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Paprika Recipe Manager is a delightfully simple recipe management for everyone: from aspiring cooks to professional chefs. With ingredient scaling, grocery lists and meal planning, Paprika is the perfect kitchen companion. If you love to cook, Paprika will be most useful app you've ever downloaded!


  • Automatically download recipes with a single tap from more than 100 supported sites. Supported site list: http://www.paprikaapp.com/sites
  • Innovative clipboard tools let you copy and paste recipe information from any website..
  • Quickly scale recipe ingredients to more...

What's New

Version 2.0.3:
  • Fixed importing of .paprikarecipe files.
  • Made a few tweaks to the MMF importer.
  • Correctly store the meal planner's export calendar name setting.
  • Made it easier to drag a subcategory out of its parent category to the top level.
  • Fixed print behavior when viewing a recipe through the meal planner.


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Mikebenda Member IconReview+314

After finally abandoning all hope that YummySoup will ever be updated, I purchased Paprika.

Importing my YummySoup library worked fast and effortlessly.

I haven't yet used all of Paprika's features, but like how the application looks and works. It's simple interface is benefit as it's easy to use and navigate. The web import feature works great!

There are three things I don't like about this application.

First, instead of using iCloud, the recipes are synced across devices using the developer's server. If Paprika goes the way of YummySoup, we're screwed. There are already reports of the servers going down.

Second, Hindsight Labs didn't develop a universal app for iOS, rather they sell a separate iPhone and iPad app, each costing $5. It feels greedy. I've just spent $20 on the Mac app; I really don't want to shell out another $10...

And third, there is only one format for printing and no way to print a range of selected recipes. You have one format and have to select and print each recipe. Not very user friendly.

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Version 2.0.3

And I just found a bug. You cannot rename the recipe. In edit mode, a blank field appears for the name. Adding text only appends it to the existing name.


I cannot reproduce your bug here, if I understood correctly what's happening on your side. After opening Paprika, I chose a recipe, went into edit mode and I was able to replace the name of the recipe and save it. After quitting/relaunching Paprika the new name was there. I was then able to put the real name back in. OS X 10.9.2 here.


Thanks for your reply. It seems to be happening with only one recipe. I'll delete it and try re-entering it by hand. One thing I noticed, in the description field of all of my recipes (which I imported from YummySoup) there is a space *before* every comma.

Drdul Member IconReview+449

Best recipe app I've tried. The sync works (almost) flawlessly, with only kind glitch in several months of use. I generally add and edit recipes on my Mac, use it on my iPad when cooking and god minor edits, and use it on my iPhone to check recipes when shopping.

I use the scaling feature a lot, and it could use some more work. I'd like to see if convert units when scaling. If I scale 3/4 of a cup by 1/4, for example, Paprika sticks to the same unit and shows 3/16 cup rather than a more useful 3 Tbsp. I'd also like an option simple formatting in the Directions section, like bold, italics and bullets.

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Version 2.0.3
Jd_1 Member IconReview+52

This is one of the best apps of any kind that I have ever used. It's easy to input your recipes and to have everything organized. The integration with their iOS apps makes having your info always handy and beautifully displayed so it's easy to access when in the kitchen.

They also releases updates & bug fixes on a regular basis when needed. All in all, it is a joy to use.

Highly recommended!

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Version 2.0.3
sysnetarea Member IconReview+35

I use this app nearly everyday. I type my recipes on the Mac and use my iPad in the kitchen ... nice couple. ;-) It would be great to upload more than one picture for a recipe.

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Version 2.0.2
Mhoutman Member IconReview+189

After using apps both YummySoup and SousChef (abandon ware) and the last version of MacGourmet I switched to Paprika.

IMHO a great recipe manager with great sync to awesome iOS versions.

Love this app on both iOS and OS X and it is highly recommended :)

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Version 2.0.1
Lacwbo Member IconComment+97

No trial? Forget it!

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Version 1.4.2

That's what I thought, but the developers are very quick to reply, there are regular upgrades both for the Mac and iOS versions, and I find it indispensable for cooking, particularly with the ease of changing proportions automatically which always puts a smile on my face when I cook for different numbers of people.
I love this programme, but each to their own! ;-)

Pir_anha Member IconComment+31

sorry: no trial, no sale. paprika looks really nice, but with software i use as much as a recipe manager, how it behaves in actual use really matters. with physical goods i can return them if they turn out not to "fit" me, but with digital content that is not possible. please consider making a trial version available.

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Version 1.4.2
Scott_r Member IconComment+4

For me, no trial version=no sale. I've been burned before by apps that look pretty but fail with actual use. If the developer can't be bothered to put a limited demo up, I've come to think that they're either they're hiding something embarrassing or they simply don't care enough to get my business.

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Version 1.4.2
Cjred Member IconReview+27

Indispensable tool for me! Since it inception it sold me. Then they enhanced more features + syncs with my iDevices and meal plans.

Now its retina optimised. couldn't ask for more!

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Version 1.4.2
rw49 Member IconReview+12

I've tried many recipe programmes but none were to my liking. Despite the fact that there's no trial version of Paparika I got such a friendly and prompt response to an email that I sent that I decided to order it and haven't regretted it.

I've already manually copied over my small collection of 120 recipes with no difficulty at all. I've also tried the web recipe search side and it works very well.

All in all a very nice programme with no excessive frills. I'd like to be able to italicise or bold where required, particularly with sub headings in Ingredients.

I look forward to development as this will, I'm sure, go from strength to strength.

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Version 1.0.0
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Version 1.4.2
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Version 1.4.0
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Downloads 5,873
Version Downloads 620
License Commercial
Date 22 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.99