Review: Grocery list applications for the iPhone
Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:51 AM
It's just impossible to keep up -- we basically have to write about what we have at the time we have it, make a last-minute check, publish, and then know it'll probably be wrong within a day or two. As the store matures, this will be less of an issue, of course. But as it stands now, there are 3,500 "version 1.0" apps out there, all rife for updates :).
Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:06 AM
One key feature for me isn't on your list. I want to be able to add an item to more than one list/store. For example, I can buy toothpaste at the grocery store or at a discount store. Do you have that information? Grocery Gadget doesn't seem to have this feature.
I'm not too price sensitive, it's building the initial list and setting up the stores that has slowed me from pursuing this.
I just wrote the developer, but am not optimistic as the site seems to have not been updated lately.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:11 AM
However, these lists are independent -- if you buy it at the Grocery, you'll have to remove it manually from the Discount list.
Is that what you were asking?
Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:29 AM
I want the lists to be dependent. This saves work. If I'm at the grocery and buy tomatoes I don't want to search every other list I might have added it to.
Thanks for answering.
I think this clarifies what I'm looking for. As I said jShopper has this on the Palm.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:37 AM
Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:16 AM
Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:42 AM
Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:26 AM
jShopper also responded and said he had no plans for an iPhone app since their was too much competition. Too bad, because it's a great app.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 02:38 PM
I currently use HandyShopper on my Palm smartphone. I am looking for a replacement shopping list for my iPod touch as the HS creator has no plans to port over his program.
I have a lot of different kinds of stores listed, including:
- Drug (CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.)
- Warehouse (Costco, Sam's Club. etc.)
- Office Supplies
- Discount (Target, WalMart, etc.)
Using MthBiker's toothpaste example, I would buy it at a Drug, Warehouse, Grocery or Discount store. Toothpaste is one item in my "All" master (reusable) shopping database, assigned to those 4 different stores. When I am ready to go shopping, I click the "Need" button and get the list of every item I have marked as needing to buy. I then have the option of seeing what i need in "All Stores" or I can narrow down the list to the particular store I am going to visit.
If I choose Grocery, I only see the items that I would buy in a grocery store and not items like perfume, that I would buy at a Department store. This way, I do not have to maintain separate lists or skip over items that don't apply to the current store and possibly miss buying an item that does apply. If I check off toothpaste at the grocery, it is checked off for the entire shopping list. If I go to a Discount store the next day, toothpaste is no longer on my "Need" list.
HS has other helpful features, that this is the most important for me. (I also need the ability to have multiple lists/databases, as I also use a separate HS database for packing.) Has anyone run across a shopping/list program that can do this?
Posted 26 October 2008 - 03:06 PM