Mela is a simple, elegant and modern recipe manager that syncs with iCloud.

Quickly save a recipe while browsing: If Mela detects a recipe on the currently viewed page, it will be displayed in Mela's native recipe viewer*, on the same screen. Want to add or view a recipe from outside of Mela? No problem, just use Mela's sharing extension.

Subscribe to your favorite recipe blogs to view all the recipes in Mela's native recipe viewer*.

Scan a recipe from a book: With the help of text recognition, you can just add it to your personal collection and view it in Mela's native recipe viewer, as any other recipe.

Recipes can be organized in categories, marked as “Favorite” or as “Want to Cook”.

The cook mode makes it easy to follow all steps while cooking, displayed using a larger font to make sure everything stays readable even when you're not right in front of your device.

Mela uses the to manage your grocery list. This has the advantage that you’re always able to access your grocery list on all your devices even if Mela is not installed on a specific device.

Of course, Mela supports printing in case there’s a recipe you want to have on paper or save as PDF.

If enabled (default), Mela will sync these items with iCloud:
- Recipes
- Browser bookmarks
- Subscription list (feeds)
Not synced:
- Feed recipe entries
- Browser history
Groceries are always stored in

* Extracting recipes only works for websites that support this, most of them do.

What’s New

Version 1.2.4

- Mela now checks whether iCloud is correctly configured for use with Mela on the device and will present an alert (with instructions) if there are issues
- Web recipe importer
- Ingredients parser
- When trying to cancel editing a modified recipe using keyboard shortcuts, Mela will now display an alert

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

PolarBearKev ,

Best Recipe Manager Hands Down!!

As someone who has been using another app which I won't mention, this app came along and just stole my heart. I love the design, the user experience is fantastic. And importing recipes from my ex-recipe app was super easy. The only thing I would like to ask for is that the screen not go to sleep on an iPad or iPhone while the app is open. Makes it a little frustrating when your hands are covered in olive oil or whatever to have to wake up the iPad to see what comes next in the recipe. This is, by far, a very minor issue for and does not deduct a star. Thank you so much for an amazing app, good design, good UX, good job!

tahoe_rob ,


I just bought Mela and am blown away by how well the import engine works. I tried importing recipes from a variety of different sites and blogs and they all imported flawlessly. Truly amazing!

The UI is fantastic. Simple, clean, elegant and very intuitive. So why not 5 stars? Mela, like most recipe managers, is missing a critical feature in my opinion: the ability to calculate nutritional information for a recipe. Mela will download nutritional info if posted on the recipe, but there is no way to recalculate if you modify ingredients, nor can you calculate nutritional info for your own recipes.

There are numerous online nutritional databases that Mela could access. I'd even be content with the ability to enter my own nutritional information for the ingredients I use. I'd gladly pay 5x more for a "Pro" version of Mela that included this feature. As an athlete who tracks his nutrition, this is a hugely important feature to me and is much more important and useful than meal planning or grocery lists.

Kk802 ,


I felt compelled to give Mela my first ever App review. It is fabulous...from the RSS and Reminders integration, to the absolute ease of loading recipes, it is truly what i have been searching for. It didn't do great with character recognition on some recipe card snapshots, but I might try Apple's new OCR function as intermediate step. Not mela's fault as my mom had terrible handwriting! Buy it you won't be disappointed.

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