Gourmet Mobile

Gourmet Mobile

By Mariner Software

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2013-10-21
  • Current Version: 1.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 21.73 MB
  • Developer: Mariner Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 177 Ratings


***(FEELS LIKE) SUMMER SAVINGS - ENDS THIS WEEKEND!!*** Completely overhauled, Gourmet Mobile is now a UNIVERSAL app, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. You can add, edit, scale and import recipes...even when you’re away from your Mac. But, will it sync? Absolutely! Use your FREE Mariner Cloud cloud to sync from MacGourmet Deluxe 4. Sync Recipes, Shopping Lists, Wine Notes, Cooking Notes and My Lists. The best part is that syncing is now two-way and incremental. Add a recipe or make a simple edit on your Mac and sync just those additions or changes to your iOS device. Make a change, scale a recipe, or import a new recipe to your iOS device and sync it to your Mac. Simply put - it works both ways. We know how cooks love to share. With the cloud syncing of Gourmet Mobile, you can sync with other Macs and iOS devices. No Mac app? No problem You don’t need to have MacGourmet or MacGourmet Deluxe to use all the features of Gourmet Mobile. Find a recipe on the web and easily import it. When you’re shopping and you find that two more are joining you for dinner - don’t worry! You can scale a recipe for the number you need and then go back to the original setting. You can create shopping lists and make and edit notes. In short, you can carry your digital recipe box around with you wherever you go. Whether you are a foodie or a professional chef, Gourmet Mobile is the perfect app to help you manage and share your recipes! Other features of Gourmet Mobile include: • New UI look including themes and colors • Change font size • Adding steps to a recipe is optional • UPC scanner support • Social media sharing (pending) through Facebook and Twitter • Edit an Item, Amount, Units, and Aisles of a Shopping List • Use the Chef’s View for undistracted cooking • Email or Chat a recipe to a friend • Search the web for a new recipe and import it to add to your collection **Note: Your initial sync will sync ALL the recipes in your database to or from your device. This can be a lot of data, especially if your recipes and notes have photos. Subsequent syncs will go much faster, as they sync only the items that have changed. For your initial sync, we recommend disabling the auto lock on your device temporarily, and letting the sync complete overnight, or at another time when you are not using your device. ***Gourmet Mobile is only compatible with MacGourmet Deluxe 4.



  • Make it sync across iOS devices!

    By Kibbb
    My Mac no longer works, and I need Gourmet to sync new recipes between my iPad and iPhone, but you need a Mac to sync! This really stinks. However, I give three stars for beautiful formatting.
  • The developers don’t update this app

    By Rachel575
    I am fed up with this app and the developers seem to have abandoned it. I have used it for about 4 years. I originally chose this one because I had MacGourmet on my Mac. It was okay for viewing recipes from my Mac and occasionally importing them. The sync works well. However, the developers haven’t updated this app in years and it is no longer working for me. The import feature on the iOs app works very poorly, even from sites that it recognizes. The importer won’t even open a URL if you copy and paste it with the “http://“ at the beginning. The app suddenly quits when you try to save the recipe or add a picture and then your progress is lost and you have to go through the whole process over again. There is no Safari extension to import directly from Safari. If I primarily used the Mac app, I’d probably just stick with this, but since I’ve mainly replaced my laptop with my iPad, I’ll probably try a different app. It’s unfortunate that Mariner just doesn’t seem to care about making this app better.
  • Very happy!!

    By Dressmeindiamonds
    I have this app and use it with MacGourmet Deluxe on my computer. Love this! I can sync on my phone, iPad and computer. Super convenient! I’ve used MacGourmet for years and whenever I had a problem, their tech people were very supportive.
  • Beautiful, maybe, but definitely not functional

    By GrantsPass
    Sync issues are still abundant. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. If it does, does it repeat them several times? 50-50 chance, yes. Does it change preparation time categories and sequences between devices? You betcha! Does it then crash when you try to delete and edit those errors? Absolutely. Also when deleting recipes. Also when reordering preparation instructions. Basically just a lot of crashes. Had I paid more than $1.99US for this app I’d be pretty p***ed, but as it is easy to try and find a better replacement; it’d be difficult to imagine finding a worse one.
  • Not all features sync

    By OneBeth
    I love the convenience of having all my recipes available wherever I am. The search features and categories work great. My issue is with syncing between my Mac, my iPhone and my iPad. On multiple occasions I have had to delete the app from my phone or iPad because notes or directions are not syncing and usually are completely missing. I also get frustrated when I try to download recipes directly from another site — almost never works. I’ve seen the message “we’re working on it” for far too long to believe it. Give this app some attention to make it really great!!!!
  • Thank you Mariner for having a cloud for MacGourmet

    By silverhawk1
    I’ve had MacGourmet in OSX forever. My hard drive failed as did my backup but MacGourmet’s cloud service saved the day and all 4,000 plus recipes are back on my MBP. What does that have anything to do with iOS apps you ask? Well, Gourmet is the sibling to MacGourmet and it’s a wonderful app. You can sync all or certain parts of your recipe collection to Gourmet and take it with you. Mariner Software Support is awesome. I highly recommend MacGourmet and Gourmet; they dovetail perfectly.
  • Out of Sync

    By Hard2Satisfy
    I really love the app, but wish syncing worked. I share the app with my wife and we both have it on our phones and laptops. Unfortunately, my phone shows that I have 698 recipes and my laptop shows I have nearly 1000. When I sync, new recipes imported via my phone appear on my laptop, but not vice versa. Ugh.
  • Helpful but not

    By Squishypie
    Don't pay for this app, or wait until it goes on sale. It still needs so much work. And I’ve been using some form of MacGourmet since near the beginning, so years. The phone app doesn't sync every recipe off the cloud. I'll be at the store, go to find a recipe and it's not there. Even after syncing from my Mac multiple times. Can't delete shopping lists so they pile up and you have to wade through hundreds to find the one you need. The meal planner isn't on your phone app at all which is so not helpful. It's only a helpful app to look up a recipe, if it's there. Could be a great companion app but it's still not after all this time. Sigh, wish it were. Update: I’m done, I’m outta here. Got a new iMac, did the migration thing, and everything was messed up. So I sync’ed; that made everything ten times worse. Imported an export and bam, its an utter train wreck. Contacted tech support and someone did respond but he stopped responding and was of zero help. It’s like he didn’t even read what my issues were. I tried contacting support in several other ways to no avail. I’m being ignored. The iMac app is losing functionality not gaining; it’s going backwards. Constant crashing, fewer and fewer sites to clip from. It’s pathetic. I’ve wasted hours upon hours upon hours of mindlessness trying to fix things and this isn’t the first time I’ve run into headaches with all this and their useless “support.” They clearly don’t care about this product line in the least. Don’t buy the iMac app. Don’t get the phone app. You’ll waste your life dealing with all its hassles and that’s stupid.
  • Ok but missing menu view

    By Gadwall
    I’ll second another reviewer. It really needs to have the ability to look at the menu planner and open recipes from that meals. I use an old iPad in the kitchen to display recipes while I cook. For years I’d just print them them to pdf and view them on the iPad or just print them out on paper. I was hoping to cut that step out of the process and just pull up my meal with the associated recipes and switch between them while making the dishes. Gourmet makes me search for each recipe each time I want to check a step in a different recipe. lt’s not easy to flip back and forth. I have about 2,000 recipes so if I don’t remember the exact recipe name I still have to dig through the search results. Basically it ruins my cooking rhythm so I’ll be sticking with pdf or paper. If I’m doing a single recipe Gourmet is easy to read and use. I also like the shopping list sync. In all fairness, I just migrated to MacGourmet after I think 15 years (at least judging by my oldest backups) with TheRecipeManager and only bought this app as an afterthought.
  • Beautiful, functional, but missing a needed feature

    By TurtleJogger
    I have used MacGourmet for years but have recently (6 months ago) replaced it with Paprika. MacGourmet is the app I want to love. It is beautiful, functional, customizable, except it lacks one important feature. I cannot check on my phone for what meal I have planned for tonight. I have a busy household. I don't want to go run to my Mac to see what I had planned for dinner tonight (and if the kids have eaten the ingredients). Now MacGourmet obviously won't tell me what the kids have eaten, but a simple menu screen on the iPhone would let me take it from there. From what I've heard, someone bought MacGourmet and is now just riding on the developer's coat-tails. No enhancements, just same-old app. I'm sorry to leave MacGourmet, but that one feature is a must. Too bad. MacGourmet's presentation is much better than Paprika, but Paprika imports recipes more easily and the no-menu planner on the iPhone app is a deal breaker. 😔 I'll keep an eye to see if I can come back. As I said, I WANT to love this app, but I need an accessible menu planner function.