Fix Grocery IQ or recommend an alternative?
May 20, 2012 4:48 AM Subscribe
Help me understand the Grocery IQ app for iOS or recommend an alternative.
Up until now I've been using SimpleNote for my grocery lists. It's missing a few features I'd like in a grocery list manager, such as being able to add items by scanning their barcodes, being able to quickly check off items found (in Simple Note I have to backspace over them), and easy sorting.
So I decided to try Grocery IQ. I don't understand the app though. Firstly I can't seem to sort by aisle. Example: It puts Vanilla Silk Soymilk in the canned goods and soups aisle, but puts Chocolate Silk Soymilk in the Organics section. This isn't a huge deal but I'd like to be able to drag around my items to sort them, since in the store they are actually right next to each other.
My second issue is that when I go into Grocery Store to add an item, it automatically adds it to All List Items. If I delete the item from All List Items, it also deletes it from Grocery Store. So, I can't add an item into the app until I need it on my list? I can't put it there ahead of time just so I can quickly add it later? (I tried making a new blank grocery list, but the only way I can add items to that is from the History list, not the Grocery Store or All Items.) If I am meant to store items in the History Items list, then what is the Grocery Store list even there for?
Finally, I do love SimpleNote's ability to let me enter items via the PC and sync with my phone, but I'm having issues registering with GroceryIQ. I tried resetting my password and it sent me a randomly-generated one, but doesn't seem to want to let me reset it to something that I can remember. So I need sync functionality that actually, you know, works.
Can you help me use Grocery IQ better? Or is there a different app, perhaps not intended solely for groceries, that has the features I want (adding by scanning barcodes, sortable items, checking items off, web sync?)