Smartphone Software - Grocery iQ
|Published:||Nov 2, 2008|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
Grocery iQ by Free State Labs
by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder
Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are also PDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digital assistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating system because I'll be reviewing software for Windows Mobile, Palm, iPhone, and BlackBerry devices. -- Editor
Grocery iQ by Free State Labs, is a handy application for your iPhone or iPod touch that makes it a snap to do your grocery list. What I like about it is that you can enter items as you think of them and not have to look around for your paper shopping list. This baby is loaded with over 130,000 items plus you can add your own. I really like the fact that you can also select Favorites which makes it much easier to add things you buy frequently to your list. In addition you can put notes for each item. This can be helpful if you want to remind yourself about something that pertains to an item.
By default, Grocery iQ organizes your list by aisle. For many people that's a huge benefit because it makes everything so much easier to find. That's especially true for things you may not purchase often like toothpicks, or birthday candles, or turkey stuffing. Grocery iQ lets you add your own aisles, delete them, or even rename the default ones. I have to say I've used a number of "grocery list" programs for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile, but I like Grocery iQ the best! It has a huge database of items and you can add items of your own or edit existing items to suit your habits. Another cool feature is that the program starts to anticipate what you're looking for once you start typing. By the time you enter three characters it's already starting to pull up items that you may want. I also like the fact that it keeps a
- Grocery iQ
- System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4
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Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.
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