Have you ever returned from grocery shopping and realized you forgot that one item you really needed? Then Out of Milk is the perfect app for you: your Shopping List stays with you everywhere, the Pantry List allows you to keep track of your essentials so that you always know what you have at home, the To-Do list helps you keep track of any other items on your daily list.

* What the experts are saying *

'The Out of Milk app is straightforward and offers three main list functions: shopping, pantry and to do.'
Wall Street Journal

'#1 of Top 25 Apps For Moms'

'Top 10 Most-Used Shopping Apps'

'How To Simplify your grocery shopping'

'Grocery List Apps That Make Shopping, Syncing Lists Simple'

Our Features:

• Multiple shopping lists
• Save time by grouping items into categories
• Easily scan or enter items in your shopping lists
• Shopping list history remembers items
• Share lists by text or email
• Make a To-Do list
• Pantry list lets you inventory anything so you always know what's in your pantry
• Displays grand total and running total on your shopping list
• Access your lists online from anywhere on

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What’s New

Version 4.4.4

Hey Out of Milkers! We have added better support for the newer iPhones and optimized our app for the latest iOS 12.
As always, we love getting your feedback, so write to us at anytime you want.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

KManoukian ,

Categories appear to be fixed

Love this cleanly designed and easy-to-use grocery list that I can add items to whenever I happen to remember them. After using this app for years, I was getting very frustrated with some category issues mentioned by other reviewers. I started looking for other solutions, but this app still looks nicer and functions better for this purpose than any of the other grocery list or regular list apps I tried. I agonized over what to do, since this really affects my workflow. I finally created a new account on Out of Milk and started fresh. When I started out I had no categories, so I added my own and so far so good. It seems that the developers released an update before they really should have, but that the category issues have finally been fixed. I like having a separate app just for groceries, because I need different functions than on my regular to-do list. The only wish I have is that the to-do list section, which I'm not even using, be turned into some type of menu planning tool, which I would absolutely use. I tried another app that lets you store recipes and make menu plans, but it was cumbersome and ugly. I really don't need to store recipes because it would take too long to constantly add new ones (I like to try new things, so I'm not an "every Tuesday we have tacos" kind of cook). However, it would be nice to have a basic calendar where I could just list what I plan to cook each day.

Brownysxx ,

I love Out of Milk...

...but recent upgrades have made it less user friendly. The problems I have seen are with sorting categories and editing items. I shop at the same grocery store every week. I walk through the store the exact same way every trip. When I create a list for that store, I should be able to pre-set the order of the categories on that list. However, no matter how many times I sort the categories on my list...every week they go back to being ordered a different way! The app forces me to re-sort my grocery list every week, which is ridiculous, because it won’t save my changes to the Manage Categories list. Second- I have to add prices to my items EVERY WEEK. For example, I buy Cheerios every week. But every week when I make my list, the edited item from the previous week (where I’ve entered the price) is sorted to Uncategorized. So I have to select the correctly categorized version of the item and re-enter the price EVERY WEEK. Or, I have to choose the correctly priced version of the item, and re-categorize it to Breakfast EVERY WEEK! Out of Milk is intended to make shopping easier and more organized, and it used to do that! But recently, it has more than doubled the time it takes to make a list, and increased the amount of time I have to spend in the store every week. Please, PLEASE, fix these issues because I love Out of Milk and I don’t want to use a different list app!

Developer Response ,

Hey There, I am very sorry you are experiencing issues with the custom categories feature. This is actually a known bug that is currently on our roadmap for development. While I cannot say exactly when it will be fixed, I promise you we know about it & are working really hard to address it. If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss this further, please reach out to us at Thank you!

Rdwhitti ,

Used to Love the App, Hate the updates!

I have used Out of Milk for several years as my grocery shopping list. I have tried several others but always kept coming back to this one, that is until the latest update. My needs are relatively simple so I am sure that I don't use nearly all of the potential of this app. Unfortunately the latest update not only changed the UI to something truly awful but it (once again!) messed with my categories that I had so painstakingly setup. It seems like every time there is an update this happens. Why??? I wish that I had not updated and could go back to the old version. I would have rated the app 5 stars previously but these awful updates are getting tiresome. Please just leave well enough alone!!!!! As other have mentioned, when I spend hours painstakingly creating categories exactly the way I like them and arranging them according to my store layout, PLEASE DON'T MESS WITH IT!!!!! And another thing, please include an indicator so that I can differentiate between default and custom categories with the same name. I want to delete ALL of the default categories and create my own. And please don't create new default categories like the current version seems to like to do repeatedly. This is getting tiresome. LEAVE MY APP ALONE, PLEASE!!!!!

Developer Response ,

Hey there thanks for writing in regarding the categories, and being able to customize their order. This is actually something we are going to reintroduce in the very next update, which should be out in about 2 weeks.Due to certain deadlines, we were unable to squeeze in the ability to rearrange categories in the first version of this new look. However, reintroducing this is one of our main priorities, and will be back on your app in 2 weeks. Here's a link on the progress:
If you have any other questions/comments, please contact us at

We'd also really like to know what in particular you don't like about the new UI, seeing as the old UI was horribly outdated, and completely against best practices for the App store (which would eventually lead it to being removed by Apple)


Bonial International GmbH
64.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Bonial International GmbH 2018


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