Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Allrecipes Dinner Spinner Pro and Bonus App Chef Tap

Today's Free App of the Day is Allrecipes Dinner Spinner Pro
Originally $2.99


This is the "pro" version of the popular recipe app Allrecipes Dinner Spinner. Allrecipes.com is a very nice recipe site. The app lets you search for recipes or use the "dinner spinner" to randomly find something to cook. I've never much cared about the dinner spinner, but it's growing on me. You get three categories--type of dish, ingredients and "ready in." Spin to find the category you want, for example "cookies" and tap on it to turn it orange, which means it is locked in. You can randomly spin all three categories for entertainment value. Strangely, when I did that, and asked to view matches, I got the message: "We couldn't find any Vegetable Cookies recipes ready in Slow Cooker. Try a different combination." You must have WiFi or 3G connectivity to access your recipes, even those in your recipe box. I was hoping the pro version would allow one to download recipes. You can search for recipes with various filters if you don't want to do the spinner thing The pro version allows you to access your recipe box on allrecipes.com (as long as you have internet access) and to scan barcodes to add things to your list. Although it didn't recognize anything I scanned, so that needs work. My other nitpick with the app is that certain screens (like browsing your recipe box) require portrait mode, and others (like actually using the recipe) require landscape mode. Really? I can tap on a recipe with a knuckle if my hands have flour on them, but I can't rotate the device. Minus a half star for that and one star for not being able to download recipes. I'll round up to give this four stars but it really needs to be able to save a recipe to your device. However, there is a solution.

483 of 663 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: ChefTap Recipe App.


This is my other favorite recipe app, Chef Tap. And, you can import recipes from allrecipes.com to your Chef Tap app and use them without WiFi. (Though if you have a ton of recipes at allrecipes.com, space on your device might be a concern. You can also import recipes from the web and add them to Chef Tap. 565 of 637 reviews are four stars and above.


These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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