Grocery, a smart shopping list app created by indie developer Conrad Stoll, was updated to version 3.0 on Monday. With the update, the app gets a refreshed interface, along with new features and more options for free version users.
The app, which has been available since 2017, is now getting its “biggest update in a long time” according to the developer in a blog post.
With version 3.0, toolbars, navigation bars and icons in Grocery are now compatible with iOS 15 design language. In addition, users can now customize the interface of the application according to their preferred features . If there is a category that you are not using, you now have the option to hide it.
But of course, the update goes far beyond a refreshed and improved interface. Grocery 3.0 introduces new features allowing users to quickly add price and quantity to list items, as well as track changes between groceries. Here’s how the developer describes the new tracking feature:
Adding price tracking support starts with the add bar. Grocery has always used a custom input prop view to enter item titles and notes, and now the prop view has been updated to include new fields for price, quantity, and units. These can all be disabled for users who don’t want them, but I really appreciated having them there.
I’ve started adding prices to items when shopping over the past few months and have found it helpful to see an estimate of the total of what my shopping list is going to cost. I like that it forces me to think a little more about what I’m going to buy to make sure I really need it.
Managing inventory with the app has also become easier with inventory tracking and item descriptions. Now you can quickly see (and edit) the products you have in stock. There are also other new features, such as scanning recipes using the camera and a rewritten user guide to help new users get to know the app.
It should be noted that the app also comes with 24 different themes and 37 custom icons. According to the developer, the free version of the app (called “Light Mode”) has also been improved with some new features.
The grocery store is available for free on the App Store. However, some premium features must be unlocked through in-app purchases. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Mac.