TUESDAY TIPS: Grocerytrip for iOS
Why review a grocery list app?
It's this simple:
- Find the recipe (or recipes) you want to use in Evernote
- Tag the note(s) with grocerytrip
- Open the Grocerytrip app on your iPhone and wait a few seconds for it to sync with Evernote.
- That's it. Go shopping.
- When you're finished shopping, just remove the grocerytrip tag.
Sure, you can make a list in Evernote, tag it "grocerytrip", and the list will appear in the Grocerytrip app, but where's the magic in that?
Items are automatically grouped by aisle, and are easy to check off once an item is in your cart. Aisles are user-customizable, so if the app guesses the wrong aisle, you can always fix it before you go.
I met the developer at the 2013 Evernote Conference, and he offered to let me try it out. So I got it for free, but I would've paid for it. At the time of this post, it's $2.99 in the App Store, and in my opinion, worth it. Everyone knows I like to keep everything in Evernote, and I really like third-party apps that integrate with Evernote for specific tasks. Grocerytrip is one of those apps.
It seems to work best on recipes that are formatted in a basic way, with headings above each section:
- Preparation steps
I had to simplify a clipped recipe or two in order to get Grocerytrip to read it correctly, but most of the time it just worked.
Give it a try, and let me know what you think.