Google Doc your grocery list

I discovered a great way to use Google Docs as a mobile grocery list last week.  All you need is a Gmail account and a mobile phone with WAP access.

Justine and I both have Gmail accounts, so that part was easy.  You simply create a document in Google Docs and share that document with your partner.  You can now update this document over and over for new lists whenever you need them (and even access the revision history to see what your shopping lists looked like last month).

You can now access that document on any mobile device in read-only format (presumably while you’re walking down the aisles in a grocery store).

So a simple phone call while I’m at work “Honey, I updated the list” is all I need to know exactly what she wants me to bring home from the grocery store.

I find technology fascinating when it intersects with everyday life to make things a bit easier.

Do you have any technology tricks like this?  Feel free to share them in the comments.

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4 Responses to Google Doc your grocery list

  1. DebInDenver says:

    I do this too and I LOVE Google Notebook. I use it in a similar fashion.

  2. Dave says:

    I didn’t know Google Notebook worked on mobile. How do you use it?

  3. Jim Hughes says:

    I use the forms feature with a spreadsheet so that I can add to a list from my phone. You can save the URL of the form in your mobile browser. I used it for expense tracking, but it basically works for anything you want to keep track of.

  4. Dave says:

    Jim – Fantastic idea to use the forms as an input. I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks!

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