Shopping list apps on your phone can help save you lots of time and money at the grocery store. And let’s face it, we’ve all been here: You get home from the grocery store, you put everything away and then it hits you – everything you forgot to get suddenly comes to mind. Or maybe you just went to the store to pick up a couple items, but you leave with a cart full of things you might not need. For me at least, making a grocery list is crucial. Lists help to make sure that I walk out of the grocery store with only the stuff I need. But who uses a pen and paper nowadays? To help you save money and time while grocery shopping, here are the top grocery list apps you can get for your phone.
Grocery IQ is a free app that integrates couponing, so you can see what items are on sale before you shop to save money. The app features a vast database from which you can choose your list items, and it also shows you what’s on sale. You can also keep track of your grocery list history, so you can easily create similar lists each week. This app includes a barcode scanner and voice command. If you share lists with others in your family, you can synch it across your devices.
This shopping list app has been rated with 4+ stars in the Apple App Store. This app automatically groups your grocery items by color to organize your list better. With a built-in dictionary, you can create your shopping lists faster, and the dictionary will remember the unique things that you buy. While you’re creating your list, several autofill suggestions based on the first few letters that you type will appear for a faster process. There’s also a paid version of this app with a few more features, like list sharing.
This comes in a free version and a full version for $2.99 in the Apple App Store. It features a stylish design and calculates the total cost of your groceries (including tax). This app also allows you to create lists based on recipes. You can share your shopping lists by email and manage multiple lists at the same time. You can also synch across all of your devices.
This app allows you to reuse grocery lists and share them with other people in your family. Barcode scan is available to make sure that you pick up exactly the right items. Another cool feature of this app is that you can put pictures in your list. You can create multiple lists and compare prices for various stores. To help save more money, this app features eCoupons that helps you to match your list to available store coupons.
This free app is similar to the others – it offers synching capabilities with other devices, list sharing, and it has a wide database from which to choose your groceries. A handy feature is the way it categorizes your groceries by type so you aren’t running back to aisles you already went through. Recipe suggestions are another cool thing about this app; they allow you to add groceries to your list right from the recipe.
Grocery lists mean less time wasted and fewer trips back to the store. When you know what you need, you’re less likely to buy more than that – helping you save money. Let us know if you have a favorite app for your grocery list.