I'm keeping an eye on this one.
Found out about this from Lifehacker.com.
And I love the idea! It will definitely let me use up things that get shoved to the back of the shelf. Using the app this morning, I found a can of soup that will expire this month. Wow, how long has THAT been in there?
But I can't give it a thumbs up yet.
In no particular order:
1. I want to sort everything in my items list by name. Can't figure how to do that. Clicked on the column header but nothing happened.
2. I want to search for items to add from all categories because items aren't where I would suppose they'd be. Can't do that.
3. Add my own categories (kosher, mexican, middle eastern). No way to do that.
4. Put items in different categories. Flour, sugar, baking powder, powdered sugar need a baking category. That reminds me, anyone know where powdered sugar is? I found brown sugar, but no powdered.
5. The "number on my shelf" is a little awkward. Sometimes it's logical (1 lb. coffee) other times frustrating (chocolate chips-I have two 12 ounce bags. It just seems odd to put 2 items without specifying how much in each bag. (I used the note field for the package size.)
6. I'd like to be able to add column headers to the list so I could view notes or stores. I like the idea of notes, for things like when I bought the coucous or the flour. Or add a purchased date into the item info that I can view in the column list.
7. That sync thing is always running. Can it have a "sync now" button in the lower left corner? (I don't actually have an iPhone, I was just testing all the features of the app.)
8. A few times, it froze or would not load an item I clicked on in my pantry list so I could change some details. Had to quit it and restart.
9. The ROV scanner is $300? Really? And how does that work? No details on the dev's website.
Integrating an iSight camera would be stellar, but you'd need an all-knowing, uber-database in the sky that has products from all over the world in umpty-different languages.
This software has huge potential and with some work from the developer and feedback and patience from users, it could become a must have app.
And I would pay for that.