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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Productivity 5.8.3 May 11, 2012 Apr 16, 2018 43.8 MB iOS 9.3 or later 4+
New in version 5.8.3

AnyList v5.8.3 fixes a few minor bugs and glitches.

AnyList v5.8 added support for SiriKit, which allows items to be added directly to AnyList via Siri.

If you enjoy AnyList, please consider writing a review on the App Store. Positive reviews improve our ranking and help new users learn about the app, so we greatly appreciate them.


AnyList is the best way to create grocery shopping lists and collect and organize your recipes. Easily share a list with your spouse or roommates, for free. Changes show up instantly on everyone’s iPhone or iPad.

AnyList has been featured in the App Store as “New and Noteworthy”, a “Great Free App”, and one of “10 Essential” productivity apps.

“AnyList makes shared grocery lists simple and intuitive.” —Lifehacker

“AnyList sets the standard for grocery shopping list apps.” —AppStorm

“I don’t recommend going to the grocery store without it.” —Today’s iPhone

==== FEATURES ====

== LISTS ==

• Quickly add and cross off items. Autocomplete suggests common items as you type.
• Add items by voice with Siri and our Reminders Import feature.
• Add notes to list items to indicate quantity, brand, coupons, etc.
• Create multiple lists to organize items by store or occasion.
• Grocery items are automatically separated into categories.
• Create your own custom categories.
• Reorder categories to match the layout of your local store.
• Save items as favorites, then browse your favorites and add them to your current shopping list.
• View recent items from your past shopping trips, then add them back to your current list.
• Easily share lists. Just enter the email address of your spouse or roommate and your list is shared. List changes instantly show up on everyone’s iOS device.
• Lists can be shared with as many people as you'd like.
• Everyone creates their own AnyList account, so you can share some lists, while keeping others private.
• Optional push notifications let you know when a shared list has been modified.
• Optionally badge the app icon with the number of items remaining on your lists.
• Choose a color for each list to help distinguish lists.
• Move or copy items between lists.
• Print lists, or send via email or SMS.


• Enter your own recipes, or copy & paste them from another source.
• Add ingredients from your recipes to your shopping lists with a single tap.
• Organize recipes into collections by type or occasion.
• Search your recipes by name or ingredients.
• Print recipes, or send via email.
• Share your recipe collection with a trusted partner. Any changes to recipes will be instantly visible to both of you.


• Sync all of your lists and recipes across all of your devices. Sign in to your AnyList account on your iPhone and iPad, and any change made on one will instantly sync to the other.
• All of your lists and recipes are securely backed up in the cloud as part of your AnyList account. If you get a new device, just sign in to your AnyList account to retrieve your data.


All of the features above are available for free. We also offer an optional in-app purchase called AnyList Complete that unlocks the full power of the app with these great features:

• AnyList for Mac & AnyList for the Web. Use AnyList on your Mac or PC.

• AnyList for Apple Watch. Quickly access your lists on your wrist.

• Recipe Web Import. Save recipes you find on the web to AnyList

• Meal Planning Calendar. Plan your meals and shopping for the coming week.

• List Item Photos. Add a photo to list items. For shared lists, photos can be viewed by everyone sharing the list.

• Recipe Photos. Add a photo to your recipes, instead of being limited to icons.

• Recipe Scaling. Quickly scale ingredient quantities up or down.

• Item Prices. Stick to your budget by adding prices to items.

• Stores & Filters. Assign items to stores and quickly filter your list by store.

• List Themes. Apply themes to your lists, with custom fonts, textures, and color.

• List Folders. Create folders to organize lists and reduce clutter.

• Location-Based Reminders. Get reminders when near a store or other location.

• List Passcode Lock. Protect your lists from casual snooping.

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Just what I was looking for!
heatherie73 on 8/18/2018
This app is amazing! The free version is good, and I was so impressed I paid for the full version within a few days. Unlimited recipes, sharing lists with my husband-it’s exactly what we needed for organization and meal planning. I spend less at the grocery store because of this app!
Does not have Android app
Sudetono on 8/18/2018
I subscribed to AnyList because we got Alexa and it was compatible however we discovered that there is no equivalent Android app. Some our phones are Android phones!
My Favorite Lists App!
dhindy on 8/17/2018
I love this app! I’ve tried many grocery and to do list apps. When I discovered Any List, I deleted all of the other ones I had. Not only does this app have many great features, but the creators of it are genuinely interested in questions you have and in teaching you how to use it. They actually DO personally respond!
Hercule Poirot on 8/17/2018
Hands down the most practical app my family has ever used! It has revolutionized and streamlined all of our shopping and cooking.
Yearly subscription?
Floyd1327 on 8/15/2018
This is a decent app but have to pay $7.99 PER YEAR just to include the price of the items I want to buy, is ridiculous. Otherwise I’d rate much higher. In the end I found another app that lets me add pricing for free and deleted this one.
Great app-2 suggestions
JJStuck on 8/15/2018
This app is great! I Use it daily! 2 suggestions I have are: 1. Be able to search within lists and 2. When getting notifications that someone has updated/changed a list, it would be nice to know what the change/update was/is. Other than that I LOVE it!!! And adding pictures to grocery items makes it a breeze for the boyfriend to get what we need :)
So helpful!
Amazerin on 8/14/2018
You just add things to the list when you think of them. No paper or forgotten lists at home. And so easy to check off. Love it! You can keep all kinds of lists for your next adventure!
JJGG1984 on 8/14/2018
Addicted and it’s only been 2 weeks!! This is for certain one of the best app purchases I’ve made this year.
My wife and I use almost daily
hubs&wife on 8/14/2018
My wife and I share lists such as a grocery and a hardware list. We easily add items to the list as we think of something.... very easy. While at the store, we will separate to divide and conquer. As long as we have good cell service our list updates as we are shopping. Highly recommend it.
Not worth 7.99 for a year
jdownend on 8/14/2018
I downloaded this app and I thought hey this is a cool app but then I saw the upgraded it’s was 7.99 for individual to 11.99 buy family sharing for a year. All I can say is it’s a cool app unless you want to pay that much for a upgraded.
One of my favorite apps
ibbly-dibbly on 8/12/2018
Share lists, assign stores, manage prices - this is a game changer for the family
Best. App. Ever.
Mykidsarememe on 8/11/2018
The only problem w/ the app is convincing my fam that it’s not their Christmas list. And, I’m not Santa. Although, now that I think about it, that seems less a problem w/ the app & more a problem w/ my fam. Best. App. Ever.
castonguayh on 8/11/2018
My wife add to this list as the days go along independently from one another. Result is, when one of us goes to the store we are able to pick up everything that is needed. Another separate note, I have organized the lists into aisles for grocery shopping. I can start on one side of the store and my wife can start on the other. Because we crossed things out as we go along, there are no duplicates… But even more importantly (LOL) I no longer lose her in the store!! I just wait for her to cross off an item and then I know exactly where she is. :-) We also have created a traveling list with categories for different items that need to be brought along. It is very useful for packing for trips. This is an extremely malleable app and can be used for multiple reasons. I don't usually write reviews, but I really feel this app deserved one.
Great App
Dusty0731 on 8/11/2018
Love somany things about this app. I like that you can download recipes from the web and they come in with step-by-step instructions. I like that you can add to the gradients from your recipes right to your shopping list. I also love that you can scale your recipes either up or down. I’ve told more people about this app and any other one I’ve used, and I probably use it more than any other.
VP9LW on 8/11/2018
Love it
Not syncing anymore
Yptcn on 8/11/2018
Doesn’t sync since this morning 8/10. Out of order. Even the developers website doesn’t open. I’ve deleted and reloaded the app but can’t even log into it anymore.
Amazing app- trouble with emailing
Jlravary on 8/10/2018
Love this app. I can’t email a recipe - I deleted the iPhone google email- I use a gmail app. It is insisting that a reconfigure this iOS app. When I attempt to do so, it will not accept my gmail password that I know to be correct. Then when I tried to contact AnyList via the link provided d on AnyList appAnyList to ask this question it is insisting that I download the iOS app. I am not going to do that. I deleted it for reasons that still exist. Can you add a function that I can send via text, or via gmail? Thanks in advance
Pixelpshr on 8/9/2018
A great way to organize my shopping lists. The only way it would be better is to have cross-platform connections. (My wife still uses an Android phone.)
Productive Tool
Sun Devil 71 on 8/8/2018
I find this app extremely useful. I can create multiple list of things I need to do or purchase and share it with others. It helps a lot with the lost of short term memory.
Pretty good...
CooperBrown68 on 8/8/2018
App is pretty good but would be awesome if they would add scan option to make additions also app won’t allow you to send feedback.
Updated review
Bossbakken on 8/7/2018
Update: Developers did contact me and offered assistance with the app. Also offered me a refund if I chose. I downloaded the app after seeing their promise you could “save and organize recipes “ I tried to save a recipe and app informed me I had to buy premium in order to do that. I don’t normally like to pay for apps but I paid the money and went premium. I have yet to find even ONE single recipe it will save. I have tried several times from several sites. Every single time I try it says there’s no recipe to be found. I’ve had this app for months and it’s empty. Whether it’s from email, recipe site, Facebook, links, news articles, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, nothing seems to be supported. Nothing. Do not be fooled into their promises and pay for this app for recipe saving capability.
Surviving an AnyList scare!
sallasel on 8/7/2018
My AnyList app was there at 8am and just a dark screen by 9am. It took condererable time and effort to compile my list: it was gone in the blink of an eye. The app could not be reloaded! Or restored. I called the help number for the AnyList app and they suggested shutting my Iphone down completely and re-booting the phone. This restored my list and the app. I now have my list back and functioning.
Keeps me Organized!
bstalk on 8/6/2018
I can design each list to suit each task, from grocery shopping to packing for a trip & just about anything in between. They have made AnyList simple to use & customizable! A great little app!
No android compatibility
quinoje on 8/6/2018
Just found out my awesome anylist doesn’t work with Android AT ALL. REALL???
An indispensable tool!
pswagerty on 8/5/2018
My family and I have used this app daily for many years, and it keeps getting better. We use it to share grocery and other lists, collect recipes, create menus, etc. I recommend it to everyone!
Dissatisfied user still
illijjko on 8/5/2018
AnyList has on ongoing problem that I have repeatedly brought to the author with no solution. My wife and I share the app. On many occasion loses more than half of the shopping list. It seem worst when we are both at the store and shopping from the same list. It makes the list invalid on what needs to purchase. We have to email the list to ourselves in order to not be blindsided while shopping. It is time to renew our subscription but feel it is too unreliable for us to purchase again. We will look elsewhere.
Please add Google home support
xirian on 8/5/2018
I try new grocery list apps every once in a while but usually end up back with anylist because it's the least clunky. I just wish they would add Google assistant support, I'm stuck using a different app because my dad is lazy and won't use the app, rather he leaves things on the counter and expects us to read his mind. I have a Google home in every room and he has no issues adding items that way to other apps.
Great App
cwillis238 on 8/4/2018
This is a great app for any list that you need! You can customize each list to meet your needs!
Good, but not perfect
Donald D. van Siclen on 8/4/2018
• Double tap delete not functional across multiple lists. Alternative deleting requires multiple actions. • too many “spontaneous” page changes during use. • editing function is excellent
So versatile
esquared1976 on 8/4/2018
I have been using this app for almost 2 years now. I was originally looking for an app to make lists to keep myself organized. This app does that & so much more. I use it everyday & the app keeps getting better with every upgrade. I recently purchased an amazon echo & cant wait to explore all the new things I will be able to do now!
stillwetardid on 8/4/2018
This app is awesome. If you find a recipe online and don’t have time to look at it through all the website ads. This app finds the ingredients and instructions and organizes it in one place.
Can’t delete a list
KarScot on 7/31/2018
Basically like this free app but you can’t delete a list once you’ve created it and that seems like a pretty basic thing. You probably have to pay for the app to be able to do such a simple thing. I don’t like it enough to pay for it though. It’s a little too complicated for me.
Still garbage
mcBpants on 7/31/2018
Bring back the ability to star items. It’s useless in the grocery store without this ability. Update: It’s still steaming garbage in 2018.
Near perfect app
No balony on 7/29/2018
I love the functionality and recipe integration of this app! Being able to import recipes from your browser, organizing your lists, and especially the customization feature. One thing that needs improvement is the filters. When you assign items to stores and then filter your list by store, it will NOT show all the items for the selected store. Even those from your favorites. Please fix this?
Decent app, stupid price
ZiggyBizzle on 7/28/2018
Decent app for recipes and shopping lists. A simple well made tool that at 8 bucks PER YEAR is absurdly overpriced. Don’t need a lot of the features I think they think make it worth the year-over-year pricing. Give the ability to make shopping lists and import recipes only for a one-time fee of 5 bucks and you got a 5-Star app.
egretsrus on 7/28/2018
It might be good to start with free version, master it, then go to the upgraded version. There are so many wonderful uses on the complete format that it is taking me some time to learn them all...but, wow, this is an amazing app.
Life saver
ronmabry on 7/28/2018
Love the app. Get to know it and be impressed by what it can do for you
Almost, not quite
B and M Y on 7/28/2018
Really useful list app with a lot of features. Like the sharing functions, really well laid out. No search for existing items so you have to either remove categories and sort alphabetically or remember where you put things. No detection of duplicates. Could use some swipe options like swipe left to add to favorites. Developers also should consider lifetime subscriptions, which is why I don’t pay. May switch to another list app if these things aren’t done.
Amazing /pantry/menu/recipe app!
MJog16 on 7/28/2018
For the last few years, I’ve been searching for a food management app to meet all my needs. I’ve tried and discarded so many that I thought I’d never find one to do everything, until I found AnyList. Within a couple of days of downloading the app, I made the decision to upgrade to the full subscription version for less than $1/mo - and unlocked a whole new level of efficiency and productivity. This app is so robust! Now I have all my pantry items stored in one list for easy reference. I can add recipes, and plan weekly menus. The calendar goes way out, so I can even plan menus for dates when I have company coming. The recipes are easily assigned to a date, and items in the recipe are easily assigned to the main shopping list. Items on the main shopping list can assigned to specific stores, and I can filter the list to see only items for that particular store while shopping. Love this app and highly recommend!!
Best App, Crazy Useful
ohjustme123 on 7/26/2018
I have tried many recipe apps and food list apps, meal prep name it. But I keep coming back to this one over and over. It has stood the test of time and I feel confident enough in my continued use that I now work on consistently building it with recipes. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but they just got it right. I love the ease of adding recipes from my browser. It’s incredible they can do that. I have admiration for the simplicity of the design paired with the sophistication of the technology that makes it so easy to use. Thank you to the designers for putting your brilliant minds into this app. It makes my life easier.
Old goat 65 on 7/25/2018
Love talking to Alexa to help do my lists yes lists!
Resort Living Interiors on 7/25/2018
This app works easy & complete for every list needed! A few great features: Custom catagories, previous items, sync with others,... I highly recommend this app to keep you organized for everything!
buzzzcl on 7/23/2018
Excellent app always improving and introducing new features.
this is a joke v on 7/22/2018
I’m all for advertising in apps if it’s done right but I also want to pick which ones I support there is some I just don’t want to support and will not go into names but I may end up deleting this app if it does not change. I’m like these companies. I have my own beliefs and they should keep there’s to there selfs and quite pushing there’s on us. If I buy this it’s for me and if I’m trying this out it’s on my terms not yours. Let me pick what I see not you. Thanks for your time
Love It!
Frankokie on 7/22/2018
Great way to keep my recipes all in one place.
Can’t live without this app
Blinkgoddess on 7/22/2018
This app has added so much convenience and benefit to our family. We are saving money, eating healthier and overall life is just a little bit easier since the day I bought this app. I use it every week for meal planning. I connected it to Alexa and everyone in the family can add things to my shopping list. Gone are the days where I’m standing in the store, trying to remember everything mentioned that we were running low on. Gone are the days of having a pencil and paper desperately trying to think of what to eat during the week. I love this app and highly recommend the paid subscription to everyone I talk to. Worth every penny and then some!!
Specialabc on 7/22/2018
Can't do without it now!
Great for many types of lists
Trishsadie on 7/22/2018
I am really liking this app because there is a lot of flexibility in types of lists. Love being able to add to list from recipes and the recipe scaling is great! I will say that I think the subscription is a bit pricey and the available themes are terrible. None of them looks like a list or notepad of any kind. Who wants a list with a wood-look background? That’s just dumb. So for those reasons I can’t give it 5 stars.
Awesome App!
Beroli66 on 7/21/2018
I have been looking for a replacement for PepperPlate for some time now (since it is no longer supported). This app is PepperPlate on steroids! Many features that I never even realized that I needed. My only request would be to add Android support (hubby uses Android not IOS).
The perfect app for me!
Conroe.tx on 7/21/2018
I use this app almost daily, either on my phone, iPad or Mac. It helps me stay on top of my shopping list and even my husband has learned to use it successfully. Their customer support is awesome!!
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