Recently I was at the Mall of America and boy was it confusing! Unfortunately I left my iPod in the hotel room, if I had remembered it it would have been much easier to navigate. I have an app I downloaded for free called Mall Maps Mobile and it has come in handy more than once. If you are going on a vacation and plan on doing some shopping its a great app. On the iPod it can't use the "you are here" function but you can usually find where you are pretty easily, with the iPhone version of the app you can use this function and it will make getting to where you want to go that much quicker, there is also a version for the iPad. V.B. & Smith has a list of the malls the app supports so you can check it out before you download it to you devise.
Another free app that is handy to have is Open Table, this application allows you to make reservations for your favorite restaurant right from your iPod, iPad or iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Nokia, Palm WebOS and Windows phone, just make your selection from all the choices and download, it couldn't be easier. Best of all the app has restaurants at up to 14,000 Open Table-enabled restaurants in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom and the list is always growing. You can search for places to dine based on location, name, cuisine, price or reservation time. Open Table offers points for making reservations through them as well, so when you have enough points built up you can get a dining check to be used at any of the restaurants that use Open Table. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? Check the web site for more information on their dining rewards program.