Best App for Shopping Lists
Lotsa Lists: Shopper can manage plenty of shopping lists for you, useful for juggling multiple projects, stores, or when you simply want to split errands into multiple expeditions. Create template lists to use as starters for future lists (think staples you pick up every week at the grocery store). Tap the + button to start a new list or tap Edit to delete, rearrange, or rename lists. Tap a list to review its contents or start shopping.
Aisle By Aisle: Each list is organized by store department, or "aisle," making it easy to attack your list efficiently. If you like, you can add specific stores, and choose the aisles each store includes, and in what order (make the dairy department come first at Whole Foods, for example, but don't show dairy at all for Target). Tap the name of the store where you're shopping, and the app filters and reorders the list accordingly.
Adding Items: Shopper's substantial database of products makes it quick to update lists. Tap the + icon from the list screen to search by name, or tap the bin icon to browse items by aisle, as shown here. Scan quickly for what you need, tap items to add to the list, and set quantity by tapping the arrow buttons at right. Add your own custom products, or add and save unit prices to estimate the cost of your shopping adventure.
Store Remodeling: Choose the aisles to include for each store, and drag them into the order you want them listed when you visit that store. You can add your own custom categories by tapping the + button, which means you can add and organize any type of product you like. You could add aisles for a feed store, a comic book shop, a department store—really, any type of shop you might frequent.
When You Get There: The app can use the iPhone's GPS to detect when you've arrived at a store. When you turn that option on, Shopper asks if you'd like to switch to that store to see the items you can pick up there. To accomplish this feat of savvy shopping, Shopper lets you set the location when you add or edit a store. Tap the Set Location button to use the current location, or tap the map to choose another address.
Version reviewed: 3.0.2
Tuck Shopper into your cart to make trips to the supermarket (or any store) more efficient. Shopper replaces hastily scribbled shopping lists with an organized, uncomplicated system for building and checking off items to buy. The app helpfully groups items by "aisle," or store department,and you can even customize the order of aisles for each store you frequent, so that your grocery list is always organized according to the store layout.
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