GoodGuide, Inc.
The GoodGuide app lets you scan products–from food to cleaners–before buying, to discover how they rate on health, environmental and social commitment scales.
The GoodGuide iPhone app is the app you need when navigating store aisles. Once downloaded, you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch’s camera to scan the barcodes of more than 65,000 products (thousands are added each month), including shampoos, lotions, toothpastes, diapers, dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, paper, dolls, action figures, stuffed animals, baby food, baked goods, canned food, electronics and more. As noted on the GoodGuide website which tracks up-to-the-minute scans, baby and kid items are top scan items.

Each scan will let you know where GoodGuide rates a particular product on health, environmental and social commitment scales, so you can buy with your health—and the health of the planet and workers—in mind.

GoodGuide, Inc.
If, instead of scanning, you want to know the guide’s top recommendations, you can text 41411 with, for instance “gguide shampoo” and it will return its top brands, such as Tom’s of Maine and Burt’s Bees. Happy smarter shopping!

Price: Free