Basil: Smart Recipe Manager. Save and Organize Your Recipes!
Discover great new recipes from the web, add your own masterpieces, and get cooking tonight with Basil! Basil helps you find recipes, organizes them for you, and makes cooking easier.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
"Basil has reinvigorated my love for cooking."
- Mike Vardy, Productivityist.com
"Recipes I save from the web are scattered across Pinboard, Instapaper and Simplenote. But Basil… might just change all that."
- Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac
"It is clear that Kyle designed every single detail of this app for practical simplicity."
- Patrick Rhone, Minimal Mac
◆ Search the web's best recipe sites all at once and save recipes from them with just one tap!
◆ Add your own personal recipes, too, so your favorite recipes are all in one place!
◆ Add recipes from Safari on your iPad with the "Add to Basil" bookmarklet
◆ Recipes are stored on your iPad offline
◆ Beautiful interface made for cooking. Big, readable text so you can read at a glance in the kitchen
◆ Time-based directions magically become instant cooking timers
◆ Auto unit conversion. Choose your preferred units (American or metric) and Basil will convert recipes for you. If you're in the UK and save American recipes, Basil will convert all those pesky cups and teaspoons to metric units for you!
◆ Cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil will turn them gray so your eyes are drawn to the ingredients still left to use.
◆ Take notes! Add your own adjustments and notes to each recipe so you know exactly what to do each time you cook.
◆ Organizes your recipes for you! Recipes are automatically tagged by ingredients and setting the meal and cuisine type is quick, too, so you can do things like see all of your breakfast recipes with bacon, or see your Chinese recipes. No need to spend time making folders!
◆ Full-text search with "AND" and "OR" operators
◆ Browse your recipes by big, beautiful photos! It'll get you inspired to cook (and hungry!).
Basil makes it easy to find new recipes with its special quick-search feature, and organizes them for you. Each new recipe is tagged with its main ingredients, and adding cuisine and meal type is a snap. You can find just the recipe you're looking for by sorting according to cuisine type, meal type, or main ingredients. Or you can just search them, using full-text search.
Basil even makes cooking easier. Directions and ingredients are easy to read at a glance, and any time-based directions ("sauté for 5 minutes") are turned into buttons which start a timer, so you don't have to fumble with a separate timer. You can cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil even converts units for you automatically.
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- NEW: Tap-and-hold on the photo frame for recipes from the web without images, and you can now add their photos automatically.
- IMPROVED: Can now add photos from your photo library or Photo Stream. This is pretty cool: if you take a photo with your iPhone, you'll be able to add it to a recipe right from Photo Stream. (Yeah, it should have done this in 1.5. So more like "Now works the way it should have in the first place.")
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- Last changed:
- Apr 17, 2013
- Food & Drink
- Kyle Baxter
- Average Rating:
- 4.00 (61)
- 6.7 MB