Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Mobile apps can help tame the madness of the season.

By on December 2, 2014

Holiday shopping can be a nightmare, and travel can be even worse. To try and stay sane through the holidays, turn to your mobile device to help keep you in the spirit of the season.

The FastMall app aids you in navigating the mall with maps that help get you in and out efficiently. And don’t stress about finding your car after a long day of shopping; the Honk app not only directs you back to your car, but also alerts you if the time on your parking meter is running out.

To help stick to your budget and avoid stress from overspending, use RedLaser to comparison shop and find the best prices. Scan the barcode on a product, and the app tells you if it’s the best deal. It also helps you find deals at local stores, earn points on store loyalty cards and create a list of your favorite items.

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If you are traveling this holiday season, load up on apps that will help get you to 30,000 feet. Packing Pro creates packing lists based on the number of adults, children and days of travel, and FlightTrack keeps you updated on your flight status or lets you share travel details with family and friends. GateGuru provides security checkpoint wait times, terminal information and weather forecasts for your destination so you can plan accordingly.

Don’t let busy malls and airports or overpriced gifts dampen your spirits. Allow your mobile device to guide you through the holidays so you can focus on spending time with family and friends.


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