flavourit - my cookbook

flavourit - my cookbook


(4 stars)


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

  • Really cool and simple symbols
  • Clean, attractive visual design
  • Save and share your recipes
  • Recipe creator not intuitive
  • Ineffective tutorial
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Expert's Review

"What's for dinner?"

Reviewed by / Jul 11, 2014

Create, keep, and share your own recipes in an attractive minimalist symbol format

Flavourit has streamlined the way recipes are read and written, which, as a kitchen enthusiast, is pretty damn neat. Sure, there are zillions of recipe apps out there, but this one offers recipe design in a way so thoughtful and full of cool, quickly understood symbolism, that I really want to love it.

Browse the small handful of recipes already included in the app - my guess is that this will expand along with the community. The meat is in creating your own, though - which is at once fun and frustrating. You'll have to translate the stereotypical step 1, step 2, step 3 of traditional recipes into the language of the app, which means setting up a series of steps using the unique symbols representing whisking, sauteeing, chiffonading, etc etc. Specify amounts, temperatures, and times as well. If you can manage to navigate the creation menus successfully, you'll end up with something quite attractive.

And therein lies the issue: it's simply cumbersome to use. Sure, there's a tutorial, but it's all words and no actually leading you through creating a recipe. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself quickly tapping at random just to get the thing to dice some onions.

It's a splendid idea and a very attractive visual design. Perhaps a more effective tutorial could make it more immediately useful.

Developer's original description available here
Create your personal cookbook according to your taste!
Enter recipe - take a picture - done!
Whoosh, you have created a good looking recipe, which you can refine every time you want to or share it with your friends.
We could now start telling you how great flavourit is but hey - try it yourself!
Just to let you know, you will for sure have a lot of joy with your flavourit cookbook.

*** The press says ***

„The ability to just instantly create a good-looking and informative graphic is super cool.“ (Android Police)

„If you are the type of person who like to cook, this is the app that you should download (The Android Soul)

„Flavourit makes it easy to create your own personalized recipe book“ (MSN Tech)

„20 best apps & games this week“ (The Guardian / July 2014)

*** Features - free version ***

* Recipe input:
Create your own recipes quick and easy. (Lovingly designed icons simplify the input process and save yourself from writing long phrases.)

* Camera access:
Take a food photo or choose one from your gallery.

* Recipe collection:
Sort your recipes into 3 main categories (food,sweets,drinks) and 46 subcategories. Browse through your recipes in fullscreen-mode or scroll through list-view.

* Recipe search:
Filter your recipes by category, certain ingredients, veggie or vegan recipes.

* Share recipes:
Create beautiful recipe cards. Print them, email them or share them on social media platforms.

* Backup:
Backup your collection via Dropbox.

* Backgrounds:
Choose between 5 beautiful flavourit covers.

* Temperature units:
Celsius & Fahrenheit

* Languages:
German & English

* No registration required.

* No internet connection required.
(except for using the share functions)

* Shop:
You like flavourit? Get the full version with additional great features!

*** Additional features - full version ***

* Portion converter:
Use the portion converter to quickly change the number of servings of your recipe.

* Shopping list:
Create your shopping list for the next purchase. Automatically take over all ingredients of a chosen recipe.

* Bookmarks:
Quick access to your bookmarked recipes.

* All backgrounds:
Choose between 10 beautiful flavourit covers.

* Filesharing:
Export your recipes and import the recipes of your friends via Facebook-links or with the QR-code-scanner.

* No ads!

*** www.yourflavourit.com ***
Visit us, if you want to get more infos about flavourit. If you have questions, suggestions or you just want to tell us that you like flavourit, contact us! We welcome all feedback!
*** www.doorfortyfour.com ***

Recently changed in this version

* NEW: We have remastered the recipe editor! Why? Makes it even easier to enter your recipes - yay!
* NEW: shop & prices
* minor bugfixes
Thanks for using flavourit!
Do you have questions - just visit our support center at www.yourflavourit.com/en/support

Comments and ratings for flavourit - my cookbook
  • (56)

    by Phil Walker on 02/01/2015

    Okay I see this as a great place to save and modify recipes I find online. So I have input my first recipe and when it comes to "Method" I can only see one small paragraph (of three) once saved. So its pretty useless. I would like to see better formatting options for the 'Method'. Another thing I would like to see is the ability to input the nutritional info (if known).

  • (56)

    by karen yong on 04/09/2014

    i love this app. they provide a great tutorial. i just hope that there will be a way to rearrange the ingredients.

  • (56)

    by Joe Sweeney on 16/07/2014

    Hands down, the most elegant and practical to use recipe app... far superior to BigOven and Mastercook in terms of its UI. However, this app lacks everything we've come to expect from a recipe manager: import from web sites and Mastercook libraries, menu and meal planning, nutrition analysis, substitutions and scaling, to mention just a few. I hope the developer continues working on this ap

  • (56)

    by Dave Hampton on 10/07/2014

    The Overall concept is great. It IS very pretty and makes great looking recipes... BUT... The UI is clunky - and it's quite slow. It freezes and crashes constantly. My whole phone died. I created a recipe. Saved it. Updated it and the whole app hung - including deleting my recipe from the first save. "Save" only has one job. It needs a better flow to allow you to enter and update recipes

  • (56)

    by Eduardo Soares on 10/07/2014

    One of the most intuitive apps that I ever saw.

  • (56)

    by Jon Conley on 10/07/2014

    The app is too laggy and busy to be useful. The UX and usability need to be addressed (why use tiny scrolling elements when you could use a large dial?). If importing recipes, it also assumes you're getting them from Facebook.

  • (56)

    by Juhani Lehtimäki on 10/07/2014

    Hmm. A quick look at the Android design guidelines would probably make you realise that this app will be really confusing to pretty much all the users. I can't understand anything about this UI :-(

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