Olive goes shopping

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This is a shopping list app, implemented according to my wife's requirements. But you can also use it as a task list. That's what i mostly do. 

The original idea:
You pick recipes and the needed ingredients will be added to your shopping list. Required ingreedients will be summed up.
Alternatively you can populate the shopping list with household and food items from a pick list. Last but not least there is also the option to add some free text to your list.

The original idea extended:
With the usage of categories, you can group the shopping list, either by groceries, meat etc.,  or by stores where your do usually buy the items ..

The categorized task list:
Define categories, add items. Repetitive tasks can be stored in household or food store. Repetitive task groups can be stored as recipes.

The priorized task list:
Create some categories like: ++, +, o ..
When adding a new item to your list select one of the categories ..


NEW in 3.5:

!! after update got to manage - settings page and select the options you want to use !!

  1. you can now hide unneeded modules
    1. recipes
    2. household
    3. food
  2. you can turn on / off categories


NEW in 3.4:

  1. simplyfied ui: cover action / add pulley menu lead to an tabed page, no separated menus anymore
  2. search in household, food picker and recipes
  3. clear done items in shopping list
  4. create another any 
  5. NO datamodel change

NEW in 3.0:

  1. completely reworked storage. please make a backup of your current db and backup the database from nemo/.local/share/harbour-olive-goes-shopping/harbour-olive-goes-shopping/qml/offlinestorage/databases. nevertheless the database should be migrated on application start.
    you can also use export option (export will not export your shopping list)
  2. you can now reorder categories in manage / categories by long press on a category and select move up / down, select 'update shopping list' from pull down menu afterwars.
    you can do the same on the shopping list itself and longpress on a category to move it. the context menu look a bit odd there but be it.
  3. import / export now also export the shopping list itself

Issues please in Github: https://github.com/PawelSpoon/harbour-olive-goes-shopping

Localization: https://www.transifex.com/pawelspoon/olive-goes-shopping/dashboard

64 bit version: https://openrepos.net/content/pawelspoon/olive-goes-shopping-aarch64



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


Still 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: 
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.7-2.armv7hl.rpm491.19 KB07/07/2017 - 16:02
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.7-4.armv7hl.rpm509.71 KB09/07/2017 - 09:45
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.7-5.armv7hl.rpm509.75 KB10/07/2017 - 21:53
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.8-0.armv7hl.rpm510.71 KB06/11/2017 - 21:57
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm511.5 KB02/05/2018 - 03:09
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.9-0.armv7hl.rpm511.56 KB30/12/2017 - 15:58
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.9-5.armv7hl.rpm512.64 KB17/01/2018 - 16:25
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.9-6.armv7hl.rpm513.3 KB21/01/2018 - 10:38
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-0.9-8.armv7hl.rpm516.77 KB31/01/2018 - 19:29
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.0-0.armv7hl.rpm533.89 KB10/02/2018 - 22:43
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.1-0.armv7hl.rpm534.47 KB02/05/2018 - 03:09
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.2-0.armv7hl.rpm537.78 KB01/05/2018 - 18:08
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-0.armv7hl.rpm544.91 KB07/11/2018 - 18:29
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-1.armv7hl.rpm545.25 KB07/11/2018 - 21:14
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-2.armv7hl.rpm540.45 KB08/11/2018 - 12:05
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-3.armv7hl.rpm540.54 KB09/11/2018 - 11:02
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-5.armv7hl.rpm541.75 KB12/11/2018 - 16:46
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-6.armv7hl.rpm546.15 KB14/11/2018 - 19:30
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-1.5-7.armv7hl.rpm542.66 KB04/01/2019 - 11:56
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm553.95 KB03/03/2019 - 12:21
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm554.14 KB04/03/2019 - 09:54
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-2.3-2.armv7hl.rpm555.35 KB08/03/2019 - 10:08
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-2.3-3.armv7hl.rpm555.3 KB10/03/2019 - 06:12
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm555.55 KB10/03/2019 - 13:02
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.0-0.armv7hl.rpm561.89 KB21/12/2019 - 10:54
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.1-0.armv7hl.rpm563.07 KB13/01/2020 - 18:53
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.2-2.armv7hl.rpm566.32 KB25/01/2020 - 21:40
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.3-1.armv7hl.rpm568.59 KB01/09/2020 - 23:05
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.3-3.armv7hl.rpm568.23 KB02/09/2020 - 15:15
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.3-4.armv7hl.rpm568.09 KB03/09/2020 - 09:30
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.4-0.armv7hl.rpm568.38 KB07/09/2020 - 14:24
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.5-0.armv7hl.rpm570.49 KB10/09/2020 - 14:36
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.6-0.armv7hl.rpm570.55 KB10/09/2020 - 23:24
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.7-0.armv7hl.rpm571.8 KB15/09/2020 - 12:26
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.8-0.armv7hl.rpm572.54 KB17/10/2020 - 14:23
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-3.9-0.armv7hl.rpm573.24 KB17/10/2020 - 20:46
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.0-0.armv7hl.rpm573.86 KB27/10/2020 - 13:18
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.1-0.armv7hl.rpm578.84 KB28/11/2021 - 11:46
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.2-0.armv7hl.rpm579.41 KB28/11/2021 - 16:55
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.3-0.armv7hl.rpm579.18 KB05/12/2021 - 17:27
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.4-0.armv7hl.rpm579.71 KB03/02/2022 - 21:17
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.5-0.armv7hl.rpm580.59 KB05/02/2022 - 10:16
File harbour-olive-goes-shopping-4.7-0.armv7hl.rpm583.26 KB26/06/2022 - 19:46
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PawelSpoon's picture

great, thanks for reporting !

PawelSpoon's picture

Thank you for the logs, can you also describe the usecase ? Add item.to.what ? Shoppinglist, items db ? Cause i can do both. Version 3.00 or 3.02 ? Fresh install or update ?

periappi's picture

Thanks for your work! I downloaded the latest version but I can't add items anymore. Here are the logs: https://imgur.com/a/G0RNDDU

carmenfdezb's picture

Hi Pawel! There is a bug in last version: when I click on a recipe, the ingredients aren't added to the shopping list. When I open app from Terminal I get this warning:
[W] unknown:185 - file:///usr/share/harbour-olive-goes-s
hopping/qml/pages/RecipeListItem.qml:185: ReferenceError
: Db is not defined

PawelSpoon's picture

3.0.2 should fixed that issue. can you please try ? it also brings in kg and l as additional units, so there might be some defects in summ up of items


carmenfdezb's picture

Thank you so much!! It works perfect :)

PawelSpoon's picture

Hi Carmen !

glad to hear from you :) was wondering that nobody did find that bug, i am already fixing it. update should be available very soon.


PawelSpoon's picture

Reorder should be fixed. It expects steps of 1000 now

PawelSpoon's picture

I have rewritten the backend in typescript and will fix the ordering in that process

PawelSpoon's picture

As far as i remember i am using steps of 1000. The reordering logic fails to move up correctly, but i did not fix it. Wanted.to wait for your UX feedback.

anasyntes's picture

Totally understand. Apologize for being slow

PawelSpoon's picture

I was waiting for a quick response, so i can finalize it. Now i am working on different topics, not sure when i have time and mood to finalize it and publish it to openrepos

anasyntes's picture

Hello PawelSpoon , I've been trying it out for a while now and it sort of works. Somewhat fidgety when moving categories, for example moving a category numbered 5000 to between categories 2000 and 3000, i must re-number it to, for example, 2500. But it works. Big thanks for the hack. Very appreciated!

anasyntes's picture

Thank you. This is a great app. I wonder if it would be possible to make categories especially, but also items, sortable. That is, so I can manually move a category up or down in the list when in maintenance mode. I use categories according to the layout my favourite large grocery and want the list to be in the same order as I walk through the store. Anyhow, thanks for all your work and that you make it available!

PawelSpoon's picture

Thank you !

I have no clue how to do drag / drop == reorder in the list. It would be easy to give each category a number and then do the sorting according to that number.

i could imagine a longpress on category with move up/down context menu, if that is supported by silica.

If not i would put this ordering or re-numbering in the manage page of categories. and that would be kinda permanent sort, not change-able in the shopping list itself

only problem is i have to write a db migration as this is a datamodell change.

do you know an app with drag drop / reorder where i could check how it is done ?

anasyntes's picture

Thank you for answering. There are several apps that can do this, it's usually done by adding a "move" selection when the item is long-pressed. One example is in a nifty little app I love called Safe (lite), can be found in harbour. It is basically an excrypted database where one can define categories and fields oneself. Extremely flexible. For example, I've defined a top-category called "credit-cards", a sub-category called "Amex" and under "amex" all the fields with number, exp date, ccv pin etc etc. Now, if I want to re-order the fields I long-press until a pop-up menu shows. It can have different options depending of how I defined the field but there is always a "move" selection. I click that one and back on the list I just press where I want it to be dropped. I hope this helps explaining. Thanks for taking interest.

PawelSpoon's picture

i have checked safetile: the move does a move from one group.to another, so imho not our usecase, where we want to move within a list. 

however, one could do something we have in the ambience list: move to top only...

but should this be on the shopping list and when you clear it order is also lost ?

or should this be something more permanent ?


anasyntes's picture

Hi again, In Safe I can indeed move items within the list. Just longpress, pick move and drop it whenever I want in the same list. Maybe you tried moving the sub-category (group), then you indeed just can only move to another group. But in the sub-category (group), one can create a list with an indefine number of fields. Those items in the fields can freely be moved within the same list. I hope I manage to explain how and where I am with this. Think of my previous example with three levels: Creditcards-Amex-Cardinfo. It's just the lowest level  cardinfo that has a list where one can move freely. 

I think in the shopping-list it makes most sense to be able to move the order within the categories. Categories, ie bred, dairy, drinks, produce etc comes in different order in different stores and therefore the need to move them. Within the category not so much need to move. Once I'm in the, lets say produce section of the store, it doesn't matter much in which order the potatoes, carrots and leek etc comes.

So to answer your last question, yes the order of the categories would be very helpful to be able to move semi-permanently. Until I decide to re-arrange the category order again when I'm going to a different store.

Thanks again

PawelSpoon's picture


my question was: is it sufficient to move the categories in shopping list or should they have already a order defined in manage-categories ?

however i will do the moving in shopping list only now

anasyntes's picture

Hi, sorry I misunderstood. Would be great if possible to re-order in manage-categories.

PawelSpoon's picture

i have a trial version. but i do not want to upload it here.

how can i pass it to you ? can we communicate on github ?

anasyntes's picture

Hi, I don't have an account on github so not sure how that will work...or maybe I don't need one? 

PawelSpoon's picture

so did you try it.out?

PawelSpoon's picture

you will find the test version directly in the root:


hope it does not break your db. maybe you export your db first.

the run the update.

then go the categories and order them according to your wishes.

lowest number should be 1000, then 2000 etc.

once you are done with reorder (longpress + context menu), select update shopping list from pull down menu

this should update the category order number in your shopping list.

after restart you should see them according to your order.

you can order now also the shopping list with longpress on the category. 

take .2 rpm file


PawelSpoon's picture

Good :-D

PawelSpoon's picture

Was a invalid tag in ts file ?! Should work now, please check and confirm :-)

carmenfdezb's picture

It works perfect now. Thank you!!

PawelSpoon's picture

Did uninstall / install - no translations, ok will dig into it. In the meanwhile please return to previous version.

carmenfdezb's picture

Hi, PawelSpoon! Translation files are missing in last version

PawelSpoon's picture

funny, did not touch it.

will check 

thanks for reporting !