Best mobile apps for the holidays

Lance Ulanoff of Mashable.com shares his top picks for must-have apps to use during the holiday season and beyond.

- Lance Ulanoff of Mashable.com shares his top picks for must-have apps to use during the holiday season and beyond.

FOR RECIPES

Epicurious

Thousands of searchable recipes Generate Shopping lists Voice control for hands-free cooking

AllRecipes Video Cookbook

Step-by-step instructions

On iPad, directions are synched with video

Ingredients 

FOR TRAVEL

SkyScanner Search and compare cheap flights Price alerts Top deals for nearest airports

Google Translate Great for international travelers Point at a sign and see a live translation on the screen 90 languages 2-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages

Waze

Community-based traffic and navigation

Turn-by-Turn guidance

Find cheapest gas stations on your route

Warnings about red light cameras

FOR SHOPPING

Buyvia

Experts scour online and retail stores for best deals Alerts for price drops Local Coupons Barcode scanner

RetailMeNot

Deals for your favorite stores; Coupons Local deals; Tops Deals; Daily Deals; Custom Deals; Has an Apple Watch app

 App Store Get it on Google Play

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