Completely overhauled, Gourmet Mobile is now a UNIVERSAL app, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. You can add, edit, scale and import recipes...even when you’re away from your Mac.

But, will it sync?
Absolutely! Use your FREE Mariner Cloud cloud to sync from MacGourmet Deluxe 4. Sync Recipes, Shopping Lists, Wine Notes, Cooking Notes and My Lists. The best part is that syncing is now two-way and incremental. Add a recipe or make a simple edit on your Mac and sync just those additions or changes to your iOS device. Make a change, scale a recipe, or import a new recipe to your iOS device and sync it to your Mac. Simply put - it works both ways. We know how cooks love to share. With the cloud syncing of Gourmet Mobile, you can sync with other Macs and iOS devices.

No Mac app? No problem
You don’t need to have MacGourmet or MacGourmet Deluxe to use all the features of Gourmet Mobile. Find a recipe on the web and easily import it. When you’re shopping and you find that two more are joining you for dinner - don’t worry! You can scale a recipe for the number you need and then go back to the original setting. You can create shopping lists and make and edit notes. In short, you can carry your digital recipe box around with you wherever you go.

Whether you are a foodie or a professional chef, Gourmet Mobile is the perfect app to help you manage and share your recipes!

Other features of Gourmet Mobile include:

• New UI look including themes and colors
• Change font size
• Adding steps to a recipe is optional
• UPC scanner support
• Social media sharing (pending) through Facebook and Twitter
• Edit an Item, Amount, Units, and Aisles of a Shopping List
• Use the Chef’s View for undistracted cooking
• Email or Chat a recipe to a friend
• Search the web for a new recipe and import it to add to your collection

**Note: Your initial sync will sync ALL the recipes in your database to or from your device. This can be a lot of data, especially if your recipes and notes have photos. Subsequent syncs will go much faster, as they sync only the items that have changed. For your initial sync, we recommend disabling the auto lock on your device temporarily, and letting the sync complete overnight, or at another time when you are not using your device.

***Gourmet Mobile is only compatible with MacGourmet Deluxe 4.

What's New

Version 1.1.2

Fixed a display issue on the iPad

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
50 Ratings
50 Ratings

Beautiful, functional, but missing a needed feature

I have used MacGourmet for years but have recently (6 months ago) replaced it with Paprika. MacGourmet is the app I want to love. It is beautiful, functional, customizable, except it lacks one important feature. I cannot check on my phone for what meal I have planned for tonight. I have a busy household. I don't want to go run to my Mac to see what I had planned for dinner tonight (and if the kids have eaten the ingredients). Now MacGourmet obviously won't tell me what the kids have eaten, but a simple menu screen on the iPhone would let me take it from there. From what I've heard, someone bought MacGourmet and is now just riding on the developer's coat-tails. No enhancements, just same-old app. I'm sorry to leave MacGourmet, but that one feature is a must. Too bad. MacGourmet's presentation is much better than Paprika, but Paprika imports recipes more easily and the no-menu planner on the iPhone app is a deal breaker. 😔 I'll keep an eye to see if I can come back. As I said, I WANT to love this app, but I need an accessible menu planner function.


The developers don’t update this app

I am fed up with this app and the developers seem to have abandoned it. I have used it for about 4 years. I originally chose this one because I had MacGourmet on my Mac. It was okay for viewing recipes from my Mac and occasionally importing them. The sync works well. However, the developers haven’t updated this app in years and it is no longer working for me. The import feature on the iOs app works very poorly, even from sites that it recognizes. The importer won’t even open a URL if you copy and paste it with the “http://“ at the beginning. The app suddenly quits when you try to save the recipe or add a picture and then your progress is lost and you have to go through the whole process over again. There is no Safari extension to import directly from Safari. If I primarily used the Mac app, I’d probably just stick with this, but since I’ve mainly replaced my laptop with my iPad, I’ll probably try a different app. It’s unfortunate that Mariner just doesn’t seem to care about making this app better.

Developer Response

We are working on an update this year.


In defense of a longstanding app

I've been using Gourmet since it was Macgourmet, and before there even was an iPhone, so about 10 years. The desktop app has always been reliable and imports recipes from most, but not all, of my favorite sites. I was ecstatic when they announced an iOS version (before Mariner bought it) and the long awaited syncing feature. I've never had a problem with the cloud syncing. Apparently some have. It is absolutely true that Mariner hasn't updated the functionality in about 3 years. I think they could do more with it, but apparently they are not spending resources on it. I still use it at least weekly, and it holds my personal recipe collection. Seeing that it has a 2 star rating now makes me sad because I've used the heck out of it for so long. Mariner, if you're listening, there's a market for this type of app, and I hope you'll give it some love.


Mariner Software, Inc.
22.8 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2018 Mariner Software, Inc.


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