Basil Recipe Manager App Reviews

By Kyle Baxter

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Basil Recipe Manager app review

Basil Recipe Manager App Info

  • 55 Ratings
  • Price: $4.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated: Nov 20 2018
  • Version: 3.0.4
  • Size: 20.40 MB
  • Seller: Kyle Baxter
  • © Kyle Baxter

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Customer Reviews of the Basil Recipe Manager App

My got to recipe file!

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Woodsrat#1's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 8/23/18 7:37 PM

Love it....

Abandoned

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turtlegraphics's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 5/20/18 3:55 PM

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.

Developer Unresponsive

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Atl.highlands's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 5/17/18 6:06 PM

Once a great app, but now buggy no longer updated. I reached out to the dev for help on exporting my hundreds of recipes into a useable file, but never heard back.

Warning to others.

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552HsB5k2K's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 4/15/18 4:58 AM

App clearly abandoned. Developer active on Twitter, is now actively ignoring users. SAD!

Sadly appears to be abandoned

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SSteve's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 3/4/18 6:23 AM

The economics of the App Store were completely different when Basil first came out. At the time, it was possible to make a living charging money for an app. Those days are gone. Unfortunately Basil seems to be a victim of that change. There hasn’t been an update in two years, exporting to Dropbox is broken, the author no longer responds to support emails, and the website is gone. I’ve changed my review to one star to warn potential buyers that this once useful and enjoyable program is no longer viable. My original review from 2016: I’ve been using Basil since it first came out. It’s great at getting recipes from cooking sites and at entering them manually. And it’s super-useful while cooking. Now that it syncs to the iPhone, it’s even better!

Great App - no support

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basil crashes's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 2/4/18 6:31 PM

I love this app. The parts that work correctly enhance my cooking sessions. I put all of my recipes here so they are available each time I cook. Since getting this app, I never cook without my iPad! I would recommend this app to many of my friends and peers, except there are fundamental flaws (ex: when you press the button to make a shopping list, the app crashes- every time!). I have contacted the developer who replied he was going to release an update in a few weeks. But my request is now many months old and there has not been an update in over two years. It’s too bad there is no support as this app really extends the iPad for me. I only wish I could recommend it to others.

Love this app!

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fredlet's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 11/20/18 12:42 PM

Let's me save right from the browser and makes note of URL and pictures of what I'm cooking is supposed to look like ;) so very worth it. Have been using this for years now and never needed to look for another app to fill in any gaps. Keep up the good work!

Lots of bugs

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Baileana's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 11/20/18 12:42 PM

I really liked this app (great interface...easy to use while cooking and for creating recipes and grocery lists) but after using for awhile, it became very buggy...to the point that it stopped loading entirely and I lost all my recipes. Now I am using Paprika and prefer it.

Limited use

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Forza-Scott's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 11/20/18 12:42 PM

If you use the handful of food sites that Basil supports, you are all set. If you like to go farther afield, beware. Saving from other sites is hopelessly complicated and the end result is not neat. Still in search of a good recipe app...

Great idea, poor execution

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TheDownUnder's's Review of Basil Recipe Manager

Reviewed on 11/20/18 12:42 PM

Sad to say, but after persevering for months we are saying farewell to this app. A great concept, but a near constant inability to deliver on core functions (auto-saving your chosen recipes from a wide variety of web sites) just kills it. Customer service response is quick & courteous but that doesn't overcome bad execution of the concept. And even less the money spent for the app.