Grocery list app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Ollifi, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Ollifi macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2013
    Anyone have recommendations on grocery list apps? Anything better than Wunderlist?

    A must is an (web)app working in iOS, WP & Android since our family has all those devices. Also each member should be able to add new list items and maybe get notifications when new items are added.

  2. geta, Apr 23, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016

    geta macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2010
    The Moon
    I think OurGroceries will fit your needs, although not sure if they having WP version... you should also check SuperList and AnyList, they look like a good alternative.

    Edit - Check OneNote, its not dedicated groceries list app, but capable to do so, and it's supporting all OS.
  3. Mac2Crack macrumors member


    Feb 12, 2009
    My family uses Anylist on our mobile devices and the web.
  4. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I know you're specifically asking about dedicated apps, but we just made a shared list in the bundled Reminders app. Works great (when Husband remembers to use it, that is.)
  5. pacorob, Apr 24, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016

    pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    We (my wife and I) use Anylist for e.g. Groceries. I love the sync. We use the free version.
    We only use the iOS app on iPhone and iPad. I just noticed they are also on the web available via desktop/laptop.
    They aren't available on WP or Android though.

    Another great app which is available on iOS but also on Android and web desktop/laptop (and Chrome and Mac) is
    Windows Phone is also not an option for though.

    An app which seems to be available on all platforms (iOS, Android, WP, web) is Microsoft OneNote (see also the users here, old topic though).
  6. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2013
    Thank you all for recommendations. We've been testing Wunderlist for a couple of days now, and find it quite well working. So we'll probably stick to that. OneNote is worth considering as well, especially because it support all our devices.
  7. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Try Capitan. It's a dedicated shopping app that syncs between users.
  8. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
  9. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    We just share an Evernote. Can be accessed everywhere.
  10. noanker macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2015
    This is what we do and it works perfectly. Really handy when looking in the pantry and being able to say "Hey, Siri.....add Shallots to the shared grocery list" and voila! They appear on the shared list I have with my wife.
  11. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    GroceryIQ. Available on all platforms and a web option.
  12. soloer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
    Another Anylist user and recommendation here. Liked it so much I paid for it.
  13. dragontology macrumors newbie


    Apr 20, 2016
    Greenville, NC
    OurGroceries was definitely the best on Android, so I happily bought two licenses ($5 each, all they do is remove the ads) there years ago. Switching to iOS, buying it here as well was similarly a no-brainer. I just wish iOS got the dark theme as well. So I'll have to shoot off an email to the developer. It's actively but not frequently updated.

    The big thing is, OurGroceries has list sync, and they had it when nobody else was considering doing it. At least on Android. I've been using it there for all the six years I've been on that platform. I don't know how long it was on iOS or what features came when. But now that I am on iOS and my wife is still on Android, the sync works just as good as ever.

    Another feature we've recently adopted... or rather I have, and it synced to her... is departments. So if I add bread to the list, I leave that alone. But if I put Ibuprofen (i.e. Advil) on the list, that goes to the Pharmacy department. And it's automatic, it remembers the things you add and their department. So if she were to add "headache medicine," that's a new name, and it would go in the default department. Each item name can also have a picture, and/or barcode associated with it. I didn't mess with the barcodes much because barcode scanning in Android was always a PITA. On iOS I'm finding it a lot easier, so I think that's something I'll do on my end with the iPhone, and that info will sync on over.

    The web feature is good, too. Basically you just go to their website and sign in with the list owner's username and password, and you can use the app on the site, and it syncs up just as fast. My wife's always asking if there's anything we need at the store, and if so to "put it on OurGroceries." And I can easily do that on my phone, but I keep it bookmarked on the desktop as well. So if I'm already parked at the computer, it's slightly easier to use that than to bother with my phone.

    I've now paid $15 for OurGroceries. If for some reason I switch to Windows Phone, I'll happily buy it there as well. I can't think of a higher endorsement than that. It's not that it's worth $5 to get rid of the ads. It's just a banner, one line of text. It's more that I'm happy to pay the developer for their work.
  14. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    We use OneNote and it works great.

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