F for Foodies: Gourmet Heaven

Smartphone apps

If you are among those who spend a large part of their lives trying out different cuisines, there are plenty of useful smartphone apps for you. Whether you like clicking a picture of what you eat or love to share your favourite recipes, these apps should be of interest to you.

Evernote Food



Evernote has a family of excellent apps and 'Food' is no exception. If you love the idea of maintaining a food diary, Evernote Food is the app for you.

It is essentially a place where you can jot down what you ate with a picture. The home screen has four cards (icons) meals, restaurants, cookbook and 'explore recipes'. As with all of the company's apps, Food lets you sync your culinary adventures on your Evernote account. You can log in to your Evernote account from any device to keep a tab on and share what you ate.

There's a '+' button at the top. Press that to add a meal. You can give the dish a title, click pictures, add the restaurant's name and put out notes on your meal. The app adds the date and time, and your location if GPS is enabled. This makes it useful for tourists.

The only problem is that the app's iOS version is miles ahead of its Android one. You cannot explore popular recipes or restaurants in the Android version, which limits it to an app for a food diary. That said, the Android app is well-designed, and works well. All your meals are displayed in neat cards with big pictures. After you add a few meals, the homescreen will look very appetising indeed.



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Allthecooks is a recipe search app for Android. This app has a database of over 70,000 recipes, each with a mouth-watering picture. You can search according to dish, type of meal, cuisine or even cooking directions (roast, fry, etc).

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