Idealist is a visual shopping list app that allows you to quickly create your grocery list and saves time when you are in the supermarket.

Main features:
• Share Online — share your list online and keep it synced on all devices
• Apple Watch app — all the lists on your watch fully synced with the iPhone
• Visual design — products in the list are grouped into coloured categories
• Fast dictation — the only shopping list that automatically adds products as you speak
• Multiple category layouts — configure up to 5 custom category layouts for different retailers
• See what's left — tap a product to mark it as completed and make it less noticeable
• Efficient UI — designed to minimise taps composing and save time when buying
• Preloaded database — large database of products in many languages
• Full customisation — add, remove and edit categories and products
• Import, Export — backup and share your product database
• Adjustable text size — list font size is configurable (up to 200%) with All Caps support
• Time and location alarms remind you about your shopping tasks
• Always-on screen mode — disable screen lock when shopping

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Media Reviews:

"...The app manages to feel fresh, unique, and highly creative in a category that feels quite saturated. You will be able to put your lists together faster than ever before…"

"...The Idealist is one of those apps where the moment you launch it you feel at ease and the user interface feels inviting. There isn't much of a learning curve here as everything is very self-explanatory..."

"...The Idealist app for your iPod touch and iPhone is able to effectively change the way you go about creating and using shopping lists..."

( Staff Reviews)

What’s New

Version 3.93

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

• iPhone X support

Previous version:
• Large suggestions — added a setting making the suggestion rows higher.
• Multiline mode — added multiline mode for the Apple Watch app.
• Color selection view — fixed a glitch that caused the table header to appear in color selection view.
• Layout view — fixed a crash that happened when trying to open the Layout view in Settings.
• Apple Watch localization — fixed Apple Watch app localization of menus.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Luhmann ,

Nice, but needs an update

This is a nice and elegant app. I like the simplicity and wouldn't want to add too many new features. But it does need an update. Most importantly there are no Siri shortcuts. Also the dark mode could use some work — it feels unfinished. Finally, it would be nice to be able to share all lists with one's spouse automatically, rather than having to share each new list with them one by one.

Kdstm ,

A different approach

I like that you can see the whole list, cause there are usually 2 or 3 products in each row. Please add night mode. Overall, nice shopping list app.
PS: It's even better with the sync feature and all iOS 9 bugs fixed.
PPS: thanks for the night mode :)

scorpiongal ,


Used to be good but not worth the purchase anymore. Bugs galore.

App Privacy

The developer, Idealist Software, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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