Mela - Recipe Manager

Mela - Recipe Manager

By Silvio Rizzi

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2021-08-15
  • Current Version: 1.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 11.78 MB
  • Developer: Silvio Rizzi
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
Score: 4.88571
From 105 Ratings


Mela is a simple, elegant and modern recipe manager that syncs with iCloud. SYNC Sync your recipes with iCloud, either privately (default) or by sharing a recipe library with other iCloud users. (Please note: the shared recipe library feature requires iOS 15) IN-APP BROWSER WITH LIVE PREVIEW Quickly save a recipe while browsing: If Mela detects a recipe on the currently viewed page, it will be displayed in Mela's native recipe viewer*, on the same screen on the iPad and a swipe-left away on the iPhone. Want to add or view a recipe from outside of Mela? No problem, just use Mela's sharing extension. FEEDS Subscribe to your favorite recipe blogs to view all the recipes in Mela's native recipe viewer*. COOK MODE The cook mode makes it easy to follow all steps while cooking, displayed using a larger font to make sure everything stays readable even when you're not right in front of your device. You can add multiple recipes to the cook mode, easily letting you switch between them. TIMERS No need to switch to another app for setting up a timer. When in cooking mode, Mela let's you easily create and manage timers. SCANNER Scan a recipe from a book: With the help of text recognition, you can just add it to your personal collection and view it in Mela's native recipe viewer, as any other recipe. GROCERIES Mela uses the to manage your grocery list. This has the advantage that you’re always able to access your grocery list on all your devices even if Mela is not installed on a specific device. CALENDAR Do your meal planning by using Mela's built-in calendar. It's managed by which also has the advantage that you're always able to access it on all your devices. ORGANIZING Recipes can be organized in categories, marked as “Favorite” or as “Want to Cook”. PRINTING Of course, Mela supports printing in case there’s a recipe you want to have on paper or save as PDF. Please note: If iCloud Sync is enabled (default), Mela will sync these items with iCloud: - Recipes - Browser bookmarks - Subscription list (feeds) Not synced: - Feed recipe entries - Browser history Groceries are always stored in * Extracting recipes only works for websites that support this, most of them do.



  • Meal planning calendar

    By Customer XX
    Love the meal planning calendar! Thank you for making this lovely app! It makes finding and storing recipes and cooking easier and more fun.
  • Great App with a Surprising Shortcoming

    By fitzgibbon
    I really like this app. I purchased both the macOS and iOS versions and have already entered about 900 recipes. I was looking forward to using my phone in the kitchen to follow the recipes as I cooked but found that the iOS version had no way to search for specific recipes. You have to scroll through manually. It’s not a huge hassle, but it is surprising test there is no search function.
  • Amazing App

    By pat the cook
    This is the best app I have ever used hands down. It understands what the common pain points are of people trying to compile recipes in a modern fashion from all their different sources (web, cookbooks, posts) and is extremely adept at handling and importing recipes from different sources. The app is a breeze to use. Well worth the trivial amount of money. You will almost never have to type anything in this app which saves you a ton of time.
  • Best recipe app around!

    By JoeyBytes
    This recipe manager is by far the best I’ve used. It’s a super clean design and makes it easy to read recipes while cooking. It’s worth the money for the iOS apps and syncs well if you decide to pay for the Mac app (I think both are worth having). The feeds feature is really fun to use to discover new recipes with little effort or just to gain some inspiration. iCloud sync and grocery list integrations both work perfectly for sharing with others! I’d love to see a few additional features in the next updates. Linking recipes inside of recipes, another section to list what cooking equipment is needed, and more styling support for sub-headings in recipes (especially for baking where there’s usually multiple sub-recipes and dry/wet ingredients need to be prepared separately).
  • Amazing!!!

    By CWMChapman
    This is the kind of app I’ve been looking for. Being able to import recipes from cooking websites is such a great feature. It allows you to print out recipes without the ads and cruft. Can’t recommend more highly!
  • Amazing App

    By SS-MM-00
    Mela’s ability to extract a recipe from an article is pretty magical. The design is beautiful and the feels very snappy. I’m really happy with this purchase. The only feature request I have is more robust support for images. Two ideas: Support for extracted multiple images from a site and the ability for images to be displayed in line with steps. I have a bunch of recipes that have step-by-step imagery.
  • Been Looking For This App For Ages

    By fish_charlie
    I’ve been looking for an app like this for AGES! Too many other recipe apps are cluttered with a lot of recipes that I don’t care about. I want a place to put MY recipes and this app does just that. Also. THANK YOU for making it feel like such a native app. It feels like an app built for iOS specifically. Oh and they have a Mac app too! Very happy with this app purchase.
  • Thought I hated following recipes

    By danblondell
    Turns out I hated how recipes were organized and laid out. This app is such a pleasure to use. Easy buy.
  • An amazing app

    By danielbartolini
    This app feels like magic. Saving a recipe from a favorite website and converting it into a grocery list with two taps is a genuinely joyful experience.
  • Gorgeous and Brilliant

    By Markus Linb.
    I have tried many recipe apps over many years, so I can speak with some credibility when I say you should buy this app for it’s elegance, beauty, and extremely clever features. Kudos to the developer for creating such a standout app in a crowded app category.