What's New

This major update (on the heels of sister-app Packing Pro’s 7th anniversary) includes a big overhaul of the app’s backend coding — over 20,000 lines have been updated or rewritten. Support has been dropped for iOS 6 & 7, but devices on iOS 8 & 9 now function much more smoothly. Once again, as always, this is a totally free update.

Big changes that improve editing & list-making organization & efficiency:

- SORT option added to each level of the Master Catalog
- New function to capitalize or uncapitalize Master Catalog types & items

Other nice improvements:

- Tap page title to quickly scroll back to top
- Save multi-line notes for lists & items
- Smoother rotations & animations
- Fixed some long-standing layout & transition issues
- Added extra space for editing on iPhones
- Added extra assistance for app badge settings
- Fixed a badge bug that sometimes showed a number of remaining items, even when list was empty (thanks Johann!)
- Fixed bug that ignored ‘Disable Auto-lock’ setting on later re-launch
- Fixed some web-connection bugs

Since so many things were changed with this update, if you encounter any bugs, please let me know (and be patient & understanding). Thanks for all your feedback & support, and stay tuned for more updates!

App Description

** Based on the #1-ranking, award-winning, App Store-featured Packing Pro app **

** UNIVERSAL APP -- optimized for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch **
** Great Value -- like getting two apps in one! **

- Left the list on the fridge?
- Can't remember what your spouse told you to buy?
- Need to make a *second* run to the grocery store?

That'll never happen again with Shopping Free, a digital grocery & shopping list that is always by your side. Shopping Free is the lite version of Shopping Pro, which itself was built on the feature-mature 7-year foundation of Packing Pro, the #1-ranking travel app featured in the App Store's "10 Essentials" & "Plan Your Vacation" promotions.

This free version comes ad-free, but is limited to only one shopping list (though with unlimited items). It also includes all of the following core features:


- CREATE a 100% user-customizable shopping list with no item number limits
- BUILD your list quickly & easily with multi-item selection from Master Catalog
- EDIT your list however you wish (add, delete, rename or reorder any category or item)
- MULTI-EDIT your items (delete, move, copy or set) more quickly than one-by-one
- MONITOR a running tally of total vs checked items per category
- COLLAPSE categories for less scrolling & better management
- SHOW only items that are checked or unchecked, or show them all
- SORT items manually or automatically by priority, type or item
- EDIT item details (name, number, unit, price, tax & notes)
- TAX items with app-wide default tax or per-item tax (both optional)
- VIEW the price & tax totals of all items on your list & in your cart
- SUBTOTAL the prices & taxes of all items in each category (both on-list & in-cart)
- EMAIL your list to family & friends
- CHECKOUT when done shopping


- CUSTOMIZE the Master Catalog with 100% freedom (add, delete, rename & reorder any category, type or item)
- SELECT from over 700 items for quick list generation with only minimal typing
- DEFINE your own categories, types & items for more customized freedom & control
- COPY & MOVE types & items throughout catalog
- MULTI-EDIT your types & items (delete, move, copy or set tax) more quickly than one-by-one
- CLONE categories


- VIEW comfortably on new iPads, iPod touches & iPhones running iOS 8 or 9
- USE Favorites folder for quick access to common items
- REFER to a comprehensive in-app help guide

If you desire multiple shopping lists, several list creation/export/import options, better syncing & sharing, display customization, a super-sized catalog, & built-in sample lists, then consider Shopping Pro:

PRO BENEFITS (in Shopping Pro):

-- iOS device-to-device auto-sync support for lists, catalog & settings
-- no other web accounts, registrations, subscriptions or logins required
-- full app works fine offline too -- minus only iCloud syncing

-- share lists & catalog content outside your iCloud circle via email (import/export), iTunes' File Sharing, AirDrop & Dropbox/Box/iCloud Drive (iOS 8+)
-- use the simple '1-tap backup to email'

-- edit your lists & catalog content on a PC with Excel, Numbers or GoogleDocs

-- over 1500 food, supply & other general shopping items

-- discover new ideas & suggestions from eight included sample lists

-- includes app-wide theme, layout, color, texture & font choices

-- easy & intuitive search function (w/ text or barcodes)

Quick, simple, reliable & infinitely customizable, let Shopping Free or Shopping Pro help you & your family save time & money by being your ever-present shopping companion.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 13, 2014 Initial release
  • October 10, 2014 New version 2.1
  • January 27, 2015 New version 2.2
  • May 19, 2015 New version 3.0
  • September 30, 2015 New version 3.1
  • February 04, 2016 New version 3.2
  • June 30, 2016 New version 4.0

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