Basil Recipe Manager

Basil Recipe Manager

By Kyle Baxter

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Current Version: 3.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 20.40 MB
  • Developer: Kyle Baxter
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 197 App Reviews)
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Basil Recipe Manager App Ratings: 4
Based on 197 App Reviews

Basil Recipe Manager App Details

Discover great new recipes from the web, add your own, and get cooking tonight with Basil! Basil helps you find recipes, organizes them for you, and makes cooking easier. WHAT OTHERS SAY "Basil has reinvigorated my love for cooking." - Mike Vardy, "It is clear that Kyle designed every single detail of this app for practical simplicity." - Patrick Rhone, Minimal Mac Favorite features: ALL YOUR DEVICES ◆ Basil is designed for your iPhone and iPad to make cooking easier, and keeps your recipes and grocery list in sync with iCloud! DISCOVER ◆ Search the web's best recipe sites all at once and save recipes from them with just one tap! ◆ Add your own personal recipes, too, so your favorite recipes are all in one place! ◆ Add recipes from any app with a website or URL using Basil’s recipe save extension ◆ Recipes are stored on your iPad offline SHOP ◆ Basil makes shopping for the next meal a cinch. Add recipes to your grocery list, and Basil sorts them by aisle. Even better, Basil suggests healthier substitutes for certain ingredients! COOK ◆ Beautiful interface made for cooking. Big, readable text so you can read at a glance in the kitchen ◆ Smart ingredient scaling: Scale your recipes, and Basil will handle it all for you ◆ Time-based directions magically become instant cooking timers ◆ Auto unit conversion. Choose your preferred units (American or metric) and Basil will convert recipes for you. If you're in the UK and save American recipes, Basil will convert all those pesky cups and teaspoons to metric units for you! ◆ Cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil will turn them gray so your eyes are drawn to the ingredients still left to use. ◆ Take notes! Add your own adjustments and notes to each recipe so you know exactly what to do each time you cook. ORGANIZE ◆ Organizes your recipes for you! Recipes are automatically tagged by ingredients and setting the meal and cuisine type is quick too, so you can do things like see all of your breakfast recipes with bacon, or see your Chinese recipes. No need to spend time making folders! ◆ Filter your recipes by favorites, meal and cuisine types, tags and sources ◆ Browse your recipes by big, beautiful photos! It'll get you inspired to cook (and hungry!). Basil makes it easy to find new recipes with its special quick-search feature, and organizes them for you. Each new recipe is tagged with its main ingredients, and adding cuisine and meal type is a snap. You can find just the recipe you're looking for by sorting according to favorites, cuisine type, meal type, or main ingredients. Or you can just search them, using full-text search. Basil even makes cooking easier. Directions and ingredients are easy to read at a glance, and any time-based directions ("sauté for 5 minutes") are turned into buttons which start a timer, so you don't have to fumble with a separate timer. You can cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil even converts units for you automatically. Supported Sites For Instant Save: Thank you for your support! If you love Basil, please consider leaving a review. If you have any issues, please email We have no way to contact you if you explain an issue in a review.


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App Reviews

  • My got to recipe file!

    By Woodsrat#1
    Love it....
  • Abandoned

    By turtlegraphics
    This once fabulous recipe app has been abandoned by its author. He left it with export broken, so I will lose years of recipes and photos. Unfortunately, you must avoid this app.
  • Developer Unresponsive

    By Atl.highlands
    Once a great app, but now buggy no longer updated. I reached out to the dev for help on exporting my hundreds of recipes into a useable file, but never heard back.
  • Warning to others.

    By 552HsB5k2K
    App clearly abandoned. Developer active on Twitter, is now actively ignoring users. SAD!
  • Sadly appears to be abandoned

    By SSteve
    The economics of the App Store were completely different when Basil first came out. At the time, it was possible to make a living charging money for an app. Those days are gone. Unfortunately Basil seems to be a victim of that change. There hasn’t been an update in two years, exporting to Dropbox is broken, the author no longer responds to support emails, and the website is gone. I’ve changed my review to one star to warn potential buyers that this once useful and enjoyable program is no longer viable. My original review from 2016: I’ve been using Basil since it first came out. It’s great at getting recipes from cooking sites and at entering them manually. And it’s super-useful while cooking. Now that it syncs to the iPhone, it’s even better!
  • Great App - no support

    By basil crashes
    I love this app. The parts that work correctly enhance my cooking sessions. I put all of my recipes here so they are available each time I cook. Since getting this app, I never cook without my iPad! I would recommend this app to many of my friends and peers, except there are fundamental flaws (ex: when you press the button to make a shopping list, the app crashes- every time!). I have contacted the developer who replied he was going to release an update in a few weeks. But my request is now many months old and there has not been an update in over two years. It’s too bad there is no support as this app really extends the iPad for me. I only wish I could recommend it to others.
  • Syncing broken

    By Maystt
    Haven’t been able to sync properly since updating my computer. Both iCloud and Dropbox backups not working. I hope they fix this as I use the app on multiple devices
  • Happy recipe saver

    By Jennifer_Emily
    I have had this app for a couple fo years now and enjoy it. Customer service is polite and quick to respond. For supported websites, recipes are easy to save. For those that aren't supported it is a little tricker, but, they make it clear up front which ones they support so I know what I'm in for if I tray from a standard site. The main area of improvement would be to integrate with a wider range of site and to make entering your own recipes a little easier. However, the cost for this app is reasonable and I find it to be a simple way to save recipes without a lot of hassle or needing special accounts. It isn't a memory hog on my ipad either and I appreciate that it doesn't push ads to me. I will say that I don't use it's features for grocery shopping. I like to be a bit old school on that - pen and paper make me happy. I like the app and I'm sorry to see that others have been unhappy.
  • Awesome

    By Oz the dessert man
    The app is awesome and I'm glad to see that it's for both iPhone and iPad the syncing feature is awesome as well. I work in a kitchen and I have to make big batches sometimes for certain desserts. Would be cool to see the amount of servings and recipe multiplier go up. Currently there too low. Maybe have a setting to set the max number for each? Other than that awesome app.
  • Great recipe App, lacking some critical features

    By tonkinite
    The App is great for organizing recipes. Supports a lot of the common recipe web sites. Cons: - No ability to print recipes (so you can share them with your Mom who doesn't have the Internet or just put them in an old fashioned notebook). Only way to print is to email the recipes to yourself and then print them from your Mail App. - Export options limited to Email, but omit most of the metadata like pictures, etc. - No updates for a year. Is this App abandoned?