CogZum・shopping & pantry list, food waste helper
By Ivo Dimitrov
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
CogZum is multifunctional shopping list app that helps in avoiding food spoilage by tracking what you have and when it expires. Reduce the shopping time, the efforts you spend on meal planning and reach zero food waste with its assistance.
Endorsed as an innovation contest finalist by MobCon Europe, FoodMattersLive London, ReFresh Berlin.
√ Zero Money & Food Waste
Every food that you cook or buy with CogZum shopping list can be easily tracked for spoilage. Your purchases are sent to home inventory list with calculated 'Use By' dates and expiration alerts. Overbuying is avoided with prompt "last purchase" feedback.
√ Zero Shopping Problems
Shop with confidence, knowing at all times what you have at home. Your aisle-sorted "To Buy" list is built in seconds with powerful product creation assistance and automatic item handling. Share the list with anyone or select products to be remembered as a favourite. A daily reminder will keep you from missing a trip to store.
√ Zero Environment Harm
Did you know that food thrown due to spoilage in our homes accounts for 20% of all losses from farm to fork? Each year, it wastes a volume of water equivalent to 1/5 of the annual flow of Russia's Volga river and is responsible for adding 0.66 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet's atmosphere.
◆ Inside CogZum
• FAST product entry with name, aisle and "Use Within" autosuggest.
• ONE-TIME setting of expiration as an estimated period (calculated date). Allows also for an exact date.
• Shareable SHOPPING LIST, sorted by aisle. Quick item editing, expiration updates.
• “Last purchase” info & wasted amount for finding the RIGHT QUANTITY to buy.
• A comprehensive HOME INVENTORY list with expiration indicators. Instant search, details view for quantity and time updates.
• "FAVOURITES" list. Quantity & time suggestions based on last purchase.
• Searchable "REUSE" list. All previously bought items are stored for quick re-use.
• "WASTED" report. Real-time statistics of % consumed vs. wasted food and individual monthly lists.
• DAILY reminders. Items that: expire today, to expire soon, are expired, should be re-stocked. Customisable "trip to store" notification when products are placed in your cart.
• AUTOMATIC or manual product movement between "To Buy", "At Home" and "Reuse" lists
◆ Supported languages:
◆ Join our #IamCogZumer community
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cogZum
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/cogzum
What's New in Version 1.1.1
√ "Used" list is renamed to "Reuse" to better reflect the purpose - a handy storage for product reuse.
√ A few design and first-time usage improvements to make CogZum's experience a bit nicer.
√ A fix for incorrect display time for "Expires Today" reminder.
Flawless app, it really helps to reduce the time spend on shopping and plannig around it. I can now walk into the shop, find the products I need in no time. I don't have to worry any more, to check out on expiry dates of the products in my fridge, or pantry, simply because the app manages it for me. Still it could be more engaging and be able to share with other people but definitely recommend it, it serves its purpose.