ShopIt adds recipe sharing in V4.4

Recipe Sharing

You can now send a copy of a recipe to family or friends by tapping the Share button while viewing a recipe. The standard iOS dialog will appear allowing you to AirDrop, text or email a link to the recipe. When your friend clicks on the link, ShopIt will launch and import the recipe to their device. Since it’s only a copy, your friend can customize their instance of the recipe without changing yours.

The Share button is at the bottom of the screen in the middle.

More Recipe Websites

We’ve added support for importing recipes from more websites. If your favorite cooking site isn’t currently supported, ShopIt will prompt you to send us a request with the website URL.

New Cooking Websites Supported
  • http://gamechangersmovie.com/
  • http://www.acouplecooks.com/
  • http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/
  • http://easyfamilyrecipes.com/
  • http://sweetsimplevegan.com/
  • http://www.budgetbytes.com/
  • http://jewishfoodexperience.com/

Latest devices

ShopIt has been built with the latest Apple tools to support all their new devices.

Web Browser

The internal web browser used to display the help screen and the product description has been updated for better performance.

Sync button

The sync button is now disabled after you tap it so you know the synchronize request is being processed. After the sync completes, the button is reenabled.

ShopIt changes in V4.3

    Recipe Import

        You can now import a recipe by pasting the recipe website address directly into ShopIt. This is useful when you find a recipe using an app that doesn’t provide a Share To link to ShopIt.<

To import a recipe from a website, type or paste the URL address in the ‘Import recipe from web link’ text field and tap <Return>

Fixes

A bug was introduced when we moved our server to a newer, more powerful machine. The problem was imported recipes did not include the ingredients. If you delete and reimport affected recipes, the ingredients will be included.

ShopIt adds recipe folders in V4.2

Folders

Folders add the same great organizational features to recipes that Categories provide for shopping, wish and to-do lists

  • Order your folders however you like (e.g. favorite recipes first, then breakfast recipes, salads, new and interesting, …).
  • Collapse (to hide) and expand (to reveal) certain recipes in your catalog.
  • Move recipes from one folder to another with edit drag-and-drop.
  • Use the powerful search function to find recipes using partial word matches in the title and optionally ingredients.

ShopIt V4.0 is all about Recipes!

Recipes go hand in hand with grocery shopping. If you see a recipe you like while browsing the web using Safari, you can quickly send the recipe information from the cooking site to ShopIt by tapping the sharing button.

Here’s a cooking website.

If you don’t see the ShopIt icon when you tap the sharing button here’s a quick video to show you to enable it.

Once ShopIt is enabled as a destination, you can send your recipes to it.

Share the recipe with ShopIt

Returning to ShopIt and choosing Recipes, you’ll see the imported recipe. ShopIt captures the recipe name, ingredient list, instructions, prep/cook/total times, website URL and notes have been captured; left behind are all the advertisements.

List of recipes

Tap on the recipe name to bring up a page with ingredients and instructions. At the bottom of the recipe page are two buttons, ? (Shop for recipe) and ⚙ (Settings).

Recipe

You can view or edit ingredient detail information by tapping an individual ingredient, likewise for instructions.

The ⚙ button launches a settings scene where you choose a preferred grocery list for new items and a subset of all your shopping lists. The preferred list is the list where ingredients you haven’t purchased before are added. Below that new items list button is a table of all your shopping lists. It is helpful to limit the recipe ingredient search and display to just grocery lists (otherwise ShopIt might want to match ‘oil’ in a recipe with ‘motor oil’ from the hardware store list).

When you plan to make a recipe, tap the ? to add needed ingredients to your grocery list. ShopIt uses powerful search techniques to match the ingredients in the recipe to grocery items you’ve already purchased. On this page, each ingredient is displayed along with the grocery item matched to it. Checkmark the ingredients you need to purchase.

Checkmark ingredients to add them to your shopping list

If ShopIt made a matching mistake, you can easily correct it by tapping the item name (e.g. [Cauliflower]) and make a correction. If ShopIt couldn’t decide which item to match to the ingredient instead of a name, the button reads [Please add or match an item]. Tapping the [Item Button] brings up all the recipe details about the ingredient (quantity, unit of measure, name, & comments) and a list of your grocery items with the best matching items at the top of the list.

Checkmark the correct one or tap the + button to add a new item (Pearl Onions in this example) to your preferred grocery list. If you just added the ingredient, now is a great time to assign it to a category. You can also search through all your ingredients to find a match by tapping the ? button at the bottom of the page.

Here are some more details about the recipe page.

Other recipe actions

Here’s what the edit recipe screen looks like.

Recipe information page

ShopIt with recipes is awesome! The details about your recipe ingredients show up on your grocery list and your recipes are right there on your iPhone at the store if you need to review something.

How convenient is that?

How do I hide infrequently used items in ShopIt?

You can hide infrequently purchased items with a setting from 1 to 36 months.
  1. Tap the ❓ button (About/Help) on the right side of the toolbar
  2. Tap the ⚙ (Settings) button.
  3. On the settings page, there’s a slider that lets you choose to hide infrequently used items ranging from Never (old items are always visible) to 36 months.

Quickly reveal the hidden items when planning a shopping trip.

  1. Tap the ▷ (Expand) button on the right side of the group name to unmask the rarely used items in the category. The button changes to ▽ (Collapse) and tapping it again will hide the older items.
  2. The search ? feature also finds the infrequently used items, even if they are currently being hidden from view.

ShopIt Changes In V3.3

      • Hide infrequently used item.
        You can hide infrequently purchased items with a setting from 1 to 36 months.
        To change the setting, tap the ❓ button (About/Help) on the right side of the toolbar, then tap the ⚙ (Settings) button. There’s a slider that lets you choose to hide infrequently used items ranging from Never (old items are always visible) to 36 months.
        While you’re on the Settings page, why not take the time to register with One in a Million Apps. Registered users can synchronize their lists between their devices and backup them up on our cloud server for an extra level of protection.Quickly reveal the hidden items when planning a shopping trip by tapping the ▷ (Expand) button on the right side of the group name to unmask the rarely used items in the category. The button changes to ▽ (Collapse) and tapping it again will hide the older items.
        The search ? feature also finds the infrequently used items, even if they are currently being hidden from view.

      Fixes:

      • Watch sync causing a crash.
        Sometimes on rare occasions, the app would crash if the watch requested that data be sent to it.

ShopIt Changes in V3.2

  • Apple Watch Synchronization.
    The Apple Watch synchronization with the iPhone performs more reliably now and there’s a new scene to let you know when the iPhone is updating the watch data. If the devices get out of sync, there’s a new button after the the to-do lists on the Watch that allows you to tell the watch to copy the shopping and to-do lists from the iPhone.

ShopIt Changes in V3.0

    • Premium Upgrade.
      ShopIt now offers an in-app purchase to upgrade from the basic version to a premium version. The premium version provides list sharing and the ability to associate stores with shopping lists.
    • Sharing Lists.
      Sharing lists is now a premium feature that requires an upgrade to use. The reason for this change is that if one user of the premium version shared a list containing stores with a user of the basic version, the basic version would not handle the store information associated with the shared list.
    • Stores.
      Ever get frustrated because you shop at different stores and find the items located in different isles? This version of ShopIt lets you associate stores with your lists and customize each store. Represent shopping isles as categories and you can include a different set of categories for each store. For each store you can select the sequence that you go through the isles in by moving categories up or down. For each item at the store, you can select what isle it is in. For example, you are shopping at the grocery store near work and the maple syrup is in the cereal isle. Next time you are shopping at the store near home and syrup is in the jelly isle. ShopIt handles this by letting you put items in the different isles for different stores. If there are items on your shopping list that are only available at a particular store, ShopIt displays the name of the store and those items.