AnyList is the best way to create grocery shopping lists and collect and organize your recipes. Easily share a list with your spouse or roommates, for free. Changes show up instantly on everyone’s iPhone or iPad.

AnyList has been featured in the App Store as “New and Noteworthy”, a “Great Free App”, and one of “10 Essential” productivity apps.

“AnyList makes shared grocery lists simple and intuitive.” —Lifehacker

“AnyList sets the standard for grocery shopping list apps.” —AppStorm

“I don’t recommend going to the grocery store without it.” —Today’s iPhone

==== FEATURES ====

== LISTS ==

• Quickly add and cross off items. Autocomplete suggests common items as you type.
• Add items by voice with Siri and our Reminders Import feature.
• Add notes to list items to indicate quantity, brand, coupons, etc.
• Create multiple lists to organize items by store or occasion.
• Grocery items are automatically separated into categories.
• Create your own custom categories.
• Reorder categories to match the layout of your local store.
• Save items as favorites, then browse your favorites and add them to your current shopping list.
• View recent items from your past shopping trips, then add them back to your current list.
• Easily share lists. Just enter the email address of your spouse or roommate and your list is shared. List changes instantly show up on everyone’s iOS device.
• Lists can be shared with as many people as you'd like.
• Everyone creates their own AnyList account, so you can share some lists, while keeping others private.
• Optional push notifications let you know when a shared list has been modified.
• Optionally badge the app icon with the number of items remaining on your lists.
• Choose a color for each list to help distinguish lists.
• Move or copy items between lists.
• Print lists, or send via email or SMS.


• Enter your own recipes, or copy & paste them from another source.
• Add ingredients from your recipes to your shopping lists with a single tap.
• Organize recipes into collections by type or occasion.
• Search your recipes by name or ingredients.
• Print recipes, or send via email.
• Share your recipe collection with a trusted partner. Any changes to recipes will be instantly visible to both of you.


• Sync all of your lists and recipes across all of your devices. Sign in to your AnyList account on your iPhone and iPad, and any change made on one will instantly sync to the other.
• All of your lists and recipes are securely backed up in the cloud as part of your AnyList account. If you get a new device, just sign in to your AnyList account to retrieve your data.


All of the features above are available for free. We also offer an optional in-app purchase called AnyList Complete that unlocks the full power of the app with these great features:

• AnyList for Mac & AnyList for the Web. Use AnyList on your Mac or PC.

• AnyList for Apple Watch. Quickly access your lists on your wrist.

• Recipe Web Import. Save recipes you find on the web to AnyList

• Meal Planning Calendar. Plan your meals and shopping for the coming week.

• List Item Photos. Add a photo to list items. For shared lists, photos can be viewed by everyone sharing the list.

• Recipe Photos. Add a photo to your recipes, instead of being limited to icons.

• Recipe Scaling. Quickly scale ingredient quantities up or down.

• Item Prices. Stick to your budget by adding prices to items.

• Stores & Filters. Assign items to stores and quickly filter your list by store.

• List Themes. Apply themes to your lists, with custom fonts, textures, and color.

• List Folders. Create folders to organize lists and reduce clutter.

• Location-Based Reminders. Get reminders when near a store or other location.

• List Passcode Lock. Protect your lists from casual snooping.

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What’s New

Version 5.20.3

AnyList v5.20 adds full support for iOS 15 and watchOS 8, including support for the Always-On display introduced in watchOS 8.

AnyList v5.20.3 fixes a few minor bugs, including an issue on the Web Image Search screen where the first row of search results was partially off-screen.

Thank you for using AnyList and if you have any questions or suggestions for improving the app, please get in touch with us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52.9K Ratings

52.9K Ratings

danwagner01 ,

My longtime favorite app

I am rewriting and resubmitting my review of the AnyList app. I have been using it faithfully for many years and am so very impressed at how functional it is. AnyList is one of those apps that just keeps getting better and better. I have a separate list of house cleaning/yard work duties that syncs to my son’s iPhone, so I just select which home maintenance items need to be completed — and he uses his view of the list as a guide to get his chores done. I have also created packing lists for everyone in my family. I check-off items and they pack from their lists. When we travel, we have essential items we always need for virtually every destination. These listed items are sorted by room so basically I go down the list from the master bedroom… to the basement selecting the destination’s essential items from each room and pack them immediately. We never forget sunglasses, flip-flops, ski goggles, iPad chargers or underwater cameras etc. Surprisingly, I’ve come to love the recipe section of AnyList. I’ve cooked many of the included recipes and have imported dozens of others and now never run out of creative dinner ideas to cook for my family. With recent updates, the developers have made the recipe section even more functional. These developers are dedicated to making AnyList as useful as possible — plus they are extremely responsive to your questions and requests for new features. This is a great app… one that you will find many, many uses for.

jdeangelo82 ,

Versatile, reliable, very helpful, user friendly

This is a terrific app. Although the free version is useful and worth trying, I liked it so much and found it so helpful that I splurged on the yearly plan. I’m not thrilled I have to pay yearly and would prefer to just pay a one time fee that is higher, but if it continues to be as helpful as it is and as reliable and glitch free as it has been so far, I will likely continue getting. The list maker is fine and similar to others. But I also like that I can share simple lists with my family even with the free version. What I really love is the recipe section. I have been uploading many of my favorite recipes which can be easily categorized. Then I just as easily send them to the meal planner section and quickly and easily add items from the recipe to my grocery list. It is quickly becoming such an integral part of my day that my only worry is the developers will tire of it and then I will be lost. Hopefully that won’t happen for a long time anyway. I would definitely recommend. Try the free version, and don’t be afraid of the upgrade. FYI: As of now they said they will not automatically upgrade. They will send out a reminder email so you can decide to upgrade or not. And if you decide not to, whatever recipes you have already uploaded will remain on your app even if you go back to the free version. Maybe that will help you decide if you are commitment phobic. It’s a really nice, user friendly app.

SarahInFL ,


If I wrote how I really feel about this app, it would be as long as a thesis! I am so glad I found this. It does what I need. I shop different places for different things and like that I can assign items to a specific store... and shop the list of each specific store. The recipe import... fantastic! I no longer have to save bookmarks, print, screen shot. And if you can’t import from a site, it takes MINIMAL time to copy/paste. $10 annually is a bargain in my opinion. I didn’t even try it first. I THOROUGHLY read about the app and features and just went ahead and purchased. One review I read also helped convince to just go ahead and buy it. Many of those giving one star, in my opinion, did not take the time to thoroughly read.

You all gave details about yourselves, in-depth answers to possible questions, easy to follow instructions... this has got to be the best app I’ve used. It works exactly as mentioned. I love that I have an account in case I get a new device. I love that you don’t automatically bill from an account (another thing that sold me). I love that if I were to decide not to renew, I won’t lose everything I’ve done on the app. I’ve raved about this to my sister. I also love that you can create different lists. I don’t/won’t have to flip pages if I want to keep my lists separate and won’t have everything all commingled together. I plan on using this app for a LONG LONG time!

App Privacy

The developer, Purple Cover, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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