JoRoHoCo - Best App I’ve ever owned
It is rich with features and fits so comfortably into every day life. It is thoughtfully designed. I constantly add recipes. With over 2000, it’s impt to categorize. I include family names as categories so that when I can easily meal plan for birthdays or visits. With that in mind, I can input the recipes when I narrow them down onto the calendar. From there, I can create an easy shopping list to use in the grocery store, marking them off as they go into the cart. When cooking, I frequently scale it for church gatherings. How easy to use, just have to be aware that if numbers are spelled out which some sources do, then they don’t scale. It can throw your ingredients but that’s not the apps fault. BTW, church is a category example so when needed, I don’t start from scratch to plan. Just go to that category and pick. Big time saver. As I work thru the recipe, I can mark off the ingredient so I don’t forget what I’ve added plus I can highlight the paragraph of the step I’m on to easily find my place. Sharing recipes is real fine. When someone asks for one, I just pull it up on the app and email it right there from my cell. Plus of course brag about the app and they generally end up both getting and praising it. Grabbing recipes from the net takes seconds. Literally. Even sites that require a password. Get the app. It’ll change how you plan, shop, and cook - all while having fun.
Momtomatt - Highlighting Features I LOVE
These reviews here are on the mark! I won’t reiterate, but I will share a couple of what I think are the coolest features, one of which I just found after a month of using the app. (It’s like a new car in which you just keep finding little compartments you didn’t know existed!) The first one is timers—not just one timer in the top menu—timers throughout each recipe! Just click on the blue text anywhere in the instructions (and these recipes are downloaded from the internet), and you can set a timer for each action (i.e., stir for 2 minutes, cook 5 minutes uncovered). A list of the timers will show up on the left side of the screen. This second feature helping me be a better planner is Meals. It lets you add any recipe to a calendar, and when you go into your calendar you just click on the recipe to go to it. There are so many other features that are so well designed and thought out, and some I haven’t taken advantage of yet! Go for it and buy this app! You won’t be disappointed! (Have to add that during this time when our family is spending much more time at home, I decided to go through my old cooking magazines and pull out the recipes I want to try. Many are available on the internet, so I’ve been able to download them rather than type in the whole recipe! Great project!)
aReviewer999 - Couldn’t live without this essential life tool
We eat most meals in. Paprika is installed on my wife, my daughter and my iPhones & Apple Watches, a kitchen iPad and a MacBook. We share the responsibility of meal planning, shopping, and prep. Paprika makes this easy. It imports recipes directly from website sources. We have over 6,000 recipes collected over the 6+ years we’ve use the app. We can scale these recipes to suit our needs (Paprika does all the math), categorize them and easily plan our meals each week.
With Paprika 3, grocery lists are on our Apple watches, so the iPhone is not necessary in the store which is awesome now that we’re all wearing masks, and Face ID is crippled. We can split up as we shop, even at different stores, and as we check items off our lists all devices are synchronized almost instantly, so it’s easy to know what has been bought and what is still to go. We have several grocery options near our home, and the ability to maintain separate lists for each store is an added bonus. The pantry feature lets us manage the staples we always keep on hand.
Of the many apps we’ve purchased over the years— in any category— Paprika is the one we would gladly have paid more for. The apps on each platform are solid, stable and the developers continue to enrich the app year after year.
Tallulahontask - How did I live without it!
The more I use this beautifully designed, amazingly functional app, the more I love it. The ability to create menus and pull up recipes and lists any time, any where, on any of my devices, makes meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking so much easier. Love being able to quickly check a list of what’s in my freezer or pantry without scrounging through them. The ability to sort by expiration date helps to keep track of items that need to be used soon. A future update I would like to see is the ability to customize location of pantry items. I have more than one pantry area. (My solution has been to assign an emoji for each location and add it to each item - I know, sounds silly, but it works.)
There is one glaring fault in this app when you scale recipes. For example, if recipe ingredient says I bag (16 ounces), if I scale the recipe to double, the ingredient lists as 2 bags (16 ounces) instead of 2 bags (32 ounces). If you are not alert to this it is easy to use the wrong quantity. This error shows up in directions as well. In spite of this I can’t bring myself to deduct a star because I love this truly awesome app so much.
Professional Homemaker - Have had this for several years, can’t live without
I’ve had this since the previous version. When I was considering purchasing this app for the first time, I felt it was a little too expensive so I did a lot of research. This ended up being the only one that met my requirements so I grudgingly paid up. Best decision I made. It was worth every cent. I racked up a couple of thousands recipes and it was really easy to search what I needed. Seamless downloads, easy customization of menus, simple UI, pin & switch, multiple grocery lists, etc.
And then few years later, a revamp that requires a repurchase. What??
Granted I had the app for probably about 5years by then, and I have sent in a few requests to make it even more user friendly. Be careful what you wish for because it comes at a price.
I had to buy this, there was really no alternative. Not happy with having to cough up this much without a “loyal user discount”. But while I was at it, I bought the desktop version too. It now actually has all the stuff I requested (like the ability to add multiple photos) and more.
Sigh, I am scared of another revamp a few years down the line....
alexiahallRDN - So happy!
I am a long time Mac gourmet user who is SO frustrated by their 7 month plus inability to fix their sync issues. However I was scared to switch because I thought no one else could compare. I finally made the switch after reading several reviewers comments. Paprika’s sync beats the pants off macgourmet. Their userface is incredibly simple, and the grocery list is so intuitive I’ve decided to use it instead of my other grocery list! The fact that grocery can consolidate multiple items, and delete those existing from your pantry, as well as divide by aisle provides so much more than Mac gourmet ever did. I’m kicking myself for not switching sooner. Their browser and upload feature is also miles ahead of macgourmet AND believe it or not they are cheaper than macgourmet was 10 years ago! The only thing I am missing so far is the ability to text a recipe to a friend, but email and airdrop are just as good. I’d also love a few different styles to print a recipe other than the basic options they provide. Way to go paprika!!
juliw95 - A few things missing but decent overall
I have been looking for an all in one kitchen organization app. I watched quite a few videos on this app before purchasing but unfortunately I’m a little disappointed. I didn’t realize that you have to manually enter your favorite recipes from cookbooks. I can just scan them in with another recipe app I use. If you just have recipes from websites you’ll be ok but I don’t have time to manually enter recipes in. What made me download this app was the pantry tracking. I expected the pantry and grocery list to communicate with each other. In other words when adding items to grocery list from my recipes, I expected it to recognize that I already have certain items in stock. I haven’t found a way to do this other than looking at each list. Paprika has some amazing tools but I already had the basic bones with my other pantry app and recipe app. I hope the developers will continue to work on ideas to make this better, then I could get on board. The fact that I can’t take a picture of my favorite recipes and have it populate the recipe is a dealbreaker for me. Hopefully I just haven’t figured out how to do it.
christobal71 - Devastated
Do not buy unless you plan on spending more money each time this app is updated, and potentially losing all of your recipes if you don’t.
I purchased the Paprika app many years ago, and since that time I have used it almost exclusively to store all of my recipes. I use it multiple days a week. Many of these recipes are from from friends and relatives who have since past away, and that are irreplaceable. Those recipes have given my family something to remember them by. Imagine my horror today when I went to pull up the app, and it wouldn’t open with a message that the developer needed to update the app. I went to the app website to discover that there was a new version of the app, that the old one would stop working eventually. This was from 4 months ago. A developer that was responsible and cared about its user base, would have put a message on the old app, so their customers would have a chance to make sure they either backed up their recipes and moved to the new app, or downloaded them to have a record. They did not.
As it is, I purchased this app in the hope that I had set up the cloud back-up. Apparently, I had not, I have lost all of it, and given another $5 to the people responsible. I would try to contact the developers, but their support is a glorified FAQ.
IowaGirl2 - BEST App for Recipes
I have found the Paprika app to be a VERY useful tool in the kitchen. Absolutely user friendly (I am 62) . . . I have everything I need right at my fingertips. I also love the ability to use it on my tablet in the kitchen and on my phone when I go to the market if I forget what ingredients I need for a particular dish. I do a lot of traveling so having my favorite recipes with me when I travel is great! Trying to figure out what to cook for dinner, no problem, just scan through the app for inspiration. I can also download tried and true family recipes from my own recipe book. The timer is an added bonus to keep track of time when I am cooking multiple things at once. Really can’t think of anything I would add to the app. It might seem like a hassle to download all your recipes, but just add a few at a time, and before you know it you have a decent catalogue to choose from and everything is centrally located. Don’t hesitate to download the app, you will not be disappointed!! Can’t wait to share it with my family and friends!
katpaulea - Huge upgrade from My Recipe Book
I’ve used the My Recipe Book for many years, and was so disappointed that they quit supporting it. I have almost 1,000 recipes, and I was worried that soon the latest version of iOS would no longer support it and I would lose all of my recipes. Went on a quest to find the best recipe app out there, and the consensus seemed to be that this was it. Then I was faced with the daunting task of recreating all of my recipes from my old app. Did a bunch of research and finally figured out that I could export the database from My Recipe Book and import it into Paprika. The basic instructions are included in the Paprika user guide. My Recipe Book isn’t supported for a computer, so all of my recipes were on my iPad. I had to connect my iPad to my Mac to get the database file, but it imported amazingly well. The only downside is that it didn’t import the photos of the food or the serving sizes, but I consider going back and adding all the photos a very small price to pay since I thought I was going to have to recreate every recipe. Such a lifesaver! I love this app!!
Like the tiki - Freaking fabulous!
I don’t normally take the time to write app reviews (although I rely heavily on them so I guess I should). I obviously did take the time to review this app though, because it is freaking fabulous! I only discovered the Paprika app because Pepperplate decided, with no notice mind you, to unexpectedly start charging an a excessive monthly or annual rate for the continued use of their app. Thus, I began exploring alternatives and came across the Paprika app. Thanks to all who had rated it, because that is what drove me to try our this app, and boy were my expectations exceeded! There are so many wonderful features with this app - meal planner, in-app browser that downloads apps with the touch of a button, in-app timer when it detects a time listed in a recipe, temporary strike out feature to cross off ingredients as you’re following a recipe, and many more. Best of all, it imported all of my Pepperplate recipes, including the pictures, in a matter of seconds. I’ve already recommended this app to others. So very worth the few bucks for this app.
Gwytherinn - Get it now
Despite, the rave reviews I always resisted getting this app because it’s not cloud based. I also always preferred paper, so I’d have disorganized binders and files bursting with recipes I had printed (and then I’d just print them again... and again.. when I couldn’t find the first print out). Finally caved because it was just untenable and I’m so glad I did. Being able to cross out ingredients and calculate serving sizes while viewing recipes on my iPad makes this a game changer. No more messy math scribbles all over a tattered, oily page. I thought the recipe browser would just annoy me but it does the job. I just wish there were a “refresh “ button or something to eliminate all cross outs at once and that the serving sizes were a little more intuitive. (Ie, 16 tablespoons will become 1 cup but 8 tablespoons stays that way instead of becoming a half cup.) But really, all in all Paprika had changed my cooking life!! My favorite thing to do lately is find new recipes to add in. I bought both the computer and mobile apps and it’s been well worth it.
flybone89 - Indispensable!
I appreciate this app more and more everyday! I only just discovered the ability to pin recipes and keep them handy for meals I want to prepare in the upcoming week, but not quite sure on what day. Every few weeks I discover something new and it’s like a mini gift. I am using features like the shopping cart and meal planning more and more too.
It pulls in recipes from any website I can throw at it - perfectly every time! It stays completely in sync across my Mac and iOS devices with no issues. I started eating a plant based diet last year, and I could not have done it without this app to gather tasty recipes from multiple sites and help plan my meals.
I know this may be controversial, but if this app ever needs to switch to a paid subscription or charge a new upgrade fee to keep going strong - then I am more than willing to purchase! I have over 680 hundred recipes in this app and because of it I eat better and healthier. There are so many products with questionable value and this is not one of them. I love this app!!
St. Louis user - Awesome app!
The developers clearly put a lot of thought into this app. I love having one app to store all my recipes, and it has so many awesome features. It’s great being able to pin recipes, making it easy to switch back and forth when making a couple longer recipes at the same time. I love that you can search within a category and search multiple fields (start searching, then click on the drop down arrow at the top to refine your search). I love being able to insert pictures within directions and include multiple pictures of a recipe. Importing from another website is a breeze. The user guide is very comprehensive. Being able to highlight what step you are on and the app remembering where you were is very useful. The embedded timers are also very cool. And I love the auto scaling of ingredients for changing the amount of a recipe. This app makes me want to try so many recipes that I’ve been saving for a long time! I gladly paid for the update to the latest version to take advantage of all the features. Thanks for a great app!
robryd - I use it every day
So many good features. I can import from any website and convert to a consistent format. Ingredients and directions are side-by-side which is so much better than traditional recipe-book style with ingredients at the top and directions below. I can create my own categories to organize recipes. I can add comments of my own. When a blog or website has lots of extraneous text, Paprika will almost always be able to find the recipe within and extract it; when it occasionally doesn’t get it quite right, it is easy to edit and fix it.
I don’t use the shopping-list feature because it only has generic categories: produce, canned goods, etc. I use a separate app (called Any List) because it allows me to customize it to fit the way things are arranged in the store where I shop. I would love to have this feature in Paprika; it would then be just about perfect. But until then I still love it.
Update: I have just discovered that you CAN customize the store aisles in the shopping list, so I may try to do that.
Maat Jah - Love It but
My main pain points are the editing abilities. Sometimes I may have imported a recipe more than once and would like a way, via mobile and desktop, to select multiple recipes to delete them at the same time. I’d also like the ability to select multiple recipes to move to a category or menu. And the ability to assign a day to prepare multiple recipes for the planner instead of going into each recipe to do so.
Outside of that, this app is everything else I need it to be. Easy import from various websites (improvements over the different versions). The recipe view in the iOS app is the best with great built in timers, an option to scale ingredients, link to the source of the recipe, an option to rate the recipe, and easy toggling between the ingredients and directions. The grocery list comes in handy as long as the recipes are following the same units of measurement (I.e. won’t work if there are multiple variations of 1 C v 1 cup v 1 cups v 1 cup(s)).
Great app, has some room for improvement when it comes to editing.
Gendernothx - Amazing app... with a few drawbacks
First, I have to say how much I love this app. It’s got a great meal-planning section, and it’s super easy to use. However, there are a few things that make it less than what it could be. 1) Though there is an option to add photos to the recipe’s ingredient list and directions, this doesn’t seem to work. I click the photo button, and it turns to a white screen with only two options: cancel or insert. Only canceling works. This is frustrating because the hundreds of family recipes have to be fully typed. 2) The app has an option to turn off automatic screen lock to prevent lots of greasy fingerprints while cooking, but the ingredients and directions are on separate tabs. You have to touch the screen every time you need to check a measurement, countering the entire purpose of the no-lock options.
Other than these two annoyances, I adore Paprika. It is pretty simple to use, and it obviously has had a lot of thought put into it. I would definitely recommend this app
Laraly2011 - Fantastic app, but a suggestion for devs
I have been using Paprika for a few months now. I have it on my computer and my phone, which allows me the freedom to look up anything I’ve saved, wherever I’m at, at any given time.
The ability to create as many categories as I want has helped me immensely. I cook everyday, at least 2 meals a day, at home, and I own a restaurant, so I’m always trying out new ideas at work. In other words, I cook s tin and this is the first app that handles it all. Except one thing.
The Bookmark ability. You can’t organize bookmarks as far as I can tell, it’s just one long list I have to slog through. There are often articles on cooking, tips & tricks, cookware I want to save a link to, etc. Not being able to organize all this into easily findable subjects is annoying. I have to tab out of Paprika, to go to another service that allows me to organize bookmarks. Having it all in one app would be fantastic. Otherwise, this app does absolutely everything I need and want and I love it!
Einreb_58 - Love this app!!!
This app has it all! I was even able to download recipes from some sites not listed in the documentation... sweet!
I love all the features, especially the ability of “speech-to-text” feature... very time-saving when adding recipes from cookbooks.
Also... love, love, love the ability to create a meal plan to the menu; and the way I can create a grocery list and sync with other devices.
The more I use this, the more I love it!
I do have a few suggestions, but these are in no way criticisms:
1) when using the menu planner, allow the user to choose more than one day for the same recipe (all at once), instead of having to choose a recipe in each day individually. Why? In my menu-planning, I want to add leftover days for recipes that make more than one meal’s worth of food. (Of course, with your handy recipe converter, I can easily cut a recipe down; but I enjoy using leftovers to cut down overall cooking time in a week.). Please educate me if I am missing something.
2) Program the total time to automatically add the prep time and cook time together for the total (any reason it shouldn’t?)
3) in the nutrient section, add fields for: calories, fat, protein, carbs, and fiber. Then, allow the totaling of each of these fields on the menu-planning page, so a user can easily see how many of each is planned for complete day’s menu.
4) Add an undo feature (or educate me on how to use one if already built in).
Thanks so much for this awesome app!!!
Megawatt Mamie - MUST HAVE cold, dead finger technology!
My very faithful kitchen tool is Paprika Recipe Manager 3. It allows you to browse the internet for recipes using key words or phrases. Once you find a recipe that you want to try, you can download ALL of it (ingredients, instructions, photos, notes) by just touching “Download”. It puts EVERYTHING into your app in a snap! Then your recipes are searchable, you can create your menu and grocery lists, you can even manage your pantry if you want to go that far! I could say more about what it does; however, you should just buy it and explore it for yourself. They sell it for computers, and most devices for about $5. I bought it for my iPhone (to shop/cook) and my iPad (to cook and see easier) because they sync together in the cloud. That way I always have my grocery list and recipes with me whenever I am at the grocery store. I truly refer to it as “cold, dead finger technology,” because you’re gonna have to pry it out of my cold, dead fingers before I’ll give it up!
Spock8272 - Well written recipe app
I had been using The Recipe Box for a few years. The app was initially pretty good but has gone downhill, no longer supporting downloads from many web sites. I had over 250 recipes. It was well worth the effort, and fairly easy, to port those recipes into Paprika. I especially like that when recipes are downloaded from a web site you can go directly to the recipe web site from Paprika so that you can see any hints, photos, or videos.
Since the data base is cloud based all devices are always synched. I always have the recipes on my phone when shopping, my wife can check recipes on her iPad or phone.
The one thing that I would like to see is the ability to scale recipes by both volume and weight. I mainly use weight measures for ingredients to improve accuracy but input recipes with both volume and weight so that persons that I share with can use volume measures if they do not have a kitchen scale. Why anyone does not have a scale, I do not know.
Kacm* - 5 for App, 4 for sellers
The upgraded version delivers many enhancements. I have no problems using its new features and finding how to do previous things after scanning the help sections (they are helpful). The look of the recipes w/updated format is nicer to read and you can vary the font size, bold, italicize and such.
The send from browser for recipes saves several steps over the URL link, but you can do either if you adjust settings. I also really like being able to link 2 recipes (like a cake w/a particularly frosting). The ability to insert photos into the directions for step-by-step recipes is nice also.
Worth the switch for me. That being said - in an earlier review I wasn’t happy w/not even a small reduction in price for users of prior versions. I still feel like even a couple of dollars off the computer version would make for warm fuzzy feelings of customer loyalty vs grumpy reluctant re-purchasers. Especially since many of us refer new users!
jackie02012 - The best recipe app
I got so tired of pop ups in other apps. I couldn’t read the recipes for all the distractions. Paprika is the absolute best $5 I’ve spent on an app (and I really dislike paying for apps). Keep in mind that the $5 is per device; I just loaded it on my iPad.
*There is a browser within the app to let you search for recipes (even from those pop up apps); then you download the recipe to Paprika. It just downloads the recipe and picture...all the other chatter on the website stays on that website.
*When I have a recipe open to use, the screen does not go to sleep; makes for easy use during messy hands time
*Great organization of recipes with pictures of each one. You can create a multitude of folders and sub-folders for your recipes. If you can’t remember where you put it, there is a search bar
*It’s such a clean looking app. Crisp, not cluttered, easy to view
*once you download a recipe, you can rate it, comment on it, change it, categorize it, change the name of it, share it
*If you need to have a different serving size, there’s a button for that changing the measurements
*you can add your own personal recipes from those mounds of 3x5s you’ve been collecting; and then include your own picture
*Other features I haven’t used yet are Groceries (it’ll easily create a list), Pantry, Meals (a calendar), and Menus
Can’t think of one!
I’m not a great cook by any means; so Paprika saves me!
JBinLJ - Great for organizing my various recipes
While on lock-down for the CV pandemic I decided to undertake the massive project of organizing all my recipes that I had a many different places - some in cookbooks, some in an accordion file, some bookmarked on my iPad, etc. This app made it super easy and I love having them all handy and accessible on either my iPad or iPhone. The only thing that I find to be a bit of a bummer is that the search option doesn’t also search through your ingredients list. Discovered this while at the grocery store yesterday when I was looking for a recipe I’d made recently with chicken thighs. Searched on “thighs” to see what all I’d need to pick up, and the recipe didn’t come up so I thought maybe I hadn’t saved it in the app. Realized later that the app was only searching the recipe titles (so should have searched on “chicken”). It would be so great if you could search the ingredients list - sort of a “what can I make if I’ve got sweet potatoes and chicken handy” type option.
ceege613 - First App I ever paid for. Worth every penny!
I never pay for an app because there are so many freebies out there. This one I paid for (not a lot) and I’m so glad I did! It’s a game changer for me!! It is exactly what I needed from consolidating all my recipes that I have in emails and texts and on cards and printed off the internet. They’re all in one spot. I can find them with any keyword in the title. I can add the ingredients to my grocery list. I can schedule my meals as far in advance as I want. It has really relieved me of the aggregation of planning dinner every night and ensuring I have the ingredients and finding the recipe! We’ve had meals that “I’ve been meaning to try” and I’ve tossed recipes that don’t cut it. I can edit a recipe if we like “a little more of that” and I can even scale it if I want a double batch of that black bean soup. I really couldn’t be more happy about this and I’ve told anyone who will listen about how much I love this app.
Foreverfarrah - Awesome App!
I love this app. I personally only add recipes to my Paprika once I have tried them and really like them and want to make it a staple in my household instead of having it all cluttered full of recipes I haven’t tried out. That’s for Pinterest! 🤪 I love that it syncs across devices. You won’t regret getting this app!
Four stars because I do have one huge suggestion that I think would be helpful for everyone and make it even more seamless: I want to be able to plan meals for the entire month from breakfast to dinner. Paprika has this feature, which is awesome! However, I do find it very time consuming to add a recipe to my month individually day by day. It would be awesome to have a feature that will let me choose all dates that I want the recipe to be on and save it once, instead of clicking five times over and over for a week’s worth of breakfast. Sometimes I like to have the same breakfast for that one week. Make this seamless please and it would be the best thing to ever happen to Paprika! 😊
MarkDeMoss - Pantry option leaves a lot to be desired
The main reason I bought this app (both iOS and Mac OS) was for the pantry, grocery and recipe option. There’s so many issues. For example, if I enter that I have a plural tense of an item, that will not correlate with the grocery list. You also have to be very generic in terms of naming items, which might work if you are the only person using the app. It would be nice to have a note section for each pantry item so that when we run out, then we know which item to buy again and put the amount in a notated section. It’d also be nice to be able to scan items in using the camera. The worse part is say a recipe calls for fresh pumpkin seeds or X brand steak sauce and you have both items but it’s listed as pumpkin seeds and steak sauce. When you click recipe then the grocery selection, it’ll show up as not being in your pantry because everything as to be word for word. The pantry restrictions are so strict that it’s just not user friendly enough to spend the hours it would take to enter everything. It’s still a concept that isn’t ready for prime time.
Lisacpa - Paprika will change the way you cook!
I truly don't remember how I found Paprika, but I believe it may be the most under rated app around, at least among the ones having to do with food. See a recipe on a blog that you want to try? Save it in Paprika-you can edit it (omit an ingredient, add another, all manner of modifications). Did you try it and hate it? Delete it! Are you trying to find a recipe that uses almond flour? Use the browser feature & Google it. You can also use one of many links if you like a specific site, as many sites and blogs are already there for you (examples: Epicurious, Hungry Girl & many more). It's difficult to list the many reasons this app is a real keeper, but one is that it only cost $5.00! Cheaper than plenty of magazines, but it will blow you away! No more ripping pages out of magazines or taking screen shots of them and figuring out how to save them. If you are a cook or a chef, you need this app!
TwinMoons - Yes I bought this AGAIN!
Update: You CAN insert multiple images. I had misunderstood how this feature works and I see other reviewers having the same issue. This is how it works. When you are creating the recipe, in the photos section where you normally put the thumbnail image for the recipe, add all the other images you need for the recipe. THEN, when editing any part of the recipe, tap in the photo icon in the toolbar to insert any of the images from your image pool. I still think this is pretty confusing, but that’s how it works!
I have bought every version of Paprika because it’s the best. However it loses one star because you cannot insert any images in the recipes. As another reviewer pointed out, when you try to insert an image, all you get is a cancel and insert button and insert doesn’t do anything. I’ve been waiting for this feature forever. Please fix this to make it perfect.
DNA took - I’m amazed!
I’ve enjoyed so many features of this app, particularly meal planning and being able to look back at recipes I’ve made together. But, I was blown away today with the import feature. I’d brought up a photo posted on the internet of a hand written recipe card in the browser. The app imported the recipe flawlessly even distinguishing between ingredients and directions written between two different cards, but posted in one photo. All the ingredients with their amounts were listed perfectly in order. This app has certainly made my life easier. Although, I do get addicted to adding recipes from the internet since it’s so easy, so it does also waste a bit of time. But, well worth it when I can try out something new with my family! I do wish it had a better feature to add groceries to our Alexa app since that’s where we keep our grocery list.
RayHollister - Effortless daily use
I don’t write reviews hardly ever... but I love this app. It is very intuitive, and there are many many useful features that I use daily! I can make a meal plan for the week in under 5 min, standing in the middle of produce section if necessary. BOOM—instant grocery list to shop from. I also never have to go back through my browser history trying to find a recipe I saw somewhere... anytime I see something interesting I effortlessly capture it in Paprika! I use this every single day, multiple times. I know I would not be cooking as many meals from scratch without this app. It’s just so easy to find and plan and actually use a recipe (timers are breathlessly easy and automatically integrated into the recipes). And it’s very reasonably priced for what it gives in return. I’m so thankful it doesn’t require a subscription. Thank you, developers!
Cass and Mike - Best app ever!
I can not believe how much I love this app! So much help and so much ease!
You can meal prep, make grocery lists, double batches and Ingredients, make a recipe or book that is totally organize, set timers in the app, share recipes from app to app and so much more! My favorite part is that you can look up a recipe and down load it so you don’t have to read all the extra stuff in the webpage (like the life story of the recipe and ads and all that) it sifts out all the important info and creates a recipe card! So cool! I’m someone who needs help organizing and planning my food or I’ll just eat the same thing all the time and then fall off the wagon because I get bored. I also love that it is not subscription based, you buy it and then your done. You don’t have other things in the app you can or can’t use or there is no “Premium” or “Gold” membership. You get it all with one purchase! And NO Ads!!!
podisc - Love it but......
I first want to say that this is the absolute best app out there and I have gifted it so many times because it is the best. But......
1. you go to a support forum and when you are filling out the form about the problem, they ask for iOS version and Paprika Version after you have typed out the problem. When you go to look for the versions and return it’s all gone and you have to do it all over again. Ridiculously aggravating.
2. I complained about a bug in grid mode for 3 years, it was finally fixed and now it’s back another way. Used to be when you clicked on a recipe and return to the grid view you would end up in another place on the page. And I don’t mean the next line...way down somewhere and you have to scroll forever to figure out where you were. Now when I delete a recipe in grid view it happens.
Nickname7200 - Very happy!
I really love this app! I had a recipe app years ago that I loved, but the developer failed to keep up with it, so I needed something to replace it. I found Paprika and was able to replace my recipe app and separate meal planning app with one app. It’s easy to add recipes from the internet or type one in on my own. I love being able to meal plan and have that information with me on my phone at the store in case I need to refer to it. I love being able to adjust the size of a recipe without needing to do the math. I’m very happy that I can use this app both on my phone and my iPad - I like working on the iPad at home (searching for and entering recipes and using the recipe in the kitchen) and taking my recipes and meal plans with me on my iPhone. I haven’t tried all of the features yet, but I love the ones I have tried. I use it every week to plan and refer to it often. Thanks, Paprika!
Huitzilopotchl1 - I am loving this-especially now
Grocery planning has never been more important. Being able to plan out breakfast lunch and dinner, resolve the quantities and know that I need three pounds of quick oats a week, 6 for two weeks, or that the recipes I have planned require 8 cups of onions (we eat a lot of onions, don’t judge) is super helpful.
Being able to put recipes for certain appliances I use again and again (ball jam maker, juicer, instant pot) work them into the weekly menu, throw the menu into the grocery list, the shopping calculus is done for me. Saves so much time & food waste because I buy what I need.
I do need to reconcile diced onions & chopped onions & sliced onions & whole onions, the program can't recognize them as the same thing, but really I just edit frequently used recipes to whole onions diced, whole onions chopped, etc and then the program adds them up fine.
AJW610 - Favorite App of All Time!
This app makes me love cooking even more! I love being able to organize my recipes, quickly find many of my paper folder recipes on the web and almost instantly save them on the app without the need to type them. For some reason, the recipes save from Safari, but not Chrome. As a single person, the scaling recipes is my absolute favorite feature! Having the app at the grocery store makes shopping so much easier. I love that I can edit a recipe to fit my tastes. The one feature that would make this app a dream come true would be the ability to search by ingredients. That feature works great with recipe titles, but not the ingredient list. It would be nice to easily plan dinner from what is left in the refrigerator. I recommend this app to anyone who cooks. I love it when someone makes my life easier! Thank you, developers!
KellerBrauer - Very Slick!
I have been a Living Cookbook user for about 25 years. However, LCB seems to have fallen off the planet. So, I researched and found Paprika. I first bought the desktop version and when I learned how well it integrated with the mobile version, I had to buy it also.
I can tell you from years of using recipe software, this app and desktop version, is slick! One of the many powerful features is the browser. So, you use the browser, find a recipe, click the Download button and BOOM, you have the recipe, ingredients, directions, photos, nutrition information, all the information organized in your cookbook exactly where you want it.
I gave this software only 4 stars because I would like to see my ingredients linked to actual nutritional data. But, maybe that’s a future upgrade??? Meantime, great software, easy to use, very versatile.
ArkCarver - If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!
This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best recipe app you could imagine. I have it on my Mac, my iPad, and my iPhone and have been using it for over a year. I now have nearly 2000 recipes in Paprika and cannot even imagine how many hours it has saved me. I could not have believed they could make it any better but the latest upgrade has done just that. The ability to make notes, add a recipe to numerous user-defined categories, make menus, shopping lists, and even arrange those lists by the aisles at the supermarket are unbelievably helpful. If you are hesitating to purchase this app, wait no longer. I used to have tons of recipes on paper waiting to be transcribed to the web or organized into notebooks. No more. The ability to download directly from the web and have it parsed correctly is invaluable.
SeaRobin - My Go-To App, but not as good as the old version
I’ve been using Paprika for years; I couldn’t plan my weekly meals without it. However, I was a bit disappointed with the new app because I grew to love a few features the old version had that the new one doesn’t: 1)) They’ve removed the thumbnails from the weekly and monthly views in the calendar. I’m more of a visual person, so text doesn’t do me much good here, so I have to switch over to my old version of Paprika when I’m culling my meal ideas; 2) while I really love the larger thumbnails when looking through recipes in your categories list in the block format, if you click on a recipe and then go back to the list, the list moves down, so you have to scroll back up to find where you left off, which gets really annoying when you’re clicking on a lot of recipes. I do like that they added a favorites feature.
mouw1 - Great app
I like this program as much as Mac Gourmet—which I loved but had to give up because of support issues. I really like it that I can share my account and database with my daughter-in-law and she has access to all of our old family favorites from grandma etc. and I can see her new creative recipes. We just use categories to keep them separate. It’s a family cookbook on our phones!
The one thing that bugs me (might be the only thing) about the layout is that that recipe description, or intro, is on the second tab along with the directions. Why not put the description, which obviously would tell you if that’s the recipe you want to make (being a description), front and center where I need it? I would respectfully ask for this change in a future version.
Other than that minor thing, I love the app!
Pfelina - Thankful for this excellent App!
I just had to write a review. I had been using “Recipe Box” app for so many years and I love it. The problem with that app is the support and updates became nonexistent. A lot of the features wouldn’t work anymore or would cause the app to crash.
I had been searching for someway to get my 3,000 recipes from that app organized because I feared that I would lose them completely once I get another new device or there’s an iOS update.
I had heard a lot about Paprika. I had tried the previous version a few years back but couldn’t import my recipes into the format for Paprika so I never used it. I have still been searching for a solution and now I came across this new version of Paprika. I read about some steps I could take to import my recipes.
I purchased it and anxiously did the process to import my recipes. Once the steps were done it took about 10 seconds for my 3000 recipes to populate with pictures and all.
I am ecstatic! I am free from the worry of losing all of that hard work to get my recipes in digital form in the first place. I am so thankful for this app.
I am still used to the other app but I can get used to this one now. There seems to be a lot of useful features that I didn’t have before.
Thank you Paprika 3 !!!
Feature not working - Almost Perfect
This app is a life changer for me. I use it every day. It makes me a better planner and cook.
But, a few extras would make it 5 stars for me:
I absolutely need it to export to AnyList. I don’t like Paprika’s grocery list as well and my family is entrenched in AnyList. Also, why doesn’t it have the traditional “share” functionality of iOS? Sometimes I just want to copy my recipe to add to a comment and that is difficult to do.
Most irritating is the way the keyboard pops up every time you select a recipe. It takes up half the screen and I have to put it down to see the recipe. It should only pop up when you put the cursor in a typing space.
Second most irritating is on the iPad, when you select a recipe and then go back, it doesn’t hold your place and you have to scroll back to try to find where you were.
Printing is confusing. Can’t figure out how to add a printer or print to a PDF.
It would be nice to have a category for recipes without pictures so I could go back and systematically add photos to recipes that don’t have them. And a category for duplicate names to help sort out the duplicates.
Is there an ability to search for multiple categories? Like “Christmas”; “Cookies” to find recipes that are tagged in both categories.
Love Paprika and thanks for the updates. Don’t mind paying a little if it solves my problems.
tsalstrom - It’s the Best!
I can not tell you how much I appreciate this app. Being newly retired, I now have the time to organize my home life like I had done with my work life so there is more time for fun. I have been adding recipes and developed a healthy rotation of proteins. Once a week I sit down to pull recipes into the weekly meal planner and move them into the grocery list. Knowing what is in my pantry and freezer, and what is on sale at my favorite store, I am able to eliminate those things and only buy what I truly need. I have noticed smaller grocery spending and less waste. There are also less incidents of poor choices due to last minute planning. When dinner time comes, I know what we are having and I have the confidence that I have all the ingredients. Thank you for making this so inclusive of those things that make things easier.
Ddnxtk - Fantastic, makes my life better
I rarely leave reviews but want to give kudos here. Well designed and organized. We have gone to plant based diet about a year ago and have been building up a recipe list. This app works great, it’s almost unbelievable how smart it is at grabbing the info and structuring it automatically.
The unlimited categories are great too. We grab something and tag it for type of meal (main, snack, bread, soup, etc) as well as our own (favorite, cookbook worthy, to try)
We now have a couple of hundred recipes, about half not yet made. We can search by ingredient.
It’s hard to express how amazed we are that this app does what we want so well. Easily worth the price. My wife & I now have automatically synchronized and can shop and plan effectively. She’s training to be a vegan chef and this is a very valuable tool.
DeathStorm1973 - Good app but needs tweaking
I’ve been using Paprika for six months and it’s been great for most everything. I love the ability to download recipes from websites directly through the app. Aside from that there are some tweaks that would make it better. For one, you can’t see the ingredient list and recipe directions on the same screen. So when you get a direction that says “add xxx” you have to go back to the ingredient list to see how much xxx you’re adding. The other downfall is you can’t choose how the app opens. I use it more often for my grocery list but the app always opens on your recipes. It would be nice if you could choose what you see when you open it. Other than that it’s been great. You can create custom grocery isles for your store and teach the app what ingredients are in each isle so it remembers them for next time. It can be a little time consuming but overall it’s the best recipe/grocery app I’ve used.
janpatt55 - Loving it!
How much did we used to have to pay for a cook book? $4.99 is a bargain. I just started using Paprika, but I’m loving it. It was hard for me to navigate, but I’m getting it. It’s easy to download recipes off the web (through the apps browser) it redesigns the recipe so that all the recipes look alike (ingredients on one side instructions on the other). You can make folders (chicken, appetizers etc) It allows you to scale the quantities AND make adjustments to the recipe. You can then click a button and all the items are on your grocery list! (delete the items you already have) The grocery list even tells you which recipe that ingredient is for (in case you decide not to make that fancy ambrosia afterall!). You can even make a monthly menu on the calendar if you’re that organized! Will be using this app a lot!
Alexmerlor - Missing Sort! EDIT: sort is back!
EDIT: sort is back! Played around more, love the ability to edit a recipe I save through Safari so that I can add categories as I save recipes! Changed to 5-stars!
Played around with the new app a bit, seems to do everything the old one did EXCEPT let you choose how to sort the recipe list. I like seeing my newly saved recipes first, but now they only display in alphabetical order :( (an enhancement I'd love is to have a random sort option for those times I just want to discover something I may have forgotten about).
I'm looking forward to playing around with linking recipes to one another, but the lack of sorting has made me hesitant to move over (even more than I initially thought it would, I just keep gravitating to the old version because I can easily find my recent recipes).
Mykel54 - Best APP out there
This is absolutely hands down the best app I have! It makes organizing my recipes so easy. While I like Pinterest okay I don’t like the fact that I have to read through blogs and ads every time I want to make something. Paprika gets rid of all of those annoying things so I can get busy cooking! I keep finding little things about the app that I didn’t know that make me love it even more. I can categorize all my recipes and even give them a parent category so all my diet friendly foods can also be labeled Into their appropriate subcategory. You can also mark through your ingredients as you add them so you can keep up with where you are a must have when you get frequent interruptions!!! Well worth every penny I paid for it! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Cannot day enough good things about this app!
AbEdmom - Powerhouse - Complete & Concise
This app is a one stop shop for my recipes, pantry inventory, shopping lists, and meal planning!
I love the ability to search in the browser and download and save recipes right from my phone. Once a recipe is saved - photos, comments, and ratings can be added.
While it is time consuming, adding pantry ingredients is so helpful. Knowing what basics, spices, and those rarely used ingredients are tucked in my pantry has been a lifesaver while at the grocery store and finding inspiration in a beautiful cut of meat, wonderful piece of produce, etc. Plus, with limited items available during this pandemic, knowing what is tucked in my pantry is helpful when adjustments need to be made while at the grocery store.
The ability to build a shopping list right from a recipe or manually is super. I love how the app selects the “aisle” as well. Plus, it is easy to edit and move grocery items from one aisle to another, for example, if I am buying canned vs. fresh tomatoes.
I have not taken great advantage of the meal planning, but this will be my week to delve into this feature. I envision it as a great record of what I have cooked as well as a reference to what we enjoyed!
I know this is a lengthy review, but this little app is a powerhouse!
camakai123 - The Most Useful App I Have
I’ve been using Paprika for many years and can’t tell you how much time and effort it has saved me. Downloading a new recipe is effortless and from then on your recipes are always with you (since your phone is) and it’s so easy to email a recipe to a friend who likes something you made. The groceries function is fantastic with meal planning. I pick my recipes, add it to the calendar and add the ingredients needed to my list (marking off what I already have in the pantry or fridge). At the grocery store the list is ready to go and you can check off items as you shop. I spent a little time inputting my favorite family recipes and now I have it all in one place, never to lose and can add to effortlessly. It is truly the most useful app I use many times each week. Worth. Every. Penny.
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Nat9790 - Can’t live without it
I have been using Paprika app for many years, in fact since the original release. I very rarely purchase apps but i have purchased/use this app on my iPad, MacBook and iPhone.
I have recently been trying to use the pantry and menu planning more to fully use all the features of the app but i mostly just use it to store my recipes which i can then refer back to when I’m at the supermarket.
One thing that i would really love to see and i have sent a suggestion to developers is to have a “tag” feature. I like organising all my recipes in categories based on the books/source i got them from. Would love to be able to tag for easy searching such as: Christmas, holiday, picnic, visiting - this would really facilitate a lot for me. Currently I’m putting these tags in notes but the annoying thing is when searching i have to change the search field to notes.
This wasn’t even enough for me to give it one less star. That’s how much i love this app :)
Southern vales - Invaluable
This would be my favourite app in terms of the positive impact it’s had on my life. I love to cook and used to maintain four gigantic 3-ring binders full of scrapbooked recipes. Of course I could never find the recipe I want when I looked for it in the binders. Now I keep all of my 1300+ recipes on Paprika and can find things with a brief search of name or ingredients. Being able to tick off ingredients as I add them to the recipe means I never leave anything out! Every time I try a new recipe, I add a rating and comments about any modifications. I’ve noticed over the years that paprika seems able to automatically load recipes from more websites (rather than manually saving them) which is a bonus. It’s also really easy to share recipes with others. I love that you can now add custom grocery list categories. This year I even bought the Mac version, which i’ve found much faster for tasks like adding categories or notes to large numbers of recipes. Thank you.
Moldy Warp - Paprika App is invaluable!
I just love this App. Admittedly it is my first recipe app but I’m so happy with it that it will be my last. I love to cook and if I can’t sleep, I will google recipes until I find something I like and save to Paprika. I have a family with different needs - omnivores, gluten-free, low fat and vegan. It’s so easy to add a category, and a sub category - whatever you choose.
I use it every night unless I’m winging it, and have taken to saving all my favourite recipes from my multitude of recipe books onto Paprika. My sister in law in the UK is an excellent cook and has recipe books that I don’t have. I just photograph them and add to Paprika! So easy.
I love to cook when I am away from home - it’s a way to relax - and this way I carry my recipes with me.
I recommend this App unreservedly.
Redranter - Changed the way we plan and cook
This app is great - I’ve given it five stars because it has changed my life. Even my partner, who normally resists new apps, is on board with this one. Importing recipes, syncing recipes, adding items to your grocery list is all easy and makes both shopping and cooking much easier. I also love the in-built timers - has solved our problem in never having kitchen timers that seem reliable! My only two (very advanced) feature suggestions would be to enable you to remove items from your panty once you’ve cooked your meal, and make it possible to read aloud the recipe using Siri and the in-built text-to-speech features (which would be awesome when your hands are dirty).
Tcookie16 - Really useful app.
I use this app almost daily. I love being able to store my favourite recipes, and tag them with my own category types. I have been using the pantry and grocery list features to help focus my shopping. The menu planning feature is good too.
I would like to see the possibility of adding brand names into my pantry items, or at least a note section to add this information where possible.
I would also really love it if the app could help me decide what to cook by it matching recipes in my database with my current pantry items and even better, suggest recipes to cook with pantry items that are reaching their expiry date. Currently I only know how to manually search the recipes based on one ingredient at a time and only if it is found in the title.
This app is the best recipe manager I have used so far and it is extremely easy to download recipes from websites; or create my own. Well worth the money.
Alsktrg - Best app I’ve ever bought
Hands down this is the best app I’ve ever bought. I LOVE it! I did hesitate when I saw the price but trust me you will not regret getting it. It’s so easy to use - I love that when you find a recipe on the internet you just press the button to upload into Paprika and it adds it to you recipe library without any messing around, photos too! The only change I’d make is to add auto correct and spell check, it can be frustrating when adding your own recipes and you mistype. Great work otherwise developers.
RebelAngel1 - Simply love it!
I can’t live without this app which I have on my phone, iPad and computer!
The new look is outstanding and so useful when the visual photo shows me what is for dinner or otherwise.
I am an avid cook and want to thank you for such a great program.
I would give you 10 out of 10 stars if it were possible.
Just a suggestion, but could you consider adding in a substitute section or even a section on the differences between dried and fresh measurements; as sometimes it is needed.
Kjkjfvksjfnv - Use it almost everyday
Such a helpful app and I use it almost every day for recipes or grocery shopping.
Could be improved by having a way to flip between 2 or 3 recipes without needing to go back to the search screen every time. I’m often cooking a couple of dishes at once and it gets really frustrating having to search for the same recipe over and over to bring it up and then scroll to view the next step.
Another improvement would be to able to view or add to the grocery list without needing to go back through the recipe search screen and losing your place in the recipe.
Jacelainey - Excellent new update for Paprika 3
I have been using Paprika 2 for many many years every day all day on all iOS and MAC devices.
Just transferred 1000+ recipes from old App to new App, it was seamless, bought new App, logged in and left iPad running for about 30mins all done no problem and planner too!
Will now purchase MAC version as happy with this transition and no bugs.
New features that I like so far include the clean looking layout, conversion tab and metric tab in recipes, meal types, (finally I can have my baking tab) and the today section in planner !
Just buy it you won’t regret it and worth $$ for the effort spent by developers for always updating App - Thank-you !
(Also check settings to ensure your auto load URL is on to load recipes, for those who thought this feature was missing).
Wolfendens - Love it
I never write reviews on apps but I have to say this is the best app I have purchased and for a low price. I had most of my recipes in photos on my iPad some of which were from websites so had annoying ads in the photos too. I had links and cooking apps as well. Paprika is so easy to use and has combined all my recipes into the one location. I’m not going to go into all the extras the app offers as well but they are amazing too....love it
cfillskii - A Game-Changer!
This is by far the best purchase I‘ve ever made in my life!
It’s made it so easy to transfer recipes from Pinterest / Instagram / Safari, I can’t believe I’ve lived without it before. The features are amazing (pantry storage / shopping list / etc.) and it has actually made me try more new stuff than I ever thought I would just because it makes it so easy to follow a recipe.
I cannot recommend this App enough!
Funtime03 - Love this App!!
I had this previous version as well and loved it. New features on this one are great. DO NOT listen to the reviews about the URL auto detection not working... you need to turn it on in settings if you want this to occur (very simple to turn on). My syncing on both new and old devices from the old version was seamless and did not take long at all. Great app and I use it all the time. Never lose a recipe again!
Meladelaide - Cannot rate highly enough
Invaluable app. It makes me happy every time I don’t have to search my phone, pull out a piece of paper or scour the internet for a recipe I vaguely remember. The download feature is incredible and remarkable in how it formats the imported recipe. Have recommend it to everyone, and my librarian family members have been very impressed with its information organising features.
Just get it now.
Timofey K - Great way to organise recipes
I was a bit sceptical but the app delivered more than I expected. It can organise recipes found in the web in a structured and consistent way. The most important feature for that is automatic recipe parsing that works very well. I even was able to correctly download a recipe in non-English language!
One thing that’s missing though - it can’t import pictures into “directions” so you can’t have “step by step with photos” recipes unfortunately
Fee Howell - Get this now!
If you have favourite recipes, regular recipes or have a meal plan that you follow then get this App. I’ve been using it for years. Great for syncing between iPad and phone, easily scaling recipe quantities. No more forgetting to buy an item. Items disappear off the list as you pick them. Easily email recipes to friends. I could go on and on by how much I rely on this App every day of my life. But that should be enough 😀😀
Luurv - Siri support for adding groceries [added!]
Love this app! Makes food so much easier to manage day to day, and worth the extra cost of version 3.
Have you considered adding support for Siri to add groceries to the Paprika shopping list? Right now I have to keep my grocery list in Reminders, and export from Paprika for every meal I add (a bit time consuming) but would love to use Paprika exclusively!
[edit: Siri support now added, 5 stars!]
MFM23 - App not sharing
Bought this app about 3-4 years ago after recommendations from other family members. We often share our recipes. Went to use it yesterday and it is saying that it is no longer sharing with me to go to the App Store. I click on the go to App Store button but it just doesn’t seem to work. I can still use it on my iPad it that’s a pain when we are out shopping or visiting friends and want to add/share recipes. What do I do now Paprika team to get all my recipes a k on my phone?
Stressielu - Best recipe app ever
I had scrapbooks of recipes; recipe books: heirloom recipes on index cards. This allowed me to combine them all in one place. Easy to search and even easier to add a new recipe from the internet. I love the fact I can scale up or down depending how many mouths I have to feed — as well as converting recipes from US sites to what the rest of the world uses.
Please warn me if you ever decide to stop making this.
Serialdropboxuser - I’ve never loved an app the way I love Paprika
Honestly I’ve always been a tech savvy person - I use lots of apps and have lots of useful tools. But this one is the first app that has ever really felt LIFE CHANGING. I used to use Google Docs to try and manage my recipes and while it was helpful it was NOWHERE near as helpful as this app. Thank you for making something that does EXACTLY what I need it to. I love it so so much.
It's Lisa! - the “what’s for dinner” conversation is a thing of the past
Love this app!
We have downloaded a great library of recipes and use these to schedule weekly menus. Based on this we also create a weekly shopping list which makes grocery shopping once a week a snap.
We just look in the calendar to see what we’ve planned for dinner, then go ahead and cook it. Easy as that. We’ve saved a lot of money since there’s very little food waste in the house now, we only buy what we need to make the recipes we’ve planned.
My only criticism would be I can’t export my weekly grocery list directly to the website I use to buy my groceries online. That would save a lot of time.
kim76w - The kitchenhand I can’t live without
I must admit that 7 years ago I thought $4.95 was a lot to spend on an app, but a good friend had raved about it so I took the plunge.
I love the app for so many reasons & the developers keep making it better & better.
I use it for my grocery list. I love being able to menu plan, and add ingredients directly from the recipe to my list.
Rosegum - Very practical
Has really helped me improve my cooking style and meal planning. The app syncs well so that I can plan using one device and shop with another. Fabulous how well it downloads recipes from the internet. Timers and pin board are great aspects. Would be good if it alerted me to saving a recipe of the same name but certainly easy to edit. Worth it.
Mad-Maddy1011 - Can’t speak highly enough
I am gobsmacked by how amazing this app is. User friendly, affordable, versatile. Just when I think it has all I need, it gives me something I didn’t realise I needed. Intuitive!!!
I keep showing all of my friends and colleagues who are just as amazed as I am at how great this is. 5/5 for me. Kudos
all nicknames taken already! - Excellent app but...
I rely on this app constantly and have amassed a useful range of recipes in it, but I’m often frustrated by the metric conversion limitations. Almost everything is converted to liquid measures: 14 ml of flour? 118 ml of onions? And you can’t just equate milliletres with milligrams because solid and liquid measurements aren’t really equivalent. So I end up converting US to metric on the internet. Please fix this. Happy to accept US spelling!
Daino! - Best recipe and shopping App!
I have had paprika since first released, it has worked extremely well between all our devices.
When (only had one so far) there is support to resolve unlike most apps.
Keep up the support and updates and it will be around for ever
rrecipeholic - Recipeholic
I love the Paprika3 app. It’s a great place to store recipes and so easy to use. I love the ease of creating new categories and the ability to list a recipe under multiple categories. The browser for searching recipes also makes it super easy to download new recipes.
G010000 - MacOS version costs $47!!!
I actually love this app on IOS but would like my recipes to also sync with my mac. I thought the IOS purchase was already not cheap but it’s ok for a good app. But having to pay another $47 for my recipes to sync with my Mac. Seriously??? I’ll just copy and paste them in my notes app thanks. You must be delusional. Probably why there are only 7 reviews for it and none since a year ago on the Mac version. Who in their right mind would pay this sort of money for that?
Sjbars - Absolute must have app!!
This is the only app on my phone that I can’t do without. I purchased it 10 years ago and now I will never go back to paper recipe books again. It’s my number 1 helper in the kitchen. I can’t recommend this app enough.
asleighty - Can’t do without it his app!
My whole kitchen is so dependent on this app. It is an essential part of my home kitchen and my commercial kitchen. Take the time to learn all about it - it’s not hard and once you are familiar with all of it, you’ll wonder how you managed without it.
Ingemlb - Most used app on my phone, MacBook and iPad
Most used app I have. Have managed to store hundreds of recipes and love also the shopping list feature. Do all my shopping this way. I use the app almost every day and often several times a day.
rafrki - Disappointed.
I’ve had this app for about 18 months and collected favourites recipes. A huge game changer, my favourite app! But when I upgraded iPhones, this was the only app that wouldn’t reinstall. It is on the screen but won’t open. I’ve tried a dozen times. I can’t access my recipes, and if I delete the app, I lose the data. Really disappointed.
Kaliro - Great app...
...but with a family of 4, I really need better control of ratings. Each person in the family wants their own rating for a recipe, and at a minimum, it needs a decimal place or at least rating out of 10
Sks1100 - Great app for consolidating recipe collections
Love the feature to add recipes from the browser and that it has the option to not turn the screen off! Would love the functionality to import pantry items and to export grocery lists to Coles & Woolies app. It’s annoying that you need to buy it separately for web!
Jos🌻 - Love this app!!
Very useful app, easy to us. Saves time, allows you to have all of your recipes in the same place filed in a way so they are easy to find. Easy to make shopping lists and import recipes from web sites. Excellent for meal planning.
zip08 - Brilliant App
I use this app all the time to keep my recipes together. Very easy to use. Load up your favourite recipe website into search field, pick the recipe you want, click download and its all loaded automatically.
ljro - Upgrade lost all my recipes!!!
I’ve lost most of my recipes - and I had cloud sync on...devastated. The recipes have even disappeared off old devices using the app. And app support is too difficult to log into to get any help. Can’t believe I’ve paid so much money for this app and its upgrades only to lose everything...new app also isn’t as user friendly as old app and doesn’t have same features eg doesn’t automatically load recipes. Hate it. Take me back...
CMaggiemary - Revolutionary
Love this app it has changed my life. No more wondering where on earth I saw that recipe and wasting time searching for it. Straight into Paprika now and everything where I can find it and easily use it. Hardly use a recipe book now. So good.
SueBor - Auto URL missing? No it isn’t 😁
I thought loading the URL automatically was missing from the update....it isn’t missing at all. I have now change my review to reflect this.
Go into settings and switch “detect clipboard URL’s” on. 😊
#Olivers - Sensational!
This app is amazing.. all of our recipes in one place, incredibly easy to download recipes from the net and syncs across all our devices. Provides easy access to recipes when travelling plus has a good shopping list function. Best app ever IMO.
Sassy-lou76 - This app is life changing
Has so many features. Took a while to set up with all of my recipes. It makes meal planning so easy and intuitive. Favourite feature is the recipe scaling!
Incredible - I highly recommend.
Kingswood88 - I love this app
I love how easy this app is to use, and how well it keeps favourite recipes organised. Being able to download recipes straight from websites is a winner. Also being able to edit the recipes at any time really helps.
Kla245 - Loving paprika3
Love this app! Makes saving and filing through recipes soo easy, simply save the link and go into app and it will ask if you want to open, download the recipe without all the blog life stories and save. So quick and easy!
Matilda_Charlie - Waste of time & money
Loved the old Paprika, but wasted my money buying this “update”. I’ve been trying to get it to sync my recipes since I got it weeks ago & still hasn’t been done. Cloud sync takes forever (only done a couple of hundred recipes after a few weeks), & trying to export from old version to import into the new version doesn’t work despite following instructions. Really disappointed. Don’t bother with this version.
Runnercjm - Good, but features could be better
I loved the previous app, especially when you had a link copied, the app would recognise it and ask you if you wanted to load it.
This new app doesn’t do that. I liked the convenience and now it adds a task of having to open the browser on the app and copy the link into it.
missfabulousjess - The best recipe app by far. Almost perfect :)
It really is the best recipe app, and I have tried a LOT. I would give 5 stars if it had the ability to add nutrition and cost info.
I wish I could give it 4.5 stars because I honestly do recommend it to all of my friends, family and fb cooking groups!
Ldux0r - Love Paprika!
Glad it has Markdown support and automatic downloads via Safari!
Would like to see a measurement conversion feature added, automatically converts a whole ingredient list and a custom input convert.
DasAust - My favourite app
Paprika has always been my favourite app. I’ve had it since it first came out & it just keeps getting better. It’s a combination of brilliant design & great functionality. I use it all the time. Kudos to the developers 👏👏👏
Miss Leanne Kate - Kitchen GAME CHANGER!!
This is by far my favourite and most helpful app! I have always struggled with midweek meals, prep and grocery shopping. I have gone from cooking 3 meals (dinner) to 5 fabulous meals a week! It so helpful; search for recipes, creating a detailed shopping lists and a week/month meal planner.
Liane61 - Best app for recipes ever!!
I absolutely love this app! It’s my favourite!! Easy to download recipes from the internet. Easy to catagorize recipes into groups, you can set up shopping lists too.
You can add your own pictures and recipes.
Crispyskin - Great Recipe Manager
Glad to see regular updates, and quick support for iOS 13 and iPad OS 13, looking forward to future updates. As a chef, I personally would love to see food costings in an ingredient list and for recipes as well, in metric of corse. Thank you.
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Acdr18 - Compiling Recipes
I have piles of recipes torn from magazines in my home and have wanted a way to organize them better for ages. Paprika is making this so quick and easy as most of the recipes are now online anyway. Very much worth the price for Premium.
Françoismck - Keeps me sane
I would not be organized without (I can actually get all the groceries for the week in one go)
Combined groceries list (adds up 1 egg + 3 eggs)
Menu items macros (Day 1 Salad, Day 2 leftovers, etc.)
teacup2021 - Love this app
My previous recipe app became unsupported, and I was in need of finding another recipe app. I read the reviews on paprika 3, bought it and am very pleased. It’s very easy to manoeuvre, meal planning, and to add recipes from the web, plus to adding my old print recipes via a scanning system (which I am still working on) is fantastic.
I understand my previous recipes (>1700) on my old app could be transferred to paprika 3..I’ve followed the directions to transfer them, but still have not been able to get it done..
Never the less, I’m still very happy with Paprika 3, and see that it will make finding recipes, and meal planning a lot easier than before!
Island Girl* - Love Paprika
Always wanted all my recipes in one place on my ipad. So easy to download recipes and add my own. Nice layout and easy to catagorize.
philjoce - Best recipe app
Have used other recipe applications and this one is the best! The greatest figure is how easy it is to download an internet recipe; such a timesaver. Very easy to navigate within the app and find recipes either base on title, category or ingredient.
Daley59 - Paprika 3 app
I love this app. Everything is so organized. I even downloaded my really old recipes based on their titles. Even my families pasta sauce recipe.
#1sawdoc - Paprika
Love my Paprika app, have it on my phone and computer. Easy to use.
Cathy316 - Great app
I love this app as a way to organize the recipes I find online. I was printing the recipes off (before starting to use this app) but it became just too much paper. I like that I have access to the recipes without having to put up with all the ads so many websites have now.
maisiebabygirl - The best
This app in invaluable for organizing, editing and sharing recipes. Love it!
MissTamarita - Move over MacGourmet!
After waiting for the MacGourmet synching issue to be fixed for over 2 years, I finally gave up and tried Paprika (recommended by a friend). This app works flawlessly and has all the feature I need. I like that it’s not overly complex - it’s super easy to use. And though at first I thought I’d miss the tagging feature, the folder approach to organizing recipes works much better. So easy to nest folders within each other to keep from having too many. Bought the desktop and iOS versions immediately and imported my MacGourmet database within minutes. Love this app!!!!
Atiqazad - Perfect
Really love this after having tried other programmes.
Fox Woods - This app is damn near perfect- with only a couple of exceptions.
I am completely obsessed with this app, and I literally use it every single day. It is the best way I have ever found to organize recipes, and I recommend it to all of my friends and family all the time. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it has changed the way that I cook, and since I love to cook all the time, that is a big statement from me.
It makes it very easy to keep track of things that you have, recipes you plan to make, recipes that you find on the Internet or elsewhere, scale recipes up and down, or simply organize your recipes in a way that makes sense to you. This app is among the top 5 used on my phone easily. I have now transferred over every valued recipe I’ve ever collected in my whole life to this app.
One of its’ very best features is that when I find a recipe online with a GIANT backstory that no one asked for, I can simply send the recipe into Paprika without having to scroll endlessly down to find it in a sea of text.
THANK YOU FOR THAT!
I do have two small criticisms of this app, that I would love for the development team to address. If they change these two things, the app would be absolutely perfect in my view.
1) When you scale a recipe up or down, the measurements only change in the ingredients list, not in the directions. So you need to always be checking back and forth to make sure, and sometimes this can become a problem.
2) I would love for them to make it easier to share recipes with other people who have the app. Whenever I try to send my favourites to my friends and family, they should be able to import directly into the app, but this never seems to work. I think they have it as an option, if it doesn’t function at all.
I highly recommend this app, after all is said and done.
ZingSpeak - Awesome App!
I’ve been using Paprika for several years now; recently upgraded to Paprika 3. This reliable app provides me with a perfect way to capture my favourite recipes and always have them with me.
Pegaroo2 - Best recipe app!
I don’t often spend money on apps but this one covers all the bases. Totally worth it.
stincuzzi - Love it!
I love that I can edit recipes that I have saved, but still have a link to the original recipe. I used to print out a lot of recipes (not green and so wasteful!) or save them to favourites. Now, I can save them all in one spot, within the folders that I created. So convenient. I have recommended this app to several people.
fitbumblebee - It’s the small things that count
Using this on an iPad, it has made baking much more easy to do. With scaling conversions, screen always on, and having the ingredients side by side with the instructions! Importing recipes from the web is also really easy with Paprika, since it detects a copied link and allows you to auto load and then save the recipe. Also being able to sync with other mobile devices makes it really easy to check recipes when grocery shopping. I used to use Evernote for my recipe management, but it makes a lot more sense to use Paprika since it has the chef/baker as the end user in mind!
Lou6se - App is wonderful. Saves time and effort and I love it
Getting all my recipes in one place.
MacGreen6 - Best app I ever bought
Had this app (and prior versions) for years. Still learning new things I can do. Kudos to the developers.
NicholasGCotton - Wow
I don’t usually write reviews but wow this gets five stars easily. I used to keep my recipes in Google keep, this is only about 1,000 times better.
Sophie girls - best cooking app
Absolutely love this app, have used this now for a few years and use it daily, if you want to store or keep recipes this is the app for you
Lyb. - Great
The app is great however you cannot import your own recipes. I have emailed them so many times but they don’t answer. So that part I find very unprofessional
Sdc1124 - best app purchase of last 10+ years
Cannot express how great this app is - amazingly useful, intuitive. My recipes have never been so organized.
dkskkksmd - Even a senior can learn this one.
This app is the best I have come across for saving recipes. Easy to maneuver around the app. Good instructions in manual. Easy to learn. I am able to organize my recipes as I like. Love the download feature. My husband took photos of his recipes and downloaded them into the program. Haven’t used the other features yet. Love the fact that the recipe stays on and doesn’t close off if not touched. Print easy to read. Also like that I can add my own notes to the recipe.
45agenie - Paprika 3
Years ago I bought Paprika 2 and have been using every since. A couple of days ago I bought the newest version and synced all my recipes but not all of them were added to Paprika 3 and it is a pain to update this app and recipes one by one. I tried to import or export them but it does not seem to work. Any chance that something can be done about this. I have over 300 recipes and it is tedious to say the lease to add individually. Thank you. Agathe
shonrite - Developers: Please consider...
I love this app so much. I’ve purchased both versions for MacOS and both for iOS, and don’t regret supporting a developer that puts the kind of care into their product that these guys do. There are enough 5-star reviews here, I won’t get into all the great things that Paprika will do for you.
To the developers: PLEASE consider incorporating the use of tags *as well as* folders. If you’re the type who likes to organize your recipes into different categories and sub-categories, and only have folders to work with... well, it can make for a LOT of folders. Imagine throwing ALL of your appies into a single “Appetizers” folder, then assigning appropriate tags to organize further; i.e. vegan, dips, Mexican, sweet/salty, etc. I’m willing to bet that there are many folks who use your product who would love that. (Ugh. I have SO many folders...)
Please also consider: Currently, when ingredients are listed by volume OR weight, batching or reducing the recipe via the ‘Scale’ feature works brilliantly. However, when ingredients are listed by volume AND weight... not so much. Whatever’s listed first gets scaled, while the second remains as it was originally entered. Many folks prefer to bake by weight, but we still like to see the volume as well... if the ‘Scale’ feature could somehow be applied to both, that’d make Paprika an 11-star app in my mind ;)
smallgiraffe4 - Love the pantry feature
Just started using this a few weeks ago as it was recommended to me by my sister. Love the grocery list feature but never used the pantry function until today. Love this app, makes it so easy to track recipes and keep on top of my pantry items.
Grannyns - Something wrong since IOS update
I love this app. I probably use it daily but one of the best features to save a recipe has disappeared . The drop down to save a recipe in Favorites has disappeared. Hope you make a fix soon.
Blackthumbed - Paprika app + Windows version = amazing
Downloading and typing / editing in Windows is crazy fast for creating the recipes. And then i just use my smartphone to carry out the recipes.
Since both versions sync so well in the cloud, it's a match made in heaven
Rapata48 - Love the app but not the In app ads
I recently purchased Paprika 3 and love the app. I am working through adding all my downloaded recipes and categorizing etc. hoping the ability to scan recipes will be added in the future. One aspect I dont like is when searching for a recipe through the built in browser, sometimes more than half the screen is filled with advertising. On a paid app there should not be any ads.
Ladylucie - Love this app
I love love love this app! I can get my recipes on line through its browser and it converts the recipe into the app for me to use and keep. Plus I like that the app stays on while I’m making the recipe. I always find it annoying when your phone keeps shutting off while your trying to collect your ingredients and amounts. The other feature I like is at Christmas time when I make a lot of goodies. The app will combine all my ingredients I need into one shopping list so I’ll have enough of everything to make the goodies I selected. No more running out of ingredients or buying too much. Such I perfect way to keep all your recipes organized & on hard.
Bandre5 - Fabulous!
I love this app. Within a week I had hundreds of recipes loaded into Paprika. I love the fact that the screen stays open while you are using it so no more sticky fingers on the home button!
rainayeh - Excellent organizer manager
This is a great app. I’ve been using a planner for years until the developer stopped supporting it. So I went looking for a replacement without much hope, my old planner was very good. Then I found this app, I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to move my old recipes easily and have become totally dependent on this app. Highly recommended.
Mtlkitchen - Amazing!
This is the greatest app for saving, sorting, editing & sharing recipes. I haven’t used the meal planning/grocery list functions yet but definitely will...
Sally12999 - Good app
I like and use this app often. Would love to see a space to record the cost of an item on the grocery list/ pantry list as I like to budget my shop. A space to comment or write a note about an item would be helpful as well. Still very happy with this purchase.
Screw Ads!! - Five star!!
Best App Going! Big fan!
ober5 - Fantastic app
I had an app previously that I liked and it had closed down. I searched around and most people recommended this one. I’m so glad that I did. I was able to import everything from my teo previous apps. I love that I can import from online or put in my own. I like the new features with cold and italics, etc to emphasize important things. I can add my own categories or sub-categories. I can send recipes to others or share them on social media. The edit function works well to adapt everything as needed, or make personal changes. There is also a multiplier function for when you need to increase or decrease a recipe for a smaller or larger group. Everything saves so if you get a new phone, you’re good.
teamawesome045 - Love this app!!!
Love this app, worth every penny, I use it every week for meal planning and shopping. It’s super easy to download new recipe as well.
mmmmounir - Best app by far on my phone ... but
This app is great! Does its job perfectly. I hope i can pass it on to my children as an inheritance. There was a bad change however: it no longer automatically detects when you copied an URL...
PeterBarker11 - The best of the best
I have tested so many cooking apps, with BigOven being the longest. 12 yrs as premium subscription and 344 recipes collected.
I always felt like I was beholden to Big Oven to have access to my recipes.
So much so I attempted to create a local Wiki for my recipe keeping offline.
Then I came across Paprika.
My wife is so tired of hearing about my love for Paprika.
It’s everything I have ever wanted in a digital cookbook with simplicity at its core.
Love, Love Love it.
sunnydays75 - Amazing app
Fantastic recipes app! Anyone looking for easy and simple to use this is it. We share one cloud account in our house so we can both access our recipes.
FlirtySmurf - Simple to use, cheaper than couples therapy
Great way to keep our family organized and I love that any of us can add items to the grocery list as we go. Highly recommend
Sumon G. - Seulement sur iPhone
Très déçu que l’application doivent être achetée sur chaque appareil (iPhone et iPad).
JuliRomphf - Best recipe app I have ever used!
So easy to use! Easy to import recipes from any website. Easy to switch between devices. Very user-friendly and has all the features I would ever want in a recipe app.
malaxou - Best app ever
So perfect! My mom and I exchange all our recipes through this app! AMAZING! Can’t say more and I have been using it for about 3+ years!
'JenD' - This app is what I was looking for!
Found a recipe app that ticked all the boxes I was looking for. Easy download of recipes that allows you to keep the source of the recipe, great format, photos, shopping list by aisle, pay one time instead of ongoing. I’ve found it so useful!
jenniferpppp - Easy and Simple
Love using this app, I have stored many recipes with this. Easy to use!
SeasiderG - Excellent app
Love this app. Used other apps prior to this one that were ok. This one is well laid out with features I want. Synchs well and never crashes.
Debbie4007 - Best Ever Recipe App
Used lots of different apps and this one is very easy and convenient
Slammer baby - Almost the best app ever...
I have been loving using paprika, it’s been a lifechanger in my meal planning, and pantry inventory has gotten me so organized. Unfortunately there’s a problem where moving items from the purchased grocery list to the pantry list deletes the quantity of the item, completely defeating the purpose of the whole inventory system. Now I have to go through everything I have over again every week when I purchase. So disappointing. Hopefully they fix it.
For now I am putting the quantity in the name of each item and manually editing it when I purchase each week.
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