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Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"

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Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:14:29 pm »
We have started using the shopping list feature.

It would be nice if Alexa would recognize synonyms like "Grocery List" and respond by adding items to the shopping list.

I know we can create a second list called Grocery List, but is there any way to link them?


Re: Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 11:32:32 pm »
Since we shop at grocery PLUS kinds of stores we get groceries, plus other stuff there, so our shopping list has all kinds of things on it.  It will become natural to ask for shopping list sooner than you think.  Trust me; unless you are one of those people completely stuck in the past, and you aren't, are you?

Re: Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 08:36:38 am »
I know we can create a second list called Grocery List, but is there any way to link them?
By linking, do you mean you want them in the same list, so you can say “add xyz to the shopping list” and “add xyz to the grocery list” and they will go to the shopping list? You don’t have to specify a list for the shopping list, just say “add xyz” and it will automatically go there.

Re: Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 10:47:23 am »
I know we can create a second list called Grocery List, but is there any way to link them?
By linking, do you mean you want them in the same list, so you can say “add xyz to the shopping list” and “add xyz to the grocery list” and they will go to the shopping list? You don’t have to specify a list for the shopping list, just say “add xyz” and it will automatically go there.

I didn't know that!

Thank you. It works.

If I create more lists, will it just add to the first one if not specified? Will have to try it out.

Re: Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 03:34:47 pm »
Since we shop at grocery PLUS kinds of stores we get groceries, plus other stuff there, so our shopping list has all kinds of things on it.  It will become natural to ask for shopping list sooner than you think.  Trust me; unless you are one of those people completely stuck in the past, and you aren't, are you?

That sounds like Alexa teaching me to do something.

I prefer apps that do things the way I want them to be done rather than assuming the user will learn new tricks. That is a hallmark of a poorly designed user experience.

Which is also why I added "Alexa ask google" to my Alexa. Always good to get a second opinion.  ;D

Re: Make "Grocery List" = "Shopping List"
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 09:27:42 am »

I didn't know that!

Thank you. It works.

If I create more lists, will it just add to the first one if not specified? Will have to try it out.
Glad to help, I learn a lot on this forum. If you don’t specify the list it will go to your shopping list.