10 best Thanksgiving apps for Android

best thanksgiving apps
Thanksgiving is a trying, but ultimately happy time of year for many people. You get a chance to see your family, eat a ton of food, and you finally get to whip out all those excuses you’ve been saving up on why you haven’t come to visit more often. The dominant opinion is that it’s a day to put your phone or tablet away and interact with your family, but we have a list of awesome Thanksgiving apps that can help make the day go by smoother.


allrecipes best thanksgiving apps for androidAllrecipes

[Price: Free]
There are people changing their diets all the time. Maybe your Aunt has a gluten allergy or maybe your Grandfather needs to watch his cholesterol. Whatever the reason, you may be looking for some new Thanksgiving recipes this year. Allrecipe is a pretty good app in that it lets you sort recipes based on a variety of factors including the ingredients you have to use. There are plenty of great ones, but this is a good place to start if you need recipes!
Get it now on Google Play!


evernote best thanksgiving appsEvernote

[Price: Free with subscription options]
Evernote is a powerful note taking application and one that you may need. During family gatherings, you may learn about new addresses and phone numbers, good Christmas gift ideas, or maybe this is the year your Grandma finally teaches you the secret ingredient to that awesome recipe she always uses. The app syncs to all of your various devices so you can find it easily on your computer or your various mobile devices and it’s all wrapped up in Material Design. You can even share notes with other family members if they also use Evernote.
Get it now on Google Play!


Google App best thanksgiving appsGoogle Now

[Price: Free]
Perhaps the most potentially useful app in all of Thanksgiving will be Google Now. It can do pretty much everything these other applications can do, including take notes, set timers, find recipes, and search the web for various things. It’s faster and easier than opening a Google Search and you can also use it for a variety of other tasks, including reminders and adding birthdays into your calendar when you forgot the date yourself.
Get it now on Google Play!


hangouts best thanksgiving appsGoogle Hangouts or Skype

[Price: Free]
One of the core experiences of Thanksgiving is getting together with family which isn’t always possible. Sometimes this can’t happen for various reasons and the Internet can help with that. Google Hangouts and Skype both provide real-time video calling so you can spend a little time with the loved ones who couldn’t make it this year. Both have free calls and both are rock solid services so really, you can use either one based on your preferences. You can get Skype by clicking here.
Get it now on Google Play!


groupon best thanksgiving appsGroupon

[Price: Free]
Groupon is a fun app that lets you find deals and coupons for businesses in your area. It’s Thanksgiving and, afterward, Thanksgiving weekend which means you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. It may be food, it may be Black Friday. Either way, you’ll be in a position to save yourself a bit of money and Groupon can help you do that. Who knows, you may even find a good coupon for a decent price off of your turkey.
Get it now on Google Play!
groupon best thanksgiving apps



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Pocket best thanksgiving appsPocket

[Price: Free]
Pocket is an application that lets you save things for later. You may be browsing your phone and see a neat article or a funny joke and at that moment, you’re chastised for being nose-deep in your phone and not spending time with people. With Pocket, you can put that stuff away for later consumption and spend less time hanging out with your eyes pointed at a screen. Then, after everyone leaves, you can return to that content and read it then.
Get it now on Google Play!


Timely best thanksgiving appsTimely

[Price: Free]
Whoever cooks the Turkey in your household is going to spend a lot of time looking at a clock. It might as well be a really good looking clock, right? Timely is a beautifully done clock app that is entirely free and comes with a timer function so you can properly keep track of your Turkey cooking times. It also comes with themes, alarms, and even a widget if you need those.
Get it now on Google Play!


tripadvisor best thanksgiving apps android appsTripAdvisor

[Price: Free]
If you’re the one doing the traveling this week, you have a lot of options for apps that can make that traveling easier. A good all-in-one solution is TripAdvisor. Using this app, you can find flights, hotels, and local entertainment during your trip to your family’s area. After all, you’ll probably be there a couple of days but Thanksgiving is only one of those days. You can find a lot of recommendations and be less bored.
Get it now on Google Play!
tripadvisor best thanksgiving apps


Yelp best thanksgiving appsYelp

[Price: Free]
Yelp is another great app for those of you who are traveling somewhere to spend time with family. Yelp focuses a lot more on general consumer businesses like restaurants, retail, and services and it allows you to see how those businesses are rated by its customers. The app also has exclusive deals for Yelp users and can help you find addresses and phone numbers for places you may want to get in contact with. It’s a good way to help get used to a city you don’t live in.
Get it now on Google Play!
Yelp best thanksgiving apps


YouTube best thanksgiving appsYouTube

[Price: Free]
Ah, yes, YouTube. You wouldn’t believe how many useful videos you can find for just about any holiday and Thanksgiving is no exception. First time turkey carvers can find tutorials on how to do that if needed. You can also find ways to prepare food, funny videos to show your relatives, and look up your favorite version of Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant or any other Thanksgiving-related music.
Get it now on Google Play!
YouTube best thanksgiving apps


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