for your friends and family. And even though we're convinced you'll impress all your guests with the...

Know of any other apps that will help you stay sane as you get ready for your Thanksgiving feast? Share them in the comments!

 

 

1 Comment

  1. David

    For grocery shopping list “SuperList – shopping list” is the best!!

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