How to send your grocery list to your mobile phone
In the last post, I published a video showing a Shop’NCook grocery list on my iPhone. There seems to be some confusion about this – somebody even sent his grocery list to my iPhone!
Anyway, in case you are wondering, you don’t need an iPhone – or a Blackberry, an Android or other smart phone – to get your grocery list on your phone.
Shop’NCook Pro comes with an e-mail feature that makes it really easy to send grocery lists to your phone. It isn’t either a new feature. Actually, it had this capability from the very beginning, – even when it wasn’t usual to read e-mails on mobile phones, – as I wrote Shop’NCook partly because I wanted to be able to send my grocery lists to my husband. But that’s another story…
If you have an iPhone, you can now send your shopping list directly to Shop’NCook Lite app or to iShopNCook app by selecting “Upload to Direct Access” in the toolbar of the Shopping List panel.
So what do you need to have your grocery list on your mobile phone?
If your phone supports e-mails, it’s very easy. You just need to set up Shop’NCook to send e-mails to your phone.
If it doesn’t support e-mails but has Java (and chances are that it does), you can sign-up for a browser-based e-mail account like GMail, set up Shop’NCook to send the grocery lists to your new account and install Opera browser for mobiles to view your grocery lists.
In both cases, you get a practical shopping list with checkboxes that you can mark as you go.
Now, even if your phone does not support Java – or if it does, but installing Opera sounds a bit too complicated, – don’t despair! You can probably still have your grocery list sent to your mobile phone very easily. You see, most mobile carriers have a free “SMS gateway”, which takes e-mails and delivers them to your phone as SMS text messages. For example, if your carrier is AT&T, you send an e-mail to email@example.com – now your have to replace your-10-digit-phone-number by your actual phone number – and receive it as SMS on your phone. Just ask your carrier for the e-mail address you should use (or check this list).
That’s it for sending grocery lists to your mobile phone. More to come soon on setting up Shop’NCook to send e-mails.