Smart Shopping List: A cross platform management tool that keeps track of lists & expenses

By Kerri Neill on 25 Jul 2011 11:54 am EDT
Smart Shopping List Screen

I have a list for everything: groceries, gifts, school supplies, CrackBerry expenses, Budget...the list goes on and on (haha couldn't resist). I was previously using the native Task app on my BlackBerry to keep track of things but have now found a better option. Smart Shopping List by LogicNEXT Software is an all-in-one application that is a must have for those who need to keep multiple lists or track their expenses. With it's simple UI (it is a bit girly on the start-up screen but you can customize it to make it your own) it's easy to navigate through the menus quickly and effeciently. This is NOT just your basic Shopping list app. The features of this app go above and beyond just list management so keep reading after the break for the list of everything included in all 3 versions of this app. There's a choice for every price range.

Smart Shopping Lists

 Smart Shopping List Lite (Free & available for PlayBook as well)

  • Shopping List Creation / Editing / Importing
  • Preset Templates to choose from
  • Sharing features over email and sms with you close ones
  • Facebook Support
  • Forgetting something - Ask your Family and Friends feature
  • Importing from different shopping list
Most Innovative Features:
  • Expense Management
  • Billing Snapshot (Take a picture of receipts to keep track of your expenses)
  • View expense reports (Monthly, yearly and total )
  • Visual help
  • Themes and sounds for you to refresh your app!

Smart Shopping List Expense

Smart Shopping List ($1.99 / $2.99 for PlayBook)

Not only do you get all the options in the Free version but you also get these added features:

  • Create and Save a list with different items

Smart Shopping List Main ScreenSmart Shopping List Pro ($3.99 for all devices)

This is the version you will want if you need to share lists via cross platforms. With the Pro version, you get all the other features mentioned in the previous versions plus the following:

  • Backup & Restore options
  • Access to the cloud portal
  • Option to generate reports via the cloud portal
  • Share lists across platforms with other Smart Shopping List users
  • 7 new preset templates
  • Sharing feature via email & SMS

I've been using this app for the past couple of days on my PlayBook and love it. No issues at all while using it but I was a bit disappointed that the app wasn't available for my 9670. After emailing Customer Service (which is fantastic by the way) not only was I told support was coming for more devices, they even went so far as to notify me the minute it was up and available for download via App World. I now have all 7 devices in my household up and running with Smart Shopping List Pro. The company promises to keep the updates coming and have even gone so far as to notify in App World that a price increase will be coming soon. You can always try out the Lite version without spending a dime just to get a taste of what the app can do. I would highly recommend that if you are a list maker or need to keep track of expenses, that you download this app NOW!

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Smart Shopping List: A cross platform management tool that keeps track of lists & expenses


I use OurGroceries also and have been quite happy with it as a cross platform free list management app. I'm always willing to check out another app but OurGroceries has been flawless for me.

I also like OurGroceries but it doesn't work on the PlayBook as of right now. I'm always trying to find new apps to help with daily tasks and for some this is an excellent option. There is no "push" option available for this app but you do have the option to double check with friend/family via email & SMS. I also just do a quick "restore" before checking out to make sure no one has added any items to my list. Thanks for the comments!

I use OurGroceries as well and I access it from my Storm, PlayBook and my laptop. While the interface isn't 100% perfect on the PlayBook it seems to work okay. I'm not sure why you are having issues with it.

I tried a few other list-type applications and this one works pretty decently. The fact that it is free doesn't hurt either.


Smart Shopping List app works on platforms more than any other works on i-phone, i-pad, blackberry Smartphone, blackberry playbook, android and on internet explorer too..try it..

Installed our groceries and within minutes of using it, my 9550 storm2 crashed. Restarted and the program loaded fine. Once in the program, I started to populate a grocery list and after my first selection, the list disappeared. I pressed the back button and it came back with no selections made. The shopping list did the same thing. When I selected an item to say that I have it, the list disappeared!

The functionality just isn't there.

Now I’m using Smart Shopping List and happy to have it without any just outcast our groceries and the shopping list with its functionality.

After reading the above comments I downloaded OurGroceries and am liking it so far. Before I was just creating the list in Excel on my phone and using that but this is easier, so thanks to fabfreddie and DrewDT :)

Whatever our groceries is offering is ok..but Smart Shopping List is offering their apps with more features including our groceries features..and i found it more user friendly too..

I been using cozi family organizer(free) version has cross platform sync as my wife has iphone. No complaints yet but will check this and ourgroceries.

our groceries was a nice app but outdated era app is of Smart Shopping List by LogicNEXT now..they always come with a new version of their app very quickly with the updated features according to the posts by their customers..dont have option for categories..hope will be there in next version....

Creating and saving multiple lists feature is also available in Smart Shopping List..and Smart Shopping List Pro got a backup and restore feature too..amazing with no doubt..we can create a backup of our lists and restore it whenever required..

Another 'Our Groceries' fan. Have been using it for over a year and it is one one of my most frequently used apps. Although free, I'd be willing to pay for this one. I have lists for not only groceries but hardware, automotive, 'to do', Christmas (add all year long), camping, beach, vacation, prayer list, date night ideas, home & auto maintenance items, even a checklist for winterizing the cabin & RV.
Nice to be able to share or even email to anyone whenever I like.
I can't think of any problems I've ever had. No need to try anything new!

I was a OurGroceries user, until last month I downloaded SmartShoppingList app from LogicNEXT. I need to confess that I was really amazed at the design of the playbook version. The app allowed me to lock the screen for editing in portrait mode, making it extremely user friendly while shopping. Locking the screen helped to avoid ticking off items accidentally. The app just works, multi-currency support allowed me to use this app in spain,(provides the exchange rate feature too).

Guys, I guess lets not get biased and team up for our groceries,this app is definitely a whiff of fresh air and scores well anytime over our groceries app. Smart Shopping list from LogicNEXT rocks ! Thanks

I can't believe I left out the multi-currency support and the screen locking in the review! So glad you pointed those out so other users will know. Thanks for that!

Our groceries is offering their app for free..but similarly Smart Shopping List is also offering their app’s lite version for free to us..and beyond this they have several other apps with features more than any other app and better than any other..

The best feature of Smart Shopping List till I used is of currency can simply have your expenses list in of the currencies you want..i features 247 region’s currencies..i keep on travelling to different countries for business and this app has made shopping so easier for me their too..

guyz i think u missed the cutting out feature of Smart Shopping List...too good..cut out the item after purchased by just a click to avoid confusion....good work Smart Shopping List..cheers !!

I'm the type of person that needs to jot things down into a list as I think of them, so that I won't forget it when I'm at the store. This program is perfect! I don't always have paper and pencil on me but I do have my BLACKBERRY lol!

Our groceries is offering only 1 version to customers, whereas, Smart Shopping List app is offering 3 versions to the cutomers..and are available on several urls..

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Works great with my Blackberry.. Happy Shopping!! Enjoy :

A lot of good functions, but it's working too slow on Playbook - sometimes you need to wait 1-3 seconds after button pressing.