Harold posted a need on Jig about sharing a grocery list with his wife. Like many of us, Harold wanted a shared list that he and his wife could access from iOS devices (and computers, if possible). Surely that’s not too much to ask!
The key features for Harold were live updating and notifications. He specified that there needed to be a badge or alert when an item was added to the list, pointing out that “if one of us has to manually check in to see if anything has changed, it’s not going to work for us.” Before posting his need on Jig, Harold said that he had looked in the App Store but nothing screamed out “this is the one!” Thankfully, the Jig community jumped in with a few helpful suggestions:
Julie suggested Our Groceries, a free iPhone app that lets you keep track of your family’s grocery shopping needs, which comes complete with those notifications that Harold had requested.
Robyn suggested Grocery IQ, a grocery app that syncs from Web to iOS to Android. She shared a blog post she had written about taming the grocery list, featuring Grocery IQ in a review on her blog. She did note that while the developers appear not to update this one on a regular basis, it’s doesn’t really seem to need an update so that may not be a problem.
Finally, Phil suggested Trello, a nice tool for general lists. Not a grocery app per se, but definitely an all purpose list app that can meet that need, among many others.
Harold ended up resolving his need with Grocery IQ and will let us know how it goes after he uses it for a few weeks. We look forward to hearing how the app works out for Harold and his wife’s grocery shopping needs.
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