Turn your Windows 8 tablet into a cookbook
- Big, touch friendly interface
- Search by ingredients
- Good 'ideas' section for brainstorming
- Comments and ratings
- No full screen mode with pictures
- Text heavy recipes
Allrecipes is a cooking application that will help turn your Windows 8 tablet into a cookbook.
Don't know what to cook for dinner? Looking at a bunch of ingredients but don't know what to cook? Allrecipes will help you with that. Look up recipes by searching for something specific or filter your search results by selecting the ingredients you have.
The front page of Allrecipes shows off feature recipes on the left, ingredients on the right, and your saved recipes all the way to the right. If you are an Allrecipes user, you can sync your saved recipes between devices, making it easy to transition from device to device.
Clicking on a recipe will take you to a page that features photos, instructions, and reviews. You'll have to swipe from right to left to view the rest of the long recipe page. This set up isn't ideal if your hands are dirty and don't want to touch your tablet. Recipes pages in Allrecipes are relatively text heavy so you'll have to make sure you read instructions. Other recipe apps feature big photos with simple text instructions, which may be better for more visual cooks.
Overall, Allrecipes is a solid recipe archive. There are tons of recipes to try and its user reviews are helpful.