What's New

- Improves the Grocery List recipe list UI's clarity
- Fixes potential crash related to the Grocery List
- Improves auto-save site support

App Description

Discover great new recipes from the web, add your own masterpieces, 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, Productivityist.com

"It is clear that Kyle designed every single detail of this app for practical simplicity."
- Patrick Rhone, Minimal Mac

Favorite features:

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 Safari on your iPad with the "Add to Basil" bookmarklet
◆ 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:

marthastewart.com
food.com
gourmet.com
loveandoliveoil.com
bbc.co.uk/food
bbcgoodfood.com
taste.com.au
lifestylefood.com.au
bestrecipes.com.au
allrecipes.com
myrecipes.com
epicurious.com
seriouseats.com
bonappetit.com
tastykitchen.com
foodnetwork.com
foodandwine.com
chow.com
thepioneerwoman.com
eatingwell.com
cookinglight.com
inspiredtaste.net

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If you have any issues, please email support@basil-app.com. We have no way to contact you if you explain an issue in a review.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

November 22, 2014 New version 2.1.2
November 12, 2014 New version 2.1.1
October 06, 2014 New version 2.1
July 25, 2014 New version 2.0.4
February 21, 2014 New version 2.0.3
February 20, 2014 New version 2.0.2
November 30, -0001 Initial Release