Listonic – My Ziplist Replacement (for now) and Why I Didn’t Choose PlanToEat

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I found a new shopping list app and it’s been working really well for us. It’s called Listonic and it’s available for Android and iPhone, which is what this mixed marriage needed.

After Ziplist ended I had trouble finding a grocery app that I liked. For a while we didn’t even use a shared app. While I was trying out new apps I would email the shopping lists to DH. It worked for a bit, but then got annoying when DH would go shopping and not get the things on my list. Sadly there was no way he would’ve known what was on my list.

Plant to Eat

After trying a bunch of mediocre apps, I finally tried PlanToEat. I had researched it before, but wasn’t willing to pay ($39/yr or $4.95/mo). Now I was desperate to find a solution so may have been willing to pay if the service was THAT good.

Pros:

Cons:

  • No app – In order to add items to your grocery list you had to login to their website. This didn’t make for an awesome shopping experience.
  • It was hard to quickly add items to my shopping lists. If you’re a computer based planner, then the user interface was quite awesome and very easy to use.
  • The amount of things you can plan was overwhelming if you want to take full advantage of the service.
  • High Cost

Listonic

So after I realized that PlanToEat wasn’t working for me, I searched the app store again and found Listonic. It’s not Ziplist – which I am still hoping will make a return. It’s simply a grocery list sharing app. It doesn’t store recipes or menu plans, but honestly, I’ve been ok with that. It was a nice-to-have feature, but it’s something I don’t want to pay for and have been managing quite well without.

Pros:

  • Shopping list items are automatically categorized
  • Super quick and easy to add items
  • Android and iPhone apps with access to lists on computer
  • List sync between accounts/users
  • Create multiple shopping lists
  • Free!

Cons:

  • No recipe storage or menu planner

We’ve been using this app for a few months already and we love it. It’s reliable, easy to use, and has a nice look and feel to it. If you’re still looking for a Ziplist replacement, give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Until next time,
Shaindy