December 04, 2013Jackie Hade
As you head online and in-store this holiday season, don’t forget your multi-tasking Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ powered smartphone to help you get the right gift for everyone on your holiday list. Plan, compare and shop with these 12 shopping apps, and be sure to download the battery-boosting Snapdragon BatteryGuru app to help make sure you through all your holiday shopping.
Before heading online or in-store, organize your holiday shopping with wish list apps that let you and your loved ones keep track of all the gifts they want to get and give this holiday season.
Amazon’s new Amazon Santa app for Android is the perfect way to let kids create and personalize their holiday wish list for Santa, friends and family. They’ll be able to select gift items like family-friendly books, toys, games, movies, sporting goods and video games. Once they make their selections, you can go in, edit and share with grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters.
Wish list: Shopping Buddy by Cubeactivefor Android helps you organize what you plan on buying and for whom, making it easy to make sure you get a gift for everyone on your list. Sort items into fields like category, priority or price, and track your purchases so you know how much you’ve spent. You can also use the app to make your own wish list by adding pictures of items you want, categorize by most desired item and send it to family and friends.
Google Play wishlist lets you add all of your must-have Android apps into one list that you can share with friends and family. Begin by bookmarking apps you like by clicking the “Add to wishlist” button located on every app page. Come back to your list using the “My wishlist” tab, and share by sending friends and family the link to your wishlist page. You can also give or get Google Play gift cards that are redeemable for apps.
Get the best deals on the gifts on your holiday shopping list with these comparison shopping apps at your fingertips.
You can cut out clipping coupons this holiday season, with RetailMeNot for Android. It lets you search your favorite stores for coupons that you can redeem at checkout by showing the cashier your phone. If you’re not looking for something specific, browse categories like Today’s Hot Deal and Trending Deals. Be sure to bookmark your favorite stores so you can quickly look for coupons before heading out, and never miss out on coupons you’ve saved thanks to expiration date alert notifications.
Not sure if the gift you’ve picked out for someone might be found online, or at another store, for less? With ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner by ShopSavvy for Android and Windows Phone you can shop with confidence (and fewer trips to the mall). Simply scan the barcode on the product and the app will tell you how much it’s being sold for online and at local stores. You can also browse through the Popular Products page, Featured Lists page or create lists for other users to follow and get price alerts so you don’t miss a great deal.
In addition tosearching across thousands of online and local retailers to find the best prices, deals and coupons RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner by eBay Mobile for Android and Windows Phone suggests similar alternatives and accessories that are less expensive to help you give more with less. The best part is that you can purchase items right from the app that will be shipped straight to your home or in-store for pick up.
TheFind by TheFind.com for Android put all your favorite store catalogs in one place, making it easy to put together the perfect shopping list and locate the best deals. The app price compares across stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target and sends you coupon codes, weekly circulars and shipping deals for thousands of products and locates stores around you with special deals.
Use these popular retail apps designed to cut down on your time spent in-store, and enjoy the luxury of kicking back this holiday season.
With the Best Buy app for Android and Windows Phone, you can quickly locate holiday wish list items in the catalogue, read product reviews, make your own wish list and share it with family and friends so they know exactly what to get you. If someone you’re shopping for doesn’t know what they want, you can easily purchase a Best Buy Gift card from the app that’s redeemable online, in-store or on the app, and includes the gift card balance.
Whether you’re preparing your home for a house full of guests, or hoping for some home improvement items this holiday season, the Lowe’s app for Android and Windows Phone makes your shopping experience incredibly simple. Try using the Quick List feature for shopping in-store, and find out where items are located ahead of time with the product locator that lets you mark an item on your map to get in and out faster than it takes to find parking. If you don’t plan on leaving the house, you can also shop the entire catalog from your phone, redeem gift cards and purchase items for in-store pickup or doorstep delivery.
Shop Target anywhere with the Target app for Android. Use TargetLists—a feature that keeps track of all the things you want, while also allowing you to share it with friends and family. Never miss another sale when you can page through the Weekly Ad from your smartphone, and if you find something that’s not already on your TargetList, you can easily add it. When it’s time to purchase your holiday goodies, you can set up free store pick-up from the app to avoid the holiday hustle and bustle.
Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta all offer user friendly Android apps that let you email products you like to friends, family and yourself so you don’t forget any potential holiday gifts. When you’re ready to buy you can purchase directly from the app for an easy, streamlined checkout. If you happen to be in-store, but employees are swamped, use the built-in barcode scanner to find out which stores carry alternate sizes, colors and other product information.
IKEA for Android lets you create lists for your holiday essentials so you can save for later or send to friends and family. Easily find product prices, sizes, colors and availability before going in-store to make a purchase. If you pre-ordered items, use the app to find out where to go to collect your purchases, and access store hours, addresses and directions on the app so you don’t waste any more precious holiday shopping time.
Now that you’re all set to give to others with these shopping apps, what’s at the top of your wishlist?
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