Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Settings

Settings screen offers the following configuration areas:


Mighty Grocery offers a bunch configuration options which allow customize application to your taste. To open Options screen, tap Menu button of your phone and choose Settings > Options.

Text size

Small / Medium / Large.

Sort options

The sort options are:

  • Group by aisles
  • Sort by name
  • Move checked items to the bottom – Configures whether items will be moved below cart separator in the bottom of the shopping list when item is checked, i.e. placed in cart.

Show checkboxes

Shows or hides checkboxes on the left of items in shopping list.

Cross out checked items

Configures whether shopping list items are crossed-out when checked, i.e. placed in cart.

Details mode

Activates or deactivates Details mode. In details mode when you add an item, Item Details activity will instantly appear to allow you change quantity/units/price without any extra clicks.

Item tap action

Configures application behavior in response to tapping in the central area of shopping list item row. Available options:

  1. None — nothing happens on single-tap.
  2. Cross out — item is placed in cart with single-tap.
  3. Edit details — Edit details screen shows up on single-tap.
  4. Long-tap cross out — i) nothing happens if item single-tapped in central area; ii) item is placed in cart if row is long-tapped; iii) popup menu shows up if item is long-tapped on the right side of the row (spot with (>) sign or with price/quantity info).

Disable screen lock

If activated, the phone screen will remain active and will not get locked when phone’s Off button is pressed. Both changes affect List and Favorites tabs.

Warning: This option should be used with caution to not allow unauthorized access to your phone.

Disable screen rotation

If activated, shopping list screen won’t change if phone is rotated. This is convenient during shopping to prevent screen from flickering.

Show Ads

Full version only: allows turning off ads in the app.

Regional settings

Tax rates

Configures a set of tax rates which can be used in Edit Item Details screen. Tax rates is a plain text field which should contain number(s) only. Use line break to add several options.

Sample: if you’d like to have three options such as i) no tax; ii) 13%; iii)7.25% use the following value for Tax rates option:


Currency formatting

Specifies formatting mask for amount field in case standard currency format is not suitable. “%” can be used as placeholder for number. Leave this option blank to use currency formatting from your phone settings.

Sample: To configure currency format as 12.34 USD use the following option value:



Advanced options

Long-tap checkout

Configures whether Checkout button requires single- or long-tap in order to move items from cart to history. Used to prevent accidental checkouts.

Show subtotal summary

If set to ON, will provide summary with subtotal such as:

Subtotal: $12.34, taxes: $0.56
Total: 4 items, $12.90

If set to OFF, will provide “Remaining” and “Cart” totals:

List: 3 items, $11.65
Cart:  4 items, $12.90

Show full comments

If set to ON, will show full item comment in shopping list. If set to OFF, only yellow mark will be shown in the upper-left corner of an item with comment.

Hide 1 each

Configures if quantity of item should be shown if it equals 1 each. If option is ON and item quantity is 1 each, it will be replaced with (>) icon.

Full screen shake

If activated, it will be possible to have more effective space in shopping list by shaking your phone. When phone is shaken, Tab bar and Toolbar are hidden thus allowing more items into the screen. Shake again to bring Tab bar and Toolbar back.

Automatic picks

If activated (default), any item added to a shopping list or history will also be added to Pick list. Therefore item can be reused next time you need to add it to a shopping list.

Auto confirm voice

If this option is Yes, then you will not be requested to confirm after you add items. Though this might be challenging since voice recognition might involve errors.
If this option is No and you add an item using voice, all other items will be hidden and you will be prompted to confirm the latest item added.

Auto confirm manual

Same as for confirming voice items, but item confirmation will be required for items added using keypad and touch screen.

Auto confirm Barcodes

If activated, scanning barcode in shopping list will add a new item without opening Edit Barcode screen.

Speech recognition

Specifies parameters for speech recognition feature such as

  • Currencies — comma-separated list of words which will be considered as currency name
  • Cents — comma-separated list of words which will be considered as indicator of fractions of price amount.
  • Articles — comma-separated list of words which will be considered as “1 ea”.
  • Prepositions — comma-separated prepositions which follow units and therefore ignored.

Speech recognition parameters can be reverted to default values with Reset option.

Send usage scenario

Sends email to Mighty Pocket Team which contains information useful for debugging application issues. Please add your description to explain what exactly needs to be fixed/improved.

Configure Pick list

Pick list configuration is available under Menu > Settings > Pick list or by clicking Gears button on Pick list screen.

For your convenience product catalog is split into following categories and you can filter by them in Side Menu > Sort and Filter:

  1. Predefined catalog – product items delivered with app or imported using standard or custom catalogs
  2. Automatic picks – product items created from shopping lists, history, etc.
  3. My picks – product items added manually.

Import product catalog (experimental)

  1. Tap Side Menu > Sort and filter > choose Predefined Catalog. This step is required so that imported items would end up in Predefined Catalog category.
  2. Tap Side Menu > Delete Presets if you would like to remove existing non-used products. Otherwise you may skip this step.
  3. Tap Side Menu > Import.
  4. Select a language for import.

Import custom product catalog (experimental)

If you choose to import Custom product catalog, you will be prompted to paste CSV-formatted text like the following



Canned Goods,Carrots,Canned
Canned Goods,Cherries,Canned

Since you don’t want to manually input text into the box, the better way is to open a file and copy its text beforehand. For instance, the file can be transferred via USB to your SD card and then opened on the phone. Or the file can be sent to your phone as an email attachment.

One of the scenarios to import custom catalog:

  1. Prepare a file with each product in a new line and formatted as Aisle,Name,Details.
  2. Give your file the .txt extension which is more likely to get opened by one of the text editing apps on your phone.
  3. Send the file as attachment via email and open the message with your email client on your phone.
  4. Open attached file with text editing app on your phone.
  5. Long-press the text and select Copy All.
  6. Open Mighty Grocery and go to Pick list –> Menu –> Import –> Custom.
  7. Long-press the text field (see illustration above)
  8. Tap Paste.
  9. Tap Save.

Full list of supported columns:

  • Aisle,Name,Details,Comments,Quantity,Units,UnitPrice,TotalPrice


Configurable measurement units to add/change/hide measurement units and provide desirable increase/decrease rate.

Go to Settings –> Units and adjust units to your needs.

If you need to reset Units configuration or populate units of different language, tap Reset and choose desired language.

Configure Tabs

Configurable tabs feature allows showing & hiding tabs in the Tab Bar on top of the screen. Go to Menu –> Settings –> Configure tabs. And set check against the tabs you want to be visible on top of your main screen.

By the way, long-tapping the Tab Bar will show the list of all available tabs, thus making it easy to navigate to any tab of the app.

141 Responses to Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Settings

  1. Susan Johnson says:

    Is there a way to change the name of a list? I would like to change the list name “groceries” to just plain “shopping”.

  2. Ryan says:

    Is it possible to disable the checkout summary?

  3. CityguyUSA says:

    What exactly are the base units and base ratio functionality under the unit configuration?

    • Alex says:

      Best explained in example: Base Unit of Gram is Kilogram. Base Ratio is 1000. This affects items in shopping list: if unit is grams, item’s unit price will be expected in kilograms such as 1.99 per kg. Hopefully this makes sense.

  4. Katie says:

    Is there a way to edit the Pick List from the web? Mine is messed up and it’s very tedious trying to edit everything 1 at a time.

  5. Ronald says:

    Hi Alex,

    If I untick the ‘Cross out checked items’ in Options, then check an item in the shopping list, the item is still crossed out and moved to the cart. Any comment?



    • Alex says:

      Ronald, thanks for the heads-up. It looks like a glitch in settings. The item will be crossed-out even though the option is configured otherwise. Will plan fixing this in the next update.

  6. Cody says:

    Most states have different tax rates for food and non food items. I am looking for an app that will allow me to enter the price while at store FAST! Select which tax rate and provide a running total so I can see total cost with both taxes and provide the list of all entry’s so I can review my list. List should reflect the order I entered the item as I put it into cart… Can you make this app do this?? Would pay 5.99+ for an app that can accommodate this request.

    • Alex says:

      Cody, you can have multiple tax rates in Mighty Grocery. Just enter as many lines as you need under Menu > Settings > Options > Regional Settings > Tax rates. Then you can tap Tax rate field of an item and quickly change its tax rate. As for item order, the app allows you to sort items manually (Menu > Settings > Options > Sort options > uncheck Group by aisles and Sort by name), however items will be sorted in the order you added them to your list. You can change order of items in Edit mode by dragging-and-dropping items. We may consider changing item order according to checkout order going forward.

  7. John C. Webster says:

    To would be nice if you and your wife could sincup so she could send you item to get or you could add to her list.

  8. Jose says:

    I am trying to import a custom catalog. However, I don’t see from Pick list – > Menú, the next Import option. Is there any other way to get my phone’s custom catalog into my tablet?
    Thanks for your support.

  9. Mark says:

    I want to attempt to import a product list, but am unclear on the effect. If I import into the “All List”, will the import erase those items already in that list?

    • Alex says:

      Mark, thanks for your question. No, existing items won’t be deleted if you import CSV file in Pick list.

      • Mark says:

        thank you for your quick response. One more question/problem. I have a Galaxy Pad that when on the loud account shows up as ‘Guest’. My mobile shows as ‘Owner’. When I create a list on the pad, it does not push or sync with the mobile, even when pushed. Any idea why, and if I need to switch the owner/user setting for each, how is that done (I can not find posts explaining the difference between the two, and to troubleshoot the sync function. – Thank you

      • Alex says:

        Mark, it is recommended to use Owner access to your account on your handsets. If your devices don’t sync shopping lists, please make sure that you are signed in to the same account on your handsets.

  10. Aron says:

    Units relationship does not seem to work with pantry.
    Steps to reproduce :

    1: Set unit relationship between liter, deciliter, milliliter and so on.
    2: Add 0.5 litres of Rice to your pantry
    3: Plan a meal containing 2 deciliter of rice
    4: Check your Plan tab

    Actual result : rice has red status

    Expected result : rice has green status since more than needed is available in stock.

    Thanks for creating the best shopping list app out there.

    • Alex says:

      Aron, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, the app does not handle units relationship the way you expect. We may consider adding this feature going forward. In the meantime for planning to work properly, items need to have the same units.

      • Aron says:

        Thanks for your response.

        I would insist that this is more like a bug than a missing feature: who would create recipes with all measurements in litres or kilograms? 😀

        Until the bug is fixed, the stock feature is not usable in my opinion. Don’t you agree?

        • Tiffany says:


          First of all, I am not associated with this app in any way other than I just installed it today and have been learning how it works myself. If I’m understanding both questions and response correctly, then I believe what you are requesting is the ability to use whichever unit(s) are required by the recipe, regardless of how they are listed in your pantry (Example: Pantry contains one gallon of milk and you use 1 cup), and for the pantry to recognize and reflect such by acknowledging that, yes, you do have enough milk to create the recipe and to deduct that amount from your pantry. I believe what Alex meant when he said that “all” units needed to match wasn’t to put all of the ingredients as the same unit (ounces, liters, etc..) because, as you pointed out, that would be ridiculous. What I believe he meant was to convert the unit in the recipe to match what is listed in your pantry (for now). So theoretically (and I agree that this option would still be a pain to go through) you would convert the recipe and/or your pantry units until they matched. For example, If I have a gallon of milk and only need to use one cup, I would need to convert the gallon to cups (or 16 cups). Then, the recipe would acknowledge I had enough “cups” of milk and after use, I would have 15 cups left. Your scenario would be a bit easier because liters can be converted either way fairly easily, where as the site does not recognize fractions and 1/16th of a gallon would not round out well. I hope I was able to help and if I misunderstood something, then take everything I said and toss it out the window. ^_^

        • Alex says:

          Aron, we realize inconvenience with units conversion between recipes, pantry and shopping lists. We plan to make things easier going forward. Thanks for your feedback.

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