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What's the best synchronizable iPad + iPhone App for grocery list / cooking notes management

I'm wondering what iPad / iPhone apps you like for organizing menu planning, grocery lists, cooking notes, etc. (not necessarily recipes, though i suppose that would be a nice-to-have). I need to be able to synchronize back and forth easily, so that I have current information on each -- well, at least all the food shopping information -- at all times. Thank you, everyone. ;o)

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asked over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

To be honest, I just use the check-list feature on my iPhone and iPad for grocery shopping. I also use Evernote when planning for parties, because then I can add pictures of table settings, wines, and the food, of course, to keep a sort of scrapbook to remind me of what I did for next time. However, I am sure there are more well-developed systems out there and would love to know what others use.

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added over 4 years ago

I like Evernote. It automatically syncs my iPad, iPhone and laptop.

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added over 4 years ago

I use an app called ShopShop. You can make your list on one device and sync to the other. I made headings (meat, fish, veg., etc.) to make life easier for myself.
You can also make multiple lists for different stores you shop at (grocery, pharmacy, bionic, etc.).

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added over 4 years ago

I use OurGroceries on android, but it is available for iOS as well. It's amazingly simple and straightforward for shopping list management, synched across multiple devices. You can also create a 'recipe' which is basically a saved set of ingredients that it will automatically add to your list if you tell it you'd like to make that dish.

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added over 4 years ago

If it's just lists between the iPad and iPhone, I just use the Notes app that comes with each (it looks like a littele yellow notepad). Recipes I keep on evernote, but that requires an internet connection. With Notes, changes are pushed to each device. I keep one list for grocery store and one for hardware on it pretty much constantly.

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added over 4 years ago

Check out one called Orchestrate.

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added over 4 years ago

Sorry, it's called Orchestra To-Do.

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added over 4 years ago

I like ziplist - it easily syncs between my computer and iPhone. The website also allows you to easily "clip" and store recipes from websites in a recipe box so you can then just add the ingredients from that recipe to your list. I'm still waiting for an easy way to get my recipes out of my google reader and into a grocery list!.

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Pegeen

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added over 4 years ago

Ziplist
http://get.ziplist.com...

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added over 4 years ago

I use ShopShop as well for grocery lists, but it doesn't work for menu planning, notes, etc. It is great for shopping lists though. You can create multiple lists and it keeps a list of things you buy often so you don't have to retype them every time.

For recipes and menu planning, I use an iPad app called Paprika for recipes, menus, shopping lists, etc. You can go to must URLs and just have to click "save recipe" to enter it into your cookbook. You can then email yourself a shopping list. It doesn't have an iPhone equivalent that I know of though (but I haven't looked recently).

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added about 2 years ago

I like am sure there are extra well-developed systems out there and would love to know what others use, it’s wonderfully simple and straightforward for shopping list management, Clicks here

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Nancy

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added about 2 years ago

Other apps you'd recommend for Android OS (besides Phillp Brandon's OurGroceries)?

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

There might be some helpful tips in this article: https://food52.com/blog...

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added about 2 years ago

I use Google Docs

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added 6 months ago


I like am sure there are extra well-developed systems out there and would love to know what others use, it’s wonderfully simple and straightforward for shopping list management, Clicks here

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added 6 months ago

We use Cozi, you can link with an email address. I have it on Android but I'm pretty sure it's available on the Apple Store too. We use it for grocery and for keeping track of what bills are paid when and by how much, we don't really need more of a notes app. I do my menu planning right in the grocery list part of the app