I'm not a big fan of those barely sharpened, stubby little numbers they call pencils at IKEA, supposedly to help shoppers write down the name, numbers, and aisle locations while shopping. They make me feel like I'm in 2nd grade and have been sent to the corner to work on my ABC's. Although IKEA has an official catalog app, it doesn't let you scan and identify products while in-store, nor check inventory downstairs in the pick-it-your-darn-self warehouse section. Am I alone in wondering when IKEA is going to ditch the pencils, or at least offer an official shopping app*? * Sadly, the formerly available unoffical .99 cents SwedeShop app is no longer listed on iTunes for download.