[video] 10 Black Friday Shopping Apps for the Unprepared
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The turkey is digested. You're refreshed from a long nap that began post-Thanksgiving dinner. For some crazy reason, you feel like going outside to shop -- on Black Friday.
Unlike the maniacs who prepared for weeks researching deals, clipping coupons or setting their alarm clocks so they could wait outdoors in the wee hours before stores opened, you are sleeping in and winging it. You aren't prepared for what's out there. But never fear, we've got you covered (we hate going out there, too).
Here are 10 free shopping apps for the unprepared shopper to get you through the day.
If you must see Black Friday sales: FatWallet Black Friday Deal Finder 2013
Popular deal site FatWallet's Black Friday app lets users look at actual Black Friday print ads -- page by page -- on a smartphone. The comprehensive site also offers an advanced search to locate items that are doorbusters, Black Friday specials or Cyber Monday deals. For people with limited time or crowd tolerance, there's also FatWallet Checkout, which lets registered users buy certain items with two clicks on a smartphone. For planners, you can research deals ahead of time on FatWallet.com and save items to a wish list to check while shopping.
fatwallet.com/black-friday, iOS and Android
Clueless on gift ideas? BOND Gifts
If you don't want to bother researching perfect gifts for friends and family, BOND's app offers suggestions based on various categories, like type of person or price. The curated collection of products is limited but if you buy something, they'll send a hand-written note to the recipient. If you don't have a recipient's mailing address, BOND tracks it down for you via a text or email.
Plot fastest way to get to the store: MyCityWay Now
Geared toward city dwellers (and only available for about 40 U.S. cities currently), MyCityWay Now offers a quick glance at the current weather, traffic cams and public transit schedules to get a better idea of the fastest way to get to the store. Using your location, it'll also tell you the cheapest gas prices, weather and nearby deals.
mycityway.com/overview, iOS and Android