Grocery iQ

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Shopping 2.7.10 Sep 11, 2008 May 18, 2016 40.4 MB iOS 8.0 or later 4+
New in version 2.7.10

Bug Fixes


Grocery shopping made quick and easy with the features you expect from the #1 grocery shopping list app. Build lists from our extensive product database using text, barcode, or voice search; sync and share lists with other devices and the website; find related coupons and much more!

"Grocery iQ takes the old-fashioned grocery list to the 21st century" ∼

"Helps you when you're grocery shopping…sync up with your friends or your roommates or your family's list" ∼ The Today Show

"We all want to save money, so why not use your iPhone? The king of coupons is Grocery iQ...If you regularly shop at a grocery store or other retailer, be sure to install their app" ∼

"If your shopping list is currently the back of an envelope that you’ve scribbled some items on (mom!), then it’s time for you to check out GroceryIQ." ∼

• Lists: Build grocery lists quickly from our database of millions of items.

• Aisles: Create custom aisles and reorder aisles for any list.

• Favorites: Easily add frequently purchased items to new lists, search and filter favorites to build lists quickly.

• History: Keep track of what you've checked out and filter history by list. Easily create lists from history items.

• Multi-Barcode Scan: Add multiple items by simply pointing your camera at any product barcodes.

• Voice Search: Use advanced voice search to create your list.

• All List Items: Never forget an item again by viewing all items in "All List Items". Toggle your lists settings to view "All List Items" on any list you choose.

• Store Locator: Find nearby grocery stores and add your loyalty card.

• Sync: Sync your lists with the website, friends and family.

• Coupons: Search free coupons, view recommended coupons, print, email or add coupons to your store loyalty card.

• Item Details: Add price and description, customize package types, weight, quantity and more.

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Scan and go
Skihog1 on 8/11/2018
As a single guy I like the idea of having a list to make sure I buy things that are needed. The scan UPC feature is great for quick addition. I do wish the coupons would be scannable rather than requiring printing.
Favorite App - Multiple Uses
Babe253 on 8/10/2018
Grocery iQ is my very favorite app because it’s so easy to use and because I also use it as my to-do list. I don’t use it’s full functionality, such as sync (no need) or coupons (maybe I should!). But I love that I can create lists for different stores - and not just grocery stores either. Grocery iQ offers brand name and generic suggestions that pop up as I’m typing but these are easily overridden if I want. About using it as a to-do list: I’ve researched and tried several apps that were created for that very purpose. I ended up deleting them because they were too complicated. Then I realized I could use Grocery iQ as a simple to-do which is all I need. 👍🏻 Thank you Grocery iQ developers! (Could you please now develop a calorie counting app that’s as good as Grocery iQ? What’s out there currently is 👎🏻.)
Needs to be updated
sdwa on 8/8/2018
I used to love this app. The ability to scan barcodes, and share with my spouse are extremely important to me. Unfortunately, it needs some updates. My biggest request is to put item pictures in the list. I know it’s silly, but it’s so much easier to shop looking at photos than it is reading.
TIPS for Common Problems (Below My Review)
ChuckHoffman on 8/5/2018
MY REVIEW I love this program! It has so many ways of making grocery shopping faster and easier. I've looked at other grocery shopping apps, and I don't think any of them even come close to this one. I'm surprised that the rating for this app is not higher. I think it's probably because many of the complaints in the negative reviews from other users are INVALID. There is a way to do most of the things that people have said can't be done with this app, but it isn't always obvious how to do that. The app could use some tutorials and/or videos to help with that. Here are some tips that may help you. TIPS FOR USING GROCERY IQ FINDING ITEMS To save time finding items in a long list, try this: Enter the first 2-3 letters of each word in the Add an Item box. For example, if you are looking for "Roasted Red Peppers", just enter "ro re pe", and the item you want will usually appear. If not, you can add it by just tapping the Add button. This process gets faster the more you use the app, because it remembers items you have put on previous shopping lists, and will show them when you do searches. REARRANGING AISLES Yes, you can rearrange the aisles for any of your stores or lists. Each one can be different! 1. Go back to the list of stores (tap Lists at the bottom left). 2. Tap Edit at the top left. 3. Tap on any store name. 4. Tap Change Aisles. 5. Tap on the right end of an aisle, then drag up or down to rearrange the order). * You can also rename any of the aisles in that same place. It appears that changing the aisle name will automatically apply to all stores; you won't have to do each one separately. CREATING NEW CATEGORIES You can create new categories that you want for yourself. 1. Follow the first 4 steps in the Rearranging Aisles instructions above. 2. Tap on the Add (+) button. 3. Create whatever categories you need. ADDING TO FAVORITES Yes, you can add to the Favorites list. When viewing the details for the item (quantity, store, description, etc.), tap on the star (to the left of where you change quantity). ADDING STORES Yes, you can add any store you want, whether or not GroceryIQ knows about it. Tap Lists, tap the + button, then enter whatever name you want. It will save that name, and you can add any items you want to add to that list. SHOPPING AT MULTIPLE STORES Some items I do not want to put on only one list. I might buy the item at one of several grocery stores. I have a grocery list for each store. So this is what I do: For any items that I want to show on multiple lists, I tap List Items, then All List Items. Then I add the grocery items to the list. When I go shopping, I select the store from List Items, and all of the items I want to buy are listed in order by the aisles in that store! (Just make sure you have rearranged the aisles for each store.) It's very handy. HOLDING ITEMS Yes, you can add a "holding area" for items that you want to hide from the list until you are ready to check out. 1. Create a new list (see instructions above), and name it "Hold for Checkout." 2. When you want to hide an item that is on your shopping list, tap on the arrow at the right of the item to edit the entry. 3. Tap on the list name, then select "Hold for Checkout". 4. When you are ready to check out, tap on the name of your shopping list at the top of the screen, then select "Hold for Checkout." REQUESTED ENHANCEMENTS FOR THE APP There are some improvements I'd like to see: 1. More In-App or Online Help The app could use some tutorials and/or videos to help with the features that I explained above. To the app developer: You may copy those instructions and include them in the app. 2. Coupons Having access to coupons is nice, but you cannot use them in the store, unless you print them or the store has a loyalty card. Having to print coupons just isn't worth the bother. Instead, I'd like them to appear on screen, so I can show them to the cashier, or hold in front of the barcode scanner.
Well Designed, Versatile
NoBite on 8/2/2018
Having worked in the Foodservice industry as my career, I have organized inventory lists for several restaurants. This app is exactly what I would design for grocery shopping! My wife and I are retired and split the shopping duty. I’ve categorized all our items and assigned them to the stores of our preference. Just use All Lists to enter the items and they fall into the proper lists. Having both our phones under the same user ID, our lists update in real time and we easily switch items between lists if one store is out of an item. For me, this is a well-crafted and designed app. The only enhancement I could suggest would be when adding a new item, a quick search of existing items to see if you were adding a duplicate to an existing item. But, that’s nitpicking! This is one of our go-to apps.
tdawgUM on 8/1/2018
Period. For 2 years
Grunberd on 7/28/2018
The clunkiest app I’ve tried in a long time. They haven’t addressed any of the bugs in two years. Don’t waste your time as we have wasted hours look for something else
Great App
DoogalHead on 7/27/2018
I’ve been using it for a few years. I don’t do coupons on it so I can’t speak of that area but it works wonderfully in the other ways offered. I like that you can sync two devices so when my husband thinks of something he wants he adds it on his phone and I get it on my list. I’m very happy with it.
bigbird CD on 7/25/2018
All the sudden am un able to print any coupons from this app !!
Lady52714 on 7/25/2018
I can’t get it to find my printer even though I know for sure they are both connected to the same wifi. I will uninstall this app if it does not work
Used to be good
capemay_shopper on 7/25/2018
I used an old version of this for 6 years and liked it in spite of some flaws. But I got a new phone and had to download the current version. Now If there's a way to make separate lists for multiple stores I can't see it, much less a way to arrange aisles. I'll be deleting it.
George_Steph on 7/25/2018
The app allows one to create lists. One can create a list for each store. One can also create an inventory list so that while shopping needed items are not forgotten. A freezer list also helps with meal planning. Love this app.
Started out decent, but technical difficulties won
CorgiOwner101 on 7/15/2018
So my wife & I both downloaded this app & used it for several months without issue. I never loved the app, but it worked & served its purpose. I got a new cell phone recently & since then my wife & I have been unable to get our grocery IQ apps to sync together. We’ve tried tirelessly to get them to work. We’ve even gone as far as removing & redownloading the apps, registering them as new accounts using different email addresses. They still won’t sync together. After 3 days & SEVERAL hours with zero success I officially HATE GroceryIQ. Off to find a competing grocery list app. Fingers crossed that we find something better, it definitely can’t be worse!
No more sync
thisnicknameistakenesntryagain on 7/13/2018
We lost our sync connection and nothing we do can get it back.
App stop working
NJ411 on 7/7/2018
App was great then all of a sudden just stop printing the coupons even though it gives me the message that the coupons have printed. I’m very disappointed.
Sync broken. Abandoned app?
KennySteven on 7/7/2018
I have used this app for several years: its best features are the ability to sync a shopping list with someone else, and to create lists for individual stores, customized by aisle order. It takes some time to initially set up as you walk through the store and arrange aisles in the app to match, but then it saves a whole lot of time and trouble on future trips! The problem is, this app hasn’t been updated in two years. Recently the sync stopped working between my wife and myself, and no matter what we do we can’t get sync working again. I tried to fill out their contact form for support but when I submit it, I get a “secure connection failed” error message. Smells like abandonware.
Mostly great until it STOPPED SYNCING
iphone user48 on 7/4/2018
I loved this app until this morning. Today it stopped communicating with the server, stopped syncing between my two devices, stopped recognizing my log in (although I can log into the website so I know I’ve got the right password/email combination). love: That I can build a favorites list so I don't have to look up items I use all the time That I can sync this across several devices (my phone, husbands phone, iPad) That I can build different lists for different stores (trader joes, costco, grocery) Could do without: Can't fully edit when adding new items to the list Coupons - good idea in theory but just don't really work for me
So useful to track my shopping needs!
yensid4him on 7/1/2018
Love this app and use it just about daily! I logged my husband's iPhone into the same account so we can share one list. UPDATE: no matter how much I’ve tried over the years, I cannot seem to make our lists actually sync. I’ve tried logging in with my account on his phone and that doesn’t work, and also inviting his email address to open a GIQ account and then sync them, and that didn’t work either. Removing one star for that. REALLY wish this feature worked!! A suggestion: if we add coupons to a savings card (great feature!), we should be able to specify those items to display only on that store's shopping list. If I add a coupon for Cheerios to my Lowes Foods savings card, I only want to see Cheerios show up on my Lowes list, not my Target list. So excited that Lowes Foods is now an option for savings cards!! UPDATE: Not anymore. Only 2 savings cards are currently offered and we don’t have those stores here. UPDATE: I’ve used this app daily for years and am quite invested in how I have it set up to list my specific grocery stores. I have a whole slew of ideas for improvement, many that I’ve seen mentioned here in other reviews, but after emailing the company this feedback years ago, they responded positively and I got excited that they might implement them. But unfortunately, the app has pretty much never changed or been updated at all. I notice now in mid-2018 that the App Store says the last update was 2 years ago. I also now get an annoying message anytime I open the app when my device is running low on storage space that says something like, “We’re making some updates. We’ll only do this once so we won’t slow you down in the future.” But it actually says that EVERY TIME I open the app if my phone is almost full.
I've been using this for years
Sckinjctn on 7/1/2018
Since my iPhone 3GS, this app hasn't let me down. The coupon section has never worked well, but being to scan bar codes is still a reason this app is one of my favorites, that specific brands are easily identified is great (my son is severely allergic to nuts, so generic "chocolate chips" isn't good enough) and its ability to sync between all of my family's phones still works flawlessly. It's getting old, its design is definitely old fashioned, but I still use it multiple times a week.
New Changes Not Good For All
Cooking for the family on 6/30/2018
We have been using this app for a very long time and even spent numerous hours arranging the aisles for easy shopping in our grocery store. This app really helps us stay on budget each week. For that I love it. We've managed to get through the ups and downs of other updates. But some of this update may not be good for everyone. The current problems seem to be associated with changing the font; The grocery items are no longer bold, the check circles (previously check boxes) are hard to see and the font color is more gray than black. Instead of making a overall change, so everyone has to use it, is there a way to provide a choice of fonts in the setting? It would an awesome feature if you could search the lis to find an item. I have about 1200 items in my grocery list and if I want to find an item I have to scroll and scroll. How about being able to to to an aisle without have to scroll.
Great but abandonware
Packer2020 on 6/28/2018
My fave app for groceries. But last updated 2 years ago??!! Can u say ABANDONWARE?
Excellent grocery list.
Zoo2u2 on 6/25/2018
Older & still works great as grocery list
Unable to print
Taisha24 on 6/25/2018
I am not able to print from my app now. Unable to detect my printer. Not matter what I try.
Needs updated
Browniel1 on 6/25/2018
I would like to be able to use Siri to add items to my list from my phone or my Apple Watch or mt Apple HomePod. I have used Grocery IQ for several years but it is becoming obsolete without these abilities. Is there an update in the works? Thanks.
Sharing the Grocery List
Mike_in_MD on 6/24/2018
My wife and I both work and share cooking and grocery shopping. GroceryIQ’s shared list feature simplifies our shopping by keeping our list synced.
Major disaster this week ‘
Zx2Mom on 6/20/2018
The original was great. Now I’m losing features that it took me years to compile🤬 My descriptions, sizes, and pricing have suddenly disappeared. I either have to start over or find a better app.
Love it!
reired & busy on 6/13/2018
I use this app for all my lists... groceries, yes, of course, but I also have a separate list for Whole Foods, Sprouts, & the health food store all of which I go to occasionally. Then there’s the drug store, office supply, makeup, vitamins from my chiropractor, ... It’s great! When I can’t find something in one place, I just move it to another logical list.
Coupons Irritating
WebMan7 on 6/13/2018
Thus app is great except for not being able to turn coupons off. Losses 2 stars because of this irritating function.
Still a problem!
Tclabo on 6/11/2018
Ok - still a problem - now on version 2.7.10 - new store - no way to re-order aisles (still after all these years! 😝). The web site FAQs don’t work on this version. Perhaps no updates in 2+ years is a sign to find a new and better app than this one that I have used and recommended for many years. Disappointed! Ok still not impressed, but I do have to retract one criticism - you can re-order the aisles, but it is not clear or obvious or intuitive at all how to get there. Still too much extra junk I don't want and features I do are hidden...still one star... Yep still useless, even 2.6.2 - as long as you can't customize the order of the aisles, it's no good. As before, no stores are in alphabetical order! Has any of the developers even been in a grocery store?? You'd think after over 1500 negative reviews (and growing!) someone would realize that to revert back to the way it was before the last 3 downgrades is the way to make your users happy again! I'm with everyone else looking for an app that was friendly and useful like pre-2.6. I don't mind new features - I can ignore coupons, and I don't need a map to the store I use every week - but don't take away the features that users love - and want back!! Yep, still useless... (previous review of 2.6.1) Even the update to the update is still terrible!!! As others have said, what store is organized alphabetically by categories? The aisle customization was my favorite feature and timesaver. And why do you need a grocery store locator? My opinion - it's a techie gimmick - but it's useless for a real user! Can't move an item from store to store? Crazy - there is no way a real, regular user of any pre-2.6 version would give this more than 2 stars - I gave it 1 only because you are acting like you want to fix it and because you can't give 0.
New user
Ccceee123 on 6/11/2018
I can’t really rate it yet as I’ve just started using it this week, but I think I’m having technical difficulties. I can see the details of an item, but can’t make any changes. I want to add in a price or change the “other” aisle to the dairy or frozen aisle, but the pull down menu doesn’t pull down. I have an iPhone 6 which the app supposedly supports.
Sync issues
Gr8in8 on 6/10/2018
Constantly trying to connect my wife I have to re-log to get that thing to sync it’s a pain in the butt not worth it
Won’t sync
Rexican2012 on 6/10/2018
Up until a few months ago, it was synching with my husband’s app and then no more. We uninstalled, reinstalled, tried new/different email addresses- nothing. Sometimes it takes over a :20-30 min to “sync” but by then I have given up and close out. It still doesn’t work
Needs an update
TWHensley on 6/9/2018
I use this app all the time, but I'd LOVE to be able to check items off my list from my Apple Watch! I also want to be able to tell Siri to add something to my grocery list. You guys are going to support Siri shortcuts, right? You haven’t added any new functionality in about 5 years!
Good app
Organize me on 6/5/2018
I’ve been using this app for years for generating shopping lists for just about everything I purchase. It’s nice that the info is synced on all of my devices. Not sure what has happened but I am no longer able to print the coupons. After generating a coupon list, the app cannot says it cannot locate a printer. Tried sending the send the list to email, same thing. Tried other printing apps, and their send to printer functions works fine with my networked printer. Part of my shopping experience has been to generate a list and the coupons as well. By the way, can you increase the selection of loyalty cards? There only two appearing on list and I’ve never heard of them.
Clunky app now
Mystyph on 6/3/2018
I used to love this app. Not so much anymore. I continue to get “Request Timed Out” when trying to make a shopping list. You can’t report this to them ether. When you select contact and fill out the form detailing the problem, as soon as you try to submit the form you get a message saying website can’t be found.
Love it
Lm2455 on 6/3/2018
I love this app!! It's so easy to use and stay organized!!!
Will not sync
TerriG2101 on 6/3/2018
I used to love this app, and my husband and I used used it all the time as a synced account. Then I got a new iPhone and the app now refuses to sync with my husband’s iPhone. I’ve tried to get it to sync many times. It’s very frustrating! I’m going to try a different app.
Coupons and syncing don’t work
Diehajqd on 5/29/2018
Almost every time I try to use a coupon - which is part of the reason to have this app - stores WILL NOT HONOR THEM because (a) it always says at the top “coupon expired” even if it shows elsewhere that it’s valid through a future date, so it looks PHONY, and (b) they have no bar code the merchant can scan. Also, the list sync function does NOT WORK. Really a dumb couple of snafus for a coupon app.
Sync is weak
O Daddy Brown on 5/26/2018
I like for personal use, but the best function which is the sync function comes up way short. I can rarely share or receive list from family members I am connected to.
Sync is too difficult
vongoolo on 5/21/2018
My wife and I are both on iPhones and we haven’t been able to sync our lists for over a year now. It really cripples the utility of this app.
Cheryl's iPhone 6 Plus on 5/20/2018
App can’t find HP ePrint/Air Printer. How do I delete or change store addresses.
Good with a couple of frustrating gaps
Jav2924 on 5/19/2018
I have tried a lot of grocery apps and this is about as good as it gets from what I can tell. However, there are a couple of irritating things about it. I wish I could search the current list for items to uncheck. It’s frustrating that the search only adds new items. For this reason I always prepare lists on the web site. I also wish that there was an undo function. I have the app open while shopping and often end up accidentally checking off an item. It’s really frustrating. Also, sometimes I need a specific brand of an item. It does not always find them. It would be great if it could store pictures for items. Lastly, the isles are ok but not exactly how my grocery store is set up. I wish they would partner with grocery stores such as Wegmans to retrieve items and their locations. I would use the wegmans app which has the location for all items. However, the list feature on it is terrible so I gave up on it. At a minimum they should allow customization of the isles used in the app. All in all a decent app that could be much better.
Cyz 12345 on 5/18/2018
Scanner does not work, history is accumulated and only erased one item at a time. I do not recommend this app. Not easy to print coupons
Needs improvement.
JLYTRanch on 5/15/2018
Most items that I try to scan are not in the app. It would be nice to rename/edit categories (eg. I would change Fruits/Veggies to Produce), & reorganize them to fit the way I shop through my stores (eg. I go to Produce first & always Frozen foods last). This app throws everything it doesn’t know how to categorize into the Other category. I know I can recategorize—if the category is in the app. How about being able to create categories? Would like the ability to add stores. Instead of just listing stores, it would be nice to choose a store & create a list. The store that I use most doesn’t even pull up in this app, so I can’t sync it with my loyalty card.
Doesn’t sync
debdavispa on 5/13/2018
This app is supposed to sync but it does not - supposed to but no good help to explain why
Great app
TDoggit68 on 5/12/2018
I don’t understand all the “1 star” reviews unless the are from when this first came out. I love this app. It’s not perfect but does what I need it to do. Reliable. Could update with new products more quickly but that’s not a big deal. Coupon feature works great if you have a little common sense. Good job. Hope to see more features added.
Deleting it today
RogerTheriault on 5/2/2018
After using this app for years, sharing lists with my wife, we have realized it has fallen behind. Too many glitches. The last straw was once again having our synced list fall out of sync and being unable to fix that by re syncing. I just installed a replacement app AnyList and it is far better, even in free mode, but I think we will pay for a family plan.
Can’t arrange aisles
Evaluated2 on 4/24/2018
See above.
No longer syncs
LanDog78 on 4/23/2018
I’ve been using this app for years and I have always loved it; until it recently stopped syncing with my husbands app. I’ve tried everything to re-establish the sync with no results. It is useless now and I’ve started researching other grocery apps to use.
Used to love
MackeyCheese on 4/22/2018
When we first downloaded this app, nearly 10 years ago, I loved that this app. It synced with family members’ apps, provided coupons for our list items, allowed for multiple lists, and was easily edited. Unfortunately, the app no longer syncs with my family’s apps, so it’s useless for our needs. Maybe the app developer will hear the users’ feedback and will fix this issue. Until then, I’ve deleted this app, and am looking for a new shopping app.
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