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5 Apps That Make Your Trips to the Grocery Store *so Much* Faster

Tehrene Firman

Tehrene FirmanJune 8, 2020

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These days, shopping for groceries isn’t exactly the same as it once was. Since the beginning of the pandemic, instead of wandering up and down every aisle looking for tasty new finds (just me?), the main focus is simply to get what you need and get out in record time—all while wearing a face mask.  One trick in making your grocery shopping experience as efficient as possible is utilizing one of the many grocery list apps.

Using an app to help you organize your items on your grocery list by category makes it easy to navigate the store. You can even share the list with your shopping partner in order to divide and conquer. These are the best grocery list apps to choose from before your next trip.

The best grocery list apps to make shopping easier

1. ANYLIST

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AnyList wants to make your life super easy. As you type out your grocery list, the app has a feature that organizes each item into its proper category. You can also share the list with your significant other or roommate. The app stays in sync, instantly checking off items on both of your lists as you shop. Download it via the App Store or Google Play.

2. Avocadolist

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This app definitely wins when it comes to the most aesthetically-pleasing design with its cute graphics and pretty colors. Aside from being able to group products into categories, you can also add price estimates, giving you a general idea of what you’ll be spending in order to stick to your budget. You can also share your list with others, either by email, text, or the app. Download it via the App Store.

3. OurGroceries

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OurGroceries doesn’t just allow you to beak up your groceries into categories—you can also break them up into the different stores you need to stop by. Also helpful is the option to add a photo to an item to make sure anyone you share you list with gets the right kind. Download it via the App Store or Google Play.

4. Bring!

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If you’re a visual shopper, you’ll love this grocery list app. Instead of looking at a long list of text, your list is filled with icons of the items you need to pick up. It also connects to Google Assistant, so you can create and manage your grocery list by voice anytime you want. Download it via the App Store or Google Play.

5. Out of Milk

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If you’re a minimalist, you’ll love the simplicity of this grocery list app. Everything is laid out in an easy-to-view format. As you grab what you need from each category, simply check it off and be on your way. Download it via the App Store or Google Play.

Speaking of grocery lists, here’s how a dietitian spends $30 at Trader Joe’s:

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