10 Shopping Apps To Help You Beat the Holiday Rush

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Holiday ShoppingIt’s that time of year again and Black Friday is just around the corner. I don’t know about you but man do I dread the holiday shopping crowds, so this year I will be the mobile shopping gal. Listed below you will find shopping, discount, deal, coupon, and Black Friday specific apps for the iPhone and Android. Some of these apps find the best price online and locally, some are local shopping only, and some let you know when an item you tag goes on sale.

I love technology, these apps are going to make finding those special gifts this year so much easier. If you know of some great apps please share.

Android Shopping Apps

1. Google Shopper

Shopper recognizes products by cover art, barcode scanning, voice and text search. Find local and online prices, reviews, specs, and more. Star your favorites and share with friends. Currently U.S. and U.K. prices only.

Download: Google Shopper

2. DealsDroid

Great little app for shopping and deals hunting! Coupons, rebates, freebies, and lots more! Setup keywords to filter deals! Multiple deal sources to search from.

Download: DealsDroid

3. Deal Deal Deal

View and save the latest shopping deals from across the web pushed to your phone. Go to dealdealdeal.net to select the kinds of deals you want for notifications. Pick from categories such as computers, apparel, TVs, cameras and games.

Download: Deal Deal Deal

4. TGI Black Friday

Black Friday (November 26th) is the busiest shopping day of the year. Use this app to plan your holiday shopping weeks before Black Friday ads are available in the newspaper. In the past Black Friday ads have leaked as early as October. However, the majority of the ads arrive the first two weeks of November.

Features: (View Black Friday ads early for major retail stores, Downloadable PDF Ad Scans, Create a personal shopping list, Email your list to yourself or others, Compare prices for items)

Download: TGI Black Friday

iPhone Version TGI Black Friday

5. Black Friday Survival Guide

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a great time to find incredible deals. blackfriday.fm wants you to be ready when the big day rolls around this year on November 26th, so we’re bringing the latest news, the biggest sales, and the best deals right to your phone with the blackfriday.fm app.

Download: Black Friday Survival Guide

iPhone Version Black Friday Survival Guide

iPhone Shopping Apps

1. Shopper

Whether you are planning your lists at home or shopping in-store, Shopper is the most feature rich shopping app available for the iPhone.

Key Features: (RedLaser barcode scanning (US only for launch) * Built-in, customizable item catalog for Groceries, Home Improvement, Electronics, Beauty and Baby * Local flyers and discounts from top retailers including Target and Walmart * Coupon tracking * Real-time list sharing and syncing * Web portal to plan shopping from your desk, FDA/USDA Recalls * Multiple Lists/Multiple Stores * Shopping templates for recipes, favorites and repeat shopping * Records aisle layouts and pricing for all stores * Guiding Stars nutritional ratings * Budget tracking w/ tax and discounts * Notes and photos on all items * Tax calculations for multiple rates/countries * Password protected lists)

Download: Shopper

Android Version Shopper – Shopping List

2. Ino Deal

Why pay retail? inoDeals is full featured deal reader that allows you search, preview, read, save and share good deals at tip of your finger. This app offers many *unique* features that no other apps have such as no-wait fast downloading, fast multi-site searching, saving to favorite, color coding, previewing, sharing via SMS/email and nearby searching in addition to standard features such as browsing and viewing original article. In addition, inoDeals has a special section for Black Friday.

List of deal sites on the web: (Slickdeals, Fatwallet, Dealnews, StyleNotes, Dealmac, Dealcoupon, Techbargains, Dealsea, GottaDeal, xpBargains, Deal Detectives, Tech Deals, Deal Catcher, Deals List, Deals2buy)

Download: Ino Deal

3. Overwhelming Offers: OO on the Go

OO on the Go gives you access to brand new, brand name products at 50% off or more, every weekday, excluding holidays. Some of our most popular offers include Nintendo Wiis for $100, digital cameras at $100 off, beauty products at 50% off, and Xbox 360 at $200 off.

Download: Overwhelming Offers: OO on the Go

Android Version Overwhelming Offers

4. Craigslist Pro

Craigslist is often underestimated by most people, but it’s actually a great place to find those nuggets. There are plenty of local deals that you can take advantage of, if you consistently keep an eye out on the listings on the site. Thanks to Craigslist Pro, you can take advantage of this cool website wherever your are. The app is developed to help you keep an eye out on listings in multiple cities and search through results to find the best deals.

Download: Craigslist Pro

Android Version: Craigslist

5. Amazon

The Amazon Mobile app allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on Amazon.com using a simple, yet elegant, interface. Amazon customers have full access to their existing cart, wish lists, payment and shipping options, order history, 1-Click (R) settings, and Prime membership benefits. All purchases made on Amazon Mobile are routed through Amazon’s secure servers just as they are on the web. All prices are in US Dollars. The Amazon app also includes the experimental feature “Amazon Remembers” that allows you to use the camera on your iPhone to create a visual list of things you want to remember while out-and-about.

Download: Amazon

Android Version: Amazon Barcode

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