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 on the iPad and a swipe-left away on the iPhone. 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 Reminders.app 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:
- Browser bookmarks
- Subscription list (feeds)
- Feed recipe entries
- Browser history
Groceries are always stored in Reminders.app
* Extracting recipes only works for websites that support this, most of them do.
Ready for iOS 15
- Wrongly restoring to saved values while editing a recipe
- Wrong text block order when scanning
- Issues when adding items to the grocery list
- Website recipe importer
Ratings and Reviews
Finally the recipe manager I was looking for
I finally found the app I was looking for. Mela allowed me to combine recipes that used to be spread across four different apps. I can now access all those recipes in one place with a consistent, clean and modern interface. I used to store recipes in Trello, Instapaper, and the NYT cooking and How to Cook Everything apps. Mela made it incredibly easy to import all those recipes, and I was completely done in only a couple hours. Importing web-based recipes via the built in browser was seamless (including NYT cooking). And even for my non-web based How to Cook Everything recipes, I was impressed by the efficient parsing that easily recognized pasted lists of ingredients and steps, and automatically formatted those sections. The RSS-based feed is just icing on the cake, and I look forward to discovering new recipes from a variety of sources within the app. I expected a lot from the developer of Reeder (which I have used every day for countless years) and I was not disappointed. Highly recommended to anyone looking to consolidate and access their recipes in a single and modern app.
Wow. Best recipe app ever
I’ve been using Paprika for years, and I recently switched to CookBook, but I am so happy I found this one instead. It does everything those can do, but it does so with a beautiful, minimalist UI. I will never go back. I love the integration with Reminders (I usually use Siri when creating a grocery list) and the RSS feed for my favorite food bloggers!
My only request is that we get to create categories and tags for recipes… my recipe list is filling up quickly so I’d love to be able to filter by category or tag. It would also be nice to have the grocery list automatically arrange the list like the app “Grocery” does. Maybe even categorize them by section and store too.
I’ve tried out a bunch of recipe apps, and this one really crushes the competition.
The ability to subscribe to the RSS feeds of cooking blogs and browse an automatically-refreshing feed of neatly formatted recipes without all the distracting bloat that usually fills recipe blogs is a feature I didn’t know I needed.
Props to the developer! I’ll definitely be buying the desktop app as well!
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- Silvio Rizzi
- 4.4 MB
- Food & Drink
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2021 Silvio Rizzi
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.