By Mario Zullo
The best and easiest shopping list on the App Store, WITHOUT monthly subscriptions, WITHOUT recurring fees and WITHOUT advertisements. If you want (and it isn't mandatory), you can unlock advanced features with a single one-time in-app purchase. WHY CHOOSE INTELLILIST? ● Browse hundreds of preloaded items, scan a barcode or insert your own items. ● For each item you can save all the prices you want and compare prices of various stores. ● Share and synchronize your lists on multiple devices by enabling the sync. Or send your lists via email, WhatsApp, SMS or iMessage. ● Add a photo to your items and never be confused about what to buy. ● Reuse archived lists, add items to your favorites and browse your purchase history. ● Organize items in aisles, and change aisles order to suit your local store. ● Archive your lists to reuse them and to see statistics about your purchases (for example you can identify cheaper and most expensive stores, overall and grouped by aisles). ● Insert the package size, see the price per unit and easily compare item packs. ● See how much money you can save or waste for each list. ● Identify on the fly items you're paying too much thanks to color pricing. ● Backup your data to avoid data loss. ● Customize IntelliList by choosing among 46 color templates, 22 different icons and 20 fonts. ● Use IntelliList on all your devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch): it’s an universal app. USERS AND BLOGGERS SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT INTELLILIST ● 'Thanks to saved money I have already recovered the app cost' ∗∗∗∗∗ ● 'I have been trying different apps to find a great shopping list, and now I've found it' ∗∗∗∗∗ ● 'IntelliList is an uncluttered, well-organized shopping list that is surprisingly easy to navigate and use' (AppAdvice.com) ∗∗∗∗∗ ● 'I don't see myself without this app' ∗∗∗∗∗ IN-APP PURCHASE The base version lets you create or customize up to 30 items. To create or customize an unlimited number of items you can unlock a one time in-app purchase. NOTE The matching between barcodes/photos and items is managed in a social way, through the community of IntelliList users. Inevitably, in the beginning only few barcodes/photo will be recognized. But the more people use IntelliList, the better IntelliList will get. SUPPORT If you have problems or suggestions please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org (you can do this from within the app itself). We are not able to help you if you simply leave a comment on the App Store. We give the greatest importance to the quality and reliability of the application, and we will be happy to solve any problem.
I synch between my iPad & iPhone through Dropbox. Bought it back in 2019 when my other shopping app was discontinued. I love this list. Easy to add photos of items so makes shopping a snap. I don’t use all the features, like taxable, sorting by store aisles, because tax rates change, stores rearrange, but I do have multiple stores, and different lists, so usually “sort by store.” I had a couple of problems while learning, but support has been amazing, and issues easily resolved. Do not hesitate to upgrade to the paid version. If you are a list maker, you’ll not regret it.
UPDATE: The app experienced that thing where Apple and iOS think you haven’t paid for it. The way it manifested I wasn’t sure what was happening. I contacted the developer and he got back to me right away and told me how to restore the in-app purchase I had made many years ago. Worked, and this very useful and excellent app is working again. I also had to go into Dropbox restore the database to an earlier date to get the lists back. We have been using IntelliList for a few months and it’s perfect for our grocery shopping lifestyle. The scanner is fast and accurate. The search works great. Easye to add photos to items. Works well with Dropbox to keep your list synced between devices. The developer is actively improving the app and listens to users. We had a small problem recently with a list and their customer support was great. They even helped us on the weekend. I recommend trying it out for a couple of weeks to learn the ins and outs before buying the full version. You will need the full version if you want to create more than 30 items in your database. I feel the UI esthetics could be improved, but in some ways I like the minimal design. I set mine to black and white for maximum contrast in harsh grocery store lighting.
Thank you for the easier to read, larger font, helpful, intuitive searching & fast loading of pages. Your app makes my life as a restaurant owner so much easier!
Been using this app for quite awhile! It has so many great features & the developer continues to provide free updates!!! I purchased the unlimited features, so I have the ability to create unlimited lists & items. The price comparison for items is invaluable! It saves me money every time I shop and provides the ability to keep track of the price changes of an item. I can organize items within a store, add photos & add items to the vast database if I scan an item that isn’t already in the database. There are many more features & flexibility. The developer is very responsive & has continued to update the app with very nice enhancements! Really appreciate the free updates & also that there is NO subscription & recurring costs that many apps are going to. Thanks to the continued dedication of the developer!
IntelliList One confusing app * There are no grocery categories, they are defined as aisles * To copy/move an item from one list to another requires each item to be copy/moved individually. Nothing simple like selecting a whole bunch at once then do the copy/move once. * Each item takes up a large amount of screen space, only 4 items show, compact mode shows 6. Shrink those icons or ditch them altogether. * App shows all functions available for each item, functions that are infrequently used such as copy/move should be under a menu and expanded if used, clean up the clutter. * You have to say if an item is taxable and it must be done for each item, what a waste of time. Yeah, where I shop 1000s of items have no tax and 1000s have tax, riiiggghhhttt… * Doing this on hundreds of items gets old * App downloads hundreds of items after install to build a preloaded list. 1st 3 items entered were not on the list. * You cannot duplicate an item but you can add a store name. So… if I you purchased the same item from 2-3 stores, how would you compare, the only way would be to add a note. We all do it, depends where you are, nobody always buys from the same store. It would cost you more in time and gas to travel to your go to store. Pros The most useful feature this app has over all others is that you can create a smaller list from the master list. Been looking for an app that does this and this app does. You have a master list of hundreds of items but when you shop you only need for example 5-47 items. This creates a focus list. Why all other shopping lists do not do this is beyond me. They all insist to show all items and no way to highlight what you plan to buy. Yeah, everyone buys everything on their master list each time they shop. This requires constant scrolling and remembering what is needed because you cannot even highlight your items. Nobody shops like that except developers of apps. What a useless workflow. –––––– The cons of this app however out weighs the most useful feature. You have to pay to use other features and functions but there are too many cons and paying to find more cons is not worth it.
Once you have input prices in from stores, it makes comparing the prices easy. If the developer reads this, I would suggest they add in a way to shop individual “stores” that have been added in the app so one can update the prices for that store easily. Also I think that the tax setting could have an option to be assigned to specific stores, (as some people live on city/state borders with stores having different tax laws).
We’ve been using this app for several years now and love the functionality of it. We don’t limit it to groceries, adding categories for all of our shopping needs.
This is the best app for grocery lists on the iPhone. Does exactly what the developer describes in the write up, plus no data collection! I highly recommend it!
Have been using this app with our family for years. Thanks for keeping the app updated
Adding manual pricing for fruits or veg per pound was pretty simple, but I noticed pricing errors when I added liquid products like milk. Unfortunately for this reason, the app is not useful, but hopefully our feedback helps for future upgrades. Good luck devs.