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. Allen says:

    Is it possible to show the item price only in the shopping list instead of price + tax, or making an option to do so? That would really help with keeping up with price changes at the store and comparison shopping. The way the cart subtotals are set up is great.

    Thanks for the great app!!!

    • Alex says:

      Hi Allen, thank you so much for your feedback and your question.

      Unfortunately, there is no such an option yet. However we may consider adding it down the road.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

  2. Deborah says:

    just getting started. I dont seem to find a place where in original list i can add product. Ex. In grain and cereal how do i add diffrent types of cereals.

    • Alex says:

      Hi Deborah, thank you for your question.

      If I understand you correctly, you will need to add your items under My picks so that you can reuse these products in shopping lists. Just go to Menu –> Settings –> Pick list –> My picks –> add your products.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  3. Wilfred t says:

    How do I change the order of the tabs? I want the Aisle tab to appear before the Recipes tab.

    • Alex says:

      Hi, thanks for your question.

      Kindly note that it is only possible to show/hide Tabs in Mighty Grocery using Menu –> Settings –> Configure tabs. We may consider changing Tab order going forward.

      Thank you for your comment and I look forward to hearing from you again.

  4. Keith Bearman says:

    Hi Alex,.
    This might help Liz Biss. When I ‘m buying 2 of 3 or 2 for £1.50 I leave the cost as normal and apply a coupon to the value of the savings.

    • Liz says:

      @Keith Thanks!! The great thing about MG is that there are several ways of doing the same thing. The bad thing about MG is that “there are several ways of doing the same thing ” :)

  5. Alissa says:

    I have used this app for quite some time and love it, but I don’t think I am setting up the tax correctly because every time I check out the tax shows up as $0.00. In the tax rate I have entered 8.75 because the tax is 8.75%, but still nothing. What am I doing wrong?

    • Alex says:

      Hi Alissa, thank you for your question.

      Kindly note that each taxable item should be indicated individually i.e. you need to tap Tax field under Edit item tab for each taxable item. Please see Edit item details User’s Guide for more details.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  6. Alo says:

    I’m looking for the “settings” button I scroll to “more” but thats as far as it goes.
    I want to change the tax rate. thanx, Alo

    • Alex says:

      Kindly note that Settings is accessible in one of the following ways:
      1. Inside the app, tap phone’s Menu button and choose Settings,
      2. or choose Settings under More tab.

      To get to Tax setting, tap Options when you get to Settings.

      Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

  7. Liz Biss says:

    I’ve looked quite a bit and can’t find the answer to these..

    a) I have an item listed as an each and I want to buy more than one, how do I add that to Groceries?

    b) if an item is priced in the store as say 3 for $1, how do I enter that? And if I only buy 2 how do I do that. 33.33333 cents doesn’t calculate correctly.



    • Alex says:

      Hi Liz, thanks for your questions.

      a) To buy more than 1 ea, just adjust quantity of item as described in Edit item User’s Guide.

      b) Unfortunately, 3 for $1 will be changed in the app to 3 for $0.99. Therefore if you decrease quantity to 2, the price will be $0.66

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

      • Liz Biss says:

        Sorry to be so dense… but how do I enter 3/$1 in the app? or for that matter any quantity/price?


      • Alex says:

        Liz, just tap the (>) sign on the right of an item row and you will get to Edit item screen. Then tap Qty field and enter 3, tap Save. Then tap Total field and enter 1, tap Save.

        Here’s the screenshot.

        As I said earlier, the app will round up the unit price and you will see total price of $0.99.

        Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  8. Joe Zeh says:

    Great app! I really like it. I have a question.

    In the sequence Aisle,Name,Details where does details get stored? Is it the Comments field?


    • Alex says:

      Hi Joe, thank you for your question.

      Kindly note that Details field is not a comment field. It is displayed in the second line of item name and can be entered after line break in item name.

      Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

  9. Andy Buck says:

    I can’t seem to get the app to open up the field where I can paste my CSV file. When I choose English, it just thinks about it for a minute and then does nothing. I have the full version. Do you have any ideas?

  10. Ray says:


    Maybe I’m being silly, but how do i set quantities/units for an ingredient in a recipe without it updating the quantities/units for the same ingredient in the pick list?


    • Alex says:

      Hi Ray, thank you for your question.

      Kindly note that quantities/units/pricing should not get copied from Recipe Ingredients to Pick list. Could you please double-check that quantities/units of recipe ingredients are propagated to Pick list products?

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