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Handy CookBook

By Carlo Alberto Mazzi

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Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Handy CookBook puts your recipes at your fingertips. It is a feature-rich application with a simple and elegant interface.
Your recipes stay with you on your IPhone, iPad or iPod. Take them with you everywhere. Email a recipe to a friend. Password protect them if you wish.

Add recipes directly on your iPhone/iPad, or use Handy CookBook’s special web page for faster entry. You can see, edit, and enter recipes right on your laptop screen, then send them to your iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s easy!

Already have a recipe collection? One recipe or hundreds in a file. Handy CookBook lets you download .mz2, .mxp (MasterCook), .mx2 (MasterCook 14) , .mmf (Meal Master) and .fdx (Living CookBook) files quickly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

With a simple touch you can send the ingredients of a recipe to Handy CookBook’s grocery list. Customize the list, use it to shop, email to yourself or someone else’s phone, or print it.

Beef stew recipe for 6, but you are inviting 8? Handy CookBook will recalculate ingredient amounts for you.

Search by title, part of a title, or by ingredient. Handy CookBook is fast!

Organize your recipes any way you wish. Use Handy CookBook’s beautiful icons or your own photos. Take a photo of what you’re eating with your iPhone and ask the chef for the recipe! Everything will be in Handy CookBook for you to see later. No internet connection needed.

Requirements for PC connection:

- Local WiFi Network between PC and iPhone
- PC with Web Browser Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 7-8 (with some limitation on the length of text inserted)

Other features:

- AirPrint support
- Nutrition facts fields
- Multiple Themes to view the recipes
- Multiple steps and pictures in the preparation section
- Collect the recipes in books and export them in .pdf files

What's New in Version 2.6.1

iOS 8 update
Native support for .mz2 ‘MasterCook 14’ files
Bug fix


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Customer Reviews

By Far, The Best Recipe App

I love this application, as any cook (or chef) would.

It has all of my favorite recipes and all of our "family" recipes, and, it's on my iPhone and my iPad.

A few added features, simple, but useful to any good cook, would make this app a 5-star plus!

It really needs: Multiple categories for certain recipes. That would be great. As an example; Mac 'n Cheese could be under a side dish and a pasta dish. Add hours AND minutes to cooking times. Some recipes call for overnight marinating - - while that is inactive cooking time, or, prep time - it is still time.

In a perfect world, a section to add a suggested (or favorite) wine, or two, would be great. Most good recipes have one or two ideal wines that pair well - it would be great if there was a place to add them . . .

Maybe soon?

Love this app

Great app, especially if you have MasterCook or Living cookbook programs. Thank you for all your hardwork. And, if y'all like this app, don't forget to donate.

A great app to hold all your recipes

UPDATE (4-7-15): After using this app almost daily for years I am downgrading it to 4 stars. The app crashes constantly when I use the Search feature. This is very frustrating. Also, I would like to have a place for the recipe source and multiple categories for the same recipe. When these fixes have been made I will be proud to upgrade it back to 5 stars.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: I love this app and have been using it almost daily on the iPad for a couple of years! I have transferred over 1,400 recipes quickly from MasterCook, where I've been keeping them on my computer for over 20 years. Now I can carry all my recipes around wherever I go, email them instantly to friends on request and add beautiful photos to each and every recipe.

In recent updates you are now able to import your notes along with the recipe as well as import the recipe in its original category, which is very helpful so you don't keep having to edit the category from "Imported Recipes." Much appreciated.

NEW FEATURES FOR FUTURE UPDATES: (1) It would be nice to import the "Recipe By" category so that I know where the recipe came from without having to check my computer. (2) I would also like to be able to place the recipe into more than one category as you can in MasterCook so, if you're making "Arroz con Pollo," for example," it can go into "Poultry" as well as "Mexican Food." (3) Being able to import the nutritional info from MasterCook would also be helpful, so you don't have to enter it manually.

PROBLEM: There is a small glitch in the app that does need correction. You can't search for more than one recipe without the app crashing. That can be frustrating when you're looking up several recipes at a time.

In general, Handy Cookbook is a great app, fun to use and extremely helpful. I recommend it highly.

Handy CookBook
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.1
  • Size: 3.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Slovak
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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