Dinner Buddy helps you to plan your meals in advance, store and rate your recipes, search the web to view & save recipes, auto-generate a shopping list based on your planned meals, share recipes with friends and send weekly menu or shopping list to others. Once you have saved your regular meals as recipes you will be able to randomly generate a weekly menu, or browse the web and your stored meals for inspiration. Shopping list function generates a list based on your selected meals and allows you to tick off ingredients you already have at home and tick off as you shop. Web search function allows you to search and save recipes from a number of well known websites including All Recipes, BBC, Food.com and Jamie Oliver. Free app allows you to create menu for 1 week with 1 meal/recipe only, optional upgrade allows you to plan for up to 4 weeks with multiple meals/recipes per day
Hard to use and the constant ads are annoying. Deleting.
Overall I like the app, and it is good for planning a weekly menu. However, the grocery list feature would be so much more helpful if it listed the amounts of each ingredient that were needed each week instead of the number of recipes it is used in. The lack of that feature makes it much less useful for me.
Don’t waste your money. Initially I liked the app but purchased the upgrade too soon. The app forgets everything each time you leave it. I setup a weeks worth of meals, populated recipes, created a shopping list. Left the app and when I went to go shopping and opened the app everything was gone. It even forgot that I purchased the upgrade to pro version. In have to restore purchased every time I open the app. Not sure how this app gets any positive reviews as it is completely unusable for me. I really hate it when I try am app and it seems good then you upgrade it to the full version and it gets worse than the free version. That’s what this app is doing for me. My recommendation is try something else. Don’t go here.
I love it so far- the paid version so no commercials- but I wish I could pull other internet recipe ingredients in for the shopping list. The search is limited in the app.
I like the simple and friendly concept of this app. The concept feels easy, familiar, and the app has a share button right on the calendar board; love it. However, the constructive criticism outweigh the beauty of the idea for me. Requires pre-planned setup before use. Meals must be entered before selection, there's no default for day of the week and you have to select it explicitly before you can start adding your constructed meals to the list. I didn't notice it he menu bar on the bottom because it didn't stand out against the add bar at the bottom. This app needs a UX engineer; I can tell the project doesn't have one yet. It also needs to work on more instant accessibility, how can you accept free-form meal entry and use that to populate the meals instead of forcing the user to set the meals up before use? (Hint: see MealPlanner app for good execution of this concept) In the end, I like the corner cafe feel and simple concept, just a few weeks at a time. Projects benefit from constructive criticism input from outside the development team, this project would be a higher rating with more external feedback and more dev cycles. For the ux engineer, it can be a volunteer opinion, they don't have to be payroll. #DrunkPMWeekendThoughts
I like the ability for the app to start with random meals for each day and then I can edit some of the meals to change them.
This app is exactly what I was looking for—a simple meal plamner that would also store my recipes. It’s pretty great! My only problem is that the font in the recipe section is too small for me to see without my reading glasses, which is a major pain. I’d LOVE an update that gave font size choice.
Can’t do much on here unless you pay. There are other apps that are better for free!!!
Is there something I’m missing? I’d like to write a menu without a recipe, searching the web, or any other choices I have been given. I wanna click on a pencil or day and write what I have. Is this possible and how?
Not worth a purchase