What app or tool allows me to generate a ‘dynamic, editable, list’ of items where each item in the list can hold both counters and time stamps?

Joseph Videtto March 17, 2013
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Hi – I’m looking for a tool or app that will allow me to create a list of items, where:
1.) each list created can be named by the user – for example “grocery list”
2.) the user can dynamically add, remove or change the name of each item in the list, for example
–> change “chese” to “cheese”
3.) the user can associate a counter with each item, and can increment or decrement that counter easily, say by clicking a ‘count’ button, and the count button visibly displays the current count
–> increment counter “1/2 gallon milk” counter = 1, to “1/2 gallon milk” counter = 3
4.) the user can associate a timer with each list item, that will hold multiple timers,
–> for example, “pizza” has multiple timers with ‘order time’ and ‘delivery time’, where start timer is the time of order, and end time is the delivery time

I know I can code such object (with lots of hours), but would love if I didn’t have to. Is there a tool that will allow me to define and use such lists without coding ?


  1. Paul Pruitt
    March 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I don't know if this is what you are interested in:

    http://floreantpos.com/ - Open Source
    http://www.onlineordering.com/ - Free if your customers order less than $300 a month from the system.
    http://www.ehungry.com/ - $19.95/month
    http://www.advancedchef.com/OnlineOrdering.aspx - $19.95/month
    http://pos-systems-review.toptenreviews.com/ - reviews of point of sale software. Not sure if that's what you need. Harbortouch is free if you accept their payment processing system. It's rated number 2.

  2. Nitesh Badala
    March 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm


    • Tina Sieber
      March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      And how exactly would he do that using WordPress? Do you have any advice? Have you done this yourself?

    • Nitesh Badala
      March 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

      wordpress support php which have timestamp and counter facility which will help a lot and code is easy to do.

  3. Rob Hindle0
    March 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    The requirement sounds too detailed for there to be a pre-existing app, but not a big deal to write something.
    You say nothing about the environment - is it to be a web app or on a PC for example and what system software is available - like if needs a database then what do you have available. If you don't want to tackle the coding yourself them write a more detailed spec. then outsource to somewhere like rentacoder.