Grocery shopping is such a drag, isn’t it? I welcome anything that can get me in and out of the grocery story in a timely manner. My wife and I like to grocery shop together in order to get it done as quickly as possible. She heads for the items in the aisles and I head for all of the groceries around the edges (dairy, meat, fruit and veg, etc). Anything that helps.
An issue we often run into is keeping an up to date list of the items we are out of. Sometimes we are all ready to go and realize we haven’t made a list yet and we need to drop everything and check the cupboards and refrigerator for missing items. If there was a tool that would make keeping a list easier, our shopping day would go that much smoother.
Here’s 5 printable grocery list apps you can try out.
ZipList is an online service that makes managing your grocery list a lot easier. It has many features such as:
- Options to add and delete items (web, mobile, text, email and IM).
- Sharing your list with others to help manage the list or even help shop.
- A universal recipe box in which you can save your own recipes AND recipes from other sites.
- Easily add contents of a recipe to your shopping list (with a click).
Check them out. You don’t even have to register (but registering will open up many of the useful features such as accessing the list from anywhere, sharing, and various accessing options).
Kitchen Monki seems to have taken the grocery shopping list manager to a social level. With Kitchen Monki you can share recipes with friends via tools such as Twitter and Facebook. There is also a section where you can search other user-generated recipes. Very cool and hip, right? Features? Check them out :
- Manage your recipes.
- Create printable grocery lists.
- Share via Twitter and Facebook.
- “Fun” recipe adder.
- Search other users’ recipes.
- Manage different stores and lists.
While using the quick add feature, a popup shows similar items helping you to add items even quicker. Then the items are automatically organized in categories which will aid shopping. And then there’s the fun design! Who doesn’t like monkeys?
GroceryWiz is another grocery list manager. The check list-style list manager makes finding and adding items quite simple.
It has a coupons section and it has items listed out by category making finding items simple and fast.
GroceryListMaker is a bit of an older site but the simplicity could actually be inviting! The design is a simple check list. All of the grocery categories are there, you just need to check which items you want added to your list. There are also blank boxes for items that aren’t on the lists. Then, just click the “Create Grocery List” button. You’re then taken to a page containing everything you’ve added. You can then manually highlight what you want displayed on your printable grocery list.
The only thing I didn’t like was that categories that you don’t have any items in still show on the page. Oh well, still a simple solution.
By far the least techie of the choices, this is basically just a printable grocery list page you can print in order to manually write your grocery items down. It does make keeping the items in categories easy. If you’d rather stay away from the list managers and write things down “old school”, this print out will be a help. Otherwise, refer to the other sites on this list:)
That’s the lot of printable grocery list sites for your ease of shopping. Some of them are easier to use than others. And I’m sure there are more tools out there. What tools do you use to help manage your grocery shopping list?