Basil Recipe Manager

Basil Recipe Manager

By Kyle Baxter

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Current Version: 3.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 20.40 MB
  • Developer: Kyle Baxter
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 239 Ratings


Discover great new recipes from the web, add your own, and get cooking tonight with Basil! Basil helps you find recipes, organizes them for you, and makes cooking easier. WHAT OTHERS SAY "Basil has reinvigorated my love for cooking." - Mike Vardy, "It is clear that Kyle designed every single detail of this app for practical simplicity." - Patrick Rhone, Minimal Mac Favorite features: ALL YOUR DEVICES ◆ Basil is designed for your iPhone and iPad to make cooking easier, and keeps your recipes and grocery list in sync with iCloud! DISCOVER ◆ Search the web's best recipe sites all at once and save recipes from them with just one tap! ◆ Add your own personal recipes, too, so your favorite recipes are all in one place! ◆ Add recipes from any app with a website or URL using Basil’s recipe save extension ◆ Recipes are stored on your iPad offline SHOP ◆ Basil makes shopping for the next meal a cinch. Add recipes to your grocery list, and Basil sorts them by aisle. Even better, Basil suggests healthier substitutes for certain ingredients! COOK ◆ Beautiful interface made for cooking. Big, readable text so you can read at a glance in the kitchen ◆ Smart ingredient scaling: Scale your recipes, and Basil will handle it all for you ◆ Time-based directions magically become instant cooking timers ◆ Auto unit conversion. Choose your preferred units (American or metric) and Basil will convert recipes for you. If you're in the UK and save American recipes, Basil will convert all those pesky cups and teaspoons to metric units for you! ◆ Cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil will turn them gray so your eyes are drawn to the ingredients still left to use. ◆ Take notes! Add your own adjustments and notes to each recipe so you know exactly what to do each time you cook. ORGANIZE ◆ Organizes your recipes for you! Recipes are automatically tagged by ingredients and setting the meal and cuisine type is quick too, so you can do things like see all of your breakfast recipes with bacon, or see your Chinese recipes. No need to spend time making folders! ◆ Filter your recipes by favorites, meal and cuisine types, tags and sources ◆ Browse your recipes by big, beautiful photos! It'll get you inspired to cook (and hungry!). Basil makes it easy to find new recipes with its special quick-search feature, and organizes them for you. Each new recipe is tagged with its main ingredients, and adding cuisine and meal type is a snap. You can find just the recipe you're looking for by sorting according to favorites, cuisine type, meal type, or main ingredients. Or you can just search them, using full-text search. Basil even makes cooking easier. Directions and ingredients are easy to read at a glance, and any time-based directions ("sauté for 5 minutes") are turned into buttons which start a timer, so you don't have to fumble with a separate timer. You can cross off ingredients as you cook, and Basil even converts units for you automatically. Supported Sites For Instant Save: Thank you for your support! If you love Basil, please consider leaving a review. If you have any issues, please email We have no way to contact you if you explain an issue in a review.



  • Awful

    By pbathja
    Functionality doesn’t work. Can’t believe I wasted $ on this. Would like my money back
  • Great For Storing Recipes

    By Andrea Magda
    I have been using this for 4 years and just love it. Many recipes iI downloaded from sites. Others I put on by hand. Very easy to do. Convenient to find recipes. Just put in the main ingredient and up pops all my recipes containing that ingredient.
  • Go elsewhere. This app has been abandoned.

    By Mb5001
    Crashes when you try to export. Developer unresponsive. I’m looking for an alternative. Don’t bother with this one.
  • Can’t share with my phone

    By bowbunny
    Says my cloud account has changed. Not!
  • One tap save??

    By SeattleGecko
    I have been using this app for years, but recently i have noticed that the one tap save from websites is not working consistently. Specifically from It will build a shell for the recipe but does not pull over ingredients or directions. Very frustrating.
  • Useless and misleading

    By Sorntncksmd
    I paid for the app because it’s supposed to allow importing of existing recipes. The import function doesn’t work and asking Basil Support gets no answers. The app is nothing more than links leading back to saved recipes on specific websites. I’m better off printing and going old school.
  • Needs update

    By PFjellman
    The status messages at the top of the screen are hidden by the notch on iPhone X and XS. Also the add recipe feature no longer works. It imports the picture and name, but the ingredients and directions lists are blank. Very annoying. I’m trying recipes from and it’s not working. Hoping for a fix soon. Otherwise a great app.
  • Great app. Wish it zoomed in on pics

    By shinesforyou
    I love this app… I just wish it would zoom in on pictures… For instance, when I take a picture of a recipe card it stays small… I wish I could use it like a picture and zoom it out to be able to see it better.
  • My got to recipe file!

    By Woodsrat#1
    Love it....
  • Abandoned

    By turtlegraphics
    This once fabulous recipe app has been abandoned by its author. He left it with export broken, so I will lose years of recipes and photos. Unfortunately, you must avoid this app.