Grocery Helper - Lite

Grocery Helper - Lite


(4 stars)


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1,000 - 5,000 downloads

  • Useful
  • Lots of categories
  • Multi-shopping lists
  • Interface could be improved
  • No brands, no item's photos
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Expert's Review

"Smart shopping list"

Reviewed by / Oct 13, 2011

Grocery Helper - Lite allows you to design your own shopping list

It's time to forget paper and pencil. Shopping list can be smart, since they could be design and viewed from your smartphone. This is the purpose of Grocery Helper. A simple to generate shopping list to your liking.

First off, you have to select among all the categories, the items you want to buy. What's more, you have to select the unit (g, gallons, can, case, etc) as well as the quantity. You also can select the store where you're going to buy it. By default there are 4: Costco, Sams Club, Walmart and Whole Food. You cannot set the place if you don't want. Repeat this process with all the items you want to buy. In case there's no a category or a item in the default list, you can add it easily. Once it done, you have to "generate shopping list". You can create several shopping list, sorting them by issues, for instance. Finally, you can modify the list any time, even after generated.

The idea behind this app is really useful. The interface though, could be improved. It could be more visual, including photos as well as brand's names.

Grocery Helper has been developed by DoNetIdeas, an emerging developer focused on smart apps that make our day-by-day easier.

Tags: grocery helper, grocery helper lite, grocery helper lite ap, grocery helperlite, grocery list helper, groacdiv, shopping list helper.

Developer's original description available here
Grocery Helper helps you to easily manage your groceries and shopping list. Key features include:

* Pre-loaded grocery lists include hundreds of common items. You can easily customize them to your needs
* Inventory level icons give you visualized indication of how much each item is left
* Doing inventory is so simple. You just click on the icon and choose the level from a popup
* Generate/update shopping list from inventory list by one click
* Update inventory lists from shopping list after you are done shopping
* Mass change allows you to edit multiple items quickly (full version only)
* Group by location or store to make checking inventory and shopping easier

The following feature requires both full version and Grocery Helper Sync provider
* Sync/backup your data to DotNetIdeas' cloud server.
* Share lists between devices and users
* Online list editor allows you to edit your list from desktop computer

When you upgrade from lite to full version, you don't need to re-enter your data. They will be automatically loaded into the full version.

***** Important Notes (11/19/2014) *******
Please read before update!!! Due to the SD card access restriction introduced in Android KitKat(4.4+), you may lose your data when you update this app. Please backup your lists periodically or at least before you get update of this app. The lists are saved under \groceryhelper\ on your SD card(or other external storage). You can make a copy of the whole folder. To restore your lists, simply copy the folder back.

Previous release notes:
6/26/2014 - V1.3.0
Fix bug with saving metadata from main menu view
Use expandable panel when checking off items and edit inventory(Users can switch back in "Settings" if they prefer old popup dialog)
Allow user to check low stock items at once
Allow user to open shopping list grouped items by stores as default setting
Other improvement and bug fixes

4/15/2014 - Version 1.2.2
Minor improvement

3/11/2014 - V 1.2.1
Fix "Force Close" issue with checking off items in Group by Store/Location mode

2/17/2014 - V 1.2.0
Separate drag/drop re-ordering to its own mode. It is under "Sort Manually" now
Recompile for latest Android OS
Allow user to choose dark or light theme(Android 3.0+ and full version only)
Other bug fixes

2/12/2013 - V1.1.5
Fix unit disappearing issue when click on inventory level to edit quantity

2/8/2013 - V1.1.4
Fix list saving issue when notes for items have apostrophe
Remove network access in full version
Fix price display issue

5/9/2012 - V1.1.3
Fix "Force Close" bug when check off items in group by store/location
Fix list renaming issue

10/12/2011 V1.0.1
Fix "Force Close" and other minor bugs

12/27/2011 - Version 1.1.1
• Minor bug fixes

12/16/2011 - Version 1.1.0
• Fix store display issue when sending shopping list
• Allow sending list as text message
• Other minor bug fixes and improvement

Full version only. Separate purchase of  GroceryHelperSyncProvider is required)
• Sync and backup lists to server
• Share lists between users

2/8/2011 - V1.1.2
Fix pre-loaded lists not loading issue. (If you have installed the previous version, you may go to "Settings…"->"Recover Master Lists" to load pre-populated lists)
Other minor fixes

Recently changed in this version

12/5/2014 - V1.3.1
Please backup \groceryhelper\ folder on your SD card(or other storage) before you get this update. You may lose your lists if you fail to do so. Please see important notes in app description!

Changes in this release:
Fix "Force close" issue when click on category or item
Add mass change category
Other minor improvement

Lists with Grocery Helper - Lite

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Comments and ratings for Grocery Helper - Lite
  • (58)

    by Nina Danao on 06/12/2014

    I tried this app and immediately wanted the paid version with cloud sync. It's soo worth it!

  • (58)

    by Ed Rodrigo on 12/10/2014

    One of the best features of Grocery Helper is the ability to create lists for several stores. I shop not only at a grocery store, but also at a department store, and a hardware store. To accommodate this, Grocery Helper allows you to create multiple lists. Problem: Grocery Helper does not allow you to add an item to your choice of lists. If I need lettuce, I would add it to the grocery list. Sock

  • (58)

    by anjanasenthilnathan on 26/08/2014

    A great checklist with lot of options to sort & group but it crashes on any click recently

  • (58)

    by Dawn Edwards on 29/07/2014

    This App is just what I was looking for. I don't know if it is me doing something wrong, but I would like to automatically create a shopping list by selecting items <=75%. What's happening at the moment is, I update the inventory list for each item to its current stock level and then have to select each item again manually to see if I need to buy them. Otherwise a great App and would be worthy

  • (58)

    by Suzanne Koszewski on 12/03/2014

    Was good until the latest update, now it quits working when you try to check off an item from your grocery list in the "group by store"option..please fix.....thanks for fixing! !!

  • (58)

    by Patrizia Elisabeth Schwartz on 16/12/2013

    No barcode scanning