Mela – Recipe Manager 17+

Your personal cookbook‪.‬

Silvio Rizzi

    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings
    • $9.99



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

Sync your recipes with iCloud, either privately (default) or by sharing a recipe library with other iCloud users.
(Please note: the shared recipe library feature requires macOS 12)

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*.

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. You can add multiple recipes to the cook mode, easily letting you switch between them.

No need to switch to another app for setting up a timer. When in cooking mode, Mela let's you easily create and manage timers.

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.

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.

Do your meal planning by using Mela's built-in calendar. It's managed by which also has the advantage that you're always able to access it on all your devices.

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

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

Please note:
If iCloud Sync is 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 1.4.4

In some cases, a duplicated or newly created recipe would fail to save correctly and result in an empty recipe (listed as “(No title)”).

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

JoeyBytes ,

Amazing Recipe Manager!

This app is so good that I paid for both the Mac and iOS versions because I wanted to be able to access it on all devices. The design of this app is fantastic and feels thoroughly thought out. I'm especially impressed by the recipe import and how accurate it is. I tried the import feature on my phone on a site that had 2 separate recipes to be made together; I expected to have to fix a few things but it detected both recipes and created separate sections of ingredients/steps for each one in the app. iCloud integration works perfectly for sharing recipes with others and I really like the ability to send ingredients to a grocery list in the reminders app (which can also be shared with others).

Two features I would love to see in the future:
1) reading out ingredients/instructions while in cook mode since sometimes you can't look at the phone while performing certain steps or your hands are dirty.
2) linking other mela recipes in a recipe such as having a homemade mayo recipe and using that in other recipes for salad dressings, aiolis, etc.

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!

KitchenWitch007 ,

Super Impressed and Delighted!

For decades I've been collecting recipes online, with the rudimentary system of adding them to a bookmarked folder on my browser. It became unmanageable with hundreds of uncategorized recipes. Heard about this app from a Twitter thread from a food writer, read some reviews, and purchased yesterday. WOW!!! It is so easy to import recipes, they look beautiful and consistent, all features are really intuitive. Just the cleanest organizational system for recipes. A total game-changer for me. So worth it for $10, a one-time purchase not a subscription!!

App Privacy

The developer, Silvio Rizzi, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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