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10 Best Grocery List Apps to Save You Time and Money

These grocery list shopping apps will help you from making a second trip to the store.

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What’s the best grocery shopping list app?

My wife somehow never ceases to amaze me. Every time we go grocery shopping, she brings a paper grocery list in the store. And she crossed out the items on the list as she put them in the cart.

Instead of using a pen and paper, grocery list shopping apps offer a more convenient and hassle-free way to grocery shopping, which sometimes can be a burden for some people. I’ll confess, I used to hate grocery shopping. From buying stuff that I didn’t need to forget items that I needed, the whole experience was a big mess.

To ease your pain and make grocery shopping a more enjoyable experience, we’ve put up a list of the best meal-planning, list-managing, and shareable grocery list apps to help you save time and make your life easier.

Best Grocery List App

And here’re the grocery list apps you’ll learn about in this guide.

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  1. Listonic
  2. AnyList
  3. Out of Milk
  4. Favado
  5. Our Groceries Shopping List
  6. Buy Me a Pie
  7. Bring! Shopping List
  8. Cozi Family Organizer
  9. Mealime
  10. List Ease

1. Listonic

listonic grocery list app

Listonic is simple at its best without compromising any essential features. Everything is well organized and smooth. You can add an item to the list by typing or through the app’s voice recognition feature. The app remembers previous food and price inputs, which makes it easy and convenient to create a list and stay on top of your budget.

Free, available for iOS and Android

2. AnyList

anylist best grocery list app

AnyList lets you create grocery lists, shopping lists, and checklists of any kind. This app stands out from the crowd by providing a handy category feature. You can organize your grocery list by naming categories after aisle numbers. Of course, you can share your lists and stay in sync with your family and friends. Additionally, you can save recipes from websites and add items to your list by voice with your favorite voice assistant be it Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.

Free, available for iOS and Android

3. Out of Milk

Out of Milk grocery list app

This app is a simple and yet powerful one. It offers three essential list functions: shopping, pantry and to do. The app allows you to access your list wherever you go and create customized to-do lists in a fun and creative way. Who said grocery shopping cannot be fun? With “Out of Milk”, you’ll never forget a single item while enjoying using the app.

Free, available for iOS and Android

4. Favado

Favado grocery list app

Like Grocery pal, Favado will help you save on your grocery bill while making your list. That’s a double win. With its extensive store lists, you can save up to 70% while shopping at your favorites grocery stores. No need for you to keep track of all the coupons around, Favado will do the heavy lifting by keeping you informed of the available deals in different stores.

Free, available for iOS and Android

5. Our Groceries Shopping List

Our Groceries Shopping List grocery list app

Our Groceries Shopping List app has a simple and clean interface and it’s easy to use. Like other shopping apps, you can take your shopping lists with where ever you go. You can share your shopping lists with anybody. Users can add or remove items on the go and it will update quickly in real-time. This is helpful for collaborating with other users while grocery shopping.

Free, available for iOS and Android

6. Buy Me a Pie

Buy Me a Pie grocery list app

Buy Me a Pie is one of the best grocery shopping apps. Its simplicity to allow you to create multiple shopping lists is what makes this app great. You can add your items at your own convenience or choose from the app’s extensive built-in database. Like “Our Groceries Shopping List” you can share your lists with other users and see any change they make in real-time. It has Siri integration, which is very handy for iPhone users with iOS 11 or later.

Free, Offers In-App Purchases for iOS; free for Android

7. Bring! Shopping List

Bring! grocery list app

Bring is one of the most popular and recommended grocery list apps around. It’s a sharable grocery list app. Bring lets you create, manage, and share your grocery shopping lists with ease with your family and friends. Whether you are grocery shopping for your home or a party, this app with its nice and clean user interface will help you have a great experience.

Free, available for iOS and Android

8. Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi Family Organizer grocery list app

Cozi Family Organizer is an all-in-one grocery shopping list app created with family in mind. You can add up to 12 family members. Anyone can access the list from anywhere and see newly added items in real-time thanks to a nice color-coded calendar. The to-do list feature comes in handy to get everyone on top of their tasks for important events.

Free, available for iOS and Android

9. Mealime

Mealime grocey list app

Mealime not only helps you make grocery shopping easier but also helps create healthy and personalized weekly meal plans. With over 200 personalization options such as vegetarian, gluten-free, allergy restrictions, you’ll eat exactly how you want. With a built-in tool that shows users the nutritional information of each recipe, Mealime aims to bring you the best meal planning experience. When you build a meal plan, the app automatically creates a grocery list of all the ingredients. How convenient!

Free, available for iOS and Android

10. List Ease

List Ease grocery list app

Lise Ease is a simple but yet efficient grocery list app. It helps you create two different grocery lists (one for your grocery shopping and one for your pantry). The app also has a coupon feature where you can find coupons for your favorite items. The built-in barcode scanner will help you add items to your list easily and instantly. List Ease can also help you create a checklist and to-do list that you can share with your friends and family.

Free, available for iOS and Android

Wrap Up

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  1. Hi there, just wondering if any of these apps organize your shopping route according to the grocery store you’re in. So I try to make my list according to when I enter the store and where I finish. So my list reflects the path from one side of the store to the other, so my eyes aren’t bouncing around the list and as well as retracing steps. Thanks, Brent.

    1. Hi Brent! Happy to have you in the comments. AnyList can intuitively sort your grocery list by aisle it will be found, which can help you spend less time in the store. Let me know if you need further help.

  2. Various apps can guess, with pretty good accuracy, what category / aisle an item will be found in. But what seems to be fleeting is a way to “map” the order of aisles in a store which you regularly go to. If I make a list of 25 items that are found in 10 aisles, it’s really helpful to have “set up” the store by arranging the aisles in the order in which I traverse them in the store, and to have that order retained within the app. For example, if I go to the produce aisle first, then canned foods, prepared foods, spices, condiments, meats, dairy, deli, beer/wine, and bakery/bread every time I go to my Safeway, It is very helpful if when I put items in my “Safeway” list on an app, that the aisles automatically sort in that order. Some apps let you re-arrange the aisles, but they don’t retain it for the stores, so you have to re-arrange them every time you use the app.

    An app called Grocery IQ did this flawlessly, but the company was purchased and then the app was discontinued about a year ago. It’s the only one I’ve seen or used that had this awesome feature of “when you’re going to a certain store which you’ve “mapped”, we retain the order of the aisles in that store, so when you add items to your list, it actually puts them in the order in which you’ll encounter them in the store. This is the key feature for me that would differentiate any of these apps. Grocery IQ had it. Does any other app have that feature?

    1. Hi Chuck, I’m not sure if other apps have that feature. The closest alternative to Grocery IQ would be AnyList and Listonic. They may not have all the bells and whistles of Grocery IQ but would make a decent replacement. It’s a shame that Coupons, Inc bought Grocery IQ just to discontinue it later.

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