Handy CookBook iOS
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Handy CookBook

by Carlo Alberto Mazzi

Universal App - Designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Price: $1.99

App Description

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 78 (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

What's new in version 2.6.1

iOS 8 update Native support for .mz2 ‘MasterCook 14’ files Bug fix

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  • Release v2.1 Nov 5, 2008
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App Details

Current Version: 2.6.1
File Size: 5Mb
Publisher: Carlo Alberto Mazzi
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 3.00 (7 reviews)

App Overview

The Handy CookBook app game is now available for $1.99 on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Download Handy CookBook and use it on your iPhone or iPad (See button below). You can find links to download the app here.

Developer site: Support

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  • Love!

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By LKM5005, December 28, 2016
    I love this app. I needed an app to sort and sort my own recipes. I have been using this...
  • Love this app

    Rated 5 out of 5
    , July 7, 2015
    Great app, especially if you have MasterCook or Living cookbook programs. Thank you for all your hardwork. And, if y'all...
  • By Far, The Best Recipe App

    Rated 5 out of 5
    , October 23, 2014
    I love this application, as any cook (or chef) would.It has all of my favorite recipes and all of...
  • Over a year and I still use it every week

    Rated 5 out of 5
    , June 28, 2013
    I was looking for a blank slate that I could mold to my own style. I file recipes oddly -...
  • A great app to hold all your recipes

    Rated 5 out of 5
    , April 15, 2013
    I love this app and have been using it almost daily on the iPad for a couple of years! I...
  • Great app but wish updated more

    Rated 4 out of 5
    , February 10, 2013
    I have been using this app for over 2 years now and find it extremely useful to keep all my recipes...
  • Crashes!

    Rated 3 out of 5
    , February 7, 2013
    Every time I try to import a recipe/recipes the app crashes! Please fix it!
Our Verdict: Pass

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