Developer: Elizabeth McKenna
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

What’s for supper? It’s a question I find myself asking far too often. It’s made even worse by the fact that I’m frequently broke and I’ve got to plan ahead to save every penny. Enter Whats4Supper? an app that aims to dispel all these problems and help me organise my cooking life. It’s a little expensive for what it is but I did find it rather useful.

It’s a scheduling app at heart offering a menu planner, grocery list component and a series of tips and tricks. The menu planner allows you to enter data for breakfast, lunch and supper so that you know exactly what to have. You can then add the recipe source to each menu option thus keeping everything neatly in one place. It’s the sort of app that comes into its own on a Sunday evening. Sit down, work out what you want to eat this week and plot. Sure it’s not exciting or thrilling but it’s darn useful.

Besides the menu planner, there’s also a grocery list function which enables you to save and manage multiple different lists. It’s clearly a useful feature when you’re wandering around the shops trying to figure out what you need to buy. The list data feature also helps out with that as it already provides you with a list of commonly used ingredients. This feature didn’t feel overly vital but it could come in handy for someone.

Finally comes the Kitchen Helper section, which quickly became invaluable. Besides offering numerous very useful tips and tricks, it also lists cooking times for many different types of meat, a chart to determine different weight equivalents and a list of substitutions that can be used. It’s excellent and pretty comprehensive. While I’m not a bad cook by any means, it’s great to have such simple information so readily accessible. It’s bound to be even more useful for novices.

The only real downside to Whats4Supper? is the price. At $4.99, it is rather expensive especially if, like me, you’re not really interested in the list functionality. The tips and tricks and menu planner are great, though, and will go some way to helping you organise your life.

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