WIKY Morning Show Nov. 22nd
** Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and things can get a little crazy out there. But your cell phone can make things a little easier.
--For example, there's a free app called "TGI Black Friday" that lets you easily scan Black Friday ads for all the major retailers. Here are four MORE free apps that might come in handy this Friday.
#1.) "Price Check" by Amazon.com. It lets you look up products and compare prices by taking a picture, saying the name of the product, or typing it. Or if you're already at the store, you can just take a picture of the barcode.
--You can get "Price Check" on the iPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry.
#2.) "ShopSavvy". Just like "Price Check," it lets you comparison shop by scanning the product's barcode. But it also tells you how much it's selling for online, AND at other stores in the area. It's available on the iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
#3.) "FastMall". It has maps and interactive navigation tools for more than 1,250 malls across the country. So if you're at a mall you don't know that well, you won't have to waste time searching for stores.
--It tells you the fastest route to each one, and if you can't take the escalator because you're pushing a stroller, it takes that into account too. Plus, it uses GPS to help find your car in the parking lot. It's available on the iPhone and the Android.
#4.) "Lemon". This one's good if you always lose receipts. With "Lemon," you take a picture of each receipt, then it files it away so it's easy to find. And it can also create bar graphs to help track what you're spending money on.
--"Lemon" is available on the iPhone and the Android.