Shopping list
Shopping list

It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon and here I am sipping on a refreshing cup of mint tea, typing away at my laptop about something I’ve been meaning to share with all of you. Ever heard of sharing your shopping list with reminders? If your answer is a puzzled “No, why would I?”, then let’s dive into it together!

Imagine this: you’re on your way home from a long day at work, all you can think about is kicking back on the couch with your favorite show. Suddenly, your phone buzzes. It’s a reminder from your partner: “Don’t forget the milk!” Sound familiar? Well, I’ve got a secret weapon that’s turned my mundane grocery runs into a well-oiled, streamlined machine. Intrigued? Keep reading!

In this digital age, it’s pretty common to use your smartphone for shopping lists. You might have a note saved, a list in a special app, or, if you’re old school like me sometimes, a paper list you keep updating. But have you ever considered sharing your shopping list with reminders? Yes, you read it right! By sharing your list and adding reminders, not only can you coordinate your shopping with others, but you can also avoid that dreaded second trip for the item you forgot.

Let’s start with how to share a shopping list. There are a multitude of apps available – Google Keep, AnyList, and Bring! are just a few to name. These allow you to create a list and share it with anyone else who uses the app. Handy, right? For those of you who prefer something more sophisticated, try OurGroceries or Cozi. These apps take shopping lists to another level, allowing you to sort by category and even keep a history of your items.

Once you’ve chosen your app and created your list, it’s time to share it. This is pretty straightforward, usually just requiring the email address or username of the person you want to share it with. The real game-changer, though, is the ability to add reminders. You can set a reminder for a specific time, or even when you arrive at or leave a specific location.

Imagine how convenient this could be! Your partner can add an item to the list and set a reminder for you when you leave work. You pull into the grocery store, your phone buzzes, and voila! No more second trips to the store because you forgot the milk.

So, what do you think? Is it time to upgrade your shopping list game? I’d love to hear about your experiences if you give this a try. Let’s revolutionize our shopping routines, making them more efficient and collaborative. And hey, less time at the grocery store means more time for those little pleasures in life, like enjoying that mint tea on a sunny Tuesday afternoon.

Happy shopping, everyone!

Eric Chan

Hi! I’m Eric and I work on the knowledge base at  You can see some of my writings about technology, cellphone repair, and computer repair here.

When I’m not writing about tech I’m playing with my dog or hanging out with my girlfriend.

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