Adding to your shopping list
Use the text field at the top of the display list page. As you type
autocomplete options will appear in a select list. These options are
items that are already in the store. Using these options will help keep
the map of the store consistant.
Once you've visited your list once you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
from the email address you use to view your list. Each line in the email
is treated as a list item. The subject will be displayed
as the reason that the items are on the list.
You can add a whole recipe by sending an email to email@example.com.
The subject should start with "recipe" followed by the recipe name
you want to use. Each ingredient should be a line in the body. You
can add the whole recipe in future emails by putting the recipe name
in the body like an ingredient.
You can import a list of ingredients from many recipe sites by
following the URL link in the upper right. Just paste the url
for the recipe you're trying to import and the listmaker will do its
best to find the ingredients on the recipe page and match them to
existing items in the store. You can edit the ingredients that it
finds and give it a name if you think you'll want to use that recipe
You can add a whole recipe that you've previously saved using the
saved link in the upper right. Clicking on any of the recipes that
you've saved will import all that recipe's ingredients to that list.
Removing items from your shopping list
When you're viewing your shopping list in a store you can swipe
right on an item and a red "remove" will appear. Tapping the
remove will remove the item from the list. If you don't have a
good connection to the internet then a button will appear at the
bottom of the list to remove the items that couldn't be removed
while you're in the store.
Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "clear list"
will remove everything from your shopping list.
Creating and Managing a Store
Stores are shared by everyone! Do your best to use good item,
category, and aisle names. The more accurate a store model is the
easier to use and more accurate it will get as duplication and
confusion are avoided.
When you create a store it is best to use a good, recognizable name
and an accurate address. Having several well-defined and findable
stores in your area is great as you can view your list in any store.
Once you've created the store it is a good idea to walk through the
store and note good categories for each aisle. This makes it easier
to put things in the right aisles when you add an item that isn't already
in the store. It's easy to know where canned pineapple goes if you know
what aisle canned fruit is in.
As you add unknown items to your list they will appear at the bottom of
list. When you know what aisle or category to put that item in, longpressing
on that item will bring up a select list and you can choose which aisle to
put it in. (There's a small transitional bug here in that when you move
an item it is like you have found it in the store so it is removed from your
list. If you're just using common sense to move it to the correct category
you will have to re-add it to your list.)
It's easiest if you lock your orientation to portrait.
You might find that an item appears in the wrong aisle on your list.
Like with unknown items, longpressing on that item will bring up a
select list and you can choose the correct aisle to put it in.