Basil Smart Recipe Manager. Organize and Cook Your Recipes!
By Kyle Baxter
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Discover great new recipes from the web, add your own masterpieces, and get cooking tonight with Basil! Basil helps you find recipes, organizes them for you, and makes cooking easier.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
"Basil has reinvigorated my love for cooking."
- Mike Vardy, Productivityist.com
"It is clear that Kyle designed every single detail of this app for practical simplicity."
- Patrick Rhone, Minimal Mac
◆ Search the web's best recipe sites all at once and save recipes from them with just one tap!
◆ Add your own personal recipes, too, so your favorite recipes are all in one place!
◆ Add recipes from Safari on your iPad with the "Add to Basil" bookmarklet
◆ Recipes are stored on your iPad offline
◆ Basil makes shopping for the next meal a cinch. Add recipes to your grocery list, and Basil sorts them by aisle. Even better, Basil suggests healthier substitutes for certain ingredients!
◆ Beautiful interface made for cooking. Big, readable text so you can read at a glance in the kitchen
◆ Smart ingredient scaling: Scale your recipes, and Basil will handle it all for you
◆ Time-based directions magically become instant cooking timers
◆ Auto unit conversion. Choose your preferred units (American or metric) and Basil will convert recipes for you. If you're in the UK and save American recipes, Basil will convert all those pesky cups and teaspoons to metric units for you!
◆ Cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil will turn them gray so your eyes are drawn to the ingredients still left to use.
◆ Take notes! Add your own adjustments and notes to each recipe so you know exactly what to do each time you cook.
◆ Organizes your recipes for you! Recipes are automatically tagged by ingredients and setting the meal and cuisine type is quick too, so you can do things like see all of your breakfast recipes with bacon, or see your Chinese recipes. No need to spend time making folders!
◆ Filter your recipes by favorites, meal and cuisine types, tags and sources
◆ Browse your recipes by big, beautiful photos! It'll get you inspired to cook (and hungry!).
Basil makes it easy to find new recipes with its special quick-search feature, and organizes them for you. Each new recipe is tagged with its main ingredients, and adding cuisine and meal type is a snap. You can find just the recipe you're looking for by sorting according to favorites, cuisine type, meal type, or main ingredients. Or you can just search them, using full-text search.
Basil even makes cooking easier. Directions and ingredients are easy to read at a glance, and any time-based directions ("sauté for 5 minutes") are turned into buttons which start a timer, so you don't have to fumble with a separate timer. You can cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil even converts units for you automatically.
Supported Sites For Instant Save:
Thank you for your support! If you love Basil, please consider leaving a review.
If you have any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have no way to contact you if you explain an issue in a review.
What's New in Version 2.1.2
- Improves the Grocery List recipe list UI's clarity
- Fixes potential crash related to the Grocery List
- Improves auto-save site support
Love this app!
Let's me save right from the browser and makes note of URL and pictures of what I'm cooking is supposed to look like ;) so very worth it. Have been using this for years now and never needed to look for another app to fill in any gaps. Keep up the good work!
Basil - Hit and Miss
I have been using this app for around two years. Used to love it. Now I just like it. It seems to be buggy lately - errors out and closes - losing whatever you're adding. It has now lost recipes on it's own. Not sure what's going on, but I'm going to start looking at other apps. I do hope the bugs get worked out of Basil, though.
Great App but need an iPhone version
I love the app. I can add recipes from anywhere on the web and categorize them as I please. My only complaint is they do not have an iPhone version, which would be very helpful since I don't always carry my iPad when cooking outside my home.