Yes, there’s an app for that: the GoodGuide Lifestyle Application for the iPod touch and the iPhone

My newest issue of Health magazine featured an article called “America’s Healthiest 100: presenting the people, products, and trends that make healthy living easier, faster and a whole lot more fun.”
The GoodGuide application is going to save me so much time making the right decision.
Number 20 is GoodGuide, a free application that “makes it easy to do the right thing. It helps build your shopping lists with goods rated for health, the environment, and social responsibility” (the description offered by Health magazine).

Amazing, right? I immediately reached into my purse, pulled out my iPod touch and downloaded this FREE application.

It’s user friendly and features “70,000 food, toys, personal care, & household products” (according to the welcome email I received after registering).

In addition, the application tells you what’s “Behind the Rating” by highlighting the product’s company’s general “good” or “bad” practices. Finally, this application gives a list of “Ingredients to Avoid in Category” so that you know what to look for on each product’s label.

I needed dishwasher detergent, so today I pulled up the GoodGuide application‘s list of the highest rated dishwasher products in seconds. And I recognize the brands. For example, Seventh Generation and Method are two brands in the top three rated and I can find them at Target.

It used to be hard to figure out which products to choose as a responsible consumer. Keeping up with every trend and new dangerous ingredient seemed impossible. But now there’s an app for that. Thank goodness!


1 Comment

  1. Great post Cari! Very interesting to find out that it is not just a few of us that care about social responsibility. Many people do now that there is an app for that. If only I had the iPhone, I too would use this application.

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