Your Shopping List App Sucks: These 3 are 100 Times Better

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Grocery list apps, as a category, have the potential to be all-star apps. They could be opened frequently, people could certainly come to depend on them and they could — if done properly — make our lives easier. I’ve used several grocery list apps in the past (some free, some paid) and, for the most part, I’ve been really disappointed. The free apps have lame ads, the premium ones charge for features that should be free and almost all of them have crappy designs.

But there are good options. Our team searched high and low to find the absolute best grocery list apps for iPhone and Android users. Apps that actually do things differently, have some style to them and solve a pain point for shoppers beyond eliminating a paper list. I think the features of these apps will get you really excited. I think you’re about to find your all-star shopping list app…


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Brand new, Capitan is powered by artificial intelligence. That means you’ll never forget anything at the store again. Get smart notifications, automatically ping family when you’re at the store, access your grocery list from your Apple Watch, get relevant lists for the stores you approach and more. Plus, the design is simple and sleek, colorful and ultra-usable.


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Groceries does something I can’t believe other grocery app makers haven’t thought of before: it adds pictures. Enter bananas, see bananas next to that item. It’s a great visual way to scan your list. You can also control quantity for list items, sync across devices and get useful shopping tips per specific items (How do you pick the perfect Avocado again?).


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What if there was a device that could scan barcodes of empty boxes and containers of food and automatically add those items to a grocery list app? And what if you could just talk to that device to add items to your list as well? Well that device exists and it’s called the Hiku. Creating a shopping list was never easier.

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