With Thanksgiving around the corner, chances are you’re thinking of food, family, and friends, rather than gobbling up some new apps for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. But we disagree.

Apps are definitely something to be thaankful for, and here are our favourites that are perfectly designed for the Thanksgiving holiday in mind.

Thanksgiving Menu Maker

Free; get it from iTunes

This free app from the folks at at Fine Cooking have allowed users to easily customize their holiday menu from more than seventy-five recipes. It also includes a customized shopping list and schedule planner. With a few taps, you can select your recipes and plan all of the details in one! Recipes are divided among Starters, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, and Desserts. Don’t expect just a bevy of turkey recipes. Instead, there are loads of vegetarian entrees, too, as well as just as many recipes for stuffings, sauces, root vegetables, and every pie you can imagine. Once you choose your menu, you can easily get a shopping list of every ingredient you’ll need. Then when you’re home, click on Schedule to see a list of what needs to be done and when. The app also gives you access to bonus content on the Fine Cooking website (finecooking.com) with how-to videos, turkey tips, wine pairings, disaster planning, and hundreds of recipes for the day and leftovers!

ScrapPad – Thanksgiving Sticker Book

Free; get it from iTunes

Are you a scrapbook enthusiast? Do you like to document each and every holiday? If so, this version of ScrapPad is a must have. It features a Give Thanks kit that lets you use photos from your iPad photo library and create unlimited scrapbook albums and pages. The custom text editor lets you personalize it further, and once you’re done, you can easily upload the pages to Facebook, print from within the app using AirPrint, or send via email. Just use your fingers to drag, touch, pull, move, adjust, and create gorgeous high quality pages in minutes!

6000+ Thanksgiving Recipes

$1.99; get it from iTunes

When you’re creating your Thanksgiving menu, it can easily be overwhelming, with loads of appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts to think about. This app contains over 600 recipes from all of the categories, as well as dividing them into sub-categories, such as casseroles, potluck dishes, kid-friendly, and specific desserts. The recipes are all kitchen-tested, too, so you know what you’ll be making is a top quality choice. You can browse the thousands of recipes or search them by name or even ingredient, and when you find one you love, you can save it under “My Favourites” to easily refer to again. This is Thanksgiving dinner made easy.

Thanksgiving Coloring Book

Free; get it from iTunes

Need to entertain your kids on the long car ride to your great aunt’s house two states away? This free (for a short time) app keep your kids entertained, giving them a coloring book that features Thanksgiving characters. The unique color in the lines feature delivers professional looking pictures, and kids can just give it a shake to clear it out for the next coloring in! (This: Etch-a-Sketch). There are over 60 colors to choose from, and you can save the colored pages to a gallery, email them to friends and family, or create a photo album. You can also share through Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Cookie Dozer – Thanksgiving


If a game is more your kid’s speed, this game is a definite winner. The object is to push holiday cookies and treats into your hands by dropping them from the jar without losing them in the river. The prizes include turkeys, pumpkins, pies and, of course, cookies! The game includes high quality three-dimensional graphics, over thirty prices, and loads of special effects.