I love technology, but I also love simplicity. As a compulsive list-maker, I've found the best of both in OurGroceries, a streamlined and sync-able list-making app. Just a few quick taps and I can move on to more delicious tasks — like cooking up all those groceries I just bought.
OurGroceries has a clean and straightforward interface. You make a list simply by typing in the name of your item. This item is automatically saved in the app for future list-making. You can create multiple shopping lists (for example, a separate list each for Groceries, Hardware, etc.) and multiple categories (which can correspond with aisles you frequently shop). You can move things around by dragging and dropping. When you've picked up an item, you just tap it off the list.
You can share your lists with a partner by linking your accounts together. This way, whenever one of you makes a grocery run, the other can add (or remove) items in real-time. This comes in very handy when you're tag-teaming a store, or when my fiance is at home but I'm on the road — I can add fun little projects to our "Honey Dew" list to keep him busy!
OurGroceries also has a "Recipes" feature that lets you list the ingredients in your favorite recipes and store them in the app. When you get that sudden craving for, say, Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi, you won't have to rack your brain trying to remember everything that went in it.
Oh, and if your phone decides to go on the fritz, you can still add to that important "Honey Dew" list by logging in to your account on the app's website.
Download It: OurGroceries for iPhone, Android and Blackberry
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