Developer: Mark Krenek
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Shopper - While I generally love to shop, I have to say, I hate making lists. I just do. I like to feel spontaneous and unfettered, and lists of any kind are generally the antithesis of that. With that disclaimer out of the way: as far as list-making goes, Shopper by MidCentury Media is pretty decent. There's a large database of items already in Shopper, organized by category, that make it easy to browse through and add items, or you can simply type in the products you want to buy and add them to the list.
Shopper also allows users to create multiple lists, so if you want to save lists with the ingredients for a specific recipe, or if you want to remember to buy some things at one store but other items at a different store, you can easily keep those lists separate.
In addition, Shopper lets you add in details for every item on your list. The price, any notes on the item — even whether or not you have a coupon for said item. Shopper seems designed to ensure that not only do you never forget anything, but also that you always remember what's on sale, which is certainly an added benefit for all of you list-makers out there.
Shopper offers lots of other nifty little features, like a tax calculator, the ability to add photos to your lists and the option to share lists via email, which could be handy if you and a spouse or a roommate are tag-teaming the shopping.
The only particular downside I found is that I'd prefer if the pre-existing items in Shopper's database were more specific. For example, there's an option for "Cookies" but I want to be able to choose from Oreos, Chips Ahoy or Pepperidge Farm Mint Milanos, you know? Despite my personal laziness on this issue, however, it's not really a crisis.
Overall, I'd say Shopper is a well-made, handy app, especially for only $0.99. There's a pretty major upgrade planned soon as well..