Paprika [iPad / iPhone, 5 CHF / 5 CHF]

25.25.2012 @ 15:31:27 | Midori  |   français

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An App for (budding or not) cooks.

Paprika

Utility
If you like to cook / test recipes like me, you certainly have stacks of books, magazines, hand written sheets of paper, pdfs, … A while ago, I tried to put everything in Filemaker, but first, it is not transferable, and everything must be done by hand. Paprika is the App that does most of the work: get the recipe online, put it in a standard shape, you can sort them out, have shopping lists, …

Interface
First, the integrated browser. Note the Enregistrer la recette (save the recipe) button (if the recipe is in a format already known), and the Nom (name), Ingrédients, … and Créer la recette (create the recipe) for all other sites, by selecting the relevant data and clicking on the button. Once this done, you can modify the ingredients, the recipe, the information (3rd screenshot) and the picture (4th screenshot).

Paprika Web Paprika ingredients Paprika infos Paprika Photo

You can search through your recipes, show all or one category, plan your menus, and once that done, if the menus are from your recipes, send the ingredients (you want to buy) to the shopping list.

Paprika List Paprika meal organisation Paprika shopping list Paprika shopping list 2

Connectivity
The automatic capture system works with a lot of known sites, and you can ask the App creators to add a site (which is usually done quickly). You can send by mail, tweet or facebook your recipes… so, the sharing works fine. What is more, Paprika saves your recipes in a private Cloud, so there are no risk to lose them.

Price / In-App buysc
If I have something against Paprika, it is the price. The 5 CHF cover only the iPad App, you have to pay again for the iPhone App, and again for the OSX version. But, all right, the iPad version is enough for me, so I will not buy the others. Well, at least, there are no inApp buys.

Other
I also learned about this App first on Cuk, here: http://www.cuk.ch/articles/5241. I hesitated a bit, but the other recipes App do not seem as good, or are not as good after trial.

Summing it up
Pros and cons, but in the end, comparing it with the other Apps, and with all the advantages of this App, and knowing I really needed an App to put some order in my cooking things, the price question is marginal.

Publisher: Hindsight Labs LLC
Images source: iPad
App Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/paprika-recipe-manager-get/id392408028?mt=8&l=fr

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