Item: Paprika Recipe Manager
Price: $4.99 - $19.99
Overall Impression: A simple to use, attractive and intuitive app for storing recipes you find both online and off.
Last year I talked about wanting to organize all my bookmarked recipes, which over the years had gotten scattered across a number of different systems (Google Reader, Evernote, Delicious), none of which really worked for me anymore. I decided to give Paprika a try and was happy to discover it has all the features I've been looking for in a recipe app, along with a few I didn't even know I wanted, but am glad to have.
Characteristics and Specs: Paprika is a recipe management app that allows you to capture online recipes and sync them automatically between various devices. To add a recipe you found online, you navigate to the website within the app's browser and locate the recipe you want to add, or use their bookmarklet to save recipes while browsing online. On websites for most major food magazines as well as recipe-focused sites like Epicurious, recipes are captured with the click of a button, but even entering recipes from blogs or non-compatible websites takes less than a minute of highlighting and clicking. It's also possible to enter your own personal recipes, so that everything is stored in one place. The app also makes it easy to generate grocery lists or meal plans based on the recipes you have saved.Favorite details: One-click recipe capturing! I really appreciate the intuitiveness of the app; captured recipes are almost always formatted perfectly and items on the grocery store list are already organized into the correct aisles ("Produce," "Canned and Jar Goods," etc.), so I don't have to waste a lot of time correcting the technology's incorrect assumptions. (I wish I could say the same for my iPhone's Auto Correct!)
Find It! Paprika Recipe Manager, $4.99 - $19.99, available for the Mac, iPhone, iPad & Android
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