Paprika Recipe Manager for iPhone

Hindsight Labs LLC

Food & Drink


This app was last updated on: Nov 17, 2016
TapNova recommends this app!   
New in version 2.2.1

- Improved compatibility with iOS 10.


Delightfully simple recipe management for everyone: from aspiring cooks to professional chefs. With web importing, grocery lists and meal planning, Paprika is the perfect kitchen companion. If you love to cook, Paprika will be most useful app you've ever downloaded!

Use Paprika Cloud Sync to wirelessly sync between your devices and take your recipes with you everywhere you go! (Please note: each version of Paprika is sold separately for each device, but Paprika Cloud Sync is a free service.)


• Create and modify your own recipes on any device.
• Automatically download recipes from hundreds of websites with a single tap.
• Integrated browser clipboard tools help you clip recipe information from any website.
• Smart recipe view: cross off ingredients when you're done with them, highlight your current step, and keep the screen on while you are cooking.
• Tools to help you cook: start multiple timers, pin active recipes to easily switch between them, and scale ingredients to your desired serving size.
• Timers are automatically detected in your directions: simply tap on one to start!
• Store nutritional information (automatically saved from sites which provide it) and personalized notes for each recipe.
• Find your recipes in a flash with our powerful subcategory organization and advanced search tools which let you search by name, ingredient or source.
• Intelligent grocery list automatically combines your ingredients and sorts them by aisle.
• Use the pantry to keep track of what ingredients you already have.
• Save time and money by planning your meals by the week and month! Create reusable menus from your favorite meals.
• Print and email support for recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans. Support for multiple recipe print sizes including index cards.
• Share recipes via AirDrop or email (that other Paprika users can automatically import).
• Import existing recipes from popular desktop apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup!, MasterCook & Living Cookbook.
• Export your meal plans to iCal and your grocery lists to Reminders.
• Manual backup and restore keeps your recipe collection safe.
• Offline access. All of your data is stored locally, no internet connection is required to view your recipes.
• Paprika Cloud Sync. Keep your recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans seamlessly synced between all your devices!
• Bookmarklet. Capture recipes from your web browser straight into your Paprika Cloud Sync account.

This app changed my life (no joke)
dubhlinn2 on 8/14/2017
I never have time to write reviews but I had to do it for this app because of how much easier it has made this fundamental part of my life: eating. I eat much healthier when it is planned and this app allows me to do that. It is a very powerful app that does many things (go look at the list) and yet still remains incredibly user friendly despite the incredible functionality. Kudos to the programmers of this app. One complaint: The browser for the desktop version is not secure and may download viruses. I am on a mac so it doesn't affect me much, but I use that feature only on my phone just in case. But please fix that so I don't have to worry about it! Despite that issue, this app still gets 5 stars because it's just that amazing. Thank you!
Almost perfect!
SimplyOlivia on 8/12/2017
I've used this app from its beginning and love it. I ended up buying all three versions (iPhone hone, iPod, Mac) because I need access on all the devices. Synchs easily and quickly. It would be perfect if it had an Apple Watch version. Can that happen?
$5 and I'm still assaulted by ads.
rabbitf33t on 8/10/2017
I paid $4.99 for this app and I'm still bombarded by ads. Greed has hijacked humanity and this app is just another disappointment on the proof pile. It doesn't matter how great your product is, once you pay for it, you shouldn't have to keep paying for it.
ssh81187 on 8/7/2017
So easy to use. It's like they've thought of everything. A++++++++++
Full featured
Adco59 on 8/7/2017
I am amazed at the fully baked(😲) feature set in this app. It looks like its worth every penny.
A MUST for all 21st century cooks
Rw1134 on 8/7/2017
I've had this app for 24 hours and it's already paid for itself. The fact that I can scale a recipe up or down on the recipe itself is a boon! It's great for the panicked chef who (after starting the recipe of course) realizes she only has 3/4 of the essential ingredients, and with a few clicks Paprika can change the portions and save her meal! I also love that I can save a recipe straight from the Safari browser in the Activities tab. I'd love to see a way to do bulk imports from recipes I have saved on Pinterest, but at this point I'm ok to trade a little learning curve for this kind of culinary might!
Outstanding Recipe App!
News Monitor on 8/3/2017
I have used Paprika to store hundreds of recipes. It works flawlessly, and all of my devices synchronize recipes instantly. Highly recommended.
Love it!
2BJT on 8/2/2017
One of my most used apps. It just works and works well. Really has helped organize my recipes and a great aid as I'm cooking.
Poor customer service
digital2go on 7/30/2017
Bought the app for iPhone laptop. Sync didn't work so I emailed for help. The company never replied. Now I use Evernote. Paprika is a bad investment.
Love this app!
Hbreader on 7/28/2017
This app has everything I've been looking for to put all my recipes in one place. It makes it super easy to import recipes. I do wish it had the option to send recipes via messenger.
Fantastic app
Eouio38 on 7/26/2017
I love and constantly use the import recipe features on this app. I have a set of recipes that are my tried and true, but will frequently import 9-10 versions of a similar recipe to find the best one. Paprika makes this very easy with a logical and easy to manage category layout and easy importing. Love it!
Jb061 on 7/25/2017
Very good on the recipe side. Importing, adjusting, and scaleing are all there. Also the Browser to search for and import recipes is excellent. Paprika falls down when it comes to building a shopping list, it assumes you do ALL your shopping in one place. Creating a single store shopping list from planned meals works fairly well, but adding items that are not in your recipes is awkward at best. To become the "top dog" of recipe managers I feel serious improvement on the shopping side will be required.
Paprika is the best!
Bz231 on 7/21/2017
This is just a wonderful app - it imports easily from other sources, has a great interface, lets my wife and I put our own photos of our creations, successful or not, in the recipes. Synchs great across devices. It's more than a recipe manager, it has become a fun diary of enjoyable times spent cooking with family. It is the best!!
Perfect Recipe and Grocery List App
pesh2000 on 7/16/2017
The iOS 7 update made an already fantastic app even better. The import feature is flawless and if you find sites that don't work, the develop fixes it quick. The grocery list import from recipes is a huge time saver, but the new fast direct input of items is the best new feature.
Pretty good but could use a couple improvements
Iamgirl1 on 7/12/2017
This app is great for making and storing recipes. I love that you can easily export recipes online and scale your recipe. I like the built in timer and I like that I can do my meal planning/grocery in this app. However, it's not perfect... The image it lets you add is pretty small. It might be just me but I'd love to be able to upload 1-3 juicy images instead of the tiny square. I also wish there was some sort of spell check so I know I'm spelling everything right when writing directions. And last but not least, it would be fantastic if there was an option to add a YouTube video link. I could easily follow along with a video version on some of my recipes but have it written out on the app as well. Anyway these features could ever happen? Adding these would make this app supreme!
Love! Totally improved way I feed my family!
ECargo on 7/5/2017
The creators of this app are geniuses!I have tried out numerous systems to plan meals and grocery shopping lists, had been using my own system until I got this. Love it! Has every feature I could want, esp the ability to download and save recipes from Internet. I am super fan.
Keep finding great things about this App
NYYazFan on 7/5/2017
I love this app I've had it for a long time today I found a great feature called scale. You set the scale feature to whatever number of servings you need. From 1/2 to infinite #50 plus. I can't recommend this strongly enough spend some time with it & you'll find some great features!
Best kitchen tool to have!
Lynne1559 on 7/3/2017
If only it could convert cups to grams or ounces ((or ounces to grams or cups) it would make life positively perfect.
Great app and totally worth the cost!
JBossRN on 7/1/2017
I love this app, I have had several others and used Pinterest but none work like this. I especially love the way it doesn't time out when you are working with a recipe and how easy it is to create recipes so easily. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Absolutely love this app!!
Abbydabell on 6/29/2017
I absolutely love this app and have sung its praises far and wide and have converted several friends to Paprika. The only thing that drives me crazy is that you can't categorize a recipe using the web clipper on another browser (like safari, chrome, Firefox, etc). While this isn't a problem if I go through paprika's browser, I frequently come across recipes while looking for other things on safari, etc and having to go back in the app and edit a recipe to categorize it gets annoying.
Change deletes
Awnestreviewer on 6/25/2017
My only request is that you do a pop up for when you go to delete a recipient, or ask if you want to delete it from the category or from your whole library. I've deleted one too many recipes.
My fav, my Paprika!!
Crazy frames on 6/25/2017
This app I don't know what to say about it other than it is just totally awesome! The way you can save a recipe, the way you can store the recipe I a folder, the way you can pull it up, you can assign it to a day in the week for having dinner, you can pull all the ingredients into a shopping list and combine. They did an awesome job on this App! I highly recommend it!!!
Love the app only one suggestion
Spud 925 on 6/19/2017
I really love the user interface. It is intuitive, clear, and well laid out. I have used this app to organize everything from grocery purchases, meal planning, and the recipe database. Everything works great! I have one suggestion for a need that has come up recently in my life, and thought it may be applicable to others. There is a group of 3 of us that want to start eating healthier I would like to share recipes and meal calendars seamlessly through the app instead of emailing each recipe to the other 2 people. So I guess my suggestion would be a readable version of a shared paprika app, with an option to import the shared apps recipes into my own recipes. Maybe that could be done for a future update. Otherwise I love the app and use it all the time.
Best recipe app!
Sandy Fitzberger on 6/17/2017
This is the best recipe app I have come across. All you do is add in the URL and it automatically sets up the recipe to be imported. My only complaint is that it doesn't calculate nutritional information. Other than that it is perfect. I bought it also for my iPad and home PC and everything syncs seamlessly! Love love love it!
Good, almost great
Smeier1972 on 6/16/2017
I am not exaggerating when I say this app has changed my life. My family uses it daily and we LOVE it. I have it on iPhone, Android, iPad and Windows. The only thing that keeps this from being a 5-star review is that I wish that there were some features available. It would be nice to be able to sort groceries into different stores (such as BJ's, Target, Market Basket, etc.) - these could be user-defined like categories, and then into aisles. Also, it would be great if I could set the week start day on desktop (since I print my weekly menu from there) as I can on my phone. Then my life would be complete! Thanks!
I used to love this app, but
Edgarxxiii on 6/11/2017
It is no longer able to save recipes from my favorite websites like serious eats, delish, or food network so I can't add anything new. I tried contacting support and all I got was lists of self help questions.
Recipe Organization at its Best
Mmcphee on 6/8/2017
Fabulous app. Well worth the price. Pulls the recipes out of the endless unrelated blog ramblings and 17 pictures of chopped onions. Since it is saved in the app if the author moves the recipe or deletes it you still have it, but I like that it links back to the original source. Editing ingredients and directions is easy and I love the scaling feature. Being able to browse the web for recipes within the app make it convenient to find new recipes.
Good but expensive
Arizonaishot on 6/4/2017
I started using his because my other app wasn't being supported anymore. It is a great app but I was disappointed to find I needed to pay $5 each for my phone and iPad.
Don't let this company milk your wallet
JDGoesMarching on 6/4/2017
It's absolutely ridiculous that you're expected to pay individually for iPhone, iPad, and desktop use especially when cloud syncing is your primary selling point. Switching to a recipe manager that doesn't try to exploit every inch of your bank account.
Karakoram23 on 6/3/2017
I have tried a number of recipe manager apps and this one is phenomenal. Two things that make this my favorite is ease of use and a picture of the item. Paprika has successfully downloaded every website's recipes (unlike many of the other recipe organizers that only support certain sites). It is also nice to be able to see a photo of the item being prepared and have it categorized
4242hike on 5/30/2017
I just want to say that this is a fabulous product. It is intuitive to use. Everytime I use the program, I find new features that make my experience even better. Thank you for this wonderful kitchen helper. My life is much easier with this assistant.
Has all of the features I need
trippybrowneyes on 5/16/2017
Prior to using Paprika, I was using the free version of Big Oven for its web scraper. But the app was glitchy (it wouldn't load all of your recipes immediately), it would still send you to the ad-heavy blog post that contained your saved recipe instead of saving a full-text version, and you were limited with the number of recipes and edit capabilities (in the free version). While looking for a replacement, I found Paprika. The one-time fee of $5 is completely worth it. I have had no problems with the app easily loading a full-text version of a recipe from any of the sites I have tried. The recipe is then editable, and I can categorize it as I choose. I can also enter a recipe from scratch. If I decide to add a recipe to my meal plan, I can easily export the ingredients of my choice to a grocery list. One of my favorite features is that the screen doesn't turn off when I have a recipe open. There is nothing more annoying than having to log into your phone every few minutes to refer to the next step of your recipe, when you have raw meat juice on your hands. I highly recommend this app.
Words With Ang on 5/13/2017
How can I contact support? As in speak to someone?
Great app, some tweaks needed
Roses17485 on 5/10/2017
Amazing app! Very happy with it. Some tweaks needed: - #1 flaw - no way to search two categories at once. I want to be able to search for recipes that overlap between dinner, chicken, and healthy, for example. - #2 flaw - no way to print all recipes at once - needs option to view recipe pictures only (much like instagram - a grid of pics) - needs "delete all" button for shopping list - i wish I could see the categories in the list view - no spreadsheet view on the iPhone - can't edit spreadsheet view on computer - needs a way to a filter tested vs. untested recipes
Very disappointed
chj@tkw on 5/9/2017
I broke bad and spent five dollars on this app something I don't do very often. Very disappointed trying to stay positive and professional. It is very un-user-friendly. I have had to go to support many times to get information on how to try to download a recipe and have difficulty have only been able to successfully download one recipe the other is only partially downloaded have gotten Copy me that for free and it easily copies recipes off of Facebook the Internet etc.
Makes Healthy Eating SO easy!
Gmelich87 on 5/6/2017
This app is BY FAR the best and most useful app I have on my phone. It's worth every penny. I have it on my iPhone, MacBook, and iPad and they automatically sync. It makes importing new recipes a cinch, scheduling meals seamless, and making grocery lists-which are ever evolving- stress free and easy. I seriously can't imagine every being without this app. I don't know what I'd do if it was eliminated! GET IT!!
Love it
Mellissamaes on 5/6/2017
This is the best recipe app ever! It will sync between devices! And easily copy a recipe from a website! I love the menu option and grocery list!!
Excellent App
Mewzik2Jesus on 5/1/2017
This will be a huge timesaver and help me to close out tabs on my browser! 👍🏼
Easy transfer
Slg60174 on 4/30/2017
I love love love this app. Whenever I read a recipe in a magazine or see one on Facebook, I can simply browse for it in this app, and upload it. I've never not found a recipe. No more clipping, then not being able to find it. Makes grocery list and you can create categories. Simple to use!💕
Great App, but useless on Android
ean2891 on 4/27/2017
The app is fantastic, I sold several people on it, but for the last two weeks I can't search for any recipes on because the app gets stuck with a front "Just a Moment" page. I can't search for or save any recipes, and since Allrecipes is my top site, this renders the entire app useless. :( Will update when fixed!
Love it, but one request
(Grizzly) on 4/23/2017
The pantry option would be more useful if you could select "bought" items for pantry.
Love this app
s-cargot on 4/23/2017
I love using it to convert my pinned recipes or bookmarks into recipes that I can use and build a shopping list with. I don't use the weekly meal planner much.
Take my money!!!
100 percenter on 4/22/2017
I am in LOVE with this app! It is exactly what I have been looking for. So simple and easy to import recipes from the web, organize, create meal plans, shopping lists, etc. I've been reluctant to purchase due to the cost across multiple platforms, but the other free apps just don't match up.
My new favorite app
hlvoran on 4/20/2017
I have looked for a good digital recipe app for years, and this is it! So glad I finally found this. The import from web feature is brilliant. So accurate!
Grocery list needs fixing
Sapierce567 on 4/17/2017
This app would be perfect if the grocery list had a "favorites" list for saving items I buy every week like bread, milk, etc. Then I can just click and add them to my grocery list.
Love it, but...
yogatime on 4/17/2017
My daughter-in-law introduced me to this app and I love it! We cook together often and would love to be able to share recipes in order to plan ahead our cooking sessions. There's no easy way to share between accounts. That option would make this app even more desirable.
Best. App. Ever.
WildwingSuz on 4/8/2017
This is one of those rare programs that does as advertised. I have never had a problem with it, whether using the browser to capture recipes, entering them manually, making lists, or working out menus. It syncs perfectly between my Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Everything is simple and intuitive, and yet it does an amazing amount of things. I couldn't recommend it more if you're looking for a good recipe app either to use just to store them, or across multiple devices.
Error Processing
Steve-1300 on 4/1/2017
Does it do anything but error processing?
Still the best
ex_monstrum on 3/28/2017
This recipe app is still the best with continued support, and many great features.
Love this app!
Cool guy awesomepants on 3/23/2017
I have tried several recipe apps and by far this is the absolute best one! Super user friendly and very easy to save recipes from the internet. One or two clicks and the recipe is saved. Easy to share recipes too. I like that it will sync between all devices.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Hindsight Labs LLC
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Released: Dec 17, 2010
  • Current Version Released: Nov 17, 2016
  • Version: 2.2.1
  • Size: 10.4 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 17+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Hungarian; Italian; Japanese; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Chinese; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish;
  • Parental Advisory: Unrestricted Web Access;