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Handy CookBook

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$ 6.9
Genres: [Food & Drink | Lifestyle]
Developer: Carlo Alberto Mazzi
Release Date: Nov 05, 2008
Version: 2.6.1
Size: 3.33 MB
$ 6.9
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This iOS application is compatible with iPhone 3GS/4, iPad 1/2, iPod Touch 3rd.
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Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Handy CookBook puts your recipes at your fingertips. It is a feature-rich application with a simple and elegant interface.
Your recipes stay with you on your IPhone, iPad or iPod. Take them with you everywhere. Email a recipe to a friend. Password protect them if you wish.

Add recipes directly on your iPhone/iPad, or use Handy CookBook’s special web page for faster entry. You can see, edit, and enter recipes right on your laptop screen, then send them to your iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s easy!

Already have a recipe collection? One recipe or hundreds in a file. Handy CookBook lets you download .mz2, .mxp (MasterCook), .mx2 (MasterCook 14) , .mmf (Meal Master) and .fdx (Living CookBook) files quickly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

With a simple touch you can send the ingredients of a recipe to Handy CookBook’s grocery list. Customize the list, use it to shop, email to yourself or someone else’s phone, or print it.

Beef stew recipe for 6, but you are inviting 8? Handy CookBook will recalculate ingredient amounts for you.

Search by title, part of a title, or by ingredient. Handy CookBook is fast!

Organize your recipes any way you wish. Use Handy CookBook’s beautiful icons or your own photos. Take a photo of what you’re eating with your iPhone and ask the chef for the recipe! Everything will be in Handy CookBook for you to see later. No internet connection needed.

Requirements for PC connection:

- Local WiFi Network between PC and iPhone
- PC with Web Browser Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 7-8 (with some limitation on the length of text inserted)

Other features:

- AirPrint support
- Nutrition facts fields
- Multiple Themes to view the recipes
- Multiple steps and pictures in the preparation section
- Collect the recipes in books and export them in .pdf files
Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

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How to download the App

Download Handy CookBook app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download Handy CookBook on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the Handy CookBook application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the Handy CookBook app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for Handy CookBook.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


You can securely create an apple profile with your information, but you have to be registered to iTunes in order to get the Handy CookBook app to your device.
If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This Handy CookBook application may be available in some countries.

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User Ratings

Jul 07
(5★) Love this app
Great app, especially if you have MasterCook or Living cookbook programs. Thank you for all your hardwork. And, if y'all like
this app, don't forget to donate.
Oct 23, 2014
(5★) By Far, The Best Recipe App
I love this application, as any cook (or chef) would.It has all of my favorite recipes and all of our "family" recipes, and, it's
on my iPhone and my iPad.A few added features, simple, but useful to a
Jun 28, 2013
(5★) Over a year and I still use it every week
I was looking for a blank slate that I could mold to my own style. I file recipes oddly - by genre, ingredient, holidat and
daypart (crazy but it works). and I have my own shorthand for ingredients an
Apr 15, 2013
(5★) A great app to hold all your recipes
I love this app and have been using it almost daily on the iPad for a couple of years! I have transferred over 1,400 recipes
quickly from MasterCook, where I've been keeping them on my computer for ov
Feb 10, 2013
(4★) Great app but wish updated more
I have been using this app for over 2 years now and find it extremely useful to keep all my recipes at hand. I love that you can
customize the categories, upload photos instantly from the Internet, an
Feb 07, 2013
(3★) Crashes!
Every time I try to import a recipe/recipes the app crashes! Please fix it!
Dec 26, 2012
(3★) Good recipe app
I've been using it successfully and haven't had any issues, however, I would like to have the option to forward a recipe via text.
You can send recipes via email, but people don't check their email as
Nov 21, 2012
(2★) Won't import
Seemed like a nice app to get my Mastercook recipes onto the iPad, but it crashes every time I try to import a recipe. I noticed
there are no recent updates--I wouldn't recommend buying this app unti
Nov 17, 2012
(3★) Printing ?
How can one print a recipe from an iPad using handy cookbook? Can't seem to find the 'print' button.
Sep 30, 2012
(3★) Was a 5, now a 3
Has anyone else had problems using wifi and the web server to sync recipes. I keep typing in the IP address but nothing. I
really liked the app when I could do this (5) but for some reason I can't
Sep 22, 2012
(5★) Best little cookbook I have found.
This does about everything on would want with a personal cookbook. I love the fact that I can sync it with my Mac, iPad, iPod and
iPhone. The shopping list is a nice touch; though do not use it much.
Aug 24, 2012
(4★) Great App
I gave it only 4 stars for one issue I experienced and I hope it can get resolved. On two occasions my iPhone had a major crash
and had to be reset and I also did a software upgrade which required a f
Aug 05, 2012
(3★) Cholla
How do I convert from PDF files to MXP? Otherwise, this looks like exactly what I wanted.
Jul 27, 2012
(5★) Go, Carlos!
Carlos is the best! I was having trouble getting a connection to the webserver; and he fixed it for me! He was so very prompt
and concerned about helping me to get it to work. I love the app so muc
Jul 21, 2012
(4★) Works as described
Initially, we couldn't get the app to import recipes from our PC based Mastercook. The developer followed up within 24 hours and
emailed us clear instructions, which allowed us to import the recipes.
Jul 07, 2012
(5★) Thanks for listening
I am back to loving this app. I can now keep my own categories and update from master cook as needed. It was very easy to
transfer all my recipes from my iPhone to my iPad also. The only issue I hav
Jul 02, 2012
(5★) Great, Helpful App!
This app is wonderful! I love having all of my recipes in a single place and being able to use them on multiple devices. I also
love being able to share a recipe when it is requested. The developer ha
Jun 09, 2012
(5★) Just What I Needed For My IPad
This app does just what it says and no more, which is fine with me. I have an extensive recipe collection in Living Cookbook and
was in a pickle trying to get recipes onto my IPad for an upcoming tri
Apr 18, 2012
(5★) This Is an Excellent App
This is a well planned and excellent app. The developer has been thorough and put himself in the position of the user. The app
is robust in the way it deals with user cookbooks. For example, it rea
Mar 20, 2012
(4★) Like A Lot
I like this app a lot and use it almost every day. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the limited choice of
catagories. In fu
Jan 28, 2012
(5★) Handy Cookbook
Great update! Have added all family recipes to new cookbook. I use this app almost daily.
Jan 22, 2012
(5★) straightforward recipe storage
I have used this app to for quite awhile to store recipes on my iPhone and have been pleased with it
Dec 11, 2011
(3★) Hate the new look
I loved this app until the new upgrade. Now when I tap to go to a recipe, I get a gigantic photo and
Dec 05, 2011
(5★) A great app!!!
I use this app almost daily. I love the new update and look. I had trouble getting the information o
Dec 04, 2011
(5★) Very Nice Update!
Lots of new features...so easy to trade recipes with other iphones/family members/ neighbors.
Dec 03, 2011
(5★) Nice Redesign! - 2.0
I'm so glad you are still supporting this app. Thank you for the import and export. A notes section
Oct 16, 2011
(4★) I love this app... but
This app is so awesome. I love that I can save all of my recipes and find them so easily. The only i
Sep 24, 2011
(4★) Great Recipe Keeper!
Love this program. I transferred all of my Mastercook recipes to my iPho
Aug 29, 2011
(4★) App is great but it needs to w
I said it before and I am saying it again. This app is wonderful. I have had none of the sync
Jun 29, 2011
(4★) Handy for MasterCook users
Although I think the import feature on this software is a bit archaic, it works! Those of us who ha
Jun 22, 2011
(4★) Maybe soon . . . ?
No "recent" upgrades!

As good as the app is, and it really has some very good qualities - when are
Jun 13, 2011
(4★) Best recipe app I
When I first start creating a new
Apr 04, 2011
(5★) Now Make One For iPad
This app is great. It's easy to use, has colorful layouts,allows me to always have my recipe at hand
(5★) Just What I've Been Looking Fo
I've only been using this a day, but I am IN LOVE!
Importing recipes from my computer is a breeze! I
Mar 27, 2011
(5★) Delighted to use my Master Coo
Glad to hear that the iPad version is in the works.
One teensy request - when importing to the orig
Mar 06, 2011
(4★) Great app!
Easy to enter recipes & very handy to send ingredients imm
Jan 25, 2011
(5★) Great app for price
I have been searching for a good cookbook app for some time and I am so satisfied with this one! Sur
Jan 16, 2011
(5★) Thank you developer

Total 38 reviews with 86.4% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 2.1 Upgrade Nov 5, 2008
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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