Use Dropbox for your Shopping List on your phone

1. Save a regular old text file (.txt) into your public folder in dropbox, call it Shoppinglist.txt or something like that you will remember. Then right click it and go to Dropbox -> get Public Link (if you don’t have the right click menu, you can also get this via logging into the dropbox site).

2. Email yourself the link and open it on your phone.

3. Save it as a bookmark!

Now, changing or adding to your shopping list is as easy as typing a few lines into a text file, and it’ll magically be updated the next time you’re at the shops. For bonus points, put it inside a shared folder with your housemates or partner also having write access, and they can tell you what to buy!

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  1. This same method could be used for anything you don’t mind others potentially seeing (it’s called the public folder for a reason).

    maybe some lecture notes or exam study aids?

    packing lists if you’re moving house?

    Post here if you have more ideas!

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