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APP FEATURES

One of the top-rated shopping apps worldwide
Fully customizable and easy to use

  • Voice Recognition

    Simply speak your list instead of writing

  • Support

    Direct and fast email support for every app-related question or problem you might have

  • Synchronization

    Share the list in real time with your family and friends. Everything encrypted.

  • Fully customizable

    Edit every aspect of the app to suit your needs

  • Recipes

    Import recipes directly from websites and keep them safe for later usage.

  • History

    Find often used items in your history.

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  • 60k

    TOP RATINGS

  • 40M

    Synchronized lists every day

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WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE THE APP?

FAQ

Here we have summarized answers to the most common questions. If you still have problems, please contact us via the contact form under the FAQ and we will get back to you.

Lists

Do I need to save the list?

There is no need to save the list after you’re done creating and modifying it. Changes are saved automatically, and will reflect on the other devices your lists are synced with. To know more about Syncing, check this.

How can I delete a list?

To delete a list simply long press on it and choose Delete from the menu.

How do I add a recipe?

You can add a recipe from the drop-down 3 dots menu — Recipes (pres ‚+’ button at the top). After you have added a recipe you can click on it and add some ingredients (plus button/mic button at the top). If you want to create a recipe from a list of ingredients you found online, you can use the import feature.

  1. select the ingredients list from a text recipe
  2. select share, share into the shopping app/ alternatively, copy the text and then open the import dialog (3 dots menu — import) and paste into the text field
  3. select the separator (default “new line”)
  4. select recipe at the bottom
  5. press the import button
How do I change the background/ use a photo from gallery?

If you want to customize the look of your app you can do so from the Settings menu.  Simply go to Settings – Background and choose one of the predefined backgrounds or import a photo from your own gallery. Please note that the app automatically rotates pictures in portrait mode, so make sure the photo you use is already in portrait.

How do I use categories?

Categories can be used when you need to break down items on a list, say Food and Drinks as some examples of categories. To create a category, go to the 3 dots menu — Categories. In the new screen that appears, choose a name for your category then click ‘Save category’. Holding the grey rectangle in front of each item, drag and drop the items on your list into the new categories. Future updates will lock down products in their respective categories to make items easier to sort, so check back often 🙂

How to create a list from an existing one?

Say you need an old list…with a twist 🙂 You can use any list as template for a new one. Simply go to the 3 lines menu and press New list. From the sub-menu select Create from an existing list. Check the preferred list and press New list. Choose a name for your new list, and you’re good to go. …Shopping, that is 😉

Alternatively, you can go to the 3 lines menu and press on the list you wish to use as a template. From the sub-menu choose Copy to another list. You then get to rename your list and edit items to your liking.

 

Whenever I try to delete a list I get the following message: Default list cannot be deleted

Please note that the default list (as in the list that was already there when you installed the app) cannot be deleted. In that case you can choose Empty instead of Delete and you are left with a blank list that can be renamed and you basically start afresh.


Items

Adding items to the list

If you want to add items to the list there are two ways you can achieve that:

  • Press the + sign at the top of the screen and simply write down your item
  • Press the microphone icon and speak your item. Under Settings, set the value of the Separator to AND so that you are able to enter several items at once.
Can I add a new item directly into a category?

Yes, definitely! 😊 Simply press the category heading and speak your item when the mic shows on screen. If you do not wish to use voice input (we totally get it if you don’t), you can go to Settings – Categories – Input mode for click on category (suggestion for correct text?). You can then select Manually, if you wish to add your items in writing. 

 

If, by any chance, your item already exists on the list, you will get a short on-screen notification.

Can I add multiple items to my list?

To add multiple items to your list, you can speak your items linked by the word ‘and’ to have them added as separate entries to the list. Milk and toast and honey, ta-daaa! 😉

Can I edit a price once I’ve set it?

Sure! Who doesn’t love special offers?! So just go to that desired item, tap the price field next to it and make the necessary adjustments. If you wish to keep your significant shopping partner updated on the new offers simply head on to the FAQ section detailing the Synchronization of lists and make sure you are on the same page. Literally 😊

 

Spoiler alert: we might be working on a way to notify you of any changes, keep in touch for Season 9. Pardon, version 5.3.

p.s. Go to the FAQ section covering My Items if you wish to edit items in your history.

Can I edit a quantity once I’ve set it?

OK, all those slow cart pushers in aisle 5 just made us realize it’s going to be a long day. This asks for extra supplies, so why not make that 2 bars of chocolate instead of 1? Chocolate doesn’t ask questions, chocolate understands… 😉

We’ve got you covered: to edit quantities for the items on your list, just tap on the quantity field below your item to make necessary adjustments.

Can I see how much my shopping will amount to?

So, there you are, sitting peacefully one afternoon, shopping leaflet in hand, adding away whatever strikes your fancy. Now you don’t have to be afraid you’ll break the bank, simply check how much your list amounts to so far. 

You can consult your cost overview by tapping the name of the list at the top of the screen and then tap on Cost overview in the sub-menu. You have the option to see detailed costs by item, or by category. A total cost is also showing next to the name of your list in the side Menu (three lines menu, top left of screen). 

Try to swivel the colored pie charts for better visibility.  

What if I’m too busy browsing leaflets? No worries, we’ve got you busy bees covered. Head down to the FAQ section introducing Barcodes. 

Did I just see Barcodes?! What does that do?

If you’re going on a shopping spree and rush to add items to your list on your way to the car (we don’t judge, it happens), here’s a practical way to mark your items faster.  

 

Tap on the barcode icon at the top of the screen. Scan the barcode on the desired item and see it magically added to the list. If the magic fails to happen, make sure you’ve taken care of the behind-the-scenes: Settings – Barcodes and make sure you checked ‘activated’. 

 

If the magic still fails to happen, write us an email at support@shopping-app.net and we’ll make sure to force that bunny out of the hat for you 😊

Help, I have accidentally deleted an item. What now?

If you deleted an item by accident you can retrieve the respective item from History. Simply go to the 3 dots menu (top right) and choose History. Press the ‚clock’ icon to make sure most recent items show on top. Now check the box next to your desired item and press Text import. You can check multiple items to be restored at once.

How do I delete an item? Or anything else, for that matter…

First, swipe!

To delete an item, you swipe right. Right, not left, we’re not on Tinder anymore 😊

To delete a category, you swipe right. You are given an option to also remove the items in the category as well, in which case press OK. If you wish to keep the items and only remove the category heading, please tap Cancel. 

For the more conservative of us, there’s still the classic Trash button. To enable the Trash button, please go to Settings – Item – Show button to delete. 

For fun, and variation, you can also long-press on items and select Delete from the sub-menu. 

If you need to bulk delete items, you can enable this feature from Settings – Item – Checkboxes to delete. Once you check multiple items, a Trash bin appears at the top of the screen and there they go down the trash chute. 

If you feel remorseful, you can bring them back, however. Check the FAQ section detailing the newly introduced Undo function. 

How do I delete/ rename/ edit a category/ item?

If you wish to delete, rename or edit a category/ item you have to long press on the desired entry. An additional Menu will appear on screen. Simply select the desired option from the list.

How do I enter multiple items at once?

To enter multiple items at once, you should go to the 3 lines menu (top left) and select Settings – Speech recognition – Separator. Write AND as your separator value and press OK. Restart the app and speak your items: for example ‘bread AND milk AND honey’. The respective items will show as three separate entries.

How do I order items?

For the time being, you can re-arrange items by drag & drop. Simply press the 3 Lines next to the item you would like to move and drag it to the desired position.

How to change quantity type?

To prevent the accidental addition of 2 pieces of sugar to your list, when you obviously meant 2 KILOS, you can set the quantity type (default is piece) by pressing the + button and inputting your own description on the new ‘Create new type’ screen. 

To switch between types easily, you just have to tap on the ‘Quantity type’ field and you are presented with a list of the previously entered types from which you can select the appropriate option.

Press OK when you are happy with the changes.

How to prevent adding items that are already on the list

If you notice double entries on your list, simply go to Settings — List — Do not allow duplicate items.

How to restore a deleted item from history?

To restore an item from history you should go to the 3 dots menu – History. Then, search for your item and check the box next to its name. Press on „Text import” at the bottom of the screen.

I had an item here somewhere… – enter, My Items!

If you remember having added an item on the list, sometimes this life, but you cannot seem to find it – it’s most probably long deleted, anyway – you can go to My Items (three dots menu, top right of screen) and reuse it from the list. 

 

‘My Items’ is pretty much a history of every item you’ve ever added to your lists. In case you wish to redeem an item from this list, you can do so by tapping on it and then Add item down the bottom of the screen. You can also do this for multiple items at once, just make use of the little checkbox. 

 

To launch your item on its new quest fully up to the task, or to update the details on a too old an entry, you can edit price and quantities by long-pressing on an item and do all necessary changes. You can even assign it a barcode, for future reference and speedier use (see FAQ on Barcodes for details on how to make the most of it) 😊

Oops! (in translation: Can I Undo?)

You have the option to undo an accidental deletion. Simply press Undo at the bottom of the screen to revert. You can adjust the Undo options under Settings – List – Undo function activate (it activates the Undo action) or Time to Undo (it sets the number of seconds you wish the Undo button to remain on screen after you have deleted anything). 

If you failed to tap on that elusive button (provided you did not set the longest time for the Undo button to stay visible – no, not until your next trip to the stores, that’s not how buyer’s remorse works) you can retrieve your long deleted (and almost forgotten) items from My items (three dots menu top right of screen – My items tab). 

See FAQ section called My items for details.


Categories

How to organize categories?

As you slide more items into the category, you can see a line forming that shows the extent of the respective category. “It’s a Surprise Tool (read ‘piece of info’) That Will Help Us Later” 😉 

You can assign an item to a new category by dragging & dropping it into the new category, and remove it from the category by dragging & dropping it outside of the category. 

Now for the surprise tool: tap on the visibility button (the ‘^’ sign at the left of the category name to fold/ unfold the category contents. Ta-daaa! No distractions on your way to the store if you only planned to buy that extra loaf of bread (and no ice-cream – but why would you even?!). 

Also, if you wish to fold-up/ unfold all categories as a bulk action, go to the three dots menu, tap on Categories, and then select ‘All fold up’ or ‘All unfold’ from the sub-menu. 

How to use categories?

Hard to focus with so many items on your list? Better deal with them one at a time. Categories to the rescue!

You can use categories to group specific items. Tap the three dots menu (top right of screen) and tap Categories.  Choose ‘New category’ and give it a name – naming it something relevant, like ‘stuff’, will always do 🙂 

You can even choose a color for your category heading, just to differentiate it from your other stuff. Press Save category as confidently as you can. 

A new category has now been created at the bottom of your list. If there are already items on your list, please drag & drop the relevant items under the new category heading, by holding down the two parallel lines next to the item. Alternatively, as variation is the spice of life, you can move the category up over the desired items.


Synchronization

How to synchronize

To have the contents of your lists stored on a server for convenient sharing, you have to register with an account. 

We are not a curious bunch, so the lists are account-dependent and protected by passwords (to which we do not have access, so if you lose the password you can create a new one, which will be sent to you on the email address you registered with – simply tap Reset password). 

 

On the first device: 

Go to the three dots menu top right of screen and open the Synchronization tab. Tap ‘Create account’ at the bottom of the screen.

Input your email address (Note that we only use your email address for the purpose of password recovery). Set a new password and confirm it. 

And for those with big concerns regarding privacy in the online, you can also use a fake email. Keep in mind that there’ll be no resetting the password in case you forget it. Not to jinx it, but….. “We told you so”! 😉

Confirm you have read the Privacy policy and that you agree with it. Tap ‘Create account’. 

Under Releasing a list, tap on the list name to select the list you wish to release to another device, and tap Release. 

The list now appears below, with the status Online. You can change the status of a list or delete it at any time. Please note that when a list is set to Offline and then Online again, the existing local lists will be overwritten by the online list. This is to say that any changes that have been made to the lists while they were in Offline mode will be permanently lost! WE CAN’T HELP YOU THERE, HONEST!

Please note that when you choose to delete an online list, by tapping on the Trash can, it only means Synchronization is terminated across all devices. Local lists will not be lost. Releasing the list again after this step will not overwrite the local lists already on the devices. 

 

On any subsequent devices: 

 

Input the email address corresponding to the account you used to register on the first device, and the password associated with it. 

Under ‘Online lists’, make sure you set the slider bar to Online. Now the two lists are in sync, and they will reflect any changes made to them by either party, in real time. 

You can see the lists that are currently synced under the three lines menu (top left of the screen). They are marked by a blue cloud outline. 

We know how life-saving lists can be, so to prevent any accidental overwrite and subsequent loss of data, we strongly recommended you not to toggle between offline/ online once the lists are in sync. 


Miscellaneous

Does the app run on WiFi or does it operate offline?

The app only needs an Internet connection while syncing lists. All other operations can be done offline.

How can I export/ back-up data?

All the data in this app is stored in your phone. This means that if anything happens to your device, there is no way you can restore the content of the lists! If you want to back up your data, you can transfer it for safe storage to another device. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Export button on your old phone
  2. Connect your phone to a PC / choose Media USB Type
  3. Open the SD card folder on your phone
  4. Copy the two files (settings.ekz and ekz.db)
  5. Connect your new phone
  6. Copy the files into the SD card folder
  7. Press import on your new phone
How can I retrieve my data after factory reset?

All the data in the app is saved on your phone. This means that a factory reset makes the data impossible to retrieve. To prevent this, make sure you back up your lists or store the data some place safe. You can do so by following the steps below:

  1. Press the Export button on your old phone
  2. Connect your phone to a PC / choose Media USB Type
  3. Open the SD card folder on your phone
  4. Copy the two files (settings.ekz and ekz.db)
  5. Connect your new phone
  6. Copy the files into the SD card folder
  7. Press import on your new phone
How do I add a recipe?

You can add a recipe from the drop-down 3 dots menu — Recipes (pres ‚+’ button at the top). After you have added a recipe you can click on it and add some ingredients (plus button/mic button at the top). If you want to create a recipe from a list of ingredients you found online, you can use the import feature.

  1. select the ingredients list from a text recipe
  2. select share, share into the shopping app/ alternatively, copy the text and then open the import dialog (3 dots menu — import) and paste into the text field
  3. select the separator (default “new line”)
  4. select recipe at the bottom
  5. press the import button
How do I transfer data via PC?

You can transfer all your lists and settings via the Import/Export feature (Settings — Settings — Import Export):

  1. Press the Export button on your old phone
  2. Connect your phone to a PC / choose Media USB Type
  3. Open the SD card folder on your phone
  4. Copy the two files (settings.ekz and ekz.db)
  5. Connect your new phone
  6. Copy the files into the SD card folder
  7. Press import on your new phone
How to transfer my lists from the free to the paid version?

When you install the paid version you will notice there are 2 different apps now on your phone.  To transfer all your lists and settings, you can use the Import / Export tool (Settings — Settings — Export from inside your free app). Open your paid app and repeat the same steps as before, just this time press Import instead. After you check the transfer really worked, you can delete the free version.

If you encounter any problems, please contact us at support@shopping-app.net.

I purchased the paid version but had to uninstall. Can I download it again free of charge?

Payment information is account dependent. You can re-install the Pro version you have previously bought without paying for it again if you simply make sure you do so from the same user account you purchased it from.

Is the app available for iOS?

For the time being, the app is only available to Android users.


Troubleshooting

My list looks broken, it only displays on the right side of the screen. I want it full page!

If the list only shows on half of your screen go to Settings (bottom left) – Menu and make sure the option Always open is not checked.

The app uses too much battery…

There’s nothing more convenient than saying good bye to those little scribbled shopping lists. Keeping your eyes on an e-list open on your phone is so much better. But maybe you are at the end of a long day. You probably wouldn’t want your phone to die on you, right? If your display stays active for as long as the app is open, then you might notice it drains your battery rather quickly. To prevent this from happening, simply go to the 3 lines menu – Settings – Display. Make sure you un-check the ‘Display stays active when the app is running’.

Voice recognition has become slow and inaccurate

Please check first if the default voice recognition is set to Google in the Android settings of you device. (Android Settings — Language & Input — Language input). Then activate the New language input from the settings menu of the Shopping cart app (Settings — Language input — Activate new voice input).

Why can’t I use the microphone? When I try to add items using the voice input I get the following message “Please install Google App”…

This message means that you must install the following Google app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox

Help/Support

Please contact us with any questions, problems or suggestions for future improvements