Allrecipes (free or $2.99 for premium) is an app that randomly matches compatible recipes to users at the shake of the phone.
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Pro Some recipes have video instructions
A few recipes have an accompanying video that explains how to prepare and cook the meal. Tapping on directions below the video skips it to the part that explains the step.
Pro Nutritional information for each recipe is available
The app can display how many calories each serving has what percentage of daily recommended intake each nutrient has.
Pro Advanced recipe search
The recipe database search allows specifying if certain ingredients should be present or not, if there are any dietary needs and how long should cooking the meal take.
Pro Access to huge recipe database
With Allrecipes Pro, users can access all 44,000 recipes in the database. Without paying for the pro version, users are only allowed to access a few thousand.
Pro Helpful information and tools for cooking
Each recipe has prep and cook time listed, so it's possible to take into account how long the process will take. All ingredients can be divided into required servings.
Pro Simple shopping list
Items to the shopping list can be added from the recipe view by clicking on the ingredients or manually from the shopping list itself. Items are organized in categories such as produce or beverages and there's a reminder at the bottom for what meals are the ingredients for. Bought items can be ticked off by tapping on them or deleted from the list with a long-tap.
Pro Users can review recipes
It's possible to rate and review recipes.
Con Recipes can't be imported from other sites
There is no webclipper or import functionality so it's impossible to save recipes from anywhere else but AllRecipes.
Con Recipes load slowly
Because each recipe contains so much information, it takes about 5 seconds for each one to load. In the meantime, an ad is displayed.