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  1. Desktop version (Updated)

    More than just a web portal, this is a stand-alone version of Prep & Pantry for your Mac or Windows PC.

    Update 18 Dec 2014: As of today, the current release of Prep & Pantry for Android v1(989) officially supports the Gennymotion desktop emulator! I was able to fix a bug that was causing it to hang on start-up. The how-to in the knowledgebase details the installation.

    I've tested this and it works. You can even use your webcam to scan the barcodes. This will also work with the CT-10 scanner hooked up to your PC.

    This release might also…

    266 votes
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      planned  ·  Douglas responded

      Yet another update, but it’s a good one! As of today, the current release of Prep & Pantry for Android officially supports the Gennymotion desktop emulator! I was able to fix a bug that was causing it to hang on start-up. The how-to in the knowledgebase details the installation. This might also fix the problem with P&P running on Bluestacks, could someone this confirm for me?

    • I would like to see a way to view inventory turns. How much of a particular item do I use/need per year?

      Am I over, or under, stocked on a particular item ( or group if that is incorporated into the app)? It would help with perishable calculations, that could lead to integration with the "configurable expiration notification" if incorporated.

      I've said it a few times, GREAT APP! Keep up the good work.

      102 votes
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        under review  ·  Douglas responded

        I’m willing to look into this but I am not sure what the best approach would be. Are we talking about just having an exportable history. An in-app bar chart showing item usage over a period of time with, say, the top 20 items? Give me some ideas in the comments section or through the support email.

      • Place items into groups and have a group total quantity list.

        For example: pizza. What is the total quantity of pizzas on-hand? Not just Brand X or Brand Y. Add Brand Z pizza to the inventory, add it to the 'pizza' group, track the total number of pizzas on hand.

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        • Add option for date purchased

          Add an option for date purchased for items like produce and fresh meat. The expiration date field could then toggle to number of days until it expires vs a date.

          65 votes
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          • Have a csv import to inventory

            Have the csv file import directly into the inventory. The csv file that is already exported by the app could then be adjusted and imported back to the system

            36 votes
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            • Stores: multiple, searchable & reportable ...

              I would like the option of showing stores in the inventory list rather than in the shopping cart, plus i would like to see stores become a selection for reporting & sorting.

              ie .. i list a store where i purchase each item in my pantry ... and i would love to run off a list of all the items i buy from each store. Currently i think stores only show when you place an item in the cart.

              Some items in my pantry can be purchased from 2 or 3 different stores .. it would be handy to have…

              22 votes
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              • Why is your email broken

                There's no way to contact you to fix bugs and I paid eight dollars for this piece of crap

                21 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Support  ·  Admin →
                • Configurable expiration notification.

                  By default, Prep & Pantry notifies you of items that are already expired. Making this configurable will let people to change the notification to let you know when items will expire in x number of days. e.g. 7 days.

                  21 votes
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                  • Companion Recipe App

                    A companion recipe app that links your inventory to your recipes. Add your recipes, link the ingredients to your inventory, see which recipes have all the ingredients on-hand! There's a bit more to it than just this, but you get the idea. Tell me what specific features you would like to see in the comments below.

                    21 votes
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                      started  ·  4 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Admin →
                    • Offline Backup

                      Please give me the possibility to make a backup (without cloud) and off course restore the backup.

                      20 votes
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                        started  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Admin →
                      • Scan to Transfer / Move

                        Adding a option to the scan screen for "Transfer" would be great. For example we often move items from the cold cellar to the kitchen pantry or from kitchen pantry to fridge.

                        18 votes
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                        • Add to inventory directly from shopping list

                          Tap item on shopping list and scan it directly into inventory

                          18 votes
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                          • Make some way to indicate or note that an item is low quantity or I've used a potion of a product.

                            Make some way to indicate or note that an item is low quantity or I've used a potion of a product. For example, many of my kids yogurts scan in as a 4 or 6 pack so that's 1 quantity. I would like to be able to show that I've used up the individual containers. I could put in each smaller pack as the quantity but I think that would get confusing as the inventory gets lower. Also, if I'm planning dinner while I'm sitting in the carpool line it would be nice to look and see that I still…

                            18 votes
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                            • Email notification

                              Email notification (time is user definable) of pending expiring items by location

                              17 votes
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                              • Absolutely no product support

                                Unable to sync as the apps cannot connect to server, have emailed developer both directly and through the support site, 2 months later still no contact. I upgraded to the full app to use the sync function!

                                17 votes
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                                • Email is broken and no way to create group

                                  I have been trying for weeks to create a group, but it times out when contacting the server every single time. I've tried contacting not support through email only to have the email undeliverable each time I try!

                                  15 votes
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                                  • The two things this needs to be perfect (for me)

                                    If you could include these two things, it would be the perfect prepper app!
                                    1) Ability to have custom fields (would be nice)
                                    2) The ability to export to a printable format would be awesome for the clipboard.

                                    Found you by accident, but this is exactly what I have been looking for to keep me organized!

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Make Item deletion easier

                                      Hello, It seems like I have to go through 3 different menus in order to delete an Item when an item is no longer available in my physical pantry. And even after deletion, I have to restart the app to see the change. Can you implement an option to hold down an item for 2-3 seconds to get a menu and then delete? and can the deletion be instant? Thanks.

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Nested Locations & Tags

                                        In other database apps I have like Paprika or OmniFocus, I am able to nest folders. Nesting locations and tags (creating parent/child items) would be incredibly helpful in organizing things. For locations, I could do something like: "Basement: Pantry" or "Basement: Freezer" or "Non-Food: Cleaners: Disinfectant". I'm working with a lot of locations and tags at this point, and nesting would be a big help. Thanks!

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Add ability to track prices and run reports on prices to show trending and know when is the best time to buy an item

                                          I would love to have the ability to add a price each time the item is purchased from each store and tied back to a date. Then be able to run a report and track price changes to see when/where is the best place to purchase an item.

                                          13 votes
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