Paprika Recipe Manager 3

Developer: Hindsight Labs LLC

Current Version: 3.4.5

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 14.8 MB - Download


Organize your recipes. Create grocery lists. Plan your meals. Download recipes from your favorite websites. Seamlessly sync to all your devices.


• Recipes - Download recipes from your favorite websites, or add your own.
• Grocery Lists - Create smart grocery lists that automatically combine ingredients and sort them by aisle.
• Pantry - Use the pantry to keep track of which ingredients you have and when they expire.
• Meal Planner - Plan your meals using our daily, weekly, or monthly calendars.
• Menus - Save your favorite meal plans as reusable menus.
• Sync - Keep your recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans synced between all your devices.

• Adjust - Scale ingredients to your desired serving size, and convert between measurements.
• Cook - Keep the screen on while cooking, cross off ingredients, and highlight your current step.
• Search - Organize your recipes into categories and subcategories. Search by name, ingredient, and more.
• Timers - Cook times are automatically detected in your directions. Simply tap on one to start a timer.

• Import - Import from existing apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup!, MasterCook & Living Cookbook.
• Export - Export your meal plans to Calendar and your grocery lists to Reminders.
• Share - Share recipes via AirDrop or email.
• Print - Print recipes, grocery lists, menus, and meal plans. Recipes support multiple print formats including index cards.

• Extensions - Save recipes directly in Safari and view today's scheduled meals.
• Bookmarklet - Download recipes from any browser straight into your Paprika Cloud Sync account.
• Offline Access - All of your data is stored locally. No internet connection is required to view your recipes.

What's New in 3.0

• Add multiple, full-sized photos to each recipe. Embed photos in your directions.
• Insert links to other recipes or websites in your ingredients or directions.
• Format recipes using bold and italics.
• Convert ingredient measurements between standard and metric.
• Search for recipes across multiple categories.
• Add custom aisles to your grocery list and re-arrange them in your preferred order.
• Create multiple grocery lists.
• Add custom ingredients to the pantry. Track quantities, purchase dates, and expiration dates.
• Move items back and forth between the pantry and grocery list.
• Add custom meal types to the meal planner.
• Create reusable menus that span multiple days.


Paprika is available on multiple platforms so you can access it on all of your devices. Please note that each version is sold separately.


Release Notes:

Fixed an issue with search results when searching for recipes that belong to multiple categories.
Fixed a few crashes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.2.0
Review by The Tate Family

Best recipe app…hands down - I’ve been using this app for a couple of years now. There’s some up front work to get your recipes into the app, but once that’s done….man does this app pay dividends. I’ve always found the downloader very accurate in ripping recipes from the internet. Maybe some minimal editing required but in general this thing is spot on. Food network receipe? No problem. Pioneer woman’s crazy long detailed recipes? Easy peasy. And many other internet recipe sites. Take those old family recipes and stick them in here and never lose them….get rid of the clutter, mix mash recipes on scraps of paper. Print the recipe when you need it - or view it on your iPad if you want (paper is better in my opinion). Grocery list - eh - don’t use it that much but very nice to have. I would also recommend setting up your categories so you can quickly find things when you start getting a lot of receipes in here. Sometimes they can be a little hard to find by name (if you’re like me and can’t remember what the heck you called something). It also helps in planning a meal. If you’re looking for something that goes with a pork or beef dish - you can get a list of options to pick from. It’s extra work up front…but you only do it once. Anyways - I put this up there with the must have productivity apps.

Found helpful by 35 out of 35 people
Version 3.2.3
Review by smickc

Paprika no longer works on my Mac - I purchased Paprika in 2012 for all my devices and I love this app. I use it every week to plan my meals and create a shopping list. It is a huge time saver for me and in general I have loved all the upgrades made over the years. My original Paprika stopped working on my desktop Mac several months ago. I click on the app and get a message that “Paprika quit unexpectedly” I assumed this was due to numerous OS upgrades. When the new Paprika 3 came out I assumed the answer to my problems had arrived and I purchased the new app for $30.00. This turned out to be a big mistake. The app will not open and once again when I click on it I get the “Paprika quit unexpectedly” message and no app. I have tried deleting it and re-loading and have made sure I have the version of OS required and the processor required. I emailed Paprika for help and have not received a response. I am very dissappointed. $30.00 is a lot of money for an app that is useless.

Found helpful by 10 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.4.5
Review by Thatguy38

Bad UI - 2 major annoyances. You have to edit a recipe to rate it, which in the grand scheme of things is really minor. The single largest annoyance is that if you have a recipe and your organize it into a folder (say "currently cooking recipies") and you delete it from that folder it deletes the entire recipie from the whole app. What a terrible system! That coupled with the fact there isn't an easy, oh hey did you want to just re-catagorize this? or similar style interface is just terrible UI design.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.4.5
Review by ro953

Purchased to replace MacGourmet - Been a user of MacGourmet from the start. Mariner has been having sync issues with their server for months. Out of frustration I purchased Paprika 3 - glad I did, easy one-step export from MacGoumet (use MG4 database) then import into Paprika. Finally have a receipe app on my Mac and iPhone again (in sync). Importing from web sites not quite as simple - need to cut/paste into Paprika, but simple enough vs. just using the URL.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.4.5
Review by JoesApp

Great app - Waiting for a year for MacGourmet to get fixed (used it for years), & tired of the lip service that we were getting, I decided to jump ship and try this. I am very pleased with the result. It imported my recipes without an issue and I am catching up on my own new recipes and entering by hand so far. I purchased the IOS app and sync is fast and effortless. It took me a bit to learn how they do things but this is what I am sticking with. I like the Pantry section so I can keep track of what I have at home while shopping if I get inspired on the road. I hope this continues to get support through the years! Well done!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.4.5
Review by travis.reiter

100% worth it for mobile, desktop too pricy - This is hands down the best recipe app I've used. I have it on my phone, iPad, and desktop and my only complaint is that the desktop version was woefully overpriced. Should have only gone with the iPhone and iPad versions. Buy this app!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.4.5
Review by Ignatius_J_Reilly

not sure what else I could ask for - There isn’t a detail I can think of missing from Paprika. I keep it on our kitchen iPad for cooking, but it also syncs with my phone so I can have an on-the-go grocery list or save recipes from whatever web page I’m on. And since it syncs using its own sync service (instead of iCloud), my wife and I can both be signed in on our respective devices, sharing the recipe database, shopping lists and meal planner. Most impressively, you can point it at more or less any recipe online and it will import it beautifully.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people