- Personal household inventory system
- The best barcode scanner
- Real-time syncing and family sharing
- Automatic expiration reminders
- Smart shopping lists, based on usage and inventory
- Organize by custom locations
- Prices, running tally and estimated totals for lists
- Current inventory & usage timeline
- Submit own photos and product info
- Crowd-sourced cloud database
- Millions of products recognized
Pantry Check is the easiest way to manage the groceries you buy and use. With seamless cloud sync, multiple device login and intuitive UI, it's never been easier to plan meals, do your grocery shopping, track best by dates, avoid food waste and stay on top of your budget.
Barcode Scanner Improvements
- More responsive scanning
- Improved battery efficiency
- Haptic feedback option (on supported devices)
- UI tweaks
Ratings and Reviews
Used to be an awesome App...
As the title says, this used to be an awesome app. I have used it for years. We have a very large family invite a lot of things in bulk. This is a great way to keep track of what we have. However now we have to pay almost $60 a year to use his application. They will allow you up to 200 items for free, but this is not 200 separate items. This is 200 items total. So if you have a case of hamburger helper, that’s 24 items against your 200. You can see where the 200 limit would be used up rather quickly.
Now don’t get me wrong, I fully support developers that have great applications. But I think $60 a year for a simple tracking application it’s far too expensive. For a business, it would be worthwhile, but as an individual personal consumer, I think I’m going to looking for another app.
As far as their best in class database, you would think the developer is charging a lot more for this application because of all the work that has to be put in with that database. However, the database of food items is actually user submitted. So if you scan an item that is not in the database, it will prompt you to take a picture of it and submit it for everyone else to use.
Developer Response ,
We appreciate your opinion but the information in your review regarding pricing is misleading. Note that the annual plans are always the cheapest option ($12 a year for 2,000 items and $30 a year for 10,000 items) and if you take advantage of our limited time sale right now (until Dec 5th 2018) you can get the 2,000 storage annual plan for $7.99 (that’s less than 60 cents a month) and the 10,000 annual plan is 50% off at just $14.99 for a full year. You could also easily lock-in this price for two full years by purchasing the annual subscription twice (since our subscriptions are non-renewing).
No response to this support email I wrote 2 weeks ago, and so we have not been able to fully utilize the app. So my ignored support request / questions below are the basis for this 2star review:
Is there a manual or are there vid tutorials for the app? I am winging it here and it’s been a slow go. The UI isn’t as intuitive as I thought it would be. Without clear instruction we cannot get up and running with the app, and I don’t want to upgrade until I understand features.
I’m not clear on a number of things.
1). Most importantly - how do I manually enter “barcodeless” produce / items that we order from our local farm delivery - or produce that we buy at our farmers market? It’s a lot of items.
2). How do I set inventory view to classify by item location (my customized shelves, cabinets, etc.)?
3). Also how do I preset the different stores where we purchase different product BEFORE I’m actually physically at that store using iOS Location Services. And then...
4). ...how do I opt to view only for items from that store? So, for example, when going to Trader Joe’s, of course we only want to take inventory of those items - (still listed by location as in question 2).
5). How do I set a “when to order” baseline (perhaps 1/4 or 1/3) of all products that aren’t consumed “all at once” like flour, sugar, dry beans, seeds, nuts, honey, paper towel, dish soap, (my list goes on and on).
Developer Response ,
Hello, thank you for alerting us to this! It turns our we had an email outage issue and a small number of users did not receive response from us, please expect response in the next 24h, if you don't get one, we encourage you to email us again at email@example.com.
To answer your questions here:
1) To enter products without barcodes - start the scanner > tap the 'A' buttion in top-right (or swipe scanner to the right) to reveal the product search screen. There you can search products by name or even create custom product entries.
2) In Inventory screen, tap on the inventory button (top-bar, left of title, looks like a set of drawers), then select which location you want to view; You can also manage locations through that menu as well. To assign items to locations, tap 'Edit' to enter edit mode > tap to select items > tap on the set location button (drawer and arrow button, bottom-right on the toolbar) and select the location. You can also set locations from the items individually.
3, 4 & 5) Preseting the stores on the shopping list, better support for multiple stores & inventory restock leverls are all on our TODO list. Regarding 5 - when creating a new auto-generated list Pantry Check will automatically try to estimate what you need based on what you have finished (and your historical levels of the product). It will use similar estimation when you start a new list and open the search screen to look for products to add to the list, the products listed at the top in the "Restock Suggestions" section are the ones Pantry Check thinks you'll likely to restock.
So close and yet...
I want to love this app—it is wonderfully easy to use and the scan function is fast and efficient—but it treats ingredients as if they exist in binary. Either you have something in your pantry or you don’t!
That’s true in a technical sense, but if you want to make a loaf of whole wheat bread or fry a batch of chicken it’s important to know more than whether or not a bag of flour or a jar of oil exists in your pantry—you need to know how much you have.
Perhaps for many folks that will be enough! But for avid cooks and bakers (ahem, the sort obsessive enough to digitally inventory their entire pantry 🙄), it’s a major oversight that really hampers the utility of the app. A simple field to track the container size and capacity (“1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full”) would be enough to get the job done, so here’s hoping they implement something like that soon.
Developer Response ,
As bakers ourselves, we understand how important tracking amounts is. Tracking per-item amounts as well as additional product data are features that are already cooking in the kitchens of Sunroom Labs! We just ask for a bit of patience until we bake these just right 😅 Thank you for your thoughtful review and please don't hesitate to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunroom Labs, LLC
- 28.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2014 Sunroom Labs, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Premium: 2,000 items $11.99
- Premium: 2,000 items $1.99
- Pro: 10,000 items $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.