The Recipe Box App Reviews

By Kathleen Tafel

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The Recipe Box app review

The Recipe Box App Info

  • 3143 Ratings
  • Price: $3.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated: Apr 30 2020
  • Version: 5.1
  • Size: 19.11 MB
  • Seller: Kathleen Tafel
  • © Kathleen Tafel

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Customer Reviews of the The Recipe Box App

No longer imports

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prp3's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 9/4/18 3:05 PM

Used to be great but no longer appears to be supported. “Instant Import” feature no longer works. I am getting a different app. Used to love this one.

Failing badly, forget this one

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GrandyRen's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 9/20/18 5:50 PM

UPDATE: After a couple of years with problems on this app and no updates forthcoming I was going to contact the developer to see what was going on. I clicked on app support and then on contact and I don’t get any way to contact them. It simply says site under review and “sorry” for the inconvenience. This tells me there is a major problem here. From what I have seen with other apps I fear this one no longer wishes to keep this app going. When that happens they do no more updates and sooner or later it doesn’t meet the requirements of the updates on ios that Apple puts out. Then you find you can no longer even enter that app. If this happens with this app it would appear you would no longer be able to access your recipes. So I would suggest if you currently have this app that you should have a backup somewhere of all your recipes. Especially if they are your own family recipes and not ones you found online. And I would suggest if you don’t have this app that you don’t bother with this one and keep looking. And when you find one, be sure to keep a hard copy of your recipes for when another developer decides to walk away. PREVIOUS POSTING: The problems continue with this app and there is no sign of the developers’ willingness to fix the issues therefore I am downgrading my review. I would give it a zero if I could. I now find that some of the buttons do not work. A while ago I noticed the temperature/degree button was not working but today when I went to edit a recipe I found the fraction buttons didn’t work either. I just get a blank space when I hit the fraction button. I am currently searching for a new app and if anyone has found one that works well I would love to hear what it is. Previous review: I have had this app for a number of years now. This past year though the instant import function has ceased working, except on the rarest of occasions. I have complained a few times to no avail. Also a more recent change has excluded the ability to text a recipe. Emailing the recipe has been the only choice. I also dislike that I can no longer edit a recipe when I am in the recipe itself. If I see a problem or want to adapt a recipe while I am looking at it why do I have to exit and go to the recipe list to click the edit button? That was a really annoying change. I don't know what is going on here but I am going to drop this app soon if they don't get on the ball and fix it. Several months ago I stopped recommending it to my friends. I do like the ease of using my recipes but that can be done with many apps. The best parts for me were always the instant imports and the ease of forwarding my recipes to others when it was requested. Sadly, with these being unavailable it is just an ordinary recipe box.

Used to love

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Rawfully frustrated's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 9/2/18 5:49 PM

Been really glitchy. Edited a recipe four times...each time in midst of editing, program disappears....closes and I lose all settings. Tried to contact...not possible...site contact does not work.....please fix! Was a great ap

Short cuts don't work

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Lovemyfarm's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 9/19/18 4:05 PM

Sometime awhile back , must have been update, but the number keys & short cuts for cup, tblsp, oz , etc will not work on my new iPad. So makes me work harder in having to use my keypad and spell out tblsp, cup, oz, etc. I use to love that quick short cut, but stopped working. Wish I knew why it won't work anymore and why no one else seems to have that problem, unless I'm suppose to press something to make them work. I'm scratching my head over this problem. But I do love this app.

Used to love

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Rawfully frustrated's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 9/17/18 6:59 PM

Crashing in middle of uploading re Ike’s and lose e eruthung! Months now. When will it be fixed? Edited another recipe four times...each time in midst of editing, program crashes....closes and I lose all settings. Tried to contact you...not possible...site contact does not work.....please fix! Was a great ap

Help for sticking problem

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less frustrated's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 8/9/18 4:24 AM

I have been using this app for years but hate it when it sticks and I’m unable to scroll through the entire recipe. I have often abandoned recipes because I have not been able to see the entire thing. Well tonight I just figured out that if I go to the email icon, I can see the entire recipe. It is not as nicely displayed as on the main part of the site but is is usable. I hope this helps some with this same frustrating problem.

Instant Import never works

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I heart I Pad's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 8/5/18 12:48 AM

Very disappointed. There is no consistency to uploading. 99% of the uploads fail. And when I report the bug, there is never a resolution. Further, I deleted the app because I think there is a virus in the app that corrupted my iPad. And lost all of the recipes I loaded. Don’t waste your money.

No support

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Hats2012's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 8/30/19 2:02 PM

I have used this app for years and absolutely love it when it works. However, the Instant Import only works on a few sites. Very frustrating to see it's available, then the crash report showed up. Sure wish they would review their sites,and remove those that don't work. Very frustrating to have to highlight, and then click ingredients, descriptions, etc. If all worked it would be a 5!

Never lose a recipe again !

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BellaCanto's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 8/30/19 2:02 PM

Love this app. I have tried others but this one has so many perks, like printing a grocery list for the items you need to buy. And in most cases, being able to import a recipe from a website. Even enter your own recipes, take a pic of the food and paste into the photo area. Love all of it.

Great app but.....

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kimmer28's Review of The Recipe Box

Reviewed on 8/30/19 2:02 PM

Unable to transfer recipes from iPad to iPhone. Very frustrating. Unable to get support. When will there be an updated version??