Paprika Recipe Manager

Developer: Hindsight Labs LLC

Current Version: 2.2.0

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 4.9 MB - Download


Delightfully simple recipe management for everyone: from aspiring cooks to professional chefs. With web importing, grocery lists and meal planning, Paprika is the perfect kitchen companion. If you love to cook, Paprika will be most useful app you've ever downloaded!

Use Paprika Cloud Sync to wirelessly sync between your devices and take your recipes with you everywhere you go! (Please note: each version of Paprika is sold separately for each device, but Paprika Cloud Sync is a free service.)


• Create and modify your own recipes on any device.
• Automatically download recipes from hundreds of websites with a single tap.
• Integrated browser clipboard tools help you clip recipe information from any website.
• Smart recipe view: cross off ingredients when you're done with them, and tap to highlight your current step.
• Tools to help you cook: start multiple timers, pin active recipes to easily switch between them, and scale ingredients to your desired serving size.
• Timers are automatically detected in your directions: simply tap on one to start!
• Store nutritional information (automatically saved from sites which provide it) and personalized notes for each recipe.
• Find your recipes in a flash with our powerful subcategory organization and advanced search tools which let you search by name, ingredient or source.
• Intelligent grocery list automatically combines your ingredients and sorts them by aisle.
• Use the pantry to keep track of what ingredients you already have.
• Save time and money by planning your meals by the week and month! Create reusable menus from your favorite meals.
• Print and email support for recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans. Support for multiple recipe print sizes including index cards.
• Share recipes via email (that other Paprika users can automatically import).
• Import existing recipes from popular desktop apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup!, MasterCook & Living Cookbook.
• Export your meal plans to iCal and your grocery lists to Reminders.
• Manual backup and restore keeps your recipe collection safe.
• Offline access. All of your data is stored locally, no internet connection is required to view your recipes.
• Paprika Cloud Sync. Keep your recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans seamlessly synced between all your devices!
• Bookmarklet. Capture recipes from your web browser straight into your Paprika Cloud Sync account.


Release Notes:

Hi folks. I am pleased to announce a major upgrade to Paprika’s web browser that we have been working on for quite some time. To make it easier to save recipes from your favorite sites, we have built a natural language processing engine into Paprika that can automatically recognize any recipe written in plain English on any website.

This means that you no longer have to request support for specific sites to be added to Paprika, nor will you need to resort to Paprika’s clipboard tools to copy and paste the recipe from the browser when you encounter an unsupported site. Just press Save Recipe and Paprika will figure out the rest.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by Loves to COOK!

Pros & Cons - Pros: 1. cloud sync and a version for my phone so if I'm at the store and decide to make something it's there on my iPhone. 2. Importing recipes from allrecipes, kraft, martha, myrecipes, etc… is super easy. Even websites that aren't "supported" are still super easy thanks to the handy buttons at the bottom of the screen. 3. It’s easy to share recipes, I can email recipes right from my phone. 4. Good support, I encountered bugs early on and they fixed them quickly. Cons: 1. Importing From MasterCook: super EASY to export from MC, can export the entire cookbook with a few clicks. Importing them to Paprika takes FOREVER! it's a one-by-one process that takes a few billion clicks with EACH recipe. 2. If you'd planned to keep a paper copy be forwarned that it only prints FULL PAGE, no recipe cards, and only one recipe per page even if it's a tiny short recipe. 3. The print layout is pre-determined, you can't change it and put the "notes" section at the top.

Found helpful by 65 out of 65 people
Version 0
Review by Ssnhnsn

Used to like it - I used to like this app because of the versatility (works on mac, iPhone, ipad, iPod). Problem is now, I also used to be able to export to my computer as a PDF file which I could then easily email to a friend. I can no longer do this. Since I like to share with my family and friends via email in a printable format, I either now have to share on FB (which doesn’t give the same info), or copy/paste everything that I have entered into one of my three Apple devices (with the same program). It used to be easy to share, now it’s becoming more work for me…. Makes the cloud experience I used to praise less desirable… It might be time to find another application that fits my needs.

Found helpful by 42 out of 46 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.2.0
Review by Mignonette6

Great for daily management - I’ve been doing a lot of research (compaing Paprika, Cook’n and BigOven) and find that Paprika fits most of my needs - especially the day-to-day recipe management. I can download recipes very quickly, algortihms are great, create a a meal plan for the week and organize my shopping. And, it’s affordable. The only features (so far) that it’s missing that are really disappointing are 1) the ability to import from more file options, 2) the ability to export to a Word doc with recipe templates, 3) the ability to create customized cookbooks & print. From what I can tell, the only format to export from Paprika is in html, which then I have to cut and paste into a Word doc and it’s not formatted nicely. At this point, I will keep Cook’n desktop for archiving family recipes only (where I can export them to Word) and Paprika for day-to-day meal & recipe management.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 2.2.0
Review by Owl9639

Works great but some important features still missing. - This is a great app. I just recently discovered baking and have saved lots of recipes. I have been using this app for 6 months across 6 devices (all Apple). Syncing works flawless. So far everything works fine. There are some features though that I hope the developers will add soon, which are 1. the ability to view all photos in GRID view or even in different kinds of views, slide show etc. The current pictures are quite small and even though they get larger when you click on them it is just not that convenient. Grid view would save all those extra clicks. 2. the ability to add more pictures instead of just 1 3. the ability to attach attachments. 4. the ability to filter several words instead of one word when searching in every source. Not only when searching by ingredients. 5. the ability to search in all other sources e.g directions, meals, url. I haven’t seen any improvements and updates since I have been using this app. I hope the developers will add some more creativity to this application soon.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.2.0
Review by PBIPhotobug

Good, needs a few tweaks; devs mark requested features “Solved” when they are not - I love this app, and use it to help teach cooking classes. The recent changes to web site imports is a great addition. But it badly needs a “Description” field in each recipe which should appear at the top of the recipe page and at the top of printouts. This field would hold information such as the basic description, who or where the recipe originated, and complimentary flavors or recipe types. (e.g., meat and unique bread or baked dish and suggested sauces.) These don’t really fit in the Notes field at the bottom of the recipe, which should be reserved for cooking technique tips or ingredient notes. Also, the fact that the default behavior is for ALL the main dropdown categories to always be expanded makes it hard to browse other categories, especially after adding a few sorely needed main categories such as “Breads”, "Rubs Marinades & Sauces”, “Crock Pot”, and “Want To Try” and sub-catagories such as “”Candies”, "Puddings”, “Ices/Ice Creams”, “Crisps”, etc whch fit into the desert category but not into existing sub-categories. I’ve found no way to make it remember that I want the main categories to default to the collapsed state. I submitted both of these as requested features a year ago and the developers marked the request as “Solved” even though it isn’t.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.2.0
Review by agilroy03

Needs Grocery List Support for Apple Watch - There are a few stand alone grocery list apps that work with Apple Watch. Don’t understand why you are not aggressively pushing out your grocery list feature to sync with Apple Watch. You have tweeted about this after Apple Watch came out, but nothing to date. I don’t want to buy a stand alone app where I have to manage an additional list. I want to use the feature of Paprika where I can add items based on recipes I want to make. Also, I am always paranoid about laying my phone down on my shopping cart while I shop. If I leave it there while I reach fo something or turn around, someone could grab it. Come on, Paprika, get with it. I want my list on my wrist.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 2.2.0
Review by kittycat262728

Excellent - just needs a Safari share extension - I love this app and use it for hundreds of recipes that I’ve accumulated over the years. I’ve been using it for several years now and it is just fantastic and is truly a staple, I think, for anyone who loves to cook. The developers are very responsive as well. Being able to automatically download recipes straight from many of the recipe websites I follow is SO helpful - I’m sure I wouldn’t save half of the recipes I have without this feature! Having the Shopping Cart feature tied in rounds everything out perfectly, and I especially love the feature where items are grouped by aisle. In addition to using this as my recipe catalog, I also use this as my general shopping list app for everything I need to buy at the grocery store. From collecting a recipe online, to shopping for the ingreditents, and to bringing them home and putting it all together, this app really has everything. I love a rounded-out multiplatform app that “just works” between devices, and for the years I’ve used it Paprika has definitely been that kind of app. Only thing I would say this needs is a Safari share extension like the iOS version already has. I’ve grown used to hitting the “Send to Paprika” extension in Safari on my iPad and would love it on OS X too! And if there’s a way to categorize the app from a Safari extension on both apps (which is something not even the iOS version has), that would be extra helpful. I have all my recipes in at least one category, and having the option to throw new recipes into a category I first send them to Paprika via a Safari extension would be helpful! As it is now I have to go through the “Uncategorized” category every now and then, which isn’t the worst thing, but being able to avoid that in the future would be helpful. Thanks!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people