Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Sync with Cloud


This section describes how to establish grocery data syncing between devices using Cloud. By “Cloud” we understand Mighty Grocery server infrastructure designed to store and process app-related data.

Online access to shared shopping lists: My Mighty Grocery.

Getting Started

When you launch Mighty Grocery for the first time it will offer three options: Sign up, Sign in, Continue.

  1. To create an account: tap Sign up > enter Email & Password > Confirm.
  2. To sign in to existing account: tap Sign in > enter Email (or Account ID) & password > Confirm.
  3. To continue using app locally without exchanging data with Cloud: tap Continue > the app will create a new local account for you.

It’s recommended to get devices in sync on the first launch of the app:

  1. Sign up to MG account on one of your handsets to create an account.
  2. Sign in to the created account from all other devices.

Once you connected devices to Cloud, all your grocery data will be synced automatically between handsets, including Lists, Pick list, History, Recipes, etc.

Sync Existing Local Data

Sync local accountIf you choose “Continue” from the Welcome screen, a local account is created for you, and no data is sent to Cloud. You can start syncing your local account later following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts > your account > tap [Sync with Cloud].
  2. A new account will be created for you on Cloud.

Sign In to Account

If you already have an account on Cloud and would like to sync data with a new device, just Sign in to the account from Welcome screen on the new device.

If you got past the Welcome screen, there are two options:

  1. You can Sign out from all accounts listed under Settings > Accounts. And then Sign in from Welcome screen.
  2. You can Sign in to the account under Settings > Accounts > Actions (3-dot button) > Sign in.

Sign Out from Account

To Sign out from account just go to Settings > Accounts > [your account] > Actions (3-dot button) > Sign out > choose No to keeping data on the device (unless you’d like to make a local copy of your data and create a new account from it) > Confirm.

The above sequence of actions will remove account’s data from your device, but account will remain on Cloud.

Restore Password

There are two options to restore your password:

  1. If any of your devices is signed in to your account you can change it under Settings > Accounts > your account > Owner password.
  2. Otherwise you can restore password under Settings > Accounts > Actions (3-dot button) > Restore password > enter Email > Confirm.

Transfer Data from Old Device to a New One

Note: If you have a Full Version of Mighty Grocery you don’t need to pay for the app again when installing it on a new device. Just make sure you use the same Google Account with Google Play to download the app. For more details please see Google’s help. Just a reminder: if you purchased the app from Amazon Appstore you need to download Mighty Grocery from Amazon.

On your old device:

  1. Make sure you device is running the latest version of Mighty Grocery.
  2. Make sure that you have account on Cloud and it is syncing normally. Just go to Settings > Accounts > your account > check that status is “Success”. If your account is local, please see Sync Existing Local Data.
  3. Make sure that entered Email is correct or tap [Email] field to make changes.
  4. Tap [Owner password] field > enter your password.

On your new device:

  • Sign in to your account from Welcome screen. See Sign In to Account section for more details.

Account Settings

  1. Edit Account SettingsAccount settings (such as Account label, Email, Password) can be changed under Settings > Accounts > your account.
  2. Account ID can be used to sign in to your account instead of Email.

Owner and Guest passwords

Your account can have Owner password and Guest password associated with it. If you created the account or used Owner password to sign in to your account, you are granted Owner access and you can make any changes to the account.

Users who sign in using Guest password are granted Guest access and are not allowed to change account Passwords, Email, and Account label.

Delete Account

If you’d like to delete account from Cloud, go to Account Settings and choose Delete from Cloud option from Actions (3-dot button).


If your devices do not sync, please check the following:

  1. Your devices are running the latest version of Mighty Grocery available for download (currently 4.0+).
  2. Devices are signed in to the same account. You can check this by comparing Account Ids listed on the devices under Settings > Accounts.
  3. Sync status should be “Success”: check sync status under Settings > Accounts > your account.
  4. If this didn’t help, please email your Account IDs to hi@mightypocket.com with details about the issue so we could have a closer look.

List Sync Settings

List Sync Settings are accessible from Menu –> Settings –> List Sync.

  1. Polling interval — number of seconds between sync attempts when shopping list screen is open.
  2. Idle polling interval — number of seconds between sync attempts when shopping list screen is closed.
  3. Sync status details — configures level of details of progress messages. Can be None, Simple, and Detailed.


Starting with Mighty Grocery 4.0 the app will store backups of your data on SD card only. If you’d like to keep your data safely on Cloud, make sure that syncing with Cloud is activated.

Backups can be created and restored under Settings > Backup.

Choose Create backup to initiate backup creation. Choose Restore backup to restore previously created backup in your app. Choose Share backup if you’d like to send one of backups from your SD card to someone else. 5 last backups are preserved and the app automatically creates backups every once in a while.

Note: Backups are stored on SD card in

  • Full version: /sdcard/Android/backup/com.mightypocket.grocery.full/files
  • Free version: /sdcard/Android/backup/com.mightypocket.grocery/files

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200 Responses to Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Sync with Cloud

  1. car says:

    Can I use this as an app on my kindle fire? I would like to manage my lists offline also…

    • Alex says:

      Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes, you can download Mighty Grocery on your Kindle Fire from Amazon AppStore. The app allows you to manage lists offline and changes will be synced when you online if you set up the MG account. Please see Sync with cloud User’s Guide for more details.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  2. Joseph says:


    I’m looking for a shopping list app to share with my wife. Mighty Grocery seems like it will be perfect.

    Once we upgrade to the full version, is there a way to access our lists by PC online?

    With the initial creation of the list, it would be much easier (and faster) to use our PC and a keyboard.



  3. Dede says:

    We have discovered the interesting app and we need to confirm functionality.

    the application need:
    my wife and I are planning to use the same shopping list, so anyone who identify any need is adding to the shopping list. the person occasionally stops at the store uses the updated list for shopping.

    the idea is to use the sync option for the common shopping list.

    the question can my wife and myself logon with the same account, because both must be the owner of the shopping list for update (guest cannot add or update the shopping list)

    many thanks for the reply

    • Alex says:

      Hi Dede, thanks for your question. Yes, you both can use Owner access to accounts. However, please note that guests can modify shopping lists but they cannot add or delete shopping lists on cloud.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  4. Martin Melville says:

    I backup my Grocery list and then found the list was displayed under one generic aisle called Groceries. i don’t think i changed anything else. i checked a few of the items and they still have the correct aisle in their details. All my other lists are still displayed by their aisle as expected – what’s gone wrong with this one?

    • Alex says:

      Hi Martin, thanks for your comment. Most likely you have enabled the “Master list” setting for your shopping list. Please note that items are grouped by sub-lists in a master list, not by aisles.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions or comments.

      • Martin Melville says:

        That’s all very well but fact remains I only did a backup and all changed. I now have noticed that the 4 items added before backup no longer exist!

        I have also searched for this master list and sublist and cannot find a setting. my list used to be groped and displayed by aisle. My settings still say that. I cannot see/understand how to rectify the situation. I have been through everything ay least twice and am no wiser.

        • Alex says:

          Martin, sorry for missing this last time, here’s the link to the Master list setting.

          I would appreciate a few more details so we could have a closer look at the problem. To keep your privacy, could you please contact me at hi@mightypocket.com and let me know your Account ID and which items have been missing in the last backup? Also, please let me know which shopping list has items grouped by generic “Groceries” aisle.

          Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  5. Derrick says:

    Hi am not sure how or where to save my files. I went away for two months and when I came back again my app was devoid of info, I thought it was because I had changed sd cards, but putting the original back in did not work. I have downloaded the backup from the web but it doesn’t show the history. ( perhaps I haven’t backed up recently enough) but at least my phone should have the info.
    Please tell me how I can save/ backup locally as I live in Kenya and I don’t always have the internet enabled.

    Another request: I live in 2 places Kenya 10 months, Uk 2 months. I didn’t bother using this app over Christmas cos I couldn’t figure out how to set up a second currency without messing up my history in kenya shillings.
    Is this possible to do?
    Regards Derrick

    • Alex says:

      Hi Derrick, thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, it is not possible to backup your Mighty Grocery data locally. Only backup on cloud is available at the moment. We may consider adding local backups in the future.

      As for currencies, the app only changes the way it displays prices for you. Actual currency conversions do not happen.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

  6. I have tried twice to move my info from my Android tablet to my Android phone. After 1st time, I uninstalled app from my phone to try again. Same issue. All of the customizations that I’ve made in my tablet aren’t coming over to my phone. My phone just shows your “programmed” items and isn’t updating any lists. My tablet periodically shows the tiny syncing window. My phone says the pull is complete…but no info is changing.

    • Alex says:

      Hi Vickie, thanks for your question.

      Kindly note that you have duplicated shopping list names in your account. To resolve this, I’d recommend the following: delete duplicated lists from cloud, push lists again from primary device, and pull lists on secondary device:

      1. Delete all duplicated lists from cloud: Menu –> Settings –> Accounts –> (your account) –> Cloud actions –> Delete lists –> (select lists to delete) –> Delete lists.
      2. Push lists from your primary phone: under your account –> Cloud actions –> Push lists –> (select lists) –> Push lists.
      3. Pull lists on your secondary phone: under your account –> Cloud actions –> Pull lists –> (select lists) –> Pull lists.
      4. To make sure that you don’t have duplicated lists on cloud, go to My Mighty Grocery (http://my.mightygrocery.com) website and use your email and password to login to your account online.

      Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

      P.S. I assume that both your handsets logged in to the same Mighty Grocery account. You may want to double-check this by comparing Account IDs for records under Menu –> Settings –> Accounts.

  7. Alan says:

    I am concerned by the notice that I receive upon successfully creating a backup:

    “Remember to backup often as backups older then 30 days may be removed from cloud.”

    I anticipate using Mighty Grocery around once a month, and sometimes that will be a little more than 30 days. I understand a need to moderate available resources, but purging every 3, 6 or 12 MONTHS would seem to me a much more appropriate timeframe to support backup and sync operation from a paid app.

    Thanks for your consideration!


    • Alex says:

      Alan, thanks for your feedback.

      Kindly note that we haven’t applied this policy yet, so no backups have been removed. Anyhow, I agree that 30 days may be a little bit extreme, so we will be changing the policy to 180 days soon.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

  8. Tom Sellers says:

    So now that I’m successfully syncing between my Spouse’s device and mine, she asked me if she should check her Grocery list every day before she leaves work to see if she needs to grab anything on the way home, or if I’m going to email her to let her know if I’ve added anything to any of the lists. That made me think it would be great if there was an option to auto notify a synced device if anything had been added to a list at either end. My apologies if this is just a repeat of something that has been posted before.

    • Alex says:

      Tom, thank you for your feedback and suggestion. We may consider notification feature going forward.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

  9. TLC says:

    I love the app and used it and read how to set up an acct and what is the cloud, I’m not sure what cloud you are using for me to access. I have Google and Sugarsync. I can see the app syncing but to where it is syncing to. My phone (HTC EVO) has crash several times and I lost my list and had to start over.
    I read the Other emails and think I am missing something . Thank you in advance


    • Alex says:

      Hi there, thanks so much for your feedback and your question.

      Kindly note that by cloud we mean our server infrastructure designed to keep your data safely online. It’s recommended to create backups regularly to keep your data in a safe place so that you could restore your grocery data in case of emergency.

      Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

      • TLC says:

        Thank you for your immediate response, so where is this cloud located online so I can assess it when my phone has ben rebooted and I have to reinstall the app, it as happen 3 ties and I had to start over and lost my grocery list. Thank you in advance.

        • TLC says:

          Got it, I didn’t realized I had to click on “My Grocery” tab and put in my password I can see it now. Thank you for your patience ☺

      • Alex says:

        Thanks for your response. Please keep creating backups often and your grocery should never get lost again.

        Feel free to contact us again with any questions or comments.

  10. Phil says:

    Definitely my favorite shopping list app and it keeps just getting better. Thanks!

    Any plans to bring history view to the web UI?


    • Alex says:

      Hi Phil, thanks so much for your feedback and your question.

      Yes, we plan adding history to the Web UI. Hopefully, it will be available soon.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

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