The App Review: Fridge Pal

June 25, 2013

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Fridge Pal – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Fridge Pal does the job of several apps: shopping list, home inventory, recipe search and meal planner. Use it to get reminders for when food will expire, share shopping lists with other members of your family and plan your meals for the coming week using the recipe search and meal calendar.

The average household will waste 25% of the food it buys, adding up to over $1000 per year. Fridge Pal helps you save money by reminding you when food will go bad.

What it actually does: Fridge Pal features a barcode scanner to quickly and efficiently add items to your list.  Use this list for shopping, home inventory, and to ensure you have all of the components for your favorite recipes. Items you add will be saved and can be quickly re-added with the tap of a button. You’ll even be reminded of when items will expire.  With the simple, quick and easy features of Fridge Pal you’ll save money, plan your shopping and find great recipes.

How useful is the information for target audience?: Fridge Pal is very useful for those who like to make their lists on their smart phones rather than using pen and paper. Also having a reminder when foods will expire – helps save money and waste. 

Ease of use: The app is straightforward and easy to use. And items can be organized as they look in your pantry or refrigerator.

Who would best benefit from the app?: The app is great for those who are very organized or who are looking to get organized in their kitchen and pantry. Saving money is also a bonus! 

Cost: Free, upgrade for more features: $2.99

Rating: 3.5 of 5

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