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Phone Apps related to food

pancake May 18, 2010 01:50 PM

I uploaded Mark Bittmans "How To Cook Everything" app to my iphone lastnight. One of the best food apps yet. Easy to use, lots of recipes at my fingertips.

What food-related app's are other chowhounds using?

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  1. SDGourmand RE: pancake May 18, 2010 03:14 PM

    ratio, seafood watch, locavore, epicurious

    1. EWSflash RE: pancake May 30, 2010 10:19 AM

      Butcher, for iPod. Good reference for meat cuts.

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        SmartCookie RE: EWSflash May 31, 2010 07:41 AM

        Yelp and Urbanspoon to find restaurants.

      2. NonnieMuss RE: pancake Oct 15, 2013 05:43 AM

        How do you use Bittman's app? I got it on free app day, and have tried to use it a few times, but I can never find anything I'm looking for. Would love some tips on how to get the most out of it.

        1. linguafood RE: pancake Oct 16, 2013 08:19 AM

          Oysterpedia. Foodspotting. Yelp. Opentable.

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            truman RE: pancake Oct 16, 2013 08:41 AM

            Pepperplate - keeps the recipes I find online in a single location, accessible from any of my devices/computers.

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              chefhound RE: truman Oct 16, 2013 08:50 AM

              I love Pepperplate!

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                nokitchen RE: chefhound Oct 16, 2013 09:58 AM

                I love and hate Pepperplate. I love it for all the obvious reasons but it would be so easy -- SO EASY! -- to make it so much better. It's no particularly stable on my Android and a lot of the desktop functionality is missing on the small-screen version. And even on the desktop, you can't search by ingredient, you need another application to get nutrition info, it's a huge pain to share recipes and there's no social element at all.

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                  truman RE: nokitchen Oct 16, 2013 10:05 AM

                  Just FYI - you can search by ingredient if you add keywords to the recipes (eg chicken, beans, buttermilk). There was recently another discussion about how people tag recipes for easy access - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9124...

                  As for sharing, I can't comment on the Android version, but on the desktop and iPhone/iPad versions, there is a button that allows you to email a recipe to someone. I do this to send my DH directions for cooking stuff I've prepped and left in the fridge.

            2. jrvedivici RE: pancake Oct 16, 2013 08:47 AM

              My phone is an apple does that count?

              1. SaraAshley RE: pancake Oct 16, 2013 08:50 AM

                Yelp, Opentable, every grocery store in my area. I think that's it. I get the most use out of my grocery store apps. It's a quick way of comparing prices for the same items at different stores.

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                  Kontxesi RE: SaraAshley Oct 16, 2013 09:11 AM

                  Grocery stores have apps? I must explore this.

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                    SaraAshley RE: Kontxesi Oct 16, 2013 10:49 AM

                    Ohh yes! I haven't found one that doesn't have an app yet.

                2. JonParker RE: pancake Oct 16, 2013 10:39 PM

                  The absolute best app I have ever found is ChefTap. It scans a web page and uses artificial intelligence to recognize a recipe on it, strips out the non-recipe parts, and saves it to a database.

                  The only flaw in it is that it's Android only, and while my phone is Android, my tablet is an iPad. It would be nice to see my recipes in a larger format. Still, it's a near flawless app, and is my favorite way of collecting recipes from the web.

                  Oh, and it's free too.

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