10 Must-Have Black Friday Apps (Photos)

10 Black Friday apps you can use to burn through that holiday checklist this weekend.

The best part of Thanksgiving weekend is the big game: the gladiators clashing on the gridiron, the unforgettable scores, the heartbreaking losses. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday. A little technology will give you an edge out there on the retail battlefield. Here are 10 Black Friday apps, most of them free. See? You got a deal already.

iSlick by Lanuta
Customer rating: 4.5 stars
Free
Real-time shopping deals coupled with an easy-to-use interface, iSlick is very popular and highly rated among iPhone users.

Santa's Bag
by Clay Pot Software
Customer rating: 4.5 stars
$1.99

Another popular app. For a small fee, Santa’s Bag gives you an assist in organizing holiday shopping and budgets.

TGI Black Friday
by Deal Catcher
Customer rating: 3.5 stars
Free
In three years the TGI Black Friday app has been downloaded 1.4 million times, with more than half a million downloads this year alone. It's in the top 15 free apps on the iTunes app store. "A lot of items we'll put in the app so they can shop online instead of going into the stores," says Kevin Kahn, COO of Deal Catcher.

Black Friday Survival Guide
by Sazze
Customer rating: 3.5 stars
Free

The Black Friday Survival Guide has breaking news on shopping deals with a shopping-list maker and virtual store circulars.

aisle411 Shopping Companion
by Aisle 411
Customer rating: 3.5 stars
Free

One of the more versatile apps out there, aisle411 Shopping Companion has more than 130,000 recipes and a bar-code scanner, and allows you to create shopping lists using voice commands. It also comes with store maps for select stores.

Black Friday Ads - Smart Aisles
by ICON Entertainment
Customer rating: 3 stars
Free

A good app for the big-box-store shopper, with deals from major retailers like Best Buy, Nordstrom, Sears, Sam’s Club, and The Body Shop.

Black Friday App
by DealNews
Customer rating: 3 stars
Free

The DealNews Black Friday App specializes in leaked deals from major retailers. It was named the Best Black Friday Website of 2009 by PC World and PC Magazine.

CompareMe Shopping Utility
by Christian Lupp
Customer rating: 3 stars
$1.99

This app lets users compare two products at the same time to find out which is the better deal based on package size, weight, and price.

Black Friday 2011
by Brad
s Deals
Customer rating: 3.5 stars
Free

This useful app comes with a Black Friday shopping planner that helps organize and research the best deals.

The Club Shopping Mall Guide
by General Growth Properties
Customer rating: 3 stars
Free

An app specifically for customers who do their Black Friday shopping at the mall, The Club Shopping Mall Guide has deals and promotions at more than 150 General Growth Property malls around the country.