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What's for Dinner? Premium - Recipe Cookbook and Shopping List

by Snazzy Software
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)

Price: $4.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.1
  • We have changed over to a new online recipe search engine that should be more reliable. Enjoy!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00529OG2W
  • Release Date: May 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,033 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Have your recipes with you always
  • Search many great food websites
  • Plan your meal for the week
  • Build a shopping list on the go
  • Have the app read you recipes while you cook
  • Add ingredients to your grocery list

Product Description

If you like "What's for Dinner?" Lite, you're going to love this - a ton of additional features!

Ever wish you had your recipe book with you while you were grocery shopping? Or forget what you need for a certain dish? "What's For Dinner?" gives you access to all of your recipes & more while you're on the go. Search multiple popular recipe websites all at once. Quickly build a categorized shopping list and check off items as you walk through the grocery store.

This app now includes Voice Mode. This feature enables your Android device to respond to voice commands and read your recipes to you step-by-step. Now you can cook without getting your screen covered in food! For more information on Voice Mode please see: http://www.snazzy-software.com/android/help.html#voice

Online search includes recipes from FoodNetwork.com, Epicurious.com, AllRecipes.com, and MyRecipes.com (which provides recipes from several magazines includeing Food & Wine, Cooking Light, and many more).

Note that this app is currently only in English and the online search is for .com sites only. If you are outside the US the online search result recipes will be in imperial units.

If you are having any problems with this app please contact the developer at support@snazzy-software.com so we can get them fixed. Your satisfaction, reviews, and ratings are very important to us. Thanks!

Technical Details

Size: 2.3MB
Version: 2.1
Developed By: Snazzy Software
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
  • Access information about networks
  • Record audio
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Hard to believe people would pay 3 bucks for a thinly veiled interface (that is why it is so small in size!) that is really only a search engine that crawls recipe sites and bring back results that are inferior and lacking to what you would have gotten by just using the same types of sites on the net using your browser! You have to pay 3 bucks only to get rid of the ads?

The dev was emailed many times about explaining why this app out of nowhere starts at certain times of the day when the app has not even been opened in months. They refuse to send a reply. This app uses 15 megabytes of device memory even though it does not show as running in the list of running apps, and it never asked for permission to start up at the boot.

This is a perfect example of how data mining developers think they have a right to crawl into your phone any time of the day, use 15 megabytes of phone memory even though you did not open it or you already force closed it, sniff around your phone for data they want and find valuable, suck it up to their servers through the open net connection you gave permission for, and then close itself before you even realize what the app did to you.

I expect this type of app behavior in FREE APPS, but not PAID APPS. So, if you approve of this dev sucking up your battery life and phone memory whenever it feels it wants to steal your data almost daily when you are not aware of it (unless you have an app to monitor this activity as I do), and you also approve of PAYING THE DEV 3 bucks for the privilege of their theivery, then you will likely enjoy this data mining search engine that has a mind of its own.

As for me, there are better alternatives out there in apps and net search engines that will do much more, and even for free, and I will happily use them before I permit this piece of junk to reside on my phone.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 15 MB of ram when OFF? October 3, 2011
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I got the app for free, but havent actally used it yet, so my review deserves some discredit in that respect. My tablet has been slowing down significantly latley, takeing as long as 34 seconds to reorient when I tilt it. Looking for ways to speed my system up, I discovered this app was somehow using 15mb of my ram in my "manage applications" menu, while not appearing at all under active applications or running services.

I cannot concieve why the developers think they need to hide this process, why it takes up such a large chunk, or why a cookbook needs to be on when I'm not using it.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Try this if you aren't getting premium features. September 10, 2011
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I read all the reviews about not getting the premium features, so I was hesitant about downloading this app. Sure enough when I tried editing labels, it said that I needed to upgrade. I believe that when something doesn't work right, try powering down and restarting the phone. Sure enough, upon restart, I was able to edit labels and haven't had the upgrade message since. You may want to try powering down your phone and restarting if you are having the same problem. Running on a Droid 3.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great potential for the future September 10, 2011
By Conifer
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I've been looking for an app like this that was both simple and could generate a shopping list. I've tried various shopping list and also recipe apps, but this is the first one that seems like I'll actually use it. It does have several shortcomings as I see it. The first being that it is fairly difficult to add a recipe from scratch. ie: Getting a recipe from your computer or a web site not listed in the apps search parameters. I found the easiest way for this version was to email a backup copy of the stock database to myself because it puts everything into the proper (readable) format. You can then copy this to a text editor and add your own information using one of the existing recipes as a template (with pictures even). Then you need to cut the text you just created and add it to the text file on your device, and then import as outlined in the help file. The second shortcoming that I've spotted in 1 day of use is that recipes downloaded from myrecipes.com do not come in with correct ingredients or directions and need to be edited. This is somewhat tedious on the device and led to me figuring out the best way to do it on a computer. If the developers could work on a database editor (web based maybe) and fix myrecipes.com downloads, I will update my rating to 5 stars. As is though it's still just a little difficult to work with but has great potential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont buy this, give the money to your favourite charity. November 27, 2013
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Don't be taken in like I was.
I was looking for a cooking app,
I chose on the basis of the number of good customer reviews.
I didn't realise that this is not a one time purchase, but a subscription service to which you will be forced to sign up to if you save a whole load of recipes here that you want to keep.
So You will loose the vast majority since this automatically reverts to the free version which has very little Storage capacity... be warned.
Luckily I never used this app since I realised, having used it for one week that it was virtually useless.
Limited search capacity, ie virtually none, for menus over the web , for example no recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades Etc.
Secondly the much touted shopping list aspect is also useless, since for a big shop using many menus, it does not aggregate the ingredients but gives you a list of duplicates upon duplicates for example for butter , One cupful, two sticks, two tablespoons, 150 grammes Etc Etc. So you have to go through EACH INGREDIENT AND ADD THEM ALL UP, PASTE IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT AND THEN DELETE EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL AMOUNTS. Bah!!
Well until this problem is overcome there is no advantage over ye old pen and paper!
I am now using a totally free app with no limits, infinitely more advanced than this one, called my cookbook.
You can buy an ad free version of it but I don't see the need.
I also use a second free one called push to kindle which is also wonderful with my kindle fire.
In summary, don't buy this, give the five dollars to your favourite charity, I wish I had!!
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