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Think about the last time you had a great recipe you wanted to make. How long did it take you to find it? If you’re like a lot of people who collect recipes from a variety of places, it may have taken longer to find the recipe than it did to prepare the meal. Thankfully, there are a variety of apps that can simplify that process. Even better, you can use them to organize recipes from cookbooks, magazines, and online sources.


This is similar to Pinterest, but more dynamic for foodies. With Paprika, you can save recipes from any online source and use the app to create shopping lists and meal plans. And for those more complicated recipes, there’s a feature that allows you to cross off each step as you complete it.


Most recipe apps require to manually enter recipes from offline sources like books or magazines – even that handwritten recipe card for Grandma’s Famous Cookies. OrganizEat has a different solution. Take a photo with your phone of the mouthwatering recipe, and the app will store it alongside your online recipes.

Eat Your Books

How many cookbooks do you own? And how much time do you spend trying to remember which one has that veggie lasagna recipe your son’s fiancé loves? Stop wasting time searching through them and use Eat Your Books to organize it all instead. It’s an online, searchable bookshelf that quickly directs you to the right book in your collection.

A well-organized recipe collection means you can spend more time with your loved ones and less time stressing about planning a meal for them. What’s not to love about that?!