Hi, I’m James.

My wife, Tara, and I made an app.

I think it’s pretty good, but we’ll get to the app in a second.

First, let me tell you a little story.

For a long time Tara and I shared a grocery list using the built-in “Reminders” app that is pre-installed on our iPhones.

We used it because it was already installed, and it worked.

It’s backed up to iCloud, and we could use it from our iPhones, iPads, Macs, and iCloud.com. Pretty Sweet!

Just have two complaints:

  1. I’ve typed “yogurt” into our grocery list more than twenty times
  2. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come back from the grocery store only to realize I forgot to buy bagels

What am I supposed to do? Lather a piece of wheat bread with cream cheese? I’m not an animal.

Sometimes Tara would look through the “completed” items to see if there was anything we should buy again and uncheck them, re-adding those things to the list. It kind of sucked though because there are hundreds (thousands?) of completed items in the grocery list.

Wouldn’t it be great if the things we’ve bought the most times were up at the top? Wait! I’m professional sorter and aggregator of lists! Maybe I can sort this list. (note: The actual sorting in Daily Bread is smarter than that now – it takes into account the time since you last purchased as well —Tara)

Only problem is: I don’t want to use a new grocery app, and have to start fresh. I want to sort this list. That we’ve been using for years. That’s already shared via iCloud.

So that’s what we did.

Daily Bread focuses on the fundamentals. Most of us buy pretty much the same 10 groceries every week. That’s why the screen for adding a grocery shows the most common items.

And you can just tap to add a grocery to the list. No Typing! I don’t care how good the new iOS 8 keyboards are. No keyboard is better than no keyboard at all.

And since it syncs with Reminders you can keep using your existing grocery list. You can still use iCloud.com. You don’t have to convince anyone else to install the app or mess around with sharing a new list. And you can switch back to using Reminders at any time (but you won’t want to)!

Oh, and you can use Siri: “Add eggs to my grocery list

Making a grocery list should be quick and easy, and now it is.

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