Simply Organic HD
By Frontier Natural Products Co-op
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The Simply Organic iPad app is a key to a simply healthy way of life!
•With its bright colors and large images, this app will make you feel like you’re in a chef’s kitchen!
•Browse our collection of over 1400 natural and organic recipes to find an irresistible new dish, or a simple recipe for an old favorite.
•Use the full-flavored, wholesome ingredients we've highlighted to make each recipe a resounding success. Share with friends and family via e-mail.
•Save on a variety of Simply Organic products by accessing the latest Simple Savings coupons.
•Don’t have an answer to “What’s for Dinner?” Just give the random recipe finder a spin for a fun and easy answer. You can give it a spin and let us find a perfectly delicious recipe for you or you can select a specific category and lock it in before you spin.
•Have ingredients on hand and in need of a recipe? You can filter your recipe search by what you already have stocked in your fridge, by what ingredients are in season, or by a keyword. You can even sort by ease of preparation, cooking time, or by your own rated favorites.
•Weekly “What’s Cooking” feature brings you a surprise each week — recipes, articles, special coupons, and more.
• “My Notes” section lets you type in flavorful tips and tricks while cooking, shopping, or just talking food!
•Touch an ingredient on the screen to add it to your “My List” section or add other grocery items as needed. E-mail the list to yourself for easy access when you're ready to shop for groceries.
•Find a store that carries Simply Organic products by entering your ZIP code, or use your iPad’s geo-locator to get directions to the nearest retailer.
•Recipes are continually added to our database. You will receive notices on the app (no need to go back to the store). In no time flat you will have even more simple, delicious recipes at your fingertips.
•Be sure to prop up your iPad on the kitchen counter and use the app’s features while you cook!
Download the app now, and start enjoying the goodness of Simply Organic!
What's New in Version 1.1
Lacks usability features
Some of the recipes look very appealing, but although you can add recipe ingredients (one at a time) to your shopping list, you cannot mark the recipe itself as being on the menu for this week, or even as being a "favorite." You can email your shopping list, but you can't email or print the recipe itself, making it difficult to communicate between family members. (If you could mark favorites and sync with your family's other iPad, then the lack of email/print wouldn't be so critical.)
And here is a real weird thing:
The app only works in landscape view, which is mostly OK, but it requires that the iPad's button be to the right. If you rotate the iPad, you'll have an upside-down recipe. And yet, if you tap "+" to add an ingredient, you get a keyboard that is oriented as if the iPad's button were on the left. If they're going to require a particular orientation, they should at least decide which orientation they are going to require.
It's too bad the app is nonfunctional, because some of the recipes do look good.
Great app -- love the search feature. I belong to an organic food co-op and I sometimes get veggies I have never tried, so using the search feature it will bring up recipes that contain the veggie as an ingredient.
I am glad i downloaded it before I read the current reviews -- I do not find it buggy at all.
I really wanted to like this...
But there are too many little things that are annoying. From the excruciatingly long update download to the forced pagination when viewing a recipe, you get the feeling that the marketing manager was just ticking a box when she/he approved to app. One star for the idea and one star for the execution.
(if you're the PM reading this, yes, I can do it better.)