Fresh Shopping Organizer was launched one year ago in June 2015! Our original aim was to provide an efficient way to keep track of what you have in your Fridge, Freezer and Pantry by avoiding having to type anything; when you scan the barcode it automatically puts the item in the usual storage location with a suggested expiry date and a full description. We also included a very basic shopping list.
Of course we included the ability to be able to change the expiry date on the stock lists, the quantities on the shopping list, and the ability to move things between the lists, but until now you haven't been able to change the product descriptions; in part this was deliberate because if you're sharing your lists with other family members or friends, you can run into problems if someone edits "BelGioioso Mascarpone Cheese 8 oz" needed for a cheesecake recipe, to "Cheese 8 oz" and you end up buying cheddar cheese, nobody is gong to like your cheesecake!
New! Edit product descriptions
Manufacturers are supposed to ensure that a barcode is unique to a particular product, but over time they often tweak the ingredients or change the name - remember those Innocent super smoothie "Defense" drinks? The same bar-coded product is now called "Re[Charge]"!
Although we update our database on a regular basis we know that sometimes you want to edit the description yourself. So the latest 2.1 version released this month let's you edit product descriptions in the Stock Lists and Shopping List... just be careful!
New! Manual Barcode entry
We know that sometimes barcodes don't scan or mis-scan for many reasons, and although we provide a way for you to do a barcode look-up on our website where you can scan a 'clean' barcode, we know this isn't always convenient. So the latest 2.1 release now let's you manually type in 8, 12 or 13 digit barcodes from the Scanner screen!
New! Manually add 'Pending' items
If you scan an item that isn't in the 'live' database you get a 'pending notice' displayed in Fresh - Shopping Organizer; this means that the item may be waiting in our 'review' database to have details added like storage location or expiry date for example; often these will appear on your device within a few minutes, but depending on your time zone it may take several hours to appear; if you are in the middle of creating a shopping list that might be a problem, so now in the latest version you can add the product description and storage location yourself if you can't wait!
We have also updated the scanner to take advantage of barcode optimization available on some smartphones, fixed a few bugs that affected some devices and made many minor improvements under the hood. Many more updates are planned for the coming months!
Fresh 2.0 is now available on Google Play Store!
The Fresh - Shopping Organizer app combines Stock Lists for your Fridge, Freezer & Cupboards with a Shopping List. You always know what you have in stock before you shop and you can easily see which items are near their expiry date.
New in this version:
Can't wait for our team to add a Pending item?
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We've added over 76,000 products since launch, our aim is to double that in the next few months!
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