There’s now an easy way to deal with a shopping list that isn’t quite finished; that is to say you have stuff on the list that you couldn’t find at the store or maybe you ran out of time. ShopIt 4.8 adds a Done Shopping button on the right side of the toolbar.
How to handle items on your list
Touching the Done Shopping button brings up an alert where you can choose.
Save for later
If you choose save for later, the current shopping list is finished and any remaining items that haven’t been checked off are moved to a new list.
When you select Ignore ShopIt crosses off the remaining unpurchased items.
Using the Done Shopping button allows ShopIt to put this set of purchases in the history book and can utilize that information to make estimated suggestions when you might need to repurchase items.
Yes! In version 4.8, we’ve added the convenience of tagging a shopping items as favorites. ShopIt also utilizes your shopping history to estimate when you might need to resupply on frequently purchased items.
An empty heart button shows the item is not a favorite. Touch the button once to mark the item as a favorite.
Favorites are shown with a filled in heart button. Touch the button again to clear the favored status.
To view your all your favorites, touch the Suggestions button.
The new suggestions screen.
Shows all your favorites first followed by suggested purchases based on your shopping history.
To add items from the suggestions scene, check them off and touch the Accept button.
You can view your shopping history for a particular item by touching the history button next to the item.
Change your sort preference using the toolbar button. It toggles between alphabetically and chronologically.
Here’s an example of the detailed purchase history, ShopIt’s estimate for how frequently you purchase the item and when you might need to repurchase it.
Notifications Group moderators are now notified when a person requests membership to a prayer group they are responsible for. Additionally, new members are notified when their group membership is approved.
New Setting Prayer requests are considered inactive if nobody has prayed for them for a while. There is a new setting that lets you hide those inactive prayer requests. The range of values for the new setting is ‘Never’ through 30 days with the default being ‘Never’. ‘Never’ means show all prayer requests regardless of when someone last prayed for them.
Entering Passwords Password fields now have an Eye button [👁] at the end of the line️. Tapping this button will toggle displaying or hiding the password making it easier to insure you’ve entered the password you intended.
Password Recovery If you receive an AUTHORIZATION-ERROR alert trying to login you now have the option ‘I forgot my password’ which walks you through the password recovery process. Previously you had to go to the website to recover your password.
To delete a prayer request that you created, on the main Prayer List screen simply swipe the title of the prayer to reveal a trash can icon. Press the icon and the prayer request is deleted.
Swiping right to left reveals the trash can icon for all items you are allowed to remove; that includes prayer requests and groups you created. You can also swipe on your name in a group members list to remove yourself from a prayer group.
The power prayer is amplified when more people are praying for the same request. The power of PrayZ is in sharing prayer requests with fellow prayer warriors to bring God more glory as people see the effectiveness of prayer.
First you need to create or join a prayer group
To create your own prayer group or join an existing group, switch to the Groups view by pressing the group icon on the toolbar.
New Prayer Group Screen
When creating a group, enter a title for the group, an optional description, and specify the access level for the group.
The Save icon shows up as you enter a title for the prayer request.
Don’t forget to press the Save icon after you’ve entered the information about the group.
Joining Prayer Groups
At the middle of the Groups screen toolbar is the search icon🔍. Pressing this button will bring up the list of visible groups available to join. Press the name of the list you would like to join.
If you tap on a group name, you will be asked if you wish to join the chosen prayer group. If you select Yes and the list is Public, you are added as a member immediately. If the list is Moderated, you will see the following alert indicating the owner of the group (or one of the other list moderators) must approve your membership…
Knowing Group Access Status
You can tell what sort of access you have to the group by the font style of the group name.
Groups you have authority over appear at the top of the list, followed by groups you are a member of. Groups that you are waiting for approval to join appear last in the order.
Tired of waiting for approval?
You can cancel your request to join a group you are waiting for approval to by tapping group name.
Making changes to the group
You can change the group title, description or visibility by tapping on a group you own (or are a moderator of); then tapping the Edit icon when the View Prayer Group screen appears. You can also invite new members from that screen by entering their email address.
Manage group membership
Member Privilege Screen
When you have authority over a group
If you are responsible for a group and someone would like to join the group, you will receive a notification that a management action is required on your part and a badge will appear above the Groups icon on the main Prayer List screen.
The group is identified with a badge
Tap the name of the group, then tap the name of the new member to approve their request or swipe right-to-left on the name to disapprove of their request. Note: Because you have authority over the group, you can swipe to remove any member of the group.
Being invited to join a group.
If someone invites you to join their prayer group by entering your email address, a green badge will be displayed above the group icon on the main Prayer List screen notifying you that there is an action required on the Groups screen.
When you press the groups icon, you will see the group name you are being invited to with a green check button ✅ (join) and red do not enter ❌ button (decline).
Viewing the list of members in a group and removing yourself from a group
When you belong to a group, you can press on the group name to see the group name, description, and a list of members. To remove yourself from the group swipe right-to-left on your name to reveal a red trash icon. Press the icon to remove yourself from the group.
Here’s a short video showing how to create a group and invite members.
The major change in this version is the app supports Dark mode for iOS 13+ devices. Besides Dark mode, the new version updated the internal browser used to display the app description and change notes for better performance. The app has also been rebuilt using the latest development tools to support the newest Apple devices.
You can now create a reminder to pray for request on a particular date and time. If you have shared your prayer request, everyone will receive this reminder. This feature is particularly useful if you have an activity like surgery, a job interview, or an exam that is occurring at a specific time and could use prayer support. If you press the reminder notification, PrayZ launches and displays the prayer request that needs to be prayed for. The app also shows you the reminder date and time when you are viewing a prayer request. If you want to add a reminder to an existing prayer, first edit the prayer request then scroll down to the Reminders section.
To add a reminder press the [+ Add a reminder…] button. New reminders are created with a date equal to Today and a time of Now. To change the date and time, press the [Calendar] button.
You can also program the reminder to automatically repeat at the specified interval. Note: The reminders are rescheduled at midnight.
After you have set the date, don’t forget to press the [Save] button.
After you press the [Calendar] button, you’ll see the device specific date & time chooser. For Apple devices, the chooser looks like this:
To change an existing reminder, press on it to bring up the date/ time chooser and to delete a reminder swipe it right to left (<–).
In version 1.1 we added notifications to PrayZ. It now sends notifications to everyone in a prayer group when someone in a group creates or modifies a prayer request or posts a comment about their prayer request. If another person posts a comment on a prayer request, the author of the request will receive a notification. PrayZ shows the notification on your device and displays a badge count next to the prayer request that is changed. Remember to allow Notifications when prompted by iOS during the installation/upgrade.
If you didn’t allow notifications, you can change your designation in the device Settings.