The weekly grocery shop is time-consuming and for many can even be a source of great frustration. However, your smartphone can help alleviate this. Whether it's finding your local store, making a shopping list or even working out if a multibuy really is a good deal. Here's five free apps for Apple iPhones.

Shopping List free

Rather than opting for a pen and paper to ensure you get everything you need when wheeling your trolley round the supermarket, why not opt to use your smartphone. This free app lets you make a list of items you need, which can even be organised into different departments. You can then tick them off as you go round.

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Ocado on the Go

Thanks to Ocado's iPhone app you can browse and buy from thousands of groceries stocked by the online supermarket connected to John Lewis and Waitrose. You can even organise your delivery slot and check prices against the same items in Tesco.


While Aldi won't let you shop online through this app, you can check out the latest special offers in-store, write a shopping list and find your nearest branch.


We love the Sainsbury's app because not only does it let you shop online (although its currently restricted to non-grocery items at the moment), you can also check your Nectar points balance and find your nearest store, it also offers meal plans and recipe ideas.

Supermarket Multibuy Savings Checker

We all love a good bargain, but not all multibuy deals are as good value as they initially seem. Fear not, with this handy app, you can enter the price for one item, the number of items you have to buy to get the offer and the total price for the multibuy and see the savings.