A great app that I used regularly, and I can even understand their need to have a fee to cover costs. But $36 is ridiculous when there are tons of free options out there. I have them the benefit of the doubt the first year and there wasn’t a SINGLE change to the app. Nothing. So instead I spent 10 hours manually transferring my recipes over to another server. Ridiculous that they took a great product and instead of being reasonable and charging for more recipe space or the planner function or even a reasonable yearly fee, they ruined it by being greedy
This was my favorite recipe app. That was until they emailed to inform they would be holding my recipes hostage after 14 days if I didn't start paying them $36 per year. That's $360 every ten years. Sorry. Nope. I've done a bunch of research and found a TON of better options out there. Many are free, or have free and paid options. AnyList is a great one, but I think the best out there is Paprika. $5 ONCE (for iOS, and $30 once for Mac app. No web app). Syncing is free. AND they have a method (listed on their support pages of their site) of importing all of your Pepperplate recipes from the database file you can get on the Windows version of Pepperplate (ask a friend if you don't have Windows. It's flawless and imported hundreds of my recipes in less than 2 minutes.) I don't pay for subscription-ware and neither should you, especially when it literally has less features then the much cheaper competition.
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After using this app for years (for free!) the developer decides that they want to charge a subscription fee of $2.99 PER MONTH! It is not as if the app is finding the best recipes for you or making suggestions of meals, it is simply a storage of the recipes you enter into it. This is outrageous! I would have been happy to pay an annual fee of $2.99 but certainly not monthly. Luckily, my iPad was not on WiFi and I am able to access all my recipes and transfer them onto another app. Argh!
I used to love this app. It worked perfectly. Now when I open my recipe, the picture disappears and I gave to reload it if I want to see it. This happens even though I have gone to the online site and synchronized. Probably going to cancel my subscription. I don’t mind paying for it IF IT WORKS!!!!
Yep... same as everyone else. Now its a must pay app. Can’t even access recipes. Refuse to pay for this. Will be leaving and going elsewhere. Used to use this app a lot. Sad!
I have been using and loved for 8 years. With NO warning I now have to pay to even access my recipes on the app. So Christmas Day I signed up because all my holiday recipes are needed. Just now exporting my recipes and trying to cancel. THEY MAKE it close to IMPOSSIBLE to unsubscribe. I’m waiting to hear back because nowhere, website or app can I cancel my subscription that I never wanted in the first place!! Ugh
There are a lot of recipe box apps. But not a lot of them have meal planners. This is inexpensive, and does it all. The import feature is amazing, and if you can’t import, you can copy and paste. I’ve been using it for a year and I really have no complaints. It syncs across all my devices, and I have put in 144 recipes. I do wish you could add nutritional info manually but if you can I haven’t figured out how. I guess you could add in notes, but would be nice to have a dedicated box. You can arrange the shopping list according to how you go through the aisles. I use the menu planner than save to shopping list, then add non grocery items. There’s very little you can’t do here.
I DO NOT LIKE COMPANIES THAT DO THIS! Do I understand that they need to charge money to keep the business going? Yes. Do I understand that they replace what was once a free application with a now you have to pay for it to even use get access to your documents? Absolutely not! (And yes, I have gone to the website and downloaded my saved recipes.) There could have been several different ways that they could of handled this. Keep the free app available for a short time and offer the paid subscription as another separate application. After the short amount of time the free app would no longer get updates and it would of been put to end of life, removing the app from the App Store and leaving the paid application available. People that already downloaded the free app would continue to be able to use it but after a certain number of iOS updates it would stop working due to incompatibles. The recipes for the free app could also be saved locally on the device instead of having to go through a web service. -or- Keep the subscription service as an available purchase in the app but limit the number of recipes that someone can enter for free.
I’ve used Pepperplate for years and love it. I would gladly pay a one time fee to keep this app but $2.99 a month for a glorified recipe box is ridiculous.