By GoodGuide, Inc.
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Use the GoodGuide app to instantly find safe, healthy, green and socially responsible products based on scientific ratings.
IMPORTANT NOTE: GoodGuide at this time only covers products available in the United States.
GoodGuide’s app includes ratings for over 210,000 products and the companies that manufacture them, including pet food, babies and kids, hair care, makeup, food, skin care, household, bath, soap, shower, oral care, and more.
Each product is scientifically rated on a 0 – 10 scale based on its health, environmental, and social impact. With the app, you can easily browse categories, search for specific products or quickly scan barcodes to see our overall rating.
Drill down to get details about each product’s attributes, such as nutritional value, safe and healthy ingredients, animal welfare, human rights, climate change, energy efficiency and much more.
Whether you’re in store or simply on the go, the GoodGuide app makes it easy to shop your values, whenever and wherever you shop.
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- Apple store featured app
- Included in Sprint and Apple TV commercials and print ads
- Featured by NY Times, USA Today, TIME, Oprah, InStyle, Newsweek, TechCrunch, ABC, CBS, and more.
- Find scientific ratings and information on over 175,000 products in food, personal care, household cleaners, baby and kids, pet food, and more.
- View detailed information on the health, environmental, and social performance of your favorite brands.
What's New in Version 7.0.6
New in 7.0.6
Thank you for sending your feedback! We've added two highly-requested features in this version. We hope you continue to share your thoughts with us at email@example.com.
NEW Bookmarks! Now when you are viewing a product, you can tap and save it to a list for quick reference later on. When you want to see your saved products again, simply tap "View Bookmarks" from the home screen.
NEW Scan History! Never lose track of products you've scanned with the barcode reader again! Every product you scan will be saved to a list, which you can access by tapping "View Bookmarks" from the home screen and then opening the "Scanned Products" tab.
Extremely helpful when shopping.
I first started using this app while pregnant because I wanted to make sure I did not put anything toxic on myself that may effect my child. Specifically for me makeup and body care items because it had come to my attention that these items are not regulated for safety in America. I really appreciate this resource because I like being able to check ingredients before buying something. A quick scan and it will flag any toxic or potently harmful ingredients and a brief overview of why they flagged and I can decided Quickly is it safe or crap. Before I would buy something and trust the natural or organic labels only to get home research the ingredients, find ingredients that cause reproductive dangers or neurotoxins, then have to go back to the store and return..... I highly recommend this app as a great tool to learn about the products you buy. Thank you GoodGuide for helping me keep myself and children safe in this toxic market place.
The new app still doesn't fix the flaws with GoodGuide's system with gathering information for the product's it rates. A product, like an antiperspirant can contain harmful ingredients and still not be flagged as harmful, since their system isn't accurate or up to date. Or the same brand product in a different scent can get a low score simply because the product info is outdated or the product is no longer manufactured. Formulas change and GoodGuide doesn't always keep up. Product photos and images don't always match up. Hopefully Underwriter Laboratories will clean house and fix the flaws.
The app is a great idea, just not trustworthy. GoodGuide public relations is less than willing to admit any flaw or shortcoming, instead they give excuses. The full website is better at discerning issues, yet the problems still exist. One doesn't need an app to tell you what products to buy. doing research on the internet and becoming a smart consumer doesn't require an app. We are not sheep. You would think Good Guide would care more about fixing flaws in their crowd sourcing system more than a fancy new logo.
This app could be extremely useful
So I would like to believe that this is app is reporting legitimate information. However, if there's one thing I know in my professional career, it's holistic/responsible pet food for cats and dogs. This app's "research" is clearly giving favor to whomever is willing to pay them more money to advertise products.
Pet foods that I would recommend animal parents to stay away from are receiving anywhere from 6 or even 8 out of 10 stars and the truly natural and healthy foods are receiving an average of 5.5 and lower.
At the end of the day, I know this app is catering to the interests of large corporations that are willing to pay big bucks to make consumers feel "smart" and "responsible." This app could be so much better if they stuck to legitimate research.