If you are looking for a way to organize your kitchen’s recipe collection, going digital is the way to go. Handwriting out recipes and owning stacks of cookbooks is a thing of the past. Depending on your particular needs there are numerous options to choose from when looking for recipe apps to organize your kitchen.
5 of the Top Recipe Apps to Consider
1. Big Oven
Big Oven has both a free and paid version app. The free version allows you to search and save recipes. You can then create grocery lists right from the recipes you choose. The paid version offers additional benefits including unlimited recipe storage, a place to add notes to each recipe and an option to scan in your own recipes and store them. The paid version is $1.99 per month or $19.99 for the year. Big Oven is available for the iPhone, iPad, on Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
Paprika costs $4.99 and is a recipe organizer and meal planner. The app allows you to organize your recipes, meal plan and create grocery lists that are automatically organized by category like dairy or produce. The app synchs between all your devices so you can take it with you on your phone and then use your tablet for easier reading in the kitchen. Paprika is available for the iPhone, iPad, Android devices, the Kindle Fire and the Nook Color.
Find, organize and get cooking tools for your iPad with the Basil app. Basil allows you to quickly and easily save recipes from all over the web and you can also upload your own. This recipe app automatically categorizes recipes for you and there is a note taking section next to each entry. Tools like a unit conversion calculator and an auto timer are helpful in the kitchen. The cost for the Basil app is $2.99.
4. Pepper Plate
Pepper plate is a free app that allows you to upload and store recipes. With one click you can also save recipes from anywhere on the web. Shopping lists are created automatically and you can easily unclick items that you already have on hand. Other features include a cook mode so your screen won’t turn off in the middle of cooking, multiple cooking timers and a scaling tool that will alter your recipe for more or less servings. You can also share recipes with your friends. Pepper Plate is available for all your devices including iPhone, iPad, Nooks and Kindles.
5. Eat Your Books
Eat Your Books is a great solution if you have stacks of cook books laying around that you would like to have access to digitally. Eat Your Books allows you to find and add your cook books to your account. You can then upload your own recipes as well and tag your favorites. You can create shopping lists from your recipes, add personal notes and swap cooking tips and advice with other Eat Your Books Members. The basic version is free but offers limited storage. The paid version is available for $3.00 per month or $30.00 per year. Eat Your Books is currently only available in website form.