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Mar 5, 2013 08:51 AM

Android Tablet Cook Book App

Hey Hounds

I picked up a Samsung Tab II the other day and am looking for a good cook book app. Something that allows me to fill it, not comes with a bunch of recipes already.
I definitely want one that allows for easy importing of recipes off the web. Not just that I put my own recipes in.



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  1. Evernote has two apps that are food/recipe related. When only basic Evernote was avail I would cut & paste, import, email and store to my hearts content recipes off the Net. With Evernote Food I can store recipe notes, my own recipe ideas and photos.

    1. if you really wanna keep it streamlined tho a MS Word app for Android along with your photo app will also work and you can clip anything into a word doc and create your own recipe file.

      1. I've been using Pepperplate ( for a few months now and like it. It doesn't have the prettiest app, but it's functional, and is great at importing recipes accurately from the web. If they added a feature to search my recipes by ingredient, it would be almost perfect.

        5 Replies
        1. re: dagaetch

          +1 for Pepperplate. I've been using it on my Galaxy Tab for a while now and like it.

          1. re: dagaetch

            Another +1 for Pepperplate.

            You can install it on both your PC and tablet, and by logging in on both, when you add a recipe to one, it automatically shows up on the other.

            1. re: dagaetch

              + Yet another. It also has a decent, if imperfect, shopping list feature. From the desktop (and maybe tablet) portion of the application you can automagically download the ingredients from a recipe or even a whole dinner to a shopping list, with an intermediate page allowing you to exclude the ingredients you already have on hand. The list then syncs with your phone and vice versa so items on both lists reflect what you've bought.

              1. re: nokitchen

                Looks like this is the one. Though I am so thoroughly not interested in the shopping list portion.


                1. re: Davwud

                  You may not be interested in the shopping list portion, but I can't tell you how many times Pepperplate has come in handy when shopping. I installed it on my smart phone and can easily access any recipe I'm thinking about making so that I can make sure I don't forget any of the ingredients, or get the right quantities.

                  It's a free app, so if you don't like it, just delete it :-)

            2. If Pepperplate doesn't do it for you, please consider Paprika. It costs $5, but is very powerful.

              It's focus is importing and menu planning. Both are drag-and-drop propositions. Very simple to use. I've not found another app that allows auto-importing from so many sites. There are literally hundreds. Any website or blog that uses hrecipe or microdata formatting can be auto-imported.

              The built-in browser makes importing recipes very easy for sites that don't use those formats. Load the website into the browser, highlight the name, ingredients, etc... click on the appropriate button, click create recipe and it's done. Photos get dragged right into the photo box.

              In your recipe box, you can sort by name, ingredient or source. The app is updated frequently and customer service is very responsive.

              1. Just an update for y'all.

                I downloaded Pepperplate and I have to say, I love it. I think the importing function is very nice and easy. The manual entry is fine as well.
                The built in multiplier and timers are great features.

                All in all, this is a great app.

                Thanks hounds