When comparing ChefTap vs Paprika, the Slant community recommends ChefTap for most people. In the question“What are the best recipe manager apps for Android? ” ChefTap is ranked 1st while Paprika is ranked 2nd. The most important reason people chose ChefTap is:
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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 import recipes from a wide variety of online sources
Covers most of the major websites, including Food & Wine, Food Network and The Girl Who Ate Everything and even a good amount of "unsupported" websites will work.
Pro Simple, clean interface
A lot of time has been spent on making the interface feel as intuitive as possible. Navigation is easy, it's possible to highlight items with taps to track what steps have been taken or tap to cross-out ingredients that have been added as well as adjust the recipe easily without overwriting the original and make notes of changes and preferences.
Pro Syncs across devices
Paprika can be used across any of the supported devices - iOS, Android, OSX, web. If a recipe is imported in one device it will show up on all other devices as well.
Pro Can generate a grocery list
Depending on meal plans, Paprika can create a grocery list with all required ingredients. In the grocery list it's possible to view ingredients grouped based on recipes or all together. It can even keep a list of items already available and skip those when creating a grocery list.
Pro Manually importing recipes doesn't require typing
To manually transfer a recipe from a website, highlight a part of the recipe and then click the appropriate button - name, ingredient, direction, etc.
Pro Has tools that help in the cooking process
Paprika includes timers, converters and a tool for scaling ingredients. It makes the process of cooking easier to manage.
Pro Notes section allows you to add your own personal comments
Pro Can switch back and forth between recipes
Using the Pin tool allows you to quickly switch between recipes in progress without losing your place. Crossed-out ingredients stay crossed out, the step you're on remains highlighted.
Pro Customizable categories and sub-categories
It comes stocked with a handful of basic categories, but you can add your own, including sub-categories and order them any way you want.
Pro Easy import from previous recipe manager
Paprika readily accepts importing from the older application and syncing from Mac to iPad is amazing. 200+ recipes in seconds!
Pro Has tools for planning out meals weeks in advance
Paprika has a simple to use meal planner that allows adding recipes along with notes to a calendar. This information can later be used to automatically create a grocery list. Meal plans last forever. Want to know what you served for Christmas 3 years ago? It's there.
Con No grocery list or meal planner
Features are planned for future releases.
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.
Ability to "clip" only works sporadically...
Con Lack of support
Has gone downhill...
Con Update for Paprika 3 requires payment
The update to Paprika 3 requires a $5 payment even when you've bought the app a long time ago.
Con No OCR support
No way to scan in or take a photo of a written or printed recipe.
Con No way to create a shared collection of recipes
There's no way for you to collaborate on family recipes with your wife, parents, or sisters. Right now it seems only Umami supports this functionality.
Con Has to be bought separately for each device
Each device requires a separate purchase of the app. (IOS is now a universal app, Windows is a separate purchase)
Con Doesn't allow adding pictures for each cooking steps
Only a title picture is allowed.
Con Not worth what you pay for
Paprika is an extortionist recipe organizer that charges for apps separately, doesn't let you bookmark from your browser, and doesn't let you search by ingredient.
Con Lacks own recipe database
Paprika can only import recipes from third-party sources. There's no built-in recipe database to browse or search through.