What you need to know
- FoodShiner tracks the food you have so it never goes bad without you knowing.
Food doesn't last forever and sometimes it goes bad before we eat it. That's something we should all be trying to avoid and FoodShiner is an app that helps us do that. The theory is simple – "Prevent Food waste, save Earth."
Usage is just as simple, too. You tell FoodShiner what food you have, where it is in your home – fridge, freezer, cupboard, down the back of the sofa – and when it will expire. And then you get on with your life. FoodShiner does the rest.
Available for both iPhone and iPad, FoodShiner syncs your data across your devices via CloudKit and multiple people can access the same data via CloudKit sharing, too. Entering new foods is a case of scanning the barcode, and there's a dark mode for those times you're diving into the fridge at midnight.
And it's all free and private!
You can download FoodShiner from the App Store right now and you absolutely should.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.