Wireless Wednesday…I’m still in love

8 Sep

Yes people, I am still absolutely smitten with my iPad. It’s been 5 months now and it hasn’t drifted to a corner to collect dust yet, not even close.

I thought that today I would tell you a little about an app I’ve been using a lot lately, but I think I changed my mind…well kind of.

Now that I’m not schlepping off to work most nights of the week I’ve decided to get back on track with planning my weekly menu out and shopping accordingly. It’s always been easier for me to think ahead and plan out what I will make each night so we don’t end up eating the same things over and over again.

I have recipes EVERYWHERE! In a folder in my desk. In a binder I had started to put together a few years ago, but never really finished the way I wanted to. I have recipes in two different folders in my email. On my iPhone, and now my iPad. I need a system!

A few months back I had bought the Recipes for iPad app. It wasn’t too bad, but adding recipes became a pain in the rear. Well, a few updates later it’s become a little more user friendly and I’ve actually kind of enjoyed using it the past few days. There is even a planner tab where I can plan out my meals for the week. Perfect right? Well, not really. It only lets you click on recipes that are in the app to add to the planner. Why is that a problem? Friday I plan to make a taco dinner bake, you know, the one that comes in a box (Don’t you even think about judging me!). Clearly that recipe isn’t going to be added to my app, but now my Friday is empty.

While I like the app, it is very basic and lacking a few things that while they never bothered me before, kind of bother me now that I’ve really gotten into it. Below you will see an actual screen shot from my iPad. That is how the screen looks whether it’s in portrait or landscape. Incase you don’t see the obvious problem…it doesn’t fit the screen. When you select the recipe you want to make, that is the screen you look at, the actual recipe doesn’t get any larger and you have to scroll to see all the directions which could be a problem with dirty hands.

I think that if you’re looking for a basic way to store and organize your recipes, this isn’t a bad why to go. If you pretty much know the recipe and just need to have it out for a little reminder, it’s not too bad. But if you’re like me and need to read every line of the directions (sometimes more than once) you might want to go a different route. 
Recipes for iPad is only $1.99, so you’re not making a very big investment. If you buy it and find, much like me, that you could use a little more, you’re probably not going to be heart broken over the 2 bucks. 
My plan is to spend the next week testing out another recipe app and report back to you what I think. Stop back next week for my thoughts on My Recipe Book. 
Got an app you want me to try? Email me at MyLifeInMommyland@me.com
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...