When comparing Pepperplate vs cookbook, the Slant community recommends Pepperplate for most people. In the question“What are the best recipe manager apps for Android? ” Pepperplate is ranked 5th while cookbook is ranked 16th. 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 Shopping list that shows what you need and for which recipe
Say your buying sugar, it tells you that you need 300 g for cookies and 150 g for pancakes for example. So you how much you need to buy.
Pro Easily share as url,text, image, pdf
Has a great share feature and an import/export feature.
Pro Cooking view
Has an integrated cooking view when cooking for easy instructions/ingredients viewing.
Con Not supported
No support or bug fixes..
Con Changing to a paid service model
As of the new year (2020), Pepperplate will change to a "paid service model". The "subscription" is now $2.99/month or $32.99/year.
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 Lack of a meal planner
Not a problem for me but could be for others. So keep that it mind
Con Can't auto detect recipes using images or AI
Although you can add a link as a recipe, you wont be able to use all cookbook features until you manually add the required information.