Olive goes shopping

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This is a shopping list app, implemented according to my wife's requirements.

The basic idea:
You select recipes and the needed ingredients will be added to your shopping list. Ingreedients used in more then one recipe will be summed up. (This is actually not the case in any of the android shopping lists, i did try out. If you know one that can do that, tell me and i can stop developing this ;-))
Additionally you can add household and food items to your shopping list.



Manage food and household items db. (add/remove/edit items)
Manage recipes db (add/remove/edit recipes)
Add food / household to shopping list.
Add recipe ingredients to shopping list.
Add items that do not exist in db ('Anyhing') to shopping list.
Long press on items in shopping list will remove them (with remorse)
Export db to file. Import from file (not ! the shopping list itself)
Delete whole shopping list (with remorse)
Share shopping list to mail/sms/clip board
Help page with detailed description
Mlg support
Multilingual database
Live cover

In pipe line

import recipes from web or at least from clipboard

How to use:

App includes intial values for food and household items. in english, german and spanish. 

Start app, select Food from PullUp menu, then select Manage from PullUp, then Import fromo PushUp.

This will populate your db with food and household items (based on your actual device language). Alternatively you can select Add from pull menu in manage page to add some.

Now go back to Store page.

One click will add one piece to your shopping list. A long press will remove it from your shopping list.

When done, go back to Shopping List page.

One click will strike though the item. Another will undo the operation.

Select Clear from pull menu to clear whole list.

Select Share from pull menu will share list as text


How to use Recipes:

Again there is a german demo db. 

Select Recipes from from pull menu on Shopping List page, then select Manage from PullUp, then Import from PushUp to populate db with recipes.

Go back to 'Recipes' page, one click will add the ingredients that go with the recipe to your shopping list.


How to bring in your items and recipes:

Import the demo db as described above, export it to json, modify the file on your pc, drop the database, then import the new file content.

In case of german content: i would suggest to keep the demo db and delete items you do not like.

In case of other languages: drop the db and enter your own stuff manually or via json import


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Application versions: 

1.2 updated translations

1.1 shopping list visible on cover, first item can be marked as done from cover

1.0 more translations & multilingual db

9.8 spanish translation: thanks to carmenfdezb

9.6  ok, remove items or recipes was not working, it is now

       it was possible to add anything without a name, now not

       ui cleanups

9.5 you can now fully manage your recipes (add/ remove, add items ...

      updated help page

      new sdk (

9.0 you can share shopping list as text

8.1 reporse on longpress shopping list item

8.0 remorse popup on clear shopping list to prevent unintentional deletion

7.5 search will be now actiavated on press enter

7.4 with search

7.2 will not allow you to select a recipe without ingredients 

    fixes issue where u could not unselect a recipe without ingredients


carmenfdezb's picture

Thanks for the update!! Something is wrong with translations because some text is in English instead of Spanish language, for example, help page.

PawelSpoon's picture

i had the same problem with SongKick app. The help text definition on the help page is wrong. i need to add some  \ there. then it will work. Rest should be fine. 

i am currently working to make the items db multilangual. will not take too long. i have an idea now how to do that.

carmenfdezb's picture

Nice!! Thank you!!

PawelSpoon's picture

latest version works on my machine

carmenfdezb's picture

The same for me ;)
Thank you!!

PawelSpoon's picture

if you are able to modify a json file you can now bring in your own recipes and items. the latest version now supports export / import

explit's picture

Gefällt mir. Obwohl die Rezepte nicht mein Geschmack sind.


Die Datenbank ist aber sehr gut.