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Best shopping apps

Having trouble remembering the wish lists of all your friends and family?

It's hard -- your mom loves pink and your grandma hates yellow -- how do you keep all of that straight and feel confident you're getting the best gift at the best possible price while not driving yourself crazy?

Believe it or not, it starts with using your favorite gadget: your iPhone.

Best shopping apps

Amazon Price Check App

You can check prices instantly on millions of products with the free Amazon Price Check app. Just scan the barcode or snap a photo of the potential present. You can also speak the name of it into your phone or type in the brand and model number. Within seconds you'll be presented with a list of retailers offering the item and the price. Pinching your pennies has never been easier.


Best shopping apps

Fast Mall App

Are you one of the millions who only enter the mall during the holiday season and no other time? Get help navigating hundreds of shopping malls in 31 countries with the Fast Mall app. Find out where a certain store is located so you can make the most of your holiday shopping time. Also awesome? This is the best part about the app: Simply shake your phone to be guided to the nearest restroom.

Best shopping apps

Key Ring App

Are you one of the many people (us included) who have rewards cards and gift cards overflowing from their wallet? Imagine the option to store those tiny pieces of plastic inside your smartphone with the help of the Key Ring App -- it exists! The app helps you store every single one electronically, allowing you to share them with family members as well. Instead of tracking them down for a transaction, you'll simply show the cashier the barcode on your phone screen saving you money and time.

Best shopping apps

Manilla App

Does your life feel like a mess as you get closer to Christmas? Reduce clutter, eliminate late fees and stay on top of all your bills no matter how distracted you get this holiday season with the free Manilla app. The app even handles loyalty programs and magazine subscriptions so expiration dates never pass by unnoticed.


Best shopping apps

Gift Plan App

We all need to get organized. Organize birthdays, anniversaries and, of course, Christmas gift giving all inside the Gift Plan app. Corral ideas, track sizes and even do reconnaissance by perusing their Facebook photos to find out their likes and dislikes. It's $3 which is a small price to pay considering you'll quickly be known as the most thoughtful person ever.


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