Thursday, October 31, 2013

Undiscovered App #45: Freshbox - Stop Wasting Food

FreshboxI just did a bunch of grocery shopping the other day, and when it came time to put all the new goodies in the fridge, I found myself digging into the very back to find things that had turned, um, a little unpalatable. This is a weekly ritual, and sometimes I wish I didn't have to keep wasting so much food. But that's what happens sometimes when it's out of sight, out of mind.

That's why today's Undiscovered App is so helpful. Freshbox puts an end to wasted food by helping keep track of what goes in your fridge or pantry and putting an expiration date on it, and giving you a heads up of what's coming due first. The interface is a little unintuitive in places, but it's simple enough to get a quick grasp of how to enter new food items and set up expiration dates and delete them altogether.

It has a pre-existing database that makes keying in data more efficient: there's nice shiny pictures, some additional background on how to best store the food, and a typical shelf life in case you already didn't know it. You can also override the suggested expiration dates if you have a better time frame in mind.

Basically, Freshbox has the potential to become a very useful app if you apply some diligence to your food shopping process. A dollar not wasted is equal to a dollar being earned, and in the long run, Freshbox may be one of the few apps out there that effectively can make you money by eliminating typical waste patterns that make us spend more money than we have to.

Freshbox has an average rating of 4 stars from 442 reviews. It is currently available to download for $0.99.


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