Since I haven’t talked about ZipList here yet, let me first tell you what it is. ZipList is a free shopping list management tool for you and your family members. It’s a recipe box and meal planner and it has now gone mobile. I’m pretty excited about having this online recipe box myself and even more excited that I can now get ZipList iPhone App.
ZipList has a huge recipe database so if you’re looking for a recipe, you’ll have no problem finding it. You can also create your own recipes with it but what I really love is that it’s an online universal recipe box. Meaning you can save a recipe from anywhere on the web and then create a shopping list later according to whatever recipes you choose. You can add the ZipList Recipe Clipper to your bookmark toolbar and when you find a recipe, the screen below pops up. If the recipe doesn’t prepopulate, you simply do a copy and paste of the title and ingredients and the rest takes care of itself, which takes all of 15 seconds.
If you’re a food blogger, there are future features in the works that are sure to knock your socks off.
One of the coolest things about the ZipList app, is that you can actually set your preferred stores, create aisle by aisle lists, add items by barcode with the handy camera feature(iphone 3GS only) or you can manually enter the number, sync up with your online account and so much more!
I love being able to put in my preferred stores to shop at and create a list accordingly. That really helps save me some time because I know exactly what I need to get at my local Brookshires and exactly what I need to get at Walmart. Speaking of lists, I can also create a list by aisle. This can actually prove to be very time-saving because I’ll have all my dairy on one list, canned foods on another, and so on. This is how I shop anyways. I get a set of specific foods first, then move on to the next so this is especially helpful for me.
For the Family
You can easily share recipes or a shopping list with text, email, instant message, etc so if you need a few things for a particular recipe, you can create a short list and text it to your son or husband so they can pick up those few items before they get home from work or school.
I love the app and will be adding it to my fabulous list of food apps!
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