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Description

Highball is for collecting and sharing cocktail recipes. Choose the ingredients, description, and custom drink image for each recipe. Share as a beautiful "drink recipe card" on your favorite social network. When you save and import a drink recipe card image, it becomes fully editable.

What's New

Version 1.33

Fixed bug that affects recipe sharing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
76 Ratings
76 Ratings
pockets_full_of_dust

Best looking cocktail app but very limited

This is the best looking cocktail app in the store. I love that it is focused on storing your own recipes rather than being a big database of existing recipes. It’s clearly focused on the enthusiast with their own recipe collection rather than the person who wants to make a drink here or there.

With that said, I wish they would put a little more time into development and add a few features that could greatly improve the app. Ability to sort and categorize your recipes would be huge. Currently the best you can do is by color of the cards or where you place them in order. Another is backup. There needs to be a way to back up to the cloud. As is, what’s the point of manually typing up all of your recipes only to have them tied to one device? Phone breaks, so does your recipe collection. And exporting each recipe card, one by one isn’t a realistic workaround for a large library.

As it currently stands, this is more of a novelty way to make pretty recipe cards than an actual useful tool. Dear Studio Neat, several reviews have mentioned a pay model. Seriously... charge us for the app. Even just add cloud backup and an iPad version and I’ll gladly shell out a few $$.

Milt Reynolds

Good library, poor editor

Lots of apps provide recipes and images. A few allow the user to import or create recipes. This app is one of the few. However, I've found it difficult to use. I want to copy/paste the ingredients and directions, and edit the recipe easily. The app allows me to copy/paste, but it does not allow me to insert paragraph breaks. I've spent much time and thought creating a Google Doc with all my recipes. I'd hoped that I could easily inport or copy/paste all my recipes into the app, but I've found it to be cumbersome and tedious. The app does not retain any of the formatting when copy/pasting, and it does not allow me to add paragraph breaks in the directions. Not a good fit for me.

runkasnorkraka

Cards/numbers won't load

I'd love to give a higher rating but unfortunately the app has always failed to read the QR codes on cards. Trying to enter drink numbers manually also comes up with a warning "this number didn't match any cards". Luckily it's possible to enter my own recipes manually, though the cards are one of the main features they advertise.

I wish there was a way to sort the cards into a few different groups - if I'm feeling like a rye drink, it would be convenient to pull up a list of my favorite rye drinks. Maybe by swiping left/right to move between multiple user defined lists of cards. To workaround this, I've sorted them in groups and altered the colors of the cards so that they're set apart visually.

I also wish there was a way to track the spirits you have on hand so that I could do away with a secondary app entirely.

I love the minimal look but nailing down the card loading, and adding a few extra simple features would make this a definite 5 star in my eyes.

Developer Response

Hi there runkasnorkraka! We were forced to change the database backend recently, which resulted in old exported cards no longer importing. However, if you re-export a card, it will generate a new code, which will allow it to be imported. Sorry for the trouble!

Your idea of card organization is a good one, and we hope to be able to do something like that someday. In the meantime, keep in mind the search bar at the top of the screen searches text on the entire card, so that includes drink titles, ingredients, description, and credit. So, if you searched for "rye," it will return every recipe with that ingredient. You could also add hashtags to the description as a workaround for sorting. eg. #holiday.

Hope that helps!

Information

Seller
Studio Neat LLC
Size
57.7 MB
Category
Food & Drink
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© 2015 Studio Neat
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Generous Tip $0.99
  2. Benevolent Tip $1.99
  3. Bounteous Tip $4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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