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Shopping Madness: 5 iOS Apps to Help You Survive Black Friday

Posted in Apps, iOS, News on 22/11/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Here we go! Are you ready for the biggest retail day of the year? Every year you say you won’t be going to the stores on the day after Thanksgiving, and every year at least one store advertises a can’t resist bargain you realize you just gotta have. Well, in our continuing effort to make life easier for our readers, we here at MacTrast present 5 apps to make your Black Friday just a little easier to navigate.

Our first three apps are designed to help you navigate the onslaught of Black Friday ads and offers, each helping you to sift through the crap and find a gem of a deal.

TGI Black Friday – This app will help you to plan your holiday shopping before Black Friday ads are even available in your local newspaper. This app frequently updates to let you view new ads from your favorite stores such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sears and many more.

This app is powered by TGIblackfriday.com and DealCatcher.com, two of most popular shopping resources on the web.

Available for both the iPhone and iPad – FREE in the App Store

Black Friday by FatWallet.com - Powered by FatWallet.com’s Black Friday Deal Finder, this free mobile version (for both iPhone and iPad) displays ALL major retailers’ Black Friday ads as individual, sortable sale items so you can quickly search, save lists and never miss a great deal on Black Friday.

You can view the actual store ads page by page and interact with individual deals for details. You can also save them as PDF’s to read later.

Available for both the iPhone and iPad – FREE in the App Store

black_fridat_2013_iconBlack Friday 2013 Ads AppBlack Friday 2013 is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and it’s a great time to find incredible deals and bargains for Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more!  This app brings you the latest news, the biggest sales, and the best deals right to your phone.

Features include:

  • Get breaking news and leaked ads in real time
  • Check out store circulars and advertisements
  • Search for deals by store or category
  • View discounted products and prices
  • Get notifications on the latest news and sales
  • Create and share your very own shopping list
  • Access to the best Black Friday coupons
  • Compare ads and prices while in the store

The Black Friday 2013 Ads App is available FREE in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

Have you ever tried to find your car in a massive shopping mall parking lot while carrying an armload of packages? Our next app will help you find where you parked your car. Sounds simple enough, but you’ll thank us the first time you use it.

Find My Car - This handy app will help you find your car after a long day of shopping. Just open the application and save your car position on the map. You can even take a picture and enter a short note to better help you remember the parking spot.

To find your car again, open the application and locate your last car position on the map. The distance to your car is displayed in real time as you walk down the street. You can also see the best walking direction from your current position to your parked car.

Available for the iPhone – FREE In the App Store. (Augmented Reality feature available as an in-app $0.99 purchase.)

Don’t forget Cyber Monday, the first work day after Black Friday. That’s the day online retailers usually experience one of their best sales days. We even have an app to help you on that day!

TGI Cyber Monday - Use this app to browse all of this year’s top Cyber Monday deals from more than 100 of the top online retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Best Buy, and many more. Deals, specials, and offers are constantly updated.

View over 500,000 of the top Cyber Monday deals, sales, and offers from over 100 of the top retailers days before Cyber Monday to plan your online shopping attack.

Available for the iPhone – FREE in the App Store

There you have it, 5 great apps that will help you plan your attack for Black Friday, help you find your car so you can get away from the mall in one piece, and finish up your shopping on Cyber Monday. Good luck, and good shopping!



Chris Hauk

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 5 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, and 2 Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine, and the Internet.

Don't forget to check out Chris' two latest endeavors, as the "Apple Expert" at Answers.com, and his own personal tech blog at chrishauk.com