Note: I am creating this list as a resource for parents. I am not endorsing any of these apps. If I find some that you all rave about I’ll start a rating system.

You’ll find mobile apps on LilyToad’s Pinterest Board: Apps / Shopping

(Phone Code: iP=iPhone, And=Android, BB=Blackberry

  • Recalls PlusMake a list. Get alerts. Search child product and undeclared food allergen recalls. Share recalls with your friends and help them keep their kids safe. [iP, And]
  • Shop Savvy – Compare the price of items at several different stores in your area. Scan barcode with your phone.  [iP]
  • Coupon Sherpa Mobile – Delivers right to your phone both internet and exclusive coupons from more than 5,000 retailers.  [iP]
  • ZipList – Free shopping list management app that allows you to create and share grocery lists with family members, and syncs automatically with you ZipList account online. Sorts grocery store lists by aisle or store, text lists to other members, download ingredients from sites to list, and get meal ideas from the recipe database. Scan barcodes. [iP]
  • School Supply List – Makes shopping for students and teachers easier. Enter each student into the School Supply List app, choose items from the database of over 150 items and add your own. Choose and add store preference. Make notes you may need while shopping. [iP]
  • Grocery iQ – Grocery shopping done quickly. Builds lists from an extensive product database using text, barcode, and voice search. Sync lists with Grocery website. Share lists. Finds coupons. [iP]
  • CardStar – Offers a simple solution for managing digital versions of you plastic loyalty cards, reward cards and club membership cards. Receive coupons and deals to local and national merchant too. [iP, And, BB]
  • OurGroceries – Instantly synchronizes your grocery lists. Share lists. Recipes. [iP, And, BB]
  • ForkFly – Save big on the products and services you need and love. This is from a Portland based company. [iP, And]
  • Catalog Spree – Shop a huge selection of catalogs on your phone. Five Library view modes: New, Brands, Catalogs, Departments, and Favorites Collection. Save a tree – shop online! [iP]
  • Groupon – Purchase, manage and redeem Groupons directly from your mobile device. [iP, And, BB]
  • ShopNoGMO – A shopping guide that helps you avoid GMOs (Genetically MOdified Organisms0 in the foods you buy at your grocery store. [iP]
  • Measuring Up –  Buying Clothes That Fit! – Makes shopping for your kid’s clothes more efficient. Keep up to date records of your children’s measurements. [iP]
  • RedLaser – If a product has its original barcode, you can scan it, check current retail and see if it’s a good deal. Great for consignment shopping! [iP, And]


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