November kicks off the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, which means it’s the time for bringing family and friends together to celebrate Thanksgiving. This month’s recommended apps help smartphone users cook the perfect turkey and stay up to date with this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.
Turkey Timer: Available on Android
Have you ever hosted a Thanksgiving dinner where everything was going smoothly until you pulled the turkey out of the oven to discover it was overcooked or undercooked? If so, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there’s the Turkey Timer app, which will help you cook a delicious dinner and impress your guests.
Turkey Timer is an easy-to-use app that takes the guess work out of cooking your turkey. Simply enter the weight of the bird, select an alarm style, and the app will provide a recommended cooking time and temperature. All you need to do is place the turkey in the oven and start the timer. That’s it! You can then move on to other food preparation or sit back and relax until the app alerts you that it’s time to remove the turkey.
If you’re looking to reduce the stress of cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I recommend downloading Turkey Timer. Bon appétit!
Ever since I was a child, one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions has been watching the Macy’s Parade. I’ve always enjoyed seeing balloons of my favorite comic and cartoon characters and often dreamed of performing atop one of the beautifully decorated floats. Now, with the official app of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, users of all ages can experience the magic of the parade in a whole new way.
This fun and interactive app helps everyone get ready for the popular parade with photos, videos, and up-to-date news for all the floats, balloons, and musical acts. On the big day, users can follow the parade and see who’s coming up next with the app’s live Twitter feed. I really like the Explore section, where you can learn about the parade’s long history and see past photos.
For users lucky enough to watch the parade in person, the app offers tips on finding the best viewing spots along the 2.65-mile course. For the rest of us spectating from our living rooms, there’s a virtual street view that lets you see the balloons up close while providing fun facts about each character.
Kids, big and small, will enjoy the ELF-O-MATIC tool, which lets users create and customize their own parade balloon. Select an elf outfit, take and upload a photo of your face, and then inflate your unique balloon to share on your favorite social media sites.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Macy’s Parade or looking to learn more, this app will get you caught up to speed in no time—and you’ll have fun doing it.