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AnyList app review: use for all your lists 2021



No matter what kind of list you want to create, the AnyList grocery app for iPhone can help you do it. Not only will you be able to create a grocery list or a shopping list, you can also easily create to-do lists and save recipes.This grocery app was created to be simple, quick, and easy to share a list with family and friends.

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The AnyList app is a great iPhone grocery app to create grocery 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. Let's dig deeper into the app's features in our anylist app review below.  Also, check out other highly recommended grocery list apps

AnyList: Grocery Shopping List


Share Your Creations

It's one thing to be able to create a list for yourself, but what happens when you need to send it to your spouse to pick up those grocery items on the way home, a friend who wants to see your secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies, or your kids to view what chores they need to get done this weekend?

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The AnyList app gives you a quick and simple way to share your lists with anyone you want. Of course this makes the app that much more useful and productive. Lists can be shared by email.

Just enter the email address of your spouse or roommate and your shopping list is shared. List changes instantly show up on everyone’s iOS device. Everyone creates their own AnyList account, so you can share some lists, while keeping others private.

You will notice right from the start that this isn't one of those list-making apps that needs all kinds of information and details.

Instead, you can quickly input what you need. Inputting is made all the faster thanks to the auto-complete suggestions. If you don't feel like typing out your items, no worries, because you can use the Reminders Import or voice command with Siri.

When it comes to using your lists you can edit items, cross them off, and add more in a flash if need be. Grocery lists are especially organized as the app automatically places all your items into categories. There is the option to customize your categories and save items to a list of favorites to make future lists that much faster to compile.

A recent update allos for searching the main recipes. Swipe gestures have been included for deleting recipses. Bugs and glitches have been fixed as well. 

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No Shortage of Features

I really like the feel, look, and performance of this app. There are so many list apps out there it makes it hard to find that perfect one for you. If you are looking for one that is simple and basic to use yet offers you a nice variety of features and customization options, this is a wonderful choice.

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The options you are given when setting up lists are just enough to fulfill basic needs. There is the grocery list, categorized list, basic list, and the custom list. I find there is no need for instructions with this one; all the features are well-laid-out and self-explanatory.

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AnyList: Grocery Shopping List


Pros and Cons


  • Easy to use
  • A good selection of customization features
  • The ability to share your list by email
  • Supports voice input using Siri
  • Supports quick and easy input and deletion of list items


  • May be too basic for some people’s needs

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Final Thoughts

Of course, the AnyList app isn’t ideal for everyone, but if you are looking for a smooth, simple, and quick way to create lists and then share them, this app gets the job done. For such an easy-to-use app, it’s actually surprising how many features and customization tools you can use.

AnyList: Grocery Shopping List

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