Food Fri: Nagi Maehashi Interview for RecipeTin App Recipe Organizer #RecipeTin

For years I've been nagging my mother to write down her recipes. From breakfast of bake and saltfish to dinner of cookup rice, my mom cooking fills my tummy and heart with yummy goodness. But like many family cooks, she "tells" me the recipe instead of writing it down.

While its nice she tells me, I still have to write it down and find a way to store the recipes. A solution to my dilemma might be RecipeTin, an app that helps store and organize recipes in different ways. One feature of the app is the ability to take photos of written/printed recipes, then import into RecipeTin. This will work perfect for when I "take notes" as a mom tells me the recipe.

Nagi Maehashi Interview for RecipeTin App Recipe Organizer

I wanted to learn more about the person behind the app and was thrilled to interview Nagi Maehashi, creator of RecipeTin App ($1.29) about how she came up with the idea and how families can use this app.

Onica (MommyFactor): Share with me and my readers why you developed the RecipeTin App.

Nagi Maehashi (RecipeTin): I noticed that families collect recipes from everywhere inclduing online, magazines, cookbooks and handwritten. I wanted to find a way to have recipes in one place mobily. So you can find a recipe when you need it. I looked but didnt find any apps to fit this need.

Nagi Maehashi Interview for RecipeTin App Recipe Organizer


Onica (MommyFactor): I read that your family helped you develop the RecipeTin app idea.

Nagi Maehashi (RecipeTin): Yes, it was during dinner that we came up with the idea for RecipeTin while comparing our different methods for storing recipes. My mom has an IT background and I have an accoutning backgroud so we came up with a system to documents and organizing.

Nagi Maehashi Interview for RecipeTin App Recipe Organizer

Onica (MommyFactor):The RecipeTin app offers alot of features. Who can really benefit from using this app?

Nagi Maehashi (RecipeTin): I think this is a great app for anyone including busy families, foodies and chefs. The app is a great way to store recipes so you can use them more and enjoy.

And isn't that why we try to keep recipes? So we can make the meal and enjoy? And now with the RecipeTin app you can.


RecipeTin Features include:
  • Built in browser to save food recipes from any website. Create your own recipes – type or copy text in from websites, emails, documents and other apps
  • Handy scale converter tool
  • Snap photos of printed recipes, then import into RecipeTin. You can save up to 4 per recipe.
  • Bulk transfer recipes from your computer using iTunes File Sharing. You can store Word, Pages, PDF and text files in RecipeTin.
  • Organize your recipes into your own categories – Cuisines, Dish Types, Main Ingredients and Source . You can also add notes to your recipes
  • Flag recipes for menus and tag your Favorite recipes
  • Share recipes by email and export to other apps
To learn more about the RecipeTin app, visit - www.recipetinapp.com

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20 comments:

  1. I have a box of written recipes from my mom, my nana and a bunch torn out of magazines. I think this sounds like a fantastic way to get myself a little more organized.

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  2. this is a great alternative to millions of mismatched pieces of papers filled with quick scribbles all over my kitchen! on my way to download it

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  3. We've got recipes from 20 years ago stored with our books. It'd be nice to find a way to organize them so that we'd actually get around to using them a bit more than we do now.

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  4. Such a useful app to have for anyone who loves to cook like myself. I have so many recipes scattered all over the place and all in my head it would be nice to have them organized, I'll have to try this app. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  5. My recipes are all over the place, in folders, in a recipe box...in books on my shelf. :) My goodness, I need to go paperless and this app sounds wonderful!

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  6. Wow! I've never heard of this, but I'm gonna go check it out, thank you!

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  7. Sounds like a great app. for my recipes. I love keeping recipes on my phone.

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  8. This sounds like a great resource. My husband would just love it.

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  9. Sounds like a great app. We have lost many treasured recipes because our family would not record them.

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  10. I can totally relate. My grandmother passed recipes on to my mother who passed them on to me. I made my mom help me write them down. However, my paternal grandmother used to make a dessert that my entire paternal family has been trying to (unsuccessfully) recreate since she passed away many moons ago.

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  11. What an awesome app. I love anything that makes menu planning and recipes easier.

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  12. This looks like a great thing to use. My mother will not share her recipes, she makes the foods that I am asking about and then claims she does not remember what goes in them.

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  13. I think that this looks like a great app! I have tons of recipes and my grandma has even more that I would love to have!

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  14. My mom could use something like this. She LOVES recipes and has a ton.

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  15. I love those special family recipes. I need an app like this as well!

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  16. This app looks awesome! I could really use an easy way to store and organize recipes. I think I'll have J put it on his ipad for now and then hope there's a version for Android someday so I can put it on my phone too.

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  17. What a cool app! My mother always says, you can never be too organized, and this is so true!

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  18. My mom never measures anything & just cooks from memory, crazy! It's so hard to learn recipes from her :P

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  19. I am so shocked by all these cool apps available! That dessert recipe looks great!

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  20. So much easier to track recipes this way than to jot them on paper,not that I know anyone who does that. ;)

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