A better recipe for digital cuisine

Digital recipes and cookbooks need to emulate the world of digital music. By creating a standard recipe format similar to the MP3, we could overcome the artificial barriers between cooking Websites, apps and our bookshelves. Only then could we be build truly comprehensive digital cooking libraries.

Why it’s impossible to build a digital recipe library

When you find that perfect recipe on the web, you want to hold on to it. We tested several recipe apps with the aim of creating a digital library of culinary masterpieces. But we discovered that while recipe aggregation tools are useful, they still fall short.

Paprika: Bare-bones Note-taking

There is something appealing about a simple, no-frills, web-based system for creating notes and to-dos. That’s the niche that Paprika is trying to fill. As I worked with it, I came to the conclusion that Paprika is missing too many features for my needs.