Dinner Buddy Meal Planner 4+

Weekly Home Menu Organiser

Nicola Grayson

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 581 Ratings
    • Free



Dinner Buddy helps you to plan your meals in advance, store and rate your recipes, search the web to view & save recipes, auto-generate a shopping list based on your planned meals, share recipes with friends and send weekly menu or shopping list to others. Once you have saved your regular meals as recipes you will be able to randomly generate a weekly menu, or browse the web and your stored meals for inspiration.

Shopping list function generates a list based on your selected meals and allows you to tick off ingredients you already have at home and tick off as you shop.

Web search function allows you to search and save recipes from a number of well known websites including All Recipes, BBC, Food.com and Jamie Oliver.

Free app allows you to create menu for 1 week with 1 meal/recipe only, optional upgrade allows you to plan for up to 4 weeks with multiple meals/recipes per day

What’s New

Version 2.5

Updated to new settings
Updated SDK settings
Added sort function to recipe list

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
581 Ratings

581 Ratings

Alonich90 ,

Great app!

I tried many meal planner apps these couple of days. I needed an app where I can write out what a plan to cook for 1 week and where I can add my own recipes to choose from. This app is great and so simple I love it :)
The only thing is that it only lets you add one dish for each day to the “menu” page... where I would like to be able to add the main dish and a salad. But that’s not a big deal. Overall very satisfied 👍🏻.

Ponce de Deon ,

Not Intuitive Enough; could be a 4 with polish

I like the simple and friendly concept of this app. The concept feels easy, familiar, and the app has a share button right on the calendar board; love it. However, the constructive criticism outweigh the beauty of the idea for me. Requires pre-planned setup before use. Meals must be entered before selection, there's no default for day of the week and you have to select it explicitly before you can start adding your constructed meals to the list. I didn't notice it he menu bar on the bottom because it didn't stand out against the add bar at the bottom. This app needs a UX engineer; I can tell the project doesn't have one yet. It also needs to work on more instant accessibility, how can you accept free-form meal entry and use that to populate the meals instead of forcing the user to set the meals up before use? (Hint: see MealPlanner app for good execution of this concept) In the end, I like the corner cafe feel and simple concept, just a few weeks at a time. Projects benefit from constructive criticism input from outside the development team, this project would be a higher rating with more external feedback and more dev cycles. For the ux engineer, it can be a volunteer opinion, they don't have to be payroll. #DrunkPMWeekendThoughts

Nicknames_Are_So_Lame! ,

This app has potential and I use it a lot

I really like this app and have used it every week since downloading. There are definitely ways it can be improved but the basic concept is great. I love having the recipe items put in a weekly list so it's easy to see what I will need for the week. It would be much easier to use if you could port recipes in from other sites. I have accidentally erased my weekly menu a few times so I wish you could change the day you start without having to erase the whole week. Lately I ran into a bug where the recipes aren't adding to the menu. Hopefully that gets fixed soon or I can't use the app.

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