Abby’s Apps: ShopShop (with Tutorial)

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Title: ShopShop

Cost: Free for iOS

What It Does: Lets users create color-coded shopping lists, add items, and cross off items. It also keeps a history of items the user has added in the past for quick addition of regular items.

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What I Like: ShopShop is one of the handiest third-party apps Brian and I use. It lets us use Dropbox to sync our shared shopping lists between our iPhones. Side benefit: When we have gotten separated at a store, I have refreshed my list to see what things he has crossed off so that I could estimate his location.

What I Dislike: In the rare event when we both edit the same shopping list at the same time, Dropbox gets confused and creates a conflicting changes file with one person’s edit. It still shows up in the ShopShop app, so we just have had to combine the lists and then delete the conflicting list.

Disclaimer: I don’t own or have any vested interest in this or any other apps nor am I responsible for how you or anyone else choose to use them. Do your own research and make wise decisions!

Synced Shopping Lists Tutorial with ShopShop for iOS| Abby's Apps at #31Days
Bonus Tutorial: How to set up syncing & sharing
1. Person A (me) syncs her ShopShop account with her Dropbox account. Tap the “Three bar” button in upper left corner > Choose Settings > Turn Dropbox Sync on > give permission for ShopShop to access Dropbox.

2. Person A goes to Dropbox on her computer and shares the whole ShopShop folder with Person B (Brian).

3. Person B syncs his ShopShop account with his Dropbox account. (See step 1 for directions.)

Now both people can add and cross off items from the lists.

I also have a third device, my iPod Touch, that syncs the same lists through my Dropbox account. The iPod stays in our kitchen or adjoining laundry room for various uses, including conveniently updating our shopping lists when phones are not handy.

Reviews of iOS Apps | Abby's Apps at #31Days

This is a part of my 31 Days series, Abby’s Apps, linked up here.


Filed under advice, something to try, Uses Tech

5 responses to “Abby’s Apps: ShopShop (with Tutorial)

  1. Savvas

    After sync the shop shop files in Dropbox shows wth code or dose’ nt open

    • Abby Howe

      The synced files are formatted so you will not be able to open the files from Dropbox, but only with the ShopShop app. They will sync with the app on any of your devices, though. I hope this helps!

  2. Chris Izzi

    How do you delete items from the master list?

  3. Chris Izzi

    How do you delete items from the master list

  4. David

    Super helpful, easy and clear tutorial. Thank you!

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