Paprika – the App
No, it’s not a condiment selection tool, it’s a handy dandy recipe app that can do a lot more than I need it to (for now, anyway) but I really like the way it can scrape the ingredients and directions for a recipe off a a cluttered page and just present you with the essential information. It pretty much gives you what you see on a lot of sites when you click on the “print this recipe” button.
Paprika has its own web browser that works much like Chrome or Firefox. If you know the url of a particular site you can enter that into the address bar or just enter search terms like I did in the screenshot above. Once you have the recipe page up you click on the “save recipe” button on the bottom right and the app does it’s magic. It will chug through a downloading recipe notification and then bring you to the next screen:It’s an edit screen, by default it puts all recipes into “uncategorized” but you can put them wherever you like by clicking the “change” button. The first time you click that you will get pretty much an empty screen but click the big plus sign (+) and you can start your own system.I’ve just begun compiling a recipe database on this thing, you may recognize some of the recipes. Anyway, click or tap on a recipe and it takes you to that stripped down iteration:
It’s especially handy when rendered in this two column format, the directions column scrolls independently of the ingredients so you don’t have to go back to see just how much milk they are talking about when the directions tell you to go ahead and add it now.
It has more functionality that this brief sketch shows, it will compile a grocery list and it’s a meal planner.