Love It On My iPad: Makes Pulling Recipes From Web A Breeze
Elizabeth said: I use my iPad for the kitchen, and the Iphone for shopping. I don't miss it on my windows laptop at all.
I LOVE THIS APP. I tried Excel, BigOven, Evernote, AllRecipes Dinner Spinner, and about 10 other things, but Paprika is so easy.
On the iPad, pulling in my recipes from the web was a breeze. You literally copy the URL, toggle over to Paprika, and the app says, "Hey, I see you have a URL copied. Wanna import this recipe?" Two clicks later and it's all there, usually with the picture and the source. Easy peasy.
My only gripe is that I don't have a Mac, so I can't figure out how to get the app over to my iPhone. Elizabeth - did you just pay the $4.99 twice and it worked on both devices?
Why You May Not Want To Use Paprika: Easy To Import Recipes But Not Easy To Export Them
Mike A. says:
I’m a convert from Mastercook V11 which did not have the features Paprika offered.
However, since switching to Paprika on my iPad, and Android phones, I feel like a prisoner to the app.
I am no longer able to use a Windows based application with my recipes on the iPad or handheld devices.
There is no support for Windows or even an export format to allow me to import into a Windows recipe manager.
Paprika imported my Mastercook exported recipes fairly well. But they do not offer the same export format so I can continue to have my recipes stored on my Windows laptop.
In other words, once you switch to Paprika you cannot go back or even coexist with your old recipe application(s).
Paprika supports import from several recipe formats including YummySoup, MacGourmet, MasterCook, MealMaster, Living Cookbook, Yum XML, and SousChef.
However, once those recipes are imported they are stranded inside Paprika. You can’t export to the same format you used to import and more importantly, you can’t easily share multiple recipes with anyone who does not use Paprika.
This is too bad. I just wanted to use Mastercook on my desktop and Paprika on my other devices.
I DID ASK Paprika support for help and was provided with a very condescending response from their support team. They basically told me to find someone else to import Paprika’s limited export formats; HTML or paprika recipes.
I guess it’s time to plan a strategy to go back to a program and app solution that’s more flexible than this one.
Too bad, I really liked the features and functions in this app but I’m not willing to isolate all my recipes into an iPad/Smartphone only solution.
Switching to a Macbook is not realistic at this time.
Thanks Mike for taking the time to explain your experiences with this program.
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