If holiday shopping gives you an instant stomachache, you were definitely born in the right millennium. The advent of the app, a portable assistant that is no further than your smartphone, has revolutionized just about every aspect of our lives. Now, not only can you make your list and check it as many times as you want on your phone, but creators of apps have written programs designed to shop better, faster, smarter, and for much less.
As Flurry reports, “Between 2012 and 2013, overall use of shopping apps in the week before Thanksgiving grew by about 70%.” With tight schedules and tight budgets, it is no surprise that we’re turning to our bestie—our phone—to give us the information that we need before we brave the crowds and surf the Web. Whether you’re shopping for everyone on your list or just for yourself, here are 15 of the best shopping apps promise to make your task swifter than Santa’s sleigh.
1. Black Friday Shopping
If you are already overwhelmed by the thought of braving the crowds and planning your attack on Black Friday, this app is for you. Get ad alerts before anyone else, create wishlists and be the first in line for savings.