There is probably nothing quite as fulfilling as realizing that you’ve grown as a home chef – from once only being able to create the occasional simple meal for yourself, to being able to prepare full-course dinners for the family. As you continue to develop your skills, your recipe repertoire is sure to grow just as fast, and before you know it, you’ve lost track of all the things you can make. It’s a problem many chefs encounter, especially since the internet has become a haven for those learning to cook, with literally thousands upon thousands of food blogs, according to Taking the Kitchen, that offer new recipes or twists on classic recipes.
Luckily, the growth of mobile internet and constant development of smartphones has made it a lot easier to collect and manage your recipes. Gaming Realms said that the rise in the adoption of 4G internet has led to the increasing mobile data usage worldwide The developer of online platform, Pocket Fruity added that the ultra fast mobile data connection has changed the landscape of the internet forever, meaning that more and more people are relying on their smartphones to consume content on a daily basis.
Thus, if you need a bit of a helping hand in exploring recipes, consider checking sources on your mobile device or try these apps that make recipe exploration and collection easy:
Often touted as the absolute best recipe app out there, Paprika is best known for its ability to sync your recipe collection across all your devices. Its cross-platform support means that you can find recipes on your computer and save them, then access them on tablet so you can easily read it when you’re preparing the meal. You can also cross of ingredients on the list as you prepare the recipe, or highlight direction steps, scale recipes down or up based on serving size, use built-in timers and trackers, as well as create smart grocery lists that help you manage your meal plans. It’s a great tool all-around, because it works on just about any device, it keeps all your recipes together easily.
While it doesn’t offer the same cross-platform support as Paprika, ChefTap is notable for its easy recipe importing system. Through the app, you can easily clip recipes from any website on the internet, as well as import your full recipe lists from Epicurious or allrecipes.com. The app also has intelligent recipe scaling for serving size, and if you’re feeling creative, you can even use the app to look for new recipes across the web with the touch of a button. Images of the recipes can be saved from websites, or you can upload your own.
Mobile app developers are known for their creativity and ability to constantly integrate old experiences into new formats. Omnomicon has been able to take the mechanics of popular dating app Tinder and use it to create a recipe exploration app called Tender. The app presents users with recipes from all over the web, and users can swipe right to save the recipe, or left to scroll to the next one. The app then organizes all the recipes you have swiped right to, so you can easily find them when it’s time to try them out. It makes for great fun when exploring new recipes, and puts a twist on recipe exploration.
What apps do you use to discover new recipes and manage your existing collection?