Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Sync with Cloud

Introduction

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.

Troubleshooting

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.

Backup

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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199 Responses to Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Sync with Cloud

  1. Mario Beaulieu says:

    Is there a way to sync the meals list between both my device?

    • Alex says:

      Mario, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is no way to sync meals instantly, but we plan to add this feature in the near future. In the meantime it is only possible to transfer meals by creating backup on one handset and then restoring backup on another device.

  2. Patrick says:

    If “Mighty Grocery” developed for the iPad? If so, when can we expect?

    • Alex says:

      Patrick, thanks for your question. Yes, we develop Mighty Grocery for iOS. It’s now the top priority. So I hope the iOS version of the app will be available soon.

  3. Rüdiger says:

    Hi,

    the description of accounts suggests, that there may be several accounts (one owner and several guest accounts). What is the sense? If I live in several familys at the same time… ? :-)

    I added one account and chose a guest and a different owner password. Tapping the “+”-sign lets me log-in and reset password, but not add another account… So how to do this?

    Where can I log-off and where can see whether logged-in or not?

    What is the meaning of the check-mark infront of the account?

    Thanks,

    Rüdiger

    • Alex says:

      Hi Rudiger, thanks for your feedback. Basically difference between Owner and Guest accounts is that Guests cannot push lists. We recommend using Owner access only if you don’t see the reason for having Guest account or multiple Guest accounts.

      > I added one account and chose a guest and a different owner password. Tapping the “+”-sign lets me log-in and reset password, but not add another account… So how to do this?

      You can sign in to account created by someone else. We don’t provide an easy way of creating multiple accounts on a single handset.

      > Where can I log-off and where can see whether logged-in or not?

      Menu > Settings > Accounts contains the list of account(s) you are signed in. To sign out just long tap an account and choose “Sign out”.

      > What is the meaning of the check-mark infront of the account?

      This is the “Auto Sync” setting of an account. I.e. changes will sync instantly if the check is ON.

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

  4. Deborah Meyer says:

    Hi, I love this app! I had looked for one like this for a long time before I found this……. I have one strong wish….I would so love to be able to do my main work with MG on my I-Pad. Is there a way I can do this? Thanks so much!! Deborah Meyer

    • Alex says:

      Deborah, thank you for your feedback. We are working to bring Mighty Grocery to iPad as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

  5. Pablo says:

    Is there any way to export/Import a list to and from Excel?

  6. lauren says:

    Is there a way to sync my recipes between my android phone and my tablet?

    • Alex says:

      Lauren, unfortunately there is no way to sync recipes between handsets, but you may want to create backup on your primary device and then restore backup on your secondary handset in order to transfer recipes. We plan to allow instant sync of recipes going forward.

  7. Monica Nelson says:

    You know I LOVE the app! I am wondering how I can share my database with someone else… not just lists. My mother is finally ready to make her lists on her tablet. However, she doesn’t have the patience to input the data I have for the last two years. Is there a way for her to purchase her own app (of course) but copy my ‘backup’ data into her account? We live in the same town and shop at most of the same stores, but allowing her to access my account as a guest probably wouldn’t work well for her.

    Thanks Alex!

    • Alex says:

      Monica, thanks for your feedback!

      Yes, you can use your backup on another phone. Just log in to your account from the other phone and restore backup. If you don’t want to share lists with that phone going forward, just go to Menu > Settings > Accounts > long-tap your account > Delete. (make sure that you keep the account on cloud).

      Let me know if you have any further questions or comments.

  8. Vickie says:

    Recently everything that I add to my main grocery list goes into the “soups” aisle…even though I put in the proper aisle…they are all save in the “soups” aisle. I’ve tried backing it up to see if that will correct the issue, but it didn’t work.
    This is VERY frustrating, as I face this w/EVERY new entry. Please advise.

    • Cheryl says:

      Vickie, did you ever get an answer – I’m going through the same thing.

      • Alex says:

        Cheryl, yes, we respond to inquiries like this via email to collect more information and provide help. In this specific occasion the problem was:

        …duplicated “Meat and Seafood” aisle under Menu > Settings > Aisles > Any list (one is below Juice and the other one below Soups). I recommend deleting one of the aisles, specifically the one which is below “Soups” aisle. This will fix the issue going forward, but you will have to move Tuna Steaks to the correct aisle.”

        Please check that there are no duplicate aisles, and if this does not help please contact us at hi@mightypocket.com

  9. MrB says:

    Hello

    Just need clarification: if i want to make some major text editing changes to some of my lists, favorites items, and i don’t want to do it on my android device because of it’s small keyboard, it’s possible for me to make the editing changes via ‘My Mighty Grocery’ web UI, but then i have to then 1)delete all the lists on my android device, and then 2)Pull the lists from the cloud to my device? Is that correct? Changes made via the Web UI don’t automatically sync to my android device?

    Thanks! Starting to get a good handle on the product. Thanks for the well laid out documentation, and very useful app. The app. functions exactly the way i need… well almost.. once you incorporate some of my earliar suggests 😛

    • Alex says:

      MrB, if you’d like to make changes using the WebUI, you just need to push lists to cloud and make changes. All changes will automatically transfer to your handset. “Pull list” will come handy when you need to sync shopping lists with another handset.

  10. Valerie Koehler says:

    what do I have to do to get the photos of my grocery ittems to show up in my gallery so I can view them on my list? They are in my cloud drive on Amazon.

    • Alex says:

      Valerie, unfortunately there are differences in Gallery app on Android handsets. As a general recommendation, you may want to try copying you photos to your phone in sdcard/DCIM/Camera folder.

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