For most us Thanksgiving is a holiday meant to spend time with family you haven’t seen in a while, eat lots of turkey or a buffet of foods and overall have an amazing time doing it. This is usually the time you need to stash away your smartphone but here is a few Android Apps that may come in handy especially this Thanksgiving:


Allrecipes is an all-round recipes app that literally features all types of dietary needs, from vegetarians, gluten-free or even cholesterol free diets. This app not only lets you explore a wide array of unique recipes to try but also makes ensures that no one is left out during Thanksgiving dinner. If you are wondering what to cook, this should be a good place to find great ideas.

Google Hangouts or Skype

If you are of those who can’t be with your family this Thanksgiving, that doesn't mean you have to compromise on being able to connect with them. Google Hangouts and Skype make happen this for you. This applications feature a ton of communication needs to match your preferences including video-calling, all you need is an internet connection.


Thanksgiving means a lot of shopping and Groupon is a free app that makes finding deals and coupons in within your area a lot of fun. From food, clothes or Black Friday, this app helps you a few good deals or coupons that can save you few bucks.


If you are planning on a little travelling experience this Thanksgiving, TripAdvisor may be essential.  This app has comprehensive features that make travelling a whole lot easier. You can find restaurants, hotels, entertainment areas, and even flights around your area. There are lots of recommendations to choose from.


With Youtube, you can watch funny videos with your family, find useful about how to make Thanksgiving even more fun, Thanksgiving music or even how to cook different types of turkey recipes. YouTube is an all-in-one go to this holiday.

Google Now

Google Now has what most other apps on the list have, from the ability to note down stuff, set cooking timers, a recipe finder to searching a variety of useful things on the web. This app is fast and easier to work with than Google Search. It also allows you to add reminders and important dates on your calendar.


Evernote is better known as a productivity app and will be an awesome tool for taking notes this Thanksgiving. During this family gatherings, you may exchange addresses and phone numbers, gift suggestions for Christmas and even learn new recipes or holiday destinations from different members of your family. Some of its features include a Material Design, ability to exchange notes with those that also use Evernote, and syncing to all your different devices, meaning you can access your notes on a computer.Which apps are you currently using this Thanksgiving? Are they working for you? Let us know in the comments.

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