What's the best shopping list app?

opticalserenity

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Is there a good shopping list app out there that also syncs with an OS X desktop client? Or, should I just be using things like YouNote / Evernote / To-Do Lists?
 

iFerd

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If you are up for $9.99 for the iPhone app and another $19.95 for the desktop partner, you may want to look at SplashShopper.

I've been using it for shopping lists, as well as other kinds of lists - To-Dos, packing, etc.
 

ayasin

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Jun 26, 2008
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Ours syncs up with the web so you can manage your list there and on the phone. A major advantage of this over a traditional desktop client is that you don't have to be near a computer to sync your list up with everyone else in your group and with the web list. You can check it out at the link in my sig.
 

Hutch1981

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Jul 10, 2008
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I use Zenbe as a shopping just that you can easily email to your significant other. Also you can sync to their servers online
 

iFerd

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I've mainly been on the lookout for a suitable replacement for HandyShopper from the Palm that my iPhone has all-but-replaced. So far, I haven't found that. It was a really handy general database manager for all kinds of lists. I haven't found the perfect replacement, and the devloper of HandyShopper has said he has no intention of porting it to the iPhone.

I've gone to SplashShopper because so far it looks like the best general list manager, at least that I have found. But that's me, YMMV. And I'm open to trying other things.
 

ayasin

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Jun 26, 2008
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Currently just one master list, you don't really need multiples because of the way it learns what goes with which location. We might be adding multiple list support soon though. Our users get to vote on what we work on and that's one of the things that's being voted on.
 

randyg

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Ours syncs up with the web so you can manage your list there and on the phone. A major advantage of this over a traditional desktop client is that you don't have to be near a computer to sync your list up with everyone else in your group and with the web list. You can check it out at the link in my sig.
It looks as though this is only for groceries. I'm not willing to pay $9 to find out otherwise. I would like to be able to make lists for hardware store, office supply store, etc. I really like Splash Shopper but it does not sync over the air with the desktop and iPad app.
 

ChuckN

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Oct 2, 2010
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My app, ezShopList allows multiple stores with per store pricing and location(by section). The sections of each store can be ordered to match the path you take through the store. In addition the lists and database can be exported/imported to/from Dropbox or mobileMe as csv files for easy editing and sharing. $1.99 in the app store. Hope you try it and like it.
 

jeniferkey

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Jan 30, 2008
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My husband and I use ReLiSimple Shopping Lists. I use it for groceries, house to-do lists and any other stores we need to buy from on a regular basis. The select from list can get long, but if I stop using something, I change it in the list to something we've started buying.
 

tomw888

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Jan 14, 2011
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Visual Grocery List

If you don't want to type at all you should try a visual grocery list like NeedFood.
 

piobyz

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Aug 18, 2011
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Why not try Goodies for Mac?

Goodies is a Mac OS X application that helps users organize their online shopping. In one simple step users can query various online retailers, see tabbed results, easily compare all deals, and assign their goodies to groups, based on their budget, deadline, tags or projects.

iOS client is planned for the future.

for more info please visit http://goodiesapp.com/

Disclaimer: I'm a developer of Goodies.
 

al1976

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Sep 22, 2011
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SuperList (Shopping List)

After trying a few, I think best one I used (and using) is SuperList (Shopping List)... it has everything you need in a shopping list app + some nice animations and pleasant design :)
 

DollaTwentyFive

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Our Groceries

Wow. Lots of options.

I really like OurGroceries. It's available across platforms and everything is synced to a master account. All of your lists are accessible and editable from any of your devices or computers. In addition to iOS, it also works on android and blackberry.

Works great if my wife is headed to the store and we forgot something. I can just add it to the list and it shows up in her phone. Also, you can edit the categories for each item to sort your list by produce, meats, frozen food...

We have several lists going at once (grocery store, Costco, Target, etc). When one of us thinks of something we need, we just add it and it is ready to go.

I have found it to be the best solution I have tried. YMMV.
 

Nikh

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Jun 15, 2010
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Hi. Probably you will be interested in our to-do list application (right now there is also an iOS version, search for To-do Lists Mobile at App Store).
It can be easily used as shopping list - easily check lines, moving the down, you can have as many lists as you wish, and you can sync between Mac OS version and iOS one.
 

woocompares

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takeshi74

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I really like OurGroceries. It's available across platforms and everything is synced to a master account. All of your lists are accessible and editable from any of your devices or computers. In addition to iOS, it also works on android and blackberry.
+1 for Our Groceries.

Works great if my wife is headed to the store and we forgot something. I can just add it to the list and it shows up in her phone.
I've had my wife updating the list while I was in the store and had no problems picking up the added items as lists are updated very quickly on devices sharing a list.
 

DocNYz

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Dude, Grocery IQ definitely. You can sync with other phones so you and the people you live with all share a common list and don't forge things or double up on purchases by accident. Plus you get savings from coupons.com incorporated if you want ..s
 

malisa

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Oct 13, 2011
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Anyone who uses one of these that's available for iPhone:

Can you 'tag' items?

I currently use OmniFocus for this, but I'd really like the ability to tag each item with anywhere I'd consider buying it.

Example: Milk
I would like the ability to tag it Trader Joe's, Grocery Store, Fresh and Easy, Smart and Final, Target (and maybe others). Since I am the only person who drinks milk at my house, I buy a quart. Some of these places either may not carry quarts or I may decide on other reasons I wouldn't want to buy it there (too expensive, don't like the container, dates don't seem long enough, etc.) I'd then like the ability to take that tag away for next time so I don't have to try to remember if I need to look for that item or why not.

How does your app of choice (or one you've rejected for one reason or another) stack up on that request. (Hard to figure that out from screen shots, and FAQ's.
 

tommot82

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Sep 9, 2010
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i just use a reminders list shared with my wife through iCloud. Works for us! Never saw the need for anything more complicated personally!

each to their own though obviously!
 

Mac In School

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Jun 21, 2007
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If you have long shopping list, a dedicated shopping list app does much better than a to-do app.

Items scanning, auto-add to aisle, etc., are tough to compete with.
 

zeemaaaangg

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Dec 6, 2012
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List Bliss is the best shopping list app for iOS

I use Grocery List Bliss for iOS and it's pretty awesome. It's a shopping list app, and pantry, and I use it for things like holiday shopping and birthday/christmas lists.