Apps for the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is over, Christmas trees and lights are up, the holiday season is here.  It is time for shopping and travel.  Here are a few great free apps to help keep you organized and get through the madness.  Let’s face it, there is a lot to do and little time.  The quicker and easier it is, the more time you get to spend with your loved ones.

Whether you are traveling by plane or car, or picking up family from the airport, these apps can help take the stress out of your journey.

Flight+ AppWith Flight+ gather info about flights, airlines, airplanes, and airports.  Search flights, airports, or airlines.  Track flight progress and view tables on airport info, flight boards for arrivals and departures, local weather, terminal maps, and flight maps.

Flight MapFlight Info

iExit appWith iExit Interstate Exit Guide view a map of highway exits and places of interest.  Select from a list of preset searches with categories like fuel, food, lodging, and attractions, or create your own search.  You can even setup alerts for upcoming exits.  The app will alert you when you are less than five miles from your exit.

Points of InterestHighway Exits

Between party prep, holiday feasts, and gift giving there is a lot of shopping to do and purchases to track.

Slice appWith Slice track orders and shipments and view current and past orders.  The app imports receipts from popular merchants directly from your email, or you can enter information manually.  See lists of purchases by category or merchant.  Track your spending or browse price drops and product recalls.


Add a little adventure to your holiday shopping and earn rewards while you shop.  Shopkick appWith shopkick you can earn points by walking into a store, scanning products, or making purchases.  Points or “kicks” can be redeemed for gift cards, products, or even trips and cruises.  Search products, stores, and deals.  Got a bored shopping buddy?  Send them on a scavenger hunt to scan barcodes.

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