When comparing Pepperplate vs Evernote Food, the Slant community recommends Pepperplate for most people. In the question“What are the best recipe manager apps for iOS?” Pepperplate is ranked 3rd while Evernote Food is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Pepperplate is:
Recipes can be organized into menus and categories. Menus allow grouping recipes and operating with them together. For example, a whole menu can be added to a shopping list or added to the planner without having to add each recipe separately. Categories are essentially tags. They can be added to recipes and used to search through them in recipe list.
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Pro Reasonable organizactional methods
Recipes can be organized into menus and categories.
Menus allow grouping recipes and operating with them together. For example, a whole menu can be added to a shopping list or added to the planner without having to add each recipe separately.
Categories are essentially tags. They can be added to recipes and used to search through them in recipe list.
Pro Has an online interface
Allows sharing recipes with others through a link on the website.
Pro Grocery list
Recipes and menus can quickly be added to the grocery list from their appropriate views. Items in the grocery list can be sorted by aisle or recipe.
Pro Good web clipper
While the experience using the clipper on a mobile device might need some work, the clipper itself is reasonably advanced. It directly supports over 30 recipe sites. It imports images, prep time, ingredients and instructions from those sites.
Pro Can be used for meal planning
Recipes and menus can quickly be added to the planner from their appropriate views. Unfortunately, there's no way to add them from the planner itself.
Pro Can scan in hand-written and printed recipes (premium)
Evernote premium can extract text from images.
Pro Reasonable organizational methods
Recipes saved can be searched by title or tag.
Pro Restaurant discovery
The app allows looking up places to eat in a set area.
Con Doesn't de-duplicate recipes
You can add the same recipe multiple times from the same url but the site won't merge them automatically.
Con Poor mobile web clipping experience
To save a recipe from the web into Pepperplate requires copying the URL, navigating to Pepperplate.com (that has no mobile version), either logging in or clicking view recipes, then navigating to import recipes and pasting the URL in the form field. There's no way to "share" a URL to Pepperplate.
Con Poor web clipper
URLs can't be "shared" to Evernote Food or even copied from the browser and pasted to the app. The only way to clip a recipe is to open the app's Explore Recipes section, search for a recipe unsuccessfully, open up the app's built in browser that has no address bar and find the desired link through Google Search.
And the web clipper only saves a link to the recipe. It doesn't import it. Same functionality can be achieved with any browser's built-in bookmarking feature.
Con No tools or funtionality for shopping, meal planning or cooking
Evernote Food is a very light wrap around the core Evernote app and as such doesn't add any advanced functionality that would be helpful in managing or preparing meals. There's no information specific to meals, ingredient list is just text that's typed or copied in manually, there's no grocery list, meal planning or tools that would help in cooking.
Con Browsing the app is slow
While the app itself is not slow, waiting for various pages to load can take time.