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. Ivadale says:

    It works great. But I cleared off all the Tax from the items, because it didn’t add up right when I got up to the check out. So I take a calculator with me to add the tax to know what I’ll be spending at the checkout.

    • Alex says:

      Hi Ivadle, thanks for your feedback.

      Is there any chance that you could scan (take a photo) of a receipt which didn’t add up correctly and send it to us so we could have a closer look? Our contact email: hi@mightypocket.com

      Thank you for your patience.

  2. Sharon says:

    In regards to the pantry feature, am looking for an app lets me
    indicate a reorder frequency. If I put in 2 weeks then it will automatically be added to my shopping cart 2 weeks after my last purchase date. Any chance of that feature?

  3. V Miyakawa says:

    While editing Units of measure, there is a field (I have the spanish version) that reads Increment, what is this for? Also there is a field named: Relation basis (I am translating in Spanish says: Relación base) What is this field for?

    Thanks for the answers

    • Alex says:

      Hi there, thanks for your question. The “Increment” field allows setting the “step” by which item Qty gets changed when you tap “Plus” or “Minus” buttons under Edit item tab or in Edit mode of a shopping list.

      As for Base ratio field, it allows you entering price in grams and have your Unit Price per kilogram. I’d recommend seeing field values of “Grams” units.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  4. Yuriy says:


    How can I unsubscribe from the list?

  5. ang says:

    Love this app but am unsure of all of its functions. When adding new items, the default is Pet Supplies (aisle?). Would prefer this default to none or other category, or even fruit and veg. Can you direct me to make this global change for adding any new item? Thank you!

    • Alex says:

      Ang, thanks for your feedback and your question. Kindly note that a new item should be added to the “Other” aisle by default. Could you please let me know item names which end up in Pet Supplies aisle? Also, any chance that you renamed aisle “Other” into “Pet Supplies”? Thanks.

  6. Tiffany says:

    I would like to be able to have the tax be configured on the price of the item and not the tax after coupons are applied. Thankyou.

    • Alex says:

      Tiffany, thanks for your question. Kindly note that you can apply tax before discount after adding coupon to an item. Just tap Coupon / Discount field again and choose “Apply tax before discount”. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  7. iva says:

    How can I get this to be exact at the checkout. Our tax is 8.8%. If I put the tax for each item then when I get up to the checkOut its totally off. But if I don’t put it on any item then when I get to the check out I have to use the calculator to see what its gonna be when I get up there.then its right.

    • Alex says:

      Iva, kindly note that some of your items may be non-taxable, therefore if you apply tax on every item, the total may be inconsistent with your receipt. If you want us to have a closer look, please send a photocopy of your receipt to hi@mightypocket.com Thanks!

  8. Yuriy says:

    When I buy liquor at favorites I saved in quantity by liters.
    For example: saved Vodka 0.75 litres. Put the price and coupon.
    When I want to add quantity (let’s say I want to buy six bottles) application starts adding by porters, not items, and its own incrementation.
    I suggest to have option for how to increment, buy item or quantity.
    Thank you, great job. Love your app

    • Alex says:

      Yuriy, thanks for your feedback.

      Kindly note that you can change individual increment rate for an item by long-tapping plus or minus button on Edit item screen.

      However, I’d recommend entering “0.75 l” in item details, and having item quantity as “1 bottle”.

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

      • Yuriy says:

        If I do it the way you suggested (put unit as bottle, and .75L as comment) then prices comparison will not work, because you avoid compare by price for a litre, not by bottle..

      • Alex says:

        Yuriy, I see what you mean. There is a trick you might want to use to compare prices.

        Imagine you have items with names “Drink 0.75L” and “Drink 1L” both with bottles as measurement unit. The app won’t compare them by default because they have different names. To work around this, you could assign Generic name of “Drink” to both items (long-tap Name field in Edit item screen). Then, if you set “Number of units” to 0.75 for item 1 and 1.0 for item 2, the app will compare prices correctly. To change Number of units, tap the rightmost field in price compare row.

        This requires a few steps to set up, but once done it will be easier to compare prices going forward.

        • Yuriy says:

          Does not work for me…
          Please help me to set the favorite.
          Vodka1, 0.75L bottle, price $38.99, sale price $13.29
          Vodka2, 0.75L bottle, price $19.99, sale price $12.59
          Vodka3, 1.75L bottle, price $26.99
          And then tell me how to do price comparison for these 3 vodka…

          Thanks a lot!

        • Alex says:

          Yuriy, could you please let me know what exactly are you having difficulties with?

          To make sure that your items are comparable, they need to have identical “Generic name” field value, and also they need to have “Number of pieces” value of 0.75 and 1.75 respectively.

          Here’s a little article about setting Generic name and Number of pieces in Price compare User’s Guide.

  9. Jean Lusky says:

    How can I add a new category, like Cosmetics, to the pick list catalog. I tried the help button, but it directed me here.

  10. Wilfred Camilleri says:

    Hi Alex:

    I have a suggestion for an enhancement to this great application.

    Adding a pantry field to store showing how many of a particular item there is in the pantry and then automatically updating the quantity in the pantry field when an item is checked out in the grocery list. So for example if I have 4 cans of Tuna in the pantry field and I buy another 3, when I check off the item in my shopping list, the pantry gets updated to 7 cans.

    Right now I use the Comment field to do this snd I update the quantity manually which tends of be tedious.

    Keep up the good work.


    • Alex says:

      Hi Wilfred, thanks for your suggestion.

      Kindly note that Pantry manager is one of the planned features and the behaviour you describe will be there as well.

      Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again.

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