EnRecipes - A Simple, Offline Recipe Manager
Posted by Vishnu Raghav B • 07 December, 2020 | Updated on 20 February, 2021 • 3 min read
A recipe manager is like a note taking app that caters to the requirements of a range of people from cooking hobbists to pro level chefs. It helps create, store and manage recipes in a digital medium instead of pen and paper.
Majority of recipe managers out there store the user data on their servers and track their behaviour and serve them with ads and also may have in-app purchases to unlock some features. By doing so, it directly and indirectly affects the user in many ways, especially in terms of privacy and data rights.
For a chef, a recipe can be personal, just like a book for an author. It needs to be stored somewhere safe. That’s where EnRecipes can help. EnRecipes is just another recipe manager, but it promotes privacy as a key feature. What makes it different from the rest is that it is offline-only with no compromise in features.
This app is designed to be simple, consistent and feature-rich to meet the requirements of a wide range of users especially those who love to cook.
This app is built upon the concept of Privacy by Design. When you use this app, your data are never actually stored online or sent anywhere, everything stays in your device. You own your data, it is as simple as that.
- Create recipes quickly
- Add photo, combinations and notes to your recipes
- Organise your recipes by cuisine, category and tags
- Add recipes to your Try Later list and mark them as favourites
- Quickly search for recipes by title or ingredient
- Scale your recipe ingredients to serve more or less people
- Get notified of the last time you tried a recipe
- Share your recipe to anyone by any means as a nicely formatted message. You can - share the recipe photo too.
- Shake your device to view a random recipe
- Create meal plans
- Set cooking timers
- You can Import or Export your data
- Light, Dark and Black themes
Why use EnRecipes?
- 100% free and open-source
- Private by Design
- No special permissions required
- No annoying ads or pop-ups
- You own your data
Technologies in use
Your feedback and suggestions are very important to make EnRecipes the best. If you have an idea to improve EnRecipes, do let me know. I’m always open to ideas 😉. I will make sure this project stays alive and fresh. Do try it out and also recommend it to others and spread the word.
If you find this app helpful to you or your business, please consider making a donation. Visit EnRecipes and keep supporting. Thanks!
The source code is available for public review.