6 Helpful Android Shopping Apps

February 24, 2012

A smart shopper knows how to get cheap yet great finds.  If you think that you could do better with your consumer skills, don’t fret – your Android device may be of help.  Try downloading any of these apps, and you’ll be able to organize your grocery and mall activities, as well as get the best deals in your area.

1. ToMarket Grocery Shopping

If you’re the type of person who keeps on forgetting to buy something after you’ve left the grocery, then this app is for you.  ToMarket helps you list everything down before you head out.  You can create your list by typing it directly in your phone, by uploading a CSV file, or by voice command.   Everything is customizable; you can arrange items by category, and even by aisle depending on the store you’ve filtered.  Moreover, it has a barcode scanner, a to-do list, and a coupon tracker.  If you want to share your list via email or SMS, you can download the full version.

2. ShopSavvy

ShopSavvy is marketed as “the original barcode scanner for Android”, but it’s definitely more than that.  If you want the best price for certain item, just type in the keyword or scan the barcode, and you’ll get a roster of online and brick-and-mortar places within your vicinity that sells it, as well as how it’s priced in each store.  You can check out reviews to help you with your purchase, or you can add products you like to your wish list and monitor price changes.  ShopSavvy also saves your history for later browsing, and is integrated with Facebook and Twitter.  It’s a pretty good app for canvasing and casual shopping.

3. Milo Local Shopping

You have probably experienced going to the mall only to find that what you wanted to buy was out-of-stock.  Milo can help you avoid that hassle by giving you access to store shelves in your vicinity.  Enter your keyword and the app will pull up nearby stores, and the number of stocks of the item you need.  You’ll also get to compare prices so you know where you can get the best deal.  Currently, it only works in the US, but we hope that they have plans of going international soon.

4. Shopkick

Shopkick is a geolocation-based app with a spin – not to mention freebies.  Here’s how it works: once you walk in a partner store (like Target), the app recognizes where you are and immediately gives you “kickbucks”, which are reward points you need to accumulate in order to redeem your gift cards or Facebook Credits.  The nice thing about is that you can redeem anywhere, so you don’t worry about searching for a faraway store branch just to get your freebies.

5. Google Catalogs

Google Catalogs is another great addition to the company’s wide array of applications.  Designed specifically for tablets, it offers you hundreds of catalogs to browse through, lets you shop without leaving the app, and gives you the option to share the items you find interesting with friends via email.  It’s under continuous development, so we can be sure that more catalogs will be added soon.

6. Egg Drop

Even if there are tons of shopping apps out there, Egg Drop manages to differentiate itself by focusing not just on what stores have for sale, but on what your neighbors have for sale.  Everything works in real time, and should you have any questions, you can talk with the seller with the in-app messager.  Planning to sell something? You can instantly upload a photo of your item as well as its price and you’re ready to go.  It’s almost like Craiglist, only more functional, and it’s pretty nifty when it comes to searching for the best deals around.  If you’re interested in online shopping but can’t stay put scanning auction sites all day long, then this app is for you.


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    • pranamya

      really good apps. Also try Vyalah for android. Really awesome app.

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  • gfsfgsfg

    If you’re interested in online shopping but can’t stay put scanning auction sites all day long, then this app is for you.


    • pranamya

      Really good app. Also try Vyalah for android

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  • pranamya

    Vyalah allows you to shop by creating categories and by keeping a record of all the things you may want to buy. I believe that going forward this way will help you to make better shopping decisions.

    An example where Vyalah could fit your needs:

    You go to Ikea. You like a coffee table. But, you are in 2 minds thinking if you can get a better deal else-where. But still you want to add this coffee table to your wish list. If you have Vyalah, you can take multiple clicks of the coffee table, enter the price and other information and save it in your Vyalah wish list. Then you browse around and see another coffee table in JC Penny , another store located just few miles away from Ikea. Without Vyalah, things get complicated and you try to remember each and every minor details of the table you saw in Ikea. But if you have Vyalah, You just have to browse through all the coffee tables in your wish list and then, compare this coffee table from JC Penny with that you saw in Ikea or any other place. You can then make the best choice for yourself.

    We have kept Vyalah very simple to use. Alsp Vyalah doesn’t need any user account. Your phone is your account. You are the only person who has access to your items. Hence you can store anything in Vyalah wish list.

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      Vyalah promotional video