Travel Phrases

April 2, 2013 at 3:46 PMAdministrator

TravelPhrase_114Travel Phrase – French and Travel Phrases – Italian help you to learn and practice basic survival phrase for travel. Not only it has more than 120 useful phrases, but it also allows you to edit and add your own. It uses Text-To-Speech technology to provide pronunciation for each phrase. To help you review the phrases, you may choose to hide the phrases in one language, then try to remember the phrase in the other language. The paid version app doesn't require internet connection and can be used offline.

Travel Phrases - French

Get it on Google Play Available on Amazon App Store

Travel Phrases – Italian

Get it on Google Play Available on Amazon App Store

You can find user guide here:

Travel Phrases - French User Guide

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Grocery Helper Release Notes(Android)

February 12, 2013 at 10:40 AMAdministrator

12/5/2014 - V1.3.1

  • Fix "Force close" issue when click on category or item
  • Add mass change category
  • Other minor improvement

6/26/2014 - V1.3.0

  • Fix bug with saving metadata from main menu view
  • Use expandable panel when checking off items and edit inventory(Users can switch back in "Settings" if they prefer old popup dialog)
  • Allow user to check low stock items at once
  • Allow user to open shopping list grouped items by stores as default setting
  • Other improvement and bug fixes

4/15/2014 - Version 1.2.2

  • Fix bug in syncing multiple lists(full version)
  • Other minor improvement

3/11/2014 - V 1.2.1

  • Fix "Force Close" issue with checking off items in Group by Store/Location mode

2/17/2014 - V 1.2.0

  • Separate drag/drop re-ordering to its own mode. It is under "Sort Manually" now
  • Recompile for latest Android OS
  • Allow user to choose dark or light theme(Android 3.0+ and full version only)
  • Other bug fixes

02/12/2013 - Version 1.1.5

  • Fix unit disappearing issue when click on inventory level to edit quantity

02/08/2013 - Version 1.1.4

  • Fix "Force Close" bug when notes has apostrophe in it
  • Remove Network access from full version
  • Fix price display issue

05/08/2012 - Version 1.1.3

  • Fix "Force Close" bug when check off items in group by store/location
  • Fix list renaming issue

02/08/2012 - Version 1.1.2

  • Fix pre-loaded lists not loading issue. (If you have installed previous version, you may go to "Settings..."->"Recover Master List" to load pre-populated system lists.)
  • Other minor bug fixes

12/27/2011 - Version 1.1.1

  • Minor bug fixes

12/14/2011 V1.1.0:

  • Fix store display issue when sending shopping list
  • Allow sending list as text message
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvement

Full version only. Separate purchase of GroceryHelperSyncProvider is required

  • Sync and backup lists to server
  • Share lists between users

10/12/2011 V1.0.1:

  • Fix "Force Close" and other minor bugs

9/21/2011 V1.0.0:

  • First release

Welcome to DotNetIdeas' blog

January 1, 2013 at 1:22 PMAdministrator


Welcome to DotNetIdeas. We specialize in making mobile applications for Android, iPhone/iPad and Windows platforms. Our products include: Chore Checklist, Packing List, Grocery Helper, My Party Planner, Baking Planner and etc.

Chore ChecklistPacking ListGrocery HelperMy Party PlannerimageTravel Phrase

Chore Checklist, Packing List and Grocery Helper are cloud enabled apps. When you use these apps along with cloud connector/sync provider, you can sync/share lists between users and devices using our cloud services. We also provide FREE online editor for easy list editing.

To start using our cloud service today, sign up from the app or here online. Just a few clicks away, you will be ready to go. You can find our Privacy Policy here.


You can get our apps at the following places. Please note not all the apps are available on all platforms.

Google PlayAmazon App StoreiTune Store

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Chore Checklist User Guide(Windows Phone 7)

February 1, 2012 at 8:06 PMAdministrator


Chore Checklist helps you to manage chores at home or other places.  It records chores' completion date and calculate next due date based on your preference. You can also set reminder for each chore. It comes with a pre-loaded check list which has routines,  such as "Daily Routine", "Weekly Routine", "Monthly Routine" and etc. You may edit them or add new routine/chores.  

Version 2.0 and later is cloud enabled. The cloud can serve as the backup storage. 
More importantly, multiple users can collaborate on a same chore list instance from their phones or laptops/desktops. Users can edit chore lists through web browsers on laptops/desktops, which is much more convenient than editing lists on phone.  
In Version 2.0 or later, users can manage multiple chore lists on a single phone/device. There are three new views introduced. "By Due Date" and "By Location" are views  aggregating chores from multiple lists. "Lists & Cloud" view is designed to collaborate lists between local devices and Cloud.  

Create/Edit a Chore List

"By Routine" view is designed to create/edit chore lists. Even though, "By Routine" view supports check/uncheck/skip chores, "By Duedate" and "By Location" views are prefered over "By Routine" view to perform these activities. Click the "question mark" buttons at the bottom of  views' pages for detailed instructions. 

Check/Uncheck/Skip Chores

"By Duedate" and "By Location" are views aggregating from multiple lists. You can work on your chores based on their due dates or locations. Click the "question mark" buttons at the bottom of these views' pages for its detailed instruction. 

Cloud and Local Device Collaboration

"Lists & cloud" view allows you to download lists from cloud, upload lists to cloud and merge content between devices and cloud. Click the "question mark" button at the bottom of this view's page for its detailed instruction. 

Share a list with a friend so he/she can collaborate on the list

Click the "cloud" button in the "By Routine" view and log in if necessary. Select the "Share with a friend" option and then enter the email of your friend. (If there is no "Share with a friend" option, click "Sync/Upload with/to Cloud" to upload the list to cloud first.) You friend will receive an email notification with the instruction on how to share the list.

Packing List User Guide(Windows Phone 7)

January 8, 2012 at 8:18 PMAdministrator

Packing List helps you to create and maintain packing lists.  It not only lets user to create a list from scratch but also allows you to generate lists from an existing one.  This application comes with a pre-loaded packing master list. You can simply check the items on the master list and then click on the “Generate List” menu item and you will have a packing list ready in no time. 

Items are grouped in categories. Each item has a quantity, a location and  a luggage attribute. The mass change feature allows you to update lists more easily. 

There are three views, "All Items", "Unchecked Items" and "Lists & Cloud".  Use "All Items" view to edit the contents of lists; "Unchecked Items" view is more convenient for checking items; "Lists & Cloud" view is designed to collaborate lists between local devices and Cloud.  

Expand Menu

Clicking the "..." at right-bottom corner will display the list of Menu options.

Create an New List directly on Mobile Device

To create a new blank list, select the "New List” menu item and enter the name
of the list. 
To generate a list from an existing one, open the existing list, check the items you want and select the "Generate List" menu item. 
If you want to duplicate a list, select the "Check All" menu item to select all the items and then select the "Generate List" menu item. 

Switch to a different list

You can maintain multiple lists with the application. To switch to a different list, tap on the name of the list. The screen with the names of all the lists opens. Tapping one of the lists will with to the list.

Delete/Rename a List

Switch to the list and the select the "Delete list"/"Rename list" menu item.

Add Items to an existing list

Check the items to add. Select the "add items to existing list" menu item and
then select the target list to add.

Create/Edit a List on desktop and download it to your Mobile Device 

Step 1:  On a desktop or tablet, start a web browser and go to and register with your email address. After logging in to with your email, select the "packing list editor" on the left menu to start editing an new packing list. After finishing editing, click the "save list" button, enter the name of the list and then click the "OK" button. 

Step 2: On your mobile device, swipe and go to the "Lists & Cloud" view. Log in to Cloud if you have not done so. Locate the list you just created in the "List(s) in Cloud only" category and then click the download button. If there is already a list with the same name on your local device,  the name will appears in the "List(s) in Device & Cloud" category.   

From this point on, you can edit the list either on your device or in a web browser. You can synchroize the changes to the list between your device and the cloud server.

Share a list with a friend so he/she can collaborate on the list

Select the "cloud" button or menu item and log in if necessary. Select the "Share with a friend" option and then enter the email of your friend.  (If there is no "Share with a friend" option, click "Sync/Upload with/to Cloud" to upload the list to cloud first.) You friend will receive an email notification with the instruction on how to share the list.

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Welcome to DotNetIdeas' blog

January 1, 2012 at 11:59 PMAdministrator

Welcome to DotNetIdeas' blog!

In this blog, you will find more updated information about our applications. 

Please feel free to contact us with any question and feedback. Thank you.



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