• Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-05-11
  • Current Version: 5.10.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 46.54 MB
  • Developer: Purple Cover, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 33 408


AnyList is the best way to create grocery shopping 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. AnyList has been featured in the App Store as “New and Noteworthy”, a “Great Free App”, and one of “10 Essential” productivity apps. “AnyList makes shared grocery lists simple and intuitive.” —Lifehacker “AnyList sets the standard for grocery shopping list apps.” —AppStorm “I don’t recommend going to the grocery store without it.” —Today’s iPhone ==== FEATURES ==== == LISTS == • Quickly add and cross off items. Autocomplete suggests common items as you type. • Add items by voice with Siri and our Reminders Import feature. • Add notes to list items to indicate quantity, brand, coupons, etc. • Create multiple lists to organize items by store or occasion. • Grocery items are automatically separated into categories. • Create your own custom categories. • Reorder categories to match the layout of your local store. • Save items as favorites, then browse your favorites and add them to your current shopping list. • View recent items from your past shopping trips, then add them back to your current list. • Easily share lists. Just enter the email address of your spouse or roommate and your list is shared. List changes instantly show up on everyone’s iOS device. • Lists can be shared with as many people as you'd like. • Everyone creates their own AnyList account, so you can share some lists, while keeping others private. • Optional push notifications let you know when a shared list has been modified. • Optionally badge the app icon with the number of items remaining on your lists. • Choose a color for each list to help distinguish lists. • Move or copy items between lists. • Print lists, or send via email or SMS. == RECIPES == • Enter your own recipes, or copy & paste them from another source. • Add ingredients from your recipes to your shopping lists with a single tap. • Organize recipes into collections by type or occasion. • Search your recipes by name or ingredients. • Print recipes, or send via email. • Share your recipe collection with a trusted partner. Any changes to recipes will be instantly visible to both of you. == SYNC / BACKUP == • Sync all of your lists and recipes across all of your devices. Sign in to your AnyList account on your iPhone and iPad, and any change made on one will instantly sync to the other. • All of your lists and recipes are securely backed up in the cloud as part of your AnyList account. If you get a new device, just sign in to your AnyList account to retrieve your data. == ANYLIST COMPLETE (PREMIUM FEATURES) == All of the features above are available for free. We also offer an optional in-app purchase called AnyList Complete that unlocks the full power of the app with these great features: • AnyList for Mac & AnyList for the Web. Use AnyList on your Mac or PC. • AnyList for Apple Watch. Quickly access your lists on your wrist. • Recipe Web Import. Save recipes you find on the web to AnyList • Meal Planning Calendar. Plan your meals and shopping for the coming week. • List Item Photos. Add a photo to list items. For shared lists, photos can be viewed by everyone sharing the list. • Recipe Photos. Add a photo to your recipes, instead of being limited to icons. • Recipe Scaling. Quickly scale ingredient quantities up or down. • Item Prices. Stick to your budget by adding prices to items. • Stores & Filters. Assign items to stores and quickly filter your list by store. • List Themes. Apply themes to your lists, with custom fonts, textures, and color. • List Folders. Create folders to organize lists and reduce clutter. • Location-Based Reminders. Get reminders when near a store or other location. • List Passcode Lock. Protect your lists from casual snooping. ==== CONTACT US ==== We'd love to hear from you: AnyList includes icons from



  • Disappointed

    By PBardo15
    No QR scanner?? Used Grocery IQ for years. Loved scanning empty packages to add to list. No good.
  • Helps us eat better!

    By Dan 1.0.0
    My wife asked me to help out more with meal preparation. I really needed some help, including finding good recipes and managing grocery shopping . I checked out several grocery list Apps and chose AnyList as it seemed to be the most capable. I have found AnyList to be a huge help. So far what has been most helpful has been: A) Easy recipe importation, can pull from many sources. Also easy to share recipes with others, whether they have AnyList or not. It was easy to compile enough recipes to provide good variety. As a result we are eating less prepackaged food and have a healthier and more varied diet. My wife agrees. B) Clear recipe layout. This makes it easy to follow the recipe on screen while cooking. My wife agrees. I opted to disable screen timing-out while AnyList is in use. I have used recipe scaling several times as well. C) Easy grocery list generation. This took a couple learning attempts to more or less master in practice. I find it better to use, as much as possible, units of measure such as cups, ounces etc, rather than “eaches”, as it is easier to resize recipes and substitute items at the store if necessary. I need to do a bit more category customization and to create a list of sundry items not included in recipes. My wife disagrees. She still prefers making her shopping list from scratch on paper. She tried using a printout from AnyList and found it somewhat cumbersome. She would like to see the list compiled such that items do not repeat when called for by multiple recipes. Other on-line reviews have also mentioned this. I find shopping from the list on my mobile is much less cumbersome and repeated items are a negligible nuisance. Sometimes I like being reminded of the menu item and other times I am annoyed that this has crowded out notes I had added to the recipe ingredient. D) Recipe categories are nice. I found it useful to split vegetarian main dishes from non-vegetarian. I am trying to build a good library of vegetarian dishes. Other categories such as soups, salads, deserts etc make it easier to find recipes and to plan a weekly menu. At this point I am sold on AnyList and expect to rely on it more and to use more of its capabilities. I plan to upgrade to the family version and get both of us more fully on board.
  • Best in Class!

    By AshleyZM
    Even years after I first started subscribing, I continue to have zero desire to wonder if there are better apps out there. Which is significant because I am the type who will download a huge amount of similar apps, choose one, and then either remain fiercely loyal or have so many things pop in to my head that I wish the app did that I’m constantly looking for a better app. My review from years ago had some feature requests. Those were worked in long ago. Don’t have any requests right now. The developers will find out when I do 😉. The app has grown a lot! No need to write more because all of the other reviews are super long!! Passionate users, great app. I never subscribe to anything except the family subscription for AnyList. That says a lot. Thanks guys!
  • AnyList is Awesomely Useful

    By Word Crafter
    I have been using the Complete version of AnyList for about 6 months and I absolutely love it! For starters, I created a multiple-category list before Christmas (gifts for others, homemade projects to complete, items to bake, etc.) to help me stay organized and focused. I actually have about 8 lists (e.g. things to do around house, categorized by room; project ideas that I can order by priority; shopping lists for non-grocery stores; old movies to watch when I have time; etc). Specifically I love that I can individually decide to use or not use categories. Its great that I can change and/or reorder categories as well as items within categories. Of course my main list is for groceries. There are many helpful tools within that list that I haven’t quite mastered (related to tracking prices, viewing by store, etc), but I know they’ll be great when I do. I love that I can check ingredients in a recipe and have them added to my grocery list, along with what recipe they’re for. Speaking of recipes, that component is awesome, especially being able to download recipes from websites. It’s great to have all my recipes with me in case I get an idea when I’m shopping. In addition to using the Meal Planner in advance, I also use it to track what I actually ate after the fact so I can monitor my nutritional input. The Help section is extremely, well, helpful. Once I sent a question to Tech Support and I heard back within a few hours (if not less). I downloaded the app to my desktop and appreciate that I can enter things using a keyboard instead of fingers on my phone. It’s so slick!! I wholeheartedly recommend AnyList Complete version.
  • Always with me

    By The roundboy
    My wife and I have AnyList on ALL of our portable devices(iPhones, iPads)! We have lists for grocery shopping (today, tomorrow, food projects and for different stores) and lists for travel (favorite restaurants, places to visit and things to take with). When we go into a store to shop, she goes in one direction me in another, when either picks an item from the list the list updates and there is no duplication. We both use the recipes (storing favorites by rating, internet searches, populating shopping lists and adjusting batch sizes and quantities . . . and Yes! Cooking). WE WOULD NOT! WANT TO DO WITHOUT THIS..........!
  • Best App in the App Store

    By Lady Aero
    I’ve had this app for about a month and it’s been one of the most useful apps I’ve ever had! I signed up for the subscription and it is so worth it. I love being able to import recipes directly from the web, categorize them myself, and easily click on ingredients to make shopping lists that my husband and I can both change. You can even click a button to see ingredients quantities for modified serving size. Kudos to the developers for making a truly useful app!
  • Great

    By Mrinaldinj
    Works perfect. Love it
  • The BEST ( easy, customizable, daily )

    By SEC CT
    This is hands down the best list maker app ever. I’m going into my third year of using it, DAILY, at that. I’ve tried ToDoIst, and many others. This is it! Easy. Quick. Intuitive. Customizable. I use it daily for over 7 running lists from ToDos, Groceries, Gift ideas, Job Searches etc. JUST A THANK YOU to the developers. I’d be lost without it. And I now have far less scraps of note papers :) Spot on .
  • Incredibly helpful

    By brycejunger
    Best app ever!
  • Love it!!!

    By edLopez83
    Great app! Keeping in sync with the wife is totally worth the subscription!

    By Chelseyallyson
    Honestly one of the most convenient, easy to use and efficient apps I have! I love this! It makes grocery shopping so much easier and I can coordinate with my boyfriend to keep meals easier! The family plan is totally worth it, too!! I definitely recommend this app (and do to anyone I come into contact with 😁)
  • Best App for Recipe organization!!

    By Yayi_D
    Thank you for creating such an awesome app! I LOVE AnyList. It allows you to keep all recipes in one place, loads a picture for you or u can load one yourself. It is so easy to use and I was pleased to receive updates to know what other things I can do through the app! I have been recommending this app to my friends, it is awesome! On Pinterest, I found that it would not let me load the recipes from there... but it did after opening them up in safari and then loading them to AnyList right from the website:) Thank you for such an amazing app! Now I don’t have to keep taking screenshots of recipes and forgetting them somewhere in the hundreds of pics on my phone. 😉
  • Best place for all your lists and recipes

    By Sunshinesmile2
    I have used this for years and it is the best place to keep your grocery list. You won’t forget the list in the house and it is always handy to add an item. I have also used the recipe feature for years. I like that not only do I have my recipes easily at hand but the ingredients can easily be imported to your shopping list. Recently they added a feature where you can import a recipe from it seems any website and it comes in just perfectly. I have used this a few times now from different websites. The other day I decided to make a salmon sheet pan dish and when I was in the supermarket I downloaded a new recipe and then imported the ingredients to my shopping list. It is the best! I am the master of lists so I have all kinds of lists on this app. For example, I have a list of books I have read alphabetized by author name and I take a picture of the summary from the book jacket to include with it. I have a standard packing list since I travel a lot. I have a to do list, etc... Also, when I got a new phone the lists imported. Try it you will love it.
  • Love how this app sinks across devices

    By kachalefel
    Easy to use and very functional.
  • UNPARALLELED Support & ACTIVE Development

    By AppReview_NOT_CostReview
    I’m STILL using and depending on this app for any list that I need. And now, with the improved handling of item categories in version 4.9, it’s even better! My roommate and I share a shopping list, so now we’re assured of getting all our new items into the same category, thus helping to avoid duplicates. It’s also almost instantaneous when using shared lists, or with syncing between multiple devices (or both)! And, as the years go by, AnyList is now even more INDISPENSABLE, as my memory is failing me at a (seriously) alarming rate :(! My point is that, if you NEED a dependable app, that ALWAYS works, NEVER fails (as far as I can tell), and is easy, fast, intuitive, and very reasonably priced, this is your app! I usually don’t remember to write a review ;), but in this case, I tip my virtual hat to the developers (or doff my chapeau)? The release of version 4.9 also emphasizes the point about ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT of the app by the developers, as the years tick by. So, thank you very, very much, indeed. I literally use this app many times, EVERY SINGLE DAY, and it’s response has always been STELLAR. This may even push me over the fence into getting an Apple Watch (or give me a good excuse to have one ;). (And, NO, I’m not connected with them in any way whatsoever. In these ultra-cynical times, unfortunately, I thought it necessary to specifically say that.)
  • Not so free

    By 0123456889kemmmm
    This App is stated as being free, but as soon as I try to use the meal planning portion, I am asked to upgrade and pay. And no way to cancel the account once you want to delete. Irritating! - never wrote a review before but I felt now is the time. Don’t boast about being free and then charge me for services.
  • Easy to use

    By mostly satisified
    I have finally found a good to app for recipes and shopping lists. This app makes it easy to combine recipes from other sites and add to my shopping list.
  • Changed our household

    By PlayWorkSync
    Coordinating our grocery shopping was a challenge but no more. I bought the subscription so I could have a list on my watch, so I never have to take the phone out of my pocket when I’m in the store. AnyList is beautifully done, and improves with every version.
  • We use it for everything!

    By Timothy (Family Dad)
    Tremendous collaborative planning tool for device-enabled family. We use it for grocery and shopping list, but also chore list, projects, trip preparation, event planning — so much better than paper list or white board. Has eliminated a lot of miscommunication and time wasted. More time for fun stuff!!
  • Incredible App

    By fidlstrings
    Love this application.. it is compatible with Siri and Alexa. So easy to add items to the shopping list or to do list and it is immediately available on the iWatch or iPhone. Mrs can tell Alexa or Siri of an item while I am at the store and it is there on the spot. This has done wonders for our communications.
  • Deleting lists

    By Gamma Rays
    Is there a 2 step process to delete a list. My well planned lists have disappeared a couple times.
  • Highly Functional per long-time user

    By LaineyLOL
    This app is a lifesaver!!! The functionality is simply superb! It has an import function so if you find a recipe online, you just press a button and it pulls the whole recipe in. You can manually enter too. I love saving all my recipes electronically so I can have them all in one place. When it’s time to cook, I pull up the recipe on my iPad and cook away! One of the best features in the recipes is that it will multiply or split the recipe for you, so if it’s six servings but you don’t need that much, you can cut it in half if you’d like and it will adjust all the ingredients amounts accordingly. It will do the same if you need to double or triple the recipe. Yes, it will. The meal planning function is incredibly useful. It’s easy to plan, visualize, and even adjust as needed. I just love seeing the whole week planned out. Other than deciding, it makes all the planning so easy!!! The grocery list function is the reason I started using AnyList, after trying several others (and by several, I do mean 7-10 others). It has everything you need. First, just being electronic means I can add anything to my list at any time (while at work, out with friends, walking the dog) because I always have my phone with me. Plus, I will always have my list with me, even if my trip to the store is spontaneous. You can have multiple lists. My favorite part is that you can pull the ingredients from your recipes into the grocery list!!! So after meal planning, that’s the first thing I do so I’m all set when it’s time to shop. It really is an all-in-one app. The interface is easy to use. It is pleasing to the eye. It is customizable. I will also mention that I have made more than one improvement suggestion and the AnyList team is responsive and has even implemented some of my ideas! I would highly recommend this app to anyone who is looking for a grocery list, recipe, or meal planning app. It’s all there at your fingertips. Couldn’t ask for a better app!
  • Great app

    By Gene 66
    I find this app functional and very easy to use
  • Love this site. Keeps me efficient

    By Upseedaisey
    I’ve used several different sites and AnyList keeps me organized with lists and recipes that pop items for your recipes right into your grocery lists. I also enjoy being able to email recipes to friends and relatives. In the past week I have sent recipes to my granddaughters that they requested. They were impressed at how quickly I responded...thanks to AnyLists recipe option. I am also so pleased with the customer support...they are fast and efficient to help you with any questions or issues you might have. I love AnyList!!
  • Love Any List

    By TLD59
    This app helps us buy less. My husband and I share the list and try to only purchase list items. So glad we started using it!!!
  • The best list app ever

    By HankSF
    I used lots of list apps over the years for grocery shopping, packing, etc. this is by far the best list app, especially for lists that contain lots of repeatable items. The interface is very straightforward and easy to use. With the reasonably priced subscription, you get syncing across all devices and other features. The support is excellent. Highly recommended.
  • LOVE this app!

    By Mama Sm
    So far the best recipe app I’ve used. Very easy to use! I love the fact that if I need to add a new recipe that can’t be transported over, I can just copy and paste ingredients without having to add each one individually.
  • My favorite app!

    By Garrodgal
    I originally got this app to use as a grocery list for my phone, but soon discovered it did so much more! I love being able to easily save any recipe I find online to one convenient place... the new direct import feature is amazing. This is a very user friendly app that does what you need it to without cluttering it up with a bunch of unnecessary stuff. This is always my go to app when deciding what to make for dinner; I use it regularly. One of very few apps I pay for, and worth every penny!
  • Sharing Lists

    By Loyal Rams Fan!!!!
    This app is the best! Great to have the option to share with as many people in your contacts!
  • Great Tool

    By Tim Nugent
    So pleased to be able to use this.
  • Well thought out

    By Mytoesup
    Well designed app.
  • A great app!!

    By apps rock!
    I love AnyList! It is great way to make lists and categorize them. Lots of good options for setting up lists, too.
  • Perfect!

    By jeffanon
    They've thought of everything, and made a *very* powerful tool absolutely easy and intuitive. It's great for multiple shared lists, has apps for every device, is very reasonably priced (free version available, but the premium version is absolutely worth it). It not only manages lists but also integrates them perfectly with recipes and menu planning. This is a gem! Hats off to the creators. They are also super-responsive to user inquiries.
  • Easy to use

    By Verndude
    I've checked out a dozen or so list apps. AnyList is hands down the best. Making lists is a straight forward and simple task. Sharing is also simple just a couple of clicks and a email address sends an invite. In minutes you are sending lists that can be edited by all and instantly synchronize. Love AnyList
  • Finally a great list app!!

    By LP_Soldier320
    I love everything about this app. It makes shopping so much easier. No more swiping back and forth between lists and my calculator or google for recipes!!! This app does everything except drive to the store and put items in the cart! Oh and it doesn’t carry the bags in to the house, but it is still worth upgrading!! If you are a list maker I highly recommend this app! Delete all others immediately. Thank you!
  • Life Changing

    By NotYourAverageNicole
    This is the best app ever!! It has made it so easy to store and save recipes. I also love the shared list, my husband and I go back and forth so nothing is ever missed.
  • Truly Awesome App!

    By jpm6078
    With the latest added feature added, “add item to the top of list”, it is truly complete for any kind of list. Having used and tried 20+ organizer apps, this one is the BEST! I manage 3 businesses, 1 non-profit and multiple volunteer positions. I have over 25 project lists and over 600+ tasks at any given time. It’s one my associates, wife and kids can share to get things done, share recipes, share just about everything. It is truly the best. As a power user, I really cannot think of anything else I feel is absolutely necessary at this time!
  • Upgrade is definitely worth it!

    By Angels4mama
    Love being able to tell Siri to add a grocery item to a particular list. It gets sent to Reminders app then once I open AnyList it asks me to import. Then gets removed from Reminders list automatically. So convenient!
  • The best

    By mgd2410
    I wish I could sell this app. My recipes are organized, so easy to share. My husband likes how specific I can be for grocery lists. Thanks AnyList!
  • And additional capabilities

    By Thunder, the HAMMER
    Capability of grouping items in different list by sources Would be helpful. We have several end locations for list items.
  • Shameless Money Grab!!!

    By scarupstate
    The app is laid out nicely and has a great look that is customizable. Great features and works flawlessly. However, this is a shameless money grab app. $10 a year...really. Greedy! Lost me as a user.
  • Best ap there is

    By Travisimo1256
    I use this religiously for recipe holding and easily adding items to the grocery cart. No cook should live without. Premium is $6 per YEAR. That’s a 2 pennies a day for ease of life. Worth it.
  • Accessible with voiceover and efficient and helpful for all!

    By Lauraann4him
    This is a wonderful app with great list making and keeping. It is accessible with voiceover for the blind. The app helps keep the list organized for all types of list.
  • Love this App!!!

    By BlueJazzBully
    I use for all shopping errands! The photo option is awesome too!
  • Changing item title is too hard

    By Xav6455
    It takes too many taps to change the title of a list item, it’s a third-level deep submenu. Can you make this easier?
  • Been using for years!!

    By jhkates
    I love this app! I share grocery lists with family members and save any recipes I find on the net I want to try. Never any issues. I never write reviews but I use this daily many times and have tried others but always come back to this! It’s the first app on the first page of my home screen!!
  • Great App

    By mwweav51
    The best List App I have ever used and I have tried many. Easy to use. Ton of features.
  • What the heck???

    By BbinoMommy
    I paid for an upgrade to premium! A one time fee upgrade! So now you’re taking away my upgrade and trying to make me pay a monthly fee???? I would like a refund.
  • Best app ever!

    By rhsidbf
    Can’t live without it!