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Cost: $5 one-time down­load About: Cu­rat­ing recipes can be fun. Keep­ing them all in one place can be a night­mare. That’s where Pa­prika comes in. See an in­ter­est­ing recipe as you scroll through Pin­ter­est? Open the recipe page in Pa­prika’s browser, and the app will store it. You can also search in­side Pa­prika—look up “turkey meat­balls” and find op­tions from all over the In­ter­net— and save the ones you like most. Once you’ve picked your recipes for the week, Pa­prika gen­er­ates a gro­cery list. The app syncs across the cloud, so you can do a gro­cery run with your phone, then fol­low a recipe on your tablet. A sim­ple in­ter­face makes it easy to fol­low recipes and tick off steps as you go.

“Ev­ery week­end I had been slog­ging through mealplan­ning, grab­bing recipes on dif­fer­ent sites, writ­ing down in­gre­di­ents, and try­ing to de­sign a menu my kids will ac­tu­ally eat. I was im­pressed be­cause Pa­prika does all of that in one app. Hav­ing in­gre­di­ents au­to­mat­i­cally im­ported to my shop­ping list as soon as I add a recipe saved a ton of time— I was able to plan a week of meals and a gro­cery list in about 20 min­utes,

in­stead of my usual hour. And I could save the com­pleted menu to reuse, which makes it easy to cre­ate a monthly menu ro­ta­tion. My one com­plaint: There’s no short­cut for re­peat­ing recipes you use daily. I had to add my usual break­fast of overnight oats to my menu five times (once per week­day) in­stead of be­ing able to click once and sched­ule it Mon­day to Fri­day. But that’s a small price to pay for a mealplan­ning app that’s func­tional and help­ful!” —Ash­ley Aus­trew, writer, Omaha, NE

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