Best Grocery List App or Apps To Use Now

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This “ Best Grocery List App or Apps To Use Now “ post lists the grocery shopping lists that my wife and I constantly use or have used over the years. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Updated 07/01/2017

Smartphones can basically do just about anything. If you want to find something and don’t want to text, you can just speak, and the answer will be given to you. If you want to get the current news, you just go to the news apps for such information.

Having said that, there are still some things that we tend to do manually. I am guilty of one. I still like to look at my watch for the time instead of just looking at my cellphone to do just that. I still like to call instead of texting.

I have to agree that smartphones do make our lives better or more convenient.

Just the other day, my wife and I were at the grocery stores buying our food for the whole week. There were a ton of people like it was grocery time for Christmas all over again.

The one thing that really caught my eyes was not the number of people inside the store but the number of grocery list on people’s hand.

When I say smartphones can do just about anything, I mean to include listing the grocery list. There are a ton of grocery list apps there to help you with your grocery list and find the best deals for what you need to buy at the same time.

I’ll tell you that I am guilty of listing down my grocery list on paper.  While I do have those grocery shopping list apps on my phone, I tend to still go with the good, old manual writing of grocery items.

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Best Grocery List App or Apps To Use Now

For those who want to make their lives easier and save money in the process, here are some of the best grocery list apps I know of. The only reason that I don’t often use the shopping list apps is that what our family buys are basic and we know which stores have the best deals and best tasting products.


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Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly (and it super easy to make money from this app :-))

Ibotta is a money saving app. It’s not really a grocery list app per se but it’s more like grocery app to help you make money.

It is one of the most popular money-saving and money-making grocery apps out in the app world.

It has been featured on Forbes, Good Morning America, Mashable, Today, and other media platforms. Ibotta users have earned over $194M (as of this writing) in cash rewards. That sure is a lot of money. No wonder that this app is considered a 50-star app based on over 50,000 app reviews.

With Ibotta, you save or make money when you purchase specific products in Ibotta and by scanning your receipts. In addition, you can complete a series of tasks or activities and receive bonus dollars.

It’s as simple as that. If you sign up using this link, you will earn an receive the $10 sign up bonus when you redeem your first brand name rebate within 7 days of registering an account.

My wife and I have been using this app for over two years now. We have earned more than $400 from redeeming cash using Ibotta. If it’s not one of the best grocery apps there, I don’t know what to call it.

Side note: If you are looking to save more dollars in groceries, I recommend you check out Grocery Coupon Network. I saved more than $3,000 a year because of the coupons I found there that I couldn’t find anywhere else. It’s just a thought to ponder for you. 

Smart Shopping List

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Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly

With Smart Shopping List, you can easily create a thorough list or create what is known as “quicklist.”

Smart Shopping List will list or show you the most popular items you have in your history. Whenever you are in a hurry, all you need to do is pull up the list and tap those items to add them to your new list.

You won’t have to write the items again and again just like what you do with listing down grocery items manually.

There’s another feature on Smart Shopping List that I really like. You can organize your list by aisle. If you go to the store most of the time and buy the same things from there, you can easily make your list go in order of the aisles.

How cool is that? This way, you aren’t going to aisle by aisle looking for the same stuff you buy all the time.

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That Shopping List

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly


That Shopping List is simply one of the best grocery shopping list apps out there.

Want something simple and easy to use? Even when some of the best apps out there may seem complicated (but they really are not), there’s an app called ‘That Shopping List’. It’s the perfect definition of a simple shopping list app but it works.

You can easily add grocery items on the list along with specific formats.

For example, if you want to 5 bags of russet potato, then, you can list on that app “5 bags”. My wife can sometimes be confused with all of these apps, but I will tell you that this shopping is among the user-friendly and the easiest apps to get used to.

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Our Groceries

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: User-friendly

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Our Groceries shopping list app is as basic as it gets. You have two lists in this app: Recipes and Shopping Lists.

While some of the apps will help you list the measurement of the ingredients you need, this list doesn’t. I think that’s fine too because, many times, when you go to the grocery, you can’t just buy specific products with specific measurements.

For example, you won’t be able to buy a ¾ cup of flour because flour is purchased by a bag.

For those who want the most basic app out there, then, I think this is the right app for you.

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Bring! Shopping List

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: User-friendly

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Care to share your shopping list? Then, this is the right shopping list app for you. Yes, this is a shared grocery list app.

With Bring! Shopping list, you can share your list with people in your household. This list will be synched.

What’s more interesting is that when somebody who has the list add or delete items in it, then, you will be notified, too. You will also get notified when someone is currently shopping.

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Buy Me A Pie!

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Somewhat user-friendly

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No more listing down all the same grocery items again and again. Buy Me A Pie! takes away from you the manual way of listing down your grocery items.

This app saves your grocery list for future uses. It also helps you keep everything organized by color-coding the items. Like Bring! Shopping List, you can synch your list with another person.

What’s more interesting and fascinating with this app is that your app can be synced and is compatible with the same on from a different platform. This means that if you are using Android and the other one is using IOS, you are still good to go with sharing and synching list with each other.


Organizy Grocery Shopping List

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Somewhat user-friendly

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If you are a detailed person and wants to know the detail down to the weight of the product you need to use for specific meals, then, this app is made for you.

You can add and keep track of just about anything related to your meals (i.e. ingredients and the amount you need per ingredient). We are used to scratching off the items that are already in our basket or cart. You can do the same with this app. You can easily swipe off the item from the list in just a few seconds.

You can also group the items on your list by aisle, which help your grocery experience more efficient and effective if you asked me.

If you are a visual person, you will really like this app. Each group of items on your list or aisle is color-coded, which may or will lessen the chance of you missing things you need to buy.

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Cozi Family Organizer

Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly

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This is not just a grocery list app. It’s almost an all around app that does a lot of things.

Named as the “must-have app” to have a better life by The TODAY Show, this app allows users to keep its users’ schedules organized and updated. The feature not only includes tasks related to shopping but also include tasks like running errands, household chores, among others.

Who doesn’t love an app that makes life easier?

Best of all, this app is absolutely FREE.

Grocery IQ

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly

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Want to scan barcodes of your grocery items? If your answer is yes, then, this is the right app for you.

With Grocery IQ, not only can you get to scan the barcodes but you can also save money. The app will provide you a list of products which you can save money on. You tap the ones you choose and they will be added to your list.

You can print them out, email to yourself, and use them at the store. As simple as that.

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Out of Milk

Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly

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Out of Milk app should also be mentioned in the best grocery shopping list apps.

I’m the typical type of frugal individual who wants to know how much things cost. So, I write the product I want to buy and its cost.

By doing this, I know exactly how much my budget is when going to the grocery store. This is what Out of Milk does. It allows you to create a list and list the costs of the products on the list as well.

Wonder why the name of the app is like that? The devil is in the details.

This app helps you keep track what you are out of. You will be able to track and add your staple items to see which items are in low quantity, need to be replenished, and/or which ones you don’t need more of.

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Free Shopping List Ease


Best Grocery List App’s Ease of Use: Super user-friendly

Free Shopping List Ease allows the users to create two important types of lists (i.e. a list of items you currently have in your pantry or cabinets and a list of what you need to buy).

So, what’s so unique about this grocery list app? Well, it’s unique in the sense that it allows you to run a list of groceries you already have in order to avoid double purchases. In one sense, it helps you to not spend more money. Who doesn’t like that?

I highly recommend this app not only for its functionality but also for it’s cost (i.e. FREE).

Have you used grocery shopping list apps before? What is your experience with using it? Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Allan Liwanag is a personal finance blogger who paid off at least $40K debt in 3 years by adopting simple and extreme saving techniques while ensuring his family’s needs were taken care of. An analyst by day and dedicated blogger by night, he loves to share his thoughts – based on his research, personal knowledge, and experience – on topics related to family, life, and money. Allan lives with his family in Maryland, USA.

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  1. Grishma July 10, 2017