What’s New

Version 3.0.4

- Small bug fixes
- Addresses issue with the tip jar

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Jennifer_Emily ,

Happy recipe saver

I have had this app for a couple fo years now and enjoy it. Customer service is polite and quick to respond. For supported websites, recipes are easy to save. For those that aren't supported it is a little tricker, but, they make it clear up front which ones they support so I know what I'm in for if I tray from a standard site.

The main area of improvement would be to integrate with a wider range of site and to make entering your own recipes a little easier. However, the cost for this app is reasonable and I find it to be a simple way to save recipes without a lot of hassle or needing special accounts.

It isn't a memory hog on my ipad either and I appreciate that it doesn't push ads to me. I will say that I don't use it's features for grocery shopping. I like to be a bit old school on that - pen and paper make me happy. I like the app and I'm sorry to see that others have been unhappy.

Mistypilgrim ,

Good simple program

I've been using this for about 3 years now, and it's always worked fine for me. It's a nice simple program, can be used offline to access recipes, and doesn't hog phone storage. It lacks some sophistication when populating the grocery list (frozen peas does not go in produce, it goes in frozen foods) but overall I'm satisfied. Also, the one time I had a glitch, the developer responded to me personally, released an update soon after.

Firescarecrow ,

Fantastic idea, no follow-through

It's maddening that with so many apps in all categories that the developers have such a great idea, then fall so short in implementation. Basil seems to be no exception. The many ways to capture a recipe, especially from partner sites which works very well, as well as manual entry is fine. Where the usefulness of the app starts failing is with the grocery list. There seems to be no way to add additional items that do not come from recipes. Contrary to making meal planning, shopping and cooking easier, one now has to deal with either an extra list or the chore of adding these items to a separate list. Also, there is no way to clear the list except to delete each item one by one. The timer feature within recipes is also a good idea, but seriously, one little ding that doesn't repeat?? I give it 2 stars for the great idea. Could be 5 if the ideas were usefully implemented.


Kyle Baxter
21.4 MB
Food & Drink

Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French

Age Rating
Rated 17+ for the following:
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2012 Kyle Baxter
In-App Purchases
  1. Coffee Tip $1.99
  2. Cappuccino Tip $9.99
  3. Two Coffees Tip $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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