Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smart phone app while shopping at Macy's in downtown Boston, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Retailers have been trying everything they can to lure consumers into stores. Some stores tested the earlier hours last year, but this year more retailers opened their doors late on Thanksgiving or at midnight on Black Friday. In addition to expanding their hours, many also are offering free layaways and shipping, matching the cheaper prices of online rivals and updating their mobile shopping apps with more information. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Apps for Black Friday shopping

If you are planning to head out on Black Friday, load up your smartphone with the latest tools to make your shopping easier.