During the Thanksgiving holiday celebrations, I noticed between the huge meals, the entertainment revolved around playing with a 9 week old puppy, and during the puppies naps having several generations of family, poking away at their smart phones sharing their favorite apps with one another.
*For the record the family falls pretty squarely into the Apple smart phone market, most of these apps are available for Android users.
Fun Holiday apps:
Amazon Mobile (Is your employer blocking access to shopping sites at work? You can buy pretty much anything at Amazon.com, and now the Amazon Mobile app (Free) makes it easy to shop right from your iPhone.
GoodGuide While most iPod shopping apps are designed to help you save money, the GoodGuide app (Free) has a unique goal -- to help you identify products that are good for you and the environment.
Good Food Festive Recipes: Over 160 foolproof collection of festive feasting options to catapult you into a New Year!
Grocery IQ (Free)
includes all the features you would expect in a powerful grocery app, including a barcode scanner, list sharing, and integrated coupons. If you are like me and buy the same things every week, the favorites list will help you save time. You can also edit your list online and it will update automatically on the app.
(US$1.99) We could use some extra holiday spirit!
This app includes 20 “Grinchmas” cards that you can personalize with your own photos -- and who doesn't want a picture of themselves dressed as the Grinch? The cards can be emailed to friends or saved to the app’s photo library.
Dragon Dictation: Don't worry if you are not already hooked up with the hot new Siri, iPhone 4s, I think Dragon’s voice recognition works better than my typing and auto "correction" of the iPhone.
This was awesome for a global family reunion conference call, we had family from as far away as Germany! Sure, it’s great to hear a voice, But it’s even better to see the face that goes with it. Bonus! No cell minutes local or international used!
What are some of your favorite holiday or time saving apps? Post them in the comment section below!
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