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Google Shopping List

Basic Shopping List Manager


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Published 01/23/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Google Shopping List is a simple solution for users who need to sort out their shopping list before they head to the store. Users can sign in to Google and begin a new list any time they want. Lists can contain any items. A built in search bar above the list allows the user to find specific items quickly. As the user adds items, the can also include a note. Each item appears on the list with a small image, item name, price, where it is sold and a short description as well as the date it was added. Users can sort out any kind of shopping list using Google Shopping Lists. Wish list options are also available so users can create a list of items they want. Wish lists can be shared by email.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Google Shopping List was created in 2011 to give users an easy way to create a list of items they need or want to buy. The application hasn’t received much attention, despite the widely recognized Google logo that brands it. This is in part because the application doesn’t offer much in the way of features. Users can sort by date added, price and product rating but that is about the extent of it.

What are the differences to other apps?

Google Shopping List lets users sort their lists by price, date added and user rating. This is the only feature that really makes the application stand out. Many other applications let users list items or build wish lists that can be shared with others. Google’s version doesn’t bring anything new to the arena. Users are really left with a basic way to save items they want or need. The application serves its basic purpose, but doesn’t do much else for the user.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Google Shopping List has adopted the same style that all other Google applications utilize. The user is greeted by a plain white background with the colorful Google logo in one corner. The list runs down the center of the page, with an image and item information. A simple menu is tucked in to the left side. The application offers plenty of wide open space so the user never feels lost or overwhelmed. The simple design makes it easy for a novice user to find their way around with no trouble.

How does the registration process work?

A new user must create a Google account to access the Shopping List application. The user can click the blue “Sign Up for a New Google Account” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the following page asks for an email address, password, location and date of birth. The user must also enter a verification word to prove that they are human before submitting the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Google Shopping List is available to all users at no cost. There are no subscription fees or other expenses associated with the application. There really shouldn’t be. Charging a fee would only deter users from using Shopping List. The application offers little beyond a simple item listing service. Users may be enticed to spend more when they can sort out their purchases, however this is determined by the user. No purchases are required to maintain a Google account.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Google Shopping List is ideal for users who need a simple way to list the items they want and need. The user can create a wish list for an upcoming holiday, birthday or special occasion or list items they need to purchase for a project or personal use. The application can work in both professional and casual settings. The features are minimal, but the basic function is enough to give the user what they came for.

  • Users can sign in with an existing Google account
  • Items can be added with a short note by the user
  • Sorting options allow the user to view lists by price, rating or date added
  • Wish lists give users a place to list items they want
  • Gift wish lists can be emailed to friends and family


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