Less than a week to go until Thanksgiving and whether we are cooking, traveling, enjoying the games, or just eating and eating, there are lots of helpful Thanksgiving apps for your smartphone, tablets, and computers. If you missed last years Thanksgiving apps be sure to check them out as well. I use these apps on my Moto Z Smartphone from Verizon right now (I’m a #VZWBuzz Ambassador).
Apps for Thanksgiving Food & Drink (both cooking and eating)
A huge and great app for recipes, grocery lists and menu apps. Apps for multiple formats (scroll to bottom of page for list).
- Vivino Wine App
Need some help picking a wine for Thanksgiving or want to remember what that delicious wine served with dinner was? Vivino lets you take a photo of a wine label to get all the info on that wine supplied by the other wine drinkers who use the app.
This is one of my favorite sites/apps for food and recipes. Easily import your favorite recipes, create menu plans, shopping lists, and find lots of new recipes to try. Available on multiple formats.
I adore Pinterest and it is one of my go-to sources for recipes for any holiday. Make sure you get the Pinterest mobile app also (iOS and Android). Make note that Pinterest is very photo heavy and will use more data when using the mobile app (unless you are on WiFi of course). Make sure you check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board also – full of recipes, ideas, decorations, and more.
Apps for Traveling for Thanksgiving
Traveling by car for Thanksgiving? Whether it is to Grandma’s house or to the big game or even to watch the local parade, Waze can help you get there (or get back home) faster by shopping alternate routes to avoid traffic jams, accidents, construction, and more.
Find out what is coming up at each interstate nationwide as you travel. It also integrates with other apps such as Yelp and GasBuddy.
Can you not bear to leave your dog at home when you travel for Thanksgiving? If so, check out BringFido to find dog friendly hotels, restaurants, events and more.
Apps for Kids for Thanksgiving
- Hand Turkey
Kids trace their hands on Android tablet or iPad and then decorate right on the screen. (The Android app is listed first, but scroll down a bit to earlier entries for iTunes link)
- Wordsearch Thanksgiving
Classic wordsearch puzzle game with more than 100 Thanksgiving themed puzzles. Available for iOS and Android.
Apps for Football on Thanksgiving
- NFL Mobile for Verizon
Watch live NFL games, the NFL Network and all the schedules and standings.
Apps for More Thanksgiving
- Macy’s Parade Time Traveler App
This is a fun app for those who love the classic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It gives you a unique view of the parade as it appeared in the 30’s, 60’s and 80’s. iOS and Android
- Macy’s Parade Emoji Stickers
Do you love all the fun emojis and stickers when communicating with friends? Try the Macy’s Parade Stickers app (iOS and Android) full of fun balloons and characters from the parade.
- Angry Birds Seasons
The classic Angry Birds, but update for each season and holiday.
Did you find any apps you will try out for Thanksgiving 2016? Do you have any apps to recommend to others?