Thanksgiving Apps to be Thankful For

by Robyn Wright on November 10, 2014

in Tech

Thanksgiving Mobile Apps |

Thanksgiving is a major holiday and now that so many of us have smartphones and tablets that we use at home and on the go we can use them to make Thanksgiving easier, more fun, and less stressful. Working as a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador I see tons of apps all the time, but these have been some stand-outs for me.

Cooking Apps for Thanksgiving

  • Epicurious
    This food lovers app is available for most formats. Quickly search all of the amazing recipes, create shopping lists, and more.
  • Food Network In the Kitchen
    Recipes from all of your favorite Food Network chefsfood network in the kitchen app
  • Pinterest
    I have already begun searching on Pinterest for Thanksgiving ideas. Unlimited ideas for recipes but also décor, crafts, and all things Thanksgiving related. Along with the Pinterest app make sure you follow my Thanksgiving board.
  • Learn Dining
    Need to brush up on proper dining etiquette before Thanksgiving? This app will give you that refresher course.
  • Thanksgiving: A Bon Appetit Manual
    101 recipes plus tips, how-tos, and videos from the Bon Appetit Test Kitchenbon appetit thanksgiving manual app

Travel Apps for Thanksgiving

  • Trip It
    Traveling this Thanksgiving? Access your reservations, maps, and more from your mobile device.
  • Car Dash
    When you are driving over the river and thru the woods to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving use this app to be able to quickly use only the necessary features of your phone like navigation and contacts.
  • TravelSafe
    The Swiss-Army Knife for your iPhone that lets you manage documents, has currency exchange, built-in flashlight function, integrated compass-function, and much more.
  • Hipmunk
    Great app for planning your travel on your smartphone or tablet.hipmunk

Fun & Games Apps for Thanksgiving

  • NFL Mobile
    Live local and primetime NFL games for Verizon customers
    (disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador)nfl mobile app
  • Thanksgiving Slots Casino
    Love the slots? Have a little Turkey Day fun with this Thanksgiving version.thanksgiving slots screenshot
  • Thanksgiving Sudoku
    A festively themed Sudoku game
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
    I have always loved all of the Charlie Brown holiday specials. This app takes the TV special we grew up with and gives it a book-like feel with lots of interaction.

  • Thanksgiving Click Clack
    This app will show the kids step-by-step how to make a Lego turkey!thanksgiving click clack app

Did you learn about any new apps on this list today that you can try out this Thanksgiving? Do you have any other app recommendations of apps for Thanksgiving?


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1 coupontammy November 10, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I need to share the Learn Dining app with my son. Maybe he can brush up on his manners before the holiday. :)

2 Richard Hicks November 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Never knew there were so many apps related to Thanksgiving. Have to try some out.

3 MusingsfromMe November 11, 2014 at 7:22 am

My family NEEDS a refresher course on dining etiquette! We are always eating quick meals. The Learn Dining app would be good to check out before holiday dining!

4 Robin November 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

I want to see the Thanksgiving Click Clack app (fun)! My mother will like the Thanksgiving Sudoku app…and I am going to make the Learn Dining app mandatory for the whole family!

5 AngelaLilly November 11, 2014 at 9:17 am

wow! I had no idea there were any of these apps except the Pinterest and Epicurious! I am very interested in the Charlie Brown one!

6 Jena Vuylsteke November 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Have you tried Butterball’s new app? Hundreds of recipes inlcuding gluten-free options, how-to videos, nutritional info, a turkey calculator to let you know how big of a turkey you’ll need, how long it will take to thaw and cook, plus coupons – all free for iOS or Android.

7 BohemianBabushka November 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm

That list is very varied- BB likes it much, mucho. The Charlie Brown& Lego apps are sure to become faves. Gracias.

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