Black Friday, the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season, is only a few days away. Major retailers have been slowly leaking deal circulars and advertisements, and consumers looking to plan a cohesive strategy for this retail extravaganza might feel a little overwhelmed. There are plenty of apps to help consumers aggregate and analyze Black Friday deals. Here are three nominations for 2014’s best Black Friday app, all of which are free for Android and iOS users.
TGI Black Friday
TGI Black Friday is great for users looking for a well-organized app to create personalized shopping lists for national or local retail outlets. The app has an easy-to-use interface, so consumers can easily peruse relevant deals while cutting through duplicates, bad deals, and those that might not appeal to the shopper based on his or her location. Users can also sign up for alerts to see when their favorite retailer releases its annual ad, or when information is released about a “watched” product.
Black Friday 2014
The Slickdeals Black Friday 2014 app is a fully featured shopping assistant. Users can view ads, create shopping lists, and sort through deals from all major national retailers. They can filter results by product, category, and store, and sign up to be notified when products are listed or details change. There is also a community feature that allows users to converse with other deal-hunters who use the app.
Users can peruse scanned deal circulars on FatWallet’s Black Friday app. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of TGI Black Friday or the Slickdeals app, but it is a good choice for users looking for a simple app that features circulars from most major national retail outlets without any of the complicated features.
These three apps represent some of the top picks for best Black Friday app for 2014, but this list is not exhaustive.
Are you planning to use Black Friday apps this season, or will you sit out this year’s event to wait for Cyber Monday?
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