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: 21.61 MB
  • Developer: Mariner Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 167 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.



  • App Crashes and not useful unless you have desktop version also

    By GreenIsGreat
    I was researching recipe and meal planning software for my family. I downloaded this app and the desktop trial. The iPad app crashes often and is useless unless you sync it to a desktop version. Disappointing and made my decision easy. I'm going with Cook'n or Recipe Manager definitely not wasting more time with this app.
  • Have loved this app for a long time

    By AmyTX
    I have been using this app for at least 6 years and it's been essential for having recipes with me at all times, sharing recipes, meal planning, remembering which recipes are a family member's favorite or seasonal for a particular month (using key words to tag recipes)... it's made eating well way more convenient than when I was using Evernote for this purpose. I sync with the cloud - I used after wi-fi syncing for years but this is far easier. I took away a star for the time when I had duplicates but that took about 30 minutes of troubleshooting and I still think this app was worth that hiccup.
  • In my opinion the best recipe app out there...

    By bruna831
    I LOVE this app and happen to think it is one of the best and most reliable, easy to use recipe apps out there. I have 700+ recipes with Gourmet Mobile/MacGourmet. I add recipes a few times each week, either in my laptop or any one of my 3 mobile devices. As I travel a lot, and live between different homes and a boat, my recipes are always with me which makes my life really easy. The format is great (it offers several different ways to print or view). You can email a recipe straight from your app and recipes look professional. I have not mastered the nutritional portion but I have not put any effort into it either. I use my Mac Book Pro Laptop as the base, and back it up to an external drive. I've only had a crash once many years ago and that was in the early days and because I had my backup the company walked me thru getting my recipes installed in a newer version. I started using MacGourmet when it was just a startup, used to be able to speak directly to the developer before you could sync via Wifi between devices...in the early Palm device days. I have 200+ recipes of my Mom & Dad's. I have created and printed cookbooks (nothing fancy) from the app and given them as gifts to family and friends by having created categories like "Mark's Favorite", Mom and Dad, etc. I am vegan but my family is not, so being able to segregate the recipes is an awesome help. It searches easily by words, ingredients, not just keywords. Sometimes I input recipes in my iPads or my iPhone. Syncing is amazing, not sure how it does it but it captures the recipes perfectly. You have to learn the app but it is easy. The input is also easy to cut and paste on the mobile devices, as are photographs of your recipes that you take a screen shot off the internet and then paste in from your camera file. I sync easily between all my devices (2 iPads, iPhone, and my MacBook Pro- doesn't matter which one I input the recipe to first). I keep my software current on all my devices and think that is a big part of the software working great. Buy it, learn it, if you are a real recipe collector and cook, you will love it. The fact that I have been using this app for what is close to 30 years should tell you something right there.
  • Can't download recipes any longer. Support disappeared.

    By 3for3
    Good luck trying to get a response from support. I've used this program for over 10 years. It used to be great. Now won't download recipes from any website. I've tried Bon Appetit, cooks illustrated, ny times and many others. 5 emails to support go unanswered. Is the company folding? Do not buy this product. May 2017 update - I finally reached someone at the company after an email threatening to leave a BBB complaint. They said they don't have enough support staff to correct the download problem. Evidently it pertains to flash websites(essentially all of them) At first they said it would be fixed by July. Then they changed it to late fall. Don't hold your breath that's what I was told two years ago.
  • Crashes

    By LoreListener
    It is ok for looking at recipes but it crashes when I try and make a shopping list.
  • Don't like

    By Lore132
    I love MacGourmet on my Mac but this app won't register my email address so I cannot sync recipes. Just wasted $2.
  • No support

    By dyhome
    Used desktop version of Mac Gourmet for many years. Previous version synced fine but any attempt at sync no longer works. Since Mariner bought it nobody cares whether it works or not. Sorry I updated. Might as well have burned my money to ashes.
  • Don't Bother !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Lou2662
    App hasnt worked correctly since day one. 2 emails to support go unanswered even tho I mentioned I was going to buy the desktop software. Guess they are not interested in their customers
  • Sync-tastic

    By stu242
    I have not experienced any of the problems cited by other reviewers. My wife and are using one Mariner account and syncing flawlessly between a MacBook and 4 iOS devices. It is super easy to use the website import, and we've found that most of our favorite websites (not all) are supported and the import works perfectly - even importing the main image. I like the chef's view option on the iPad, allowing me to leave the iPad a good distance from my prep and cooking surfaces and still being able to read the directions. I do not use it for creating a shopping list, so I can't comment on that feature.
  • Love it

    By Andreiuta
    I've been using the Mac version for ages and the mobile for a year +. I admit that I manage my recipes on my Mac and only sync them to the app. It worked fine for me so far (though I wouldn't want to write a recipe straight into the app).