In our first installment of Sideload This we checked out a cool app that I love called Paperkarma.
Today we move to another app that I use almost daily - Out of Milk.
Out of Milk is a simple shopping list utility that syncs with your account, so it makes for a great app for families that need to manage one or more lists. The cool thing about Out of Milk is that it not only has a shopping list, but a to-do list, pantry list and local grocery deals as well.
I was a Cozi user on my Bold 9900, but as they haven't yet added support for BlackBerry 10, I started looking into other options. Thankfully I came across Out of Milk (thanks Tim!)
Using the app is easy - just register for an account, the start making your lists. You can easily add items through the app itself or from the handy web interface. The list will sync up in a few seconds so you never miss a beat.
When adding items, you can specify the item name, quantity, price, category and even add notes. You can also cut out the hard work and use the built-in UPC scanner to quickly add items. This is probably my most used feature - when I run out of something I just scan it and I'm good to go.
- The Pantry List is essentially the same as the shopping list but for "pantry" items. Common items like spices, dressings, canned items etc. can all have a home on this list so you can easily keep track of what you need.
- The To-Do list adds in a simple task list you can use for pretty much anything. I use it to jot quick notes I need for when I'm out running errands so they're easy to find.
- Local Grocery Deals gives you a list of items from many popular food stores that are on special so you can quickly add them to your list. No more browsing the circular - just look over the list, add it and you're done.
Out of Milk can really be a useful tool if you manage one or more lists in your family. I installed the app on my wife's Z10 and now we're totally in sync when it comes to food shopping every week. Just use the same account login on both devices and everything syncs right up.
If you have any great free Android apps you'd like to see featured, let us know in the comments!
Where to Download
For help on sideloading to your BlackBerry 10 phone or BlackBerry PlayBook check out these tutorials: