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Old 06-12-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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Favorite Kitchen Apps?

Curious what apps others are using in the kitchen (if any) for tracking recipes, documenting experiments, etc? I've been using Evernote for a long time. What's your favorite?

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Old 06-12-2016, 12:42 PM   #2
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I mostly just use browser bookmarks. Welcome to Discuss Cooking Gregster.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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I am afraid I am just too old and really have no interest to go that far into today's technology. I know what I want when I go shopping. I print out my grocery order that I keep running on my computer and then add something when I need it or run out.

I have a very simple free phone and it lets me make calls and text. That is all I need to do.

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Old 06-12-2016, 03:31 PM   #4
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Shopping list on my phone.
Bookmarks in the browser on my tablet for recipes.
Google docs to keep track of my spices and cookbooks. I turned the latter into a pdf and store on my tablet. I need to update that list.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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I keep shopping lists on my Notes app on iPhone. I make a list with check boxes and check off items as the go into the cart. I have a base list that stays on the phone and I add and subtract as needed.

If I find a recipe I want to make, I copy it to my computer. I had issues early on with recipe links disappearing so I just copy and paste into a MSWord document. If I make the recipe and like it, it reformat the Word doc to my standard recipe format and put it into a three-ring binder.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:33 PM   #6
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We use Our Groceries for a synched grocery list. I use Living Cookbook to keep track of my recipes, then print them out and sort them into binders. I also use Evernote to capture recipes when I'm not home (take a photo of a magazine page or clip something I come across online), and then enter it into Living Cookbook later.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:21 PM   #7
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I guess I'm a Luddite at heart, I use the back of an old envelope for my shopping list and store my coupons inside of it.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:31 PM   #9
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I use OurGroceries, and The Recipe Box. DH writes the grocery list on a post-it note, even though OurGroceries goes directly to his iPhone.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:07 PM   #10
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I use Simple Shopping List on my phone, purely for shopping and for far more than just food. I have Living Cookbook on both my desktop and laptop, and I take the laptop into the kitchen when I need to follow a recipe. That is it.

I do have several cooking sites, including this one, bookmarked for quick access.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:31 AM   #11
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Pen and paper.
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I guess I'm a Luddite at heart, I use the back of an old envelope for my shopping list and store my coupons inside of it.
Spike does that. We both keep an eye out for coupons. And we will cut them out if we think the other may want it or use it before it expires.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:46 PM   #13
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My app of choice is Paprika. I have in on my Mac, iphone, and ipad. I can easily download recipes from the internet and synchronize between all 3 devices. If I change one, the other two reflect the change instantly!


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I guess I'm a Luddite at heart, I use the back of an old envelope for my shopping list and store my coupons inside of it.
+1. Love recycling old envelopes...
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+1. Love recycling old envelopes...
What do you guys do? Carefully open your mail and save the envelopes in a drawer for shopping lists?
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I have a map of the store I shop in. Aisle by aisle. So when I go into my shopping list in my computer, I remove what I don't want this month, from last month's shopping, and add what I do need. I take aisles one through 12 and Spike takes the rest of the aisles.

Spike does all my produce and knows exactly what I want. Tomatoes on a vine. He knows no more than 4 tomatoes. Only P.E.I. or Maine potatoes. Etc. His list is on a separate page. Even though I use the scooter for handicap, the dang store is just too big. I get very tired shopping. And besides, the basket on the scooter is too small for all I buy.
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What do you guys do? Carefully open your mail and save the envelopes in a drawer for shopping lists?
That about sums up my faced paced retirement lifestyle!
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+1. Love recycling old envelopes...
Who gets envelopes any more, aside from junk mail that goes straight into the recycle bin? Personal mail, and most other service provider communications, financial statements, etc., are all electronic for us.
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What do you guys do? Carefully open your mail and save the envelopes in a drawer for shopping lists?
LOL. No. I get junk mail almost every day and always have some laying around.
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LOL. No. I get junk mail almost every day and always have some laying around.
After the 15th of the month, I don't even bother to check my mailbox more than once a week. Mostly clothing catalogs that I don't order from.
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