Until the new iOS version of MacGourmet is released, please email for workaround solution for transferring recipes from desktop app to iOS.


Completely overhauled, Gourmet Mobile is now a UNIVERSAL app, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. You can add, edit, scale and import recipes...even when you’re away from your Mac.

But, will it sync?
Absolutely! Use your FREE Mariner Cloud cloud to sync from MacGourmet Deluxe 4. Sync Recipes, Shopping Lists, Wine Notes, Cooking Notes and My Lists. The best part is that syncing is now two-way and incremental. Add a recipe or make a simple edit on your Mac and sync just those additions or changes to your iOS device. Make a change, scale a recipe, or import a new recipe to your iOS device and sync it to your Mac. Simply put - it works both ways. We know how cooks love to share. With the cloud syncing of Gourmet Mobile, you can sync with other Macs and iOS devices.

No Mac app? No problem
You don’t need to have MacGourmet or MacGourmet Deluxe to use all the features of Gourmet Mobile. Find a recipe on the web and easily import it. When you’re shopping and you find that two more are joining you for dinner - don’t worry! You can scale a recipe for the number you need and then go back to the original setting. You can create shopping lists and make and edit notes. In short, you can carry your digital recipe box around with you wherever you go.

Whether you are a foodie or a professional chef, Gourmet Mobile is the perfect app to help you manage and share your recipes!

Other features of Gourmet Mobile include:

• New UI look including themes and colors
• Change font size
• Adding steps to a recipe is optional
• UPC scanner support
• Social media sharing (pending) through Facebook and Twitter
• Edit an Item, Amount, Units, and Aisles of a Shopping List
• Use the Chef’s View for undistracted cooking
• Email or Chat a recipe to a friend
• Search the web for a new recipe and import it to add to your collection

**Note: Your initial sync will sync ALL the recipes in your database to or from your device. This can be a lot of data, especially if your recipes and notes have photos. Subsequent syncs will go much faster, as they sync only the items that have changed. For your initial sync, we recommend disabling the auto lock on your device temporarily, and letting the sync complete overnight, or at another time when you are not using your device.

***Gourmet Mobile is only compatible with MacGourmet Deluxe 4.

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed a display issue on the iPad

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

DarwinsPlatipus ,

What a shame.

I’ve been a MacGourmet user on Mac since 2008. Even though it has not been updated in years, it is the only desktop recipe app that is truly customizable affords me all the categories and classifications I need. Lists (grouping) of recipes, as are categories, keywords, servings, yields and cooking-prep-total times. Ported over to OSX this program is a borderline disaster. First and foremost there are no photos! This is unforgivable! Chef Mode: No way to customize the font or sizing so recipes that should fit on the screen are now on multiple pages. I have links on many imported recipes that other programs (paprika) allow me to select and the link comes up in a browser. It’s a little thing, but saves me quite a bit of time. Lastly the ability to link recipes together (called relationships), one of the great features of MacGourmet is missing. With the desktop app I can have multiple recipes linked to a master recipe. Very helpful.
I’m very disappointed in this app. It could so very easily be the one of the best recipe apps available with a little effort.

DebDurden ,

This software simply doesn’t work.

I am beyond frustrated with trying to make this software work. I have endless hours invested in creating my recipes on the Mac Gourmet platform. I used Living Cookbook before and absolutely LOVED that software and the tech support for it was spot on. MacGourmet has been my only huge disappointment in making a switch to Apple products. But (at least at that time) Apple wouldn’t run Living Cookbook so I switched over to MacGourmet (which despite the promises of easy import required days of repairing corrupted recipe files). I delayed purchasing an iPad until this software was developed because access to my recipes was one thing I really needed. So now here I go again with Mariner software not delivering the product as advertised. I can’t sign in to sync my recipes to get access to them on my iPad. Mariner’s response is “Sorry, that’s on our end. We’ll let everyone know when we figure it out.” If you can’t sign in, you can’t get access to your recipes at all. So I have empty Cookbook software sitting in my iPad. There seems to be no urgency for them to resolve the problem. It’s been over a week. Don’t waste your money. Even more importantly— don’t invest your time using the MacGourmet platform at all.

TurtleJogger ,

Beautiful, functional, but missing a needed feature

I have used MacGourmet for years but have recently (6 months ago) replaced it with Paprika. MacGourmet is the app I want to love. It is beautiful, functional, customizable, except it lacks one important feature. I cannot check on my phone for what meal I have planned for tonight. I have a busy household. I don't want to go run to my Mac to see what I had planned for dinner tonight (and if the kids have eaten the ingredients). Now MacGourmet obviously won't tell me what the kids have eaten, but a simple menu screen on the iPhone would let me take it from there. From what I've heard, someone bought MacGourmet and is now just riding on the developer's coat-tails. No enhancements, just same-old app. I'm sorry to leave MacGourmet, but that one feature is a must. Too bad. MacGourmet's presentation is much better than Paprika, but Paprika imports recipes more easily and the no-menu planner on the iPhone app is a deal breaker. 😔 I'll keep an eye to see if I can come back. As I said, I WANT to love this app, but I need an accessible menu planner function.

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