Get cook­ing with Pa­prika

Get or­ga­nized in the kitchen and the su­per­mar­ket with this recipe app

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Gary Mar­shall

It’s one of those apps you’ll won­der how you ever man­aged with­out

RE­QUIRES Pa­prika Recipe Man­ager you will learn How Pa­prika can help you cook, shop and plan your meals IT WILL TAKE 15 min­utes

If you cook, you’ll love Pa­prika Recipe Man­ager. As the name sug­gests, it’s a way to man­age your recipes, but it’s more than just Notes with a list of in­gre­di­ents. It can au­to­mat­i­cally scale recipes for more or fewer guests, and you can use it to set timers, plans meals to cut waste, and even cre­ate shop­ping lists.

The shop­ping list is smart too, so it or­ga­nizes in­gre­di­ents by cat­e­gory, and com­bines in­gre­di­ents from mul­ti­ple recipes – so if you’re shop­ping for three meals that use eggs, it’ll cal­cu­late the to­tal num­ber of eggs rather than list each recipe’s re­quire­ments sep­a­rately.

Where Pa­prika re­ally ex­cels is in its in­te­gra­tion with Sa­fari. As you’ll see, it’s in­cred­i­bly easy to grab recipes from your fa­vorite sites, and there are good im­port­ing op­tions too. On the rare oc­ca­sions Pa­prika can’t im­port the recipe di­rectly, it has a built-in web browser that you can use to high­light and grab the rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion.

The other great thing about Pa­prika is its abil­ity to sync to the cloud, and since it’s a cross-plat­form app, you’ll also be able to use it on your Mac, An­droid, Kin­dle Fire, and Win­dows de­vices.

Be­ing able to search for recipes by in­gre­di­ent is par­tic­u­larly handy, both for re­duc­ing waste and in­spir­ing you when you’ve no idea what to do for din­ner.

Pa­prika isn’t free, how­ever. It’s $4.99 on iOS and $19.99 on the Mac, but that’s cheaper than buy­ing cook­books and you’ll turn to it much more of­ten. It’s one of those apps you’ll won­der how you ever man­aged with­out.

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