Best Phone Apps for Shopping on Black Friday

Figuring out all the Black Friday deals can be a pain, but this year, you can avoid the madness. There are several smartphone apps that can help you prepare and shop smart on Black Friday.

To get the best savings, we start with apps that compare prices.

RedLaser lets you scan barcodes or search for a product. It will then show you where you can find the cheapest one both online and in nearby stores. You can even buy the product from your phone.

Get RedLaser on your iPhone or Android.

Some Black Friday sales aren't worth your cash--so you can use apps like Amazon to check product reviews. This app also lets you compare prices with the millions of products sold on its site.

Get Amazon on your iPhone or Android.

Another great app is Black Friday by FatWallet because it's specific to the holiday. It will point out some of the hottest deals and how sales stack up. You can filter deals by store, category, price range and brand. FatWallet will also notify you of new store ads on your phone or email.

Get FatWallet on your iPhone.

Finally, several retailers are stepping up their presence on your phone. Stores like Macy's have unveiled on-the-go deals that will notify you inside the store. It will show you where in the store you can find the hottest deals. And you can also find sales exclusive to those using the app.

Get the Macy's app on your iPhone or Android.

Check out a list of more useful Black Friday shopping apps published by the Wall Street Journal.

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