If there’s such a thing as a Top 10 Most Used App Beyond Mail and Safari, my vote would go to the app I use regularly and is a must-have bargain for 99-cents. Think grocery store and Groceries.
The Shopping List
Any iPhone user who actually visits a grocery store at least twice per month needs to carry Groceries around, or be tested for some kind of logical deficiency.
Yes, this Mac-loving, iPhone-toting shopaholic knows the value of a list, and that’s what Groceries does.
This is really simple. Going shopping at a grocery store, especially on an empty stomach, and not having Groceries on your iPhone is a recipe for financial disaster and trouble in waist management-land.
Groceries is what you think it is. It’s an iPhone app that manages your grocery list so you don’t need Post-it Notes or a list or even a memory.
What makes this list-making app worthy of 99-cents?
Groceries is smart enough to help you put items on your list with autofill. Add an item to the list and Groceries remembers it next time and saves some typing effort.
It’s also got a huge list of built-in, ready-to-select grocery store items.
Groceries automatically detects quantities and units so there’s even less typing.
Simply select from the pre-selected items.
It also keeps track of recently entered items, and gives you the option to maintain multiple shopping lists. That means a list for Walmart, a list for Target, a list for the grocery store, a list for the pharmacy, and so on.
Groceries is also smart enough to understand aisles and units, and it’s easy to copy an item from one list to another. Swipe an item and it’s marked as bought already. This is no brainer grocery store shopping at it’s best.
That is, except for one thing.
Why is it that app developers continually update a popular app but make it worse than it was before the update. This latest one wiped out all my favorites. Bad form, Groceries. Bad form. It’s nicely done, but be careful of updates.