About IK-Shop Shopping Assistant
The app is a shopping list manager which provides many special feature to support regular weekly shopping and special purchases.
- The organizer allows a simple classification of purchasable items, so they can be easily found in your lists
- The item list shows all the things you have bought or may want to buy. You set the current shopping list from here.
- The shopping list shows the items you actually need to buy at any time.
The shopping list can be restricted to the shop you are currently in. You can tell the app which items come from which shops, or it can learn by itself. It can handle as many shops as you need.
Shopping lists are prepared by selecting (by tapping) the items you need from the item list, or adding new items are required.
The item list can be classified to make it easier to find items, either by using the organizer, by creating one or more checklists (e.g. for regular purchases), or by assigning user-defined attributes to
Recipes can be specified, which allow you to easily enter a complete set of related items in the shopping list, and later during your shopping trip get a reminder about which of them you still need to buy.
Items records have space for free-text notes, intended for storing useful information which you may need to know while the shop. These can be permanent (part numbers, sizes, etc.) or transitory. The latter are intended for
notes relating to the next purchase only, and are deleted when this is made.
Checklists, recipes, and shop assignments are easily created and updated in a special "edit list" mode.
Purchase of an item is recorded by a single tap on the list entry.
The shopping list can show either only items to be purchased, or also items just purchased, to allow an easier review of purchases at the checkout. Both forms of the display can be restricted if required to a single shop.
The app has a mode in which it can learn which items you bought in a shop, so it knows in future that you can get those items there.
The app can optionally keep a long-term record of purchases (with or without price). This can be set for individual items, so you can record consumption of things where this may be interesting.
Items may be entered directly in the shopping list, or may be scheduled for a future date. (e.g. Enter something in July that you need for Christmas, and don't see it in the list until November).
Repeating items can be set so that they appear in the shopping list automatically at regular intervals .
Data can be synchronised between any number of devices using your Dropbox account.
The app comes with preset data that can be installed if required to create a basic structure and item list. This is intended to simplify familiarization with the app and enable you to use it without extensive manual setup.
The data can be edited and extended as necessary to conform to individual requirements.
The amount of data that can be stored and the number of items that can be entered in the shopping list are unlimited (subject to device capacity) provided a license for the software has been purchased by in-app purchase.
Without a licence, the amount of data that can be stored is limited to a volume that should enable you to review and trial the software. The unlicenced software supports all functions.