When comparing ChefTap vs BigOven, the Slant community recommends ChefTap for most people. In the question“What are the best recipe manager apps for Android? ” ChefTap is ranked 2nd while BigOven is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose ChefTap is:
Recipes can be tagged.
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Pro Reasonable organizational methods
Recipes can be tagged.
Pro Good web clipper and import options
Recipes can be added via bookmarks, share functionality or by copying and pasting a url. It's also good about importing existing bookmarks, text files and URLs from Pinterest.
Pro Easy to use recipe search tool
Pro Explains well how it should be used
The app has a good introductory tutorial that explains what's possible with the app and how it should be used. And there are also various explanations throughout the app that help along in using it. There's even a dedicated help section with videos.
Pro Has a free version
ChefTap has a free, ad-supported version that lacks manual entry and unlimited device syncing support.
Pro Can scan in handwritten and printed recipes
Can convert images to text.
Pro Breaks down ingredients into nutritional info
Users can see the nutritional information of any meal based on the contents of the ingredients.
Pro Allows ad-free use
With optional membership, lets you get rid of all ads and add unlimited recipes; great free trial model.
Pro Household grocery list and menu planning sharing
Use a single grocery list and menu plan with multiple accounts.
Pro Offers a big list of recipes to search through and an advanced search
Has over 350.000 recipes to search through and an advanced search that allows setting dietary restrictions, ingredients to be added or excluded and what categories to search through.
Pro Everything syncs with web and other devices
Pro Great organizational options
Great use of Folders -- can set them up for occasions, people you cook for, and more. Also the separate "Favorite" and "Try" list let you keep track of things that you'd like to try apart from those that are truly your favorite.
Pro Good grocery list creator
Pro Offers a free trial
Pro Good menu planner
Pro Reasonable site-clipping
Con Lack of support
Has gone downhill...
The Pro version originally cost $11.99, but has since been bumped up to $19.99. With the lack of support and little in the way of improvement, it doesn't make a lot of sense to be paying more for the service.
Con No grocery list or meal planner
Features are planned for future releases.
Ability to "clip" only works sporadically...
Con Charges for image scanning
BigOven lets users take pictures of handwritten or typed recipes and have them transcribed. The first 3 are free, and then it costs $20.00 per year for up to 25 additional scans.
Con Limited organizational options
Recipes can be saved to "Try", "Favorites" and "Folder" (creating folders requires a subscription). Additionally there are categories for recipes added and made.