Shopping List on the Mobile Phone, Without the App!

Shopping is an unpleasant task for most people, but it is something that needs to be done with some frequency. A shopping list can facilitate and decrease the time spent within a supermarket. There are those who prefer to make a shopping list in the same paper, but with so many smartphones out there, use the mobile phone can be more interesting.

Install apps shopping list in general forces her to enter or create the list using the cell phone and its small screen. It is much better to do the shopping list by the keyboard of PC, collaboratively and as for remembering of the items and only use the cell phone at the time of making the purchases. There is a simple way to do this that even require the installation of apps. Use a spreadsheet shared in Google Drive!

See the step-by-step how to make your purchases using a spreadsheet control:

  • Using your Google account, create a spreadsheet with the list of purchases.
  • Place each item to be purchased in a row, with a column of quantities.
  • Share this worksheet with the people who will make a purchase together with you (wife, husband, children, etc…)
  • Before you start shopping, turn on the mobile data network of your phone (3G or the Wi-Fi of the supermarket).
  • Each one that you are doing the shopping, pick up a grocery cart for himself.
  • At the time of purchase, open the spreadsheet in the cell of each one using the browser you already have installed.
  • Each item that you are seeking to put in the shopping cart to use before the button of the Google Drive that will scratch the item in the shared shopping list. This button appears when you click on an item for editing.
  • All that you are doing the shopping, saving the items being scratched and will know that that item is already being bought by another.

So, instead of having a cart only and all they have to be scratching items from the same list, the purchase is all done in a collaborative way and end up much faster.

On the screen below you can see a shopping list open in Google Drive using the Chrome browser on Android.

In this other image, the same shopping list is open by using the app of Google Drive, also on Android. The installation of the app is optional, but the worksheet is more rapid and dynamic in the app than in the browser.

 

In this other image, the same shopping list is open by using the app of Google Drive, also on Android. The installation of the app is optional, but the worksheet is more rapid and dynamic in the app than in the browser.