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Basil Recipe Manager. Organize and Cook Your Recipes!

By Kyle Baxter

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Discover great new recipes from the web, add your own, and get cooking tonight with Basil! Basil helps you find recipes, organizes them for you, and makes cooking easier.


"Basil has reinvigorated my love for cooking."
- Mike Vardy,

"It is clear that Kyle designed every single detail of this app for practical simplicity."
- Patrick Rhone, Minimal Mac

Favorite features:

◆ Basil is designed for your iPhone and iPad to make cooking easier, and keeps your recipes and grocery list in sync with iCloud!

◆ 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 any app with a website or URL using Basil’s recipe save extension
◆ 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.

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What's New in Version 3.0.2

- Importing large Basil export files could take a while to complete
- Bug where multiple duplicate food items on your grocery list that are combined into a single list item by Basil could not be checked off
- Selecting a new tag with the tag editor would not update the list of available tags correctly


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Customer Reviews

Goodbye Paprika!

Please let me have the Recipes view as default when launching the app. I never use the Groceries section and it's annoying to have to tap once to get into Recipes when that's what the app is even for....
Yes. Thank you for making this a universal app. I have always preferred the iPad app of Basil better than Paprika, but needed the convenience of their iPhone app with sync. Now I'm all yours. ... Heh. Uhm. Am I dreaming? .... I'll leave you alone forever now.

Bad UX

This app seems like s good idea, but it's terrible to navigate and use. I'd use it if it were a browser plug in, but it doesn't work how you want it to work. I wish you could return crummy apps after you buy them & realize they're useless.

Basil Recipe Manager. Organize and Cook Your Recipes!
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.2
  • Size: 10.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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