Best Grocery Shopping Apps to Help Manage Your Next Party

You’re committed to hosting the next big potluck party. You have recipes, stores, lists and coupons running around in your head. And you’re getting a big headache just thinking about what you need, where to buy and what’s on sale. Lucky for you, you also have a smartphone. Now all you need is a grocery app to speed and streamline your tasks. The best shopping apps will have time-saving features like barcode scanners, email sharing, and online list updating. Here are a few apps to get you started:

Grocery IQ

This free app includes all the features you need in a versatile grocery app: barcode scanner, list sharing, and integrated coupons. It even includes a favorites list for the routine things you need for any party. You can build lists through their extensive product database using text, barcode or voice search. You can sync and share lists with other devices and the website. You can even edit your list online and the app will update automatically.

Grocery Gadget

While not free ($3.99), this handy grocery app is packed with useful features others may not have. For starters, it lets you link multiple accounts and send push notifications to other users should you need a last-minute item. The app even links to recipe sources like Big Oven so the ingredients to your potluck party are automatically added to your shopping list. And, yes, you can edit your list online using Grocery Gadget’s online portal. Like most grocery apps, you can search for eCoupons offers (from 28 participating chains) that apply to the items on your shopping list and add them to your club card in a single click.


Almost free at 99 cents, this shopping list app features a barcode scanner that’s supported by RedLaser, a top-rated iPhone shopping app. The RedLaser scanner is fast and less susceptible to vibration than other iPhone scanners—great if you’re in a hurry or with a bouncy kid in a cart. This app also provides list sharing, item photos, and online list editing. It includes grocery coupons from major retailers, all matched to your shopping list. And it lets you choose from 1000’s of web recipes.


This free nutritional and price comparison/conversion app can save you money on those big potluck dinners. It lets you compare, convert and calculate prices and nutritional info in one easy step. You can even compare two prices on different sized items. It lets you compare calories, sodium, sugar and whatever’s on the nutrition label, regardless of listed serving sizes.

If you’re hosting the next big potluck party, these handy grocery shopping apps can not only simplify your life, but save you money.



Mike T.
Mike T.3 years ago

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Mike T.
Mike T.3 years ago


Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Mahmoud Khalil
Mahmoud Khalil4 years ago


Catrin NoForwardsPlease

Really we need an app for this now...jeez make a written list and get your act together. How hard can it be, we were able to do fine without all these apps.

Ben Oscarsito
Ben O4 years ago

Grocery shopping apps...??? -Give me a break! BTW; -I don't even have a cell phone...

Rhonda B.
.4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Vicky P.
Vicky P4 years ago

Yeah, they do have spyware but that's a part of having technology, everything is spying on you including your phone company haha

Carole R.
Carole R4 years ago

ugh ... more self-absorbed people walking around staring at their phones while I'm trying to shop. :0(

Diane Wayne
Past Member 4 years ago

Yikes! go with your gut feelings on what makes a fun,healthy, tasty party and carry on.