Best shopping and grocery list apps for iPhone: Pushpins, AnyList, and more!

The best iPhone apps to create and manage your grocery and shoppings lists so you're in and out without the hassle!

Our iPhones are great at helping us manage our busy lives and doing regular things like getting groceries and shopping for home goods is no exception. Instead of wasting time looking for things or marking things off on paper, grocery and shopping list apps can make your life a lot easier, and help ensure you don't forget anything. Whether it's a routine trip to the grocery store or time to make a packing list for an upcoming vacation, iMore has you covered. Here are our current favorite shopping list apps available in the App Store!


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Best shopping and grocery list apps for iPhone: Pushpins

Pushpins combines shopping list functionality with saving money by using your location to find available coupons. You can even link up dozens of loyalty cards and clip your coupons right to it. Pushins also has a recipe section that can give you ideas if you're drawing a blank on what to cook for a meal. Since the ingredient list is right there, Pushpins can add everything right to your shopping list for you.

If you're a coupon clipper, you need Pushpins.


Best shopping and grocery list apps for iPhone: AnyList

AnyList lets you create any kind of list you'd want, grocery and shopping lists included. Subcategories are supported as are recipes. The premium version of AnyList is available as an in-app purchase and gives you the ability to add photos, apply custom themes, passcode lock AnyList, and more. Even as a free app, it's got loads of functionality that will suit most people just fine.

If you want the most versatile listing making app or want an all-in-one recipe and grocery app, AnyList is a great choice.

Groceries - Smart Shopping List

Best shopping and grocery list apps for iPhone: Groceries

Groceries is a gorgeous shopping list app that's method of organization that's one of the most intuitive. Create as many lists as you'd like, sort items quickly by type, swipe to check things off. You don't even have to classify items either, Groceries handles all that for you and even auto-completes items you're typing as you enter them for faster entry. The main list view shows a percentage complete as well for a quick overview. Need to share lists? No problem, Groceries lets you do that too.

For lightning fast item entry, a great interface, and awesome list organization, get Groceries.

Fantastical 2

Best shopping and grocery list apps for iPhone: Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 may not be a dedicated shopping list but it is great at managing lists and reminders. If other people in your household are iPhone users, they've already got Reminders built-in, which Fantastical 2 plays awesomely well with. Share a list and they can view and interact with it instantly, no signups or extra logins required. It's simple, it's easy, and it gets the job done. Oh, and did we mention it's a much better calendar app than the stock one too?

If you want to manage all your things in one place and share a lot of lists, get Fantastical 2.

Reminders app

Best shopping and grocery list apps for iPhone: Reminders

If your needs are simple and compatibility for sharing is your biggest concern, the native Reminders app that comes stock on every iPhone and iPad makes a decent shopping list app as well. Create as many lists as you want, share them with any other person using an iPhone or iPad (or email them to anyone), and more. It's free and no download is required.

If your needs are simple, stick with the Reminders app.

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Your picks?

These are the apps I've found to be the best for hitting the grocery store, or any other kind of store for that matter. But as always, I know you guys are great at digging through the App Store and finding all kinds of amazing apps. If you use something different, make sure you let us know what and why in the comments!

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.