If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ve probably noticed I love to cook. So when I heard about a new website that helps organize recipes to make them easy to share and use – I jumped on board! Recipeasly is a handy new site by a local web developer, Jack Read. It’s just starting out but looks to have a lot of potential for web-savvy foodies like you and me. I particularly like the “kitchen mode” that puts recipes in an easy-to-read format that would be ideal on an iPad or other tablet. Sure beats scrolling around a regular webpage!
To learn more about what the site offers bloggers and food lovers, I did a little Q&A with the creator:
1) What’s Recipeasly all about, in a nutshell?
Recipeasly is about helping users keep track of recipes they find online and then make it as easy as possible to cook them. Most recipe sites are designed to sell advertising, but we’re designed to be used in the kitchen.
2) What are the benefits for folks who love to cook?
For folks that love to cook, the benefits are:
- Having all your recipes in one place.
- If you have a browser and an Internet connection you can get at your recipes. You don’t need to download or install anything.
- Sharing recipes with friends and collaborating. You can add your friends’ recipes and make modifications. We’ll keep track of the changes.
3) What’s the “kitchen mode” all about?
If you’ve ever cooked a recipe from your laptop or tablet you’ll know it can be pretty frustrating. Your display will go to sleep at the critical moment and you’ll end up with sticky fingers all over your screen trying to get back in. Kitchen mode keeps your screen awake and makes sure you can see all the important info at once. We want you to focus on getting the recipe right, not battle with your laptop.
4) It’s a new site, so why should bloggers jump on board?
We’re committed to making recipe management and the in-kitchen experience the best it can be. It’s no easy task, but the goal is to solve these problems once so anyone who is publishing recipes (and their users) can benefit from it.
5) Any new features coming down the pipeline?
Lots of features in the pipeline! We are very, very new and we’re really only just getting started. Expect to see lots of change over the coming months.
Kitchen mode will be seeing some improvements, the discover feed will be getting smarter and there’s a few basics like searching for recipes and users that need to be added in.
6) What inspired you to create this site?
I love food and I’m a web developer… sooner or later my two passions had to mix : )
The idea had been in my head for a year or two, but it took me ’til about 4 months ago to actually dive in and begin coding. I had the idea because I wanted to use it myself. I wanted to reduce the friction of the whole process and hopefully, cook a little more. Somewhere along the way, I started getting feedback from friends and family and realized that it might actually be useful and that others wanted to use it too.
Check out Recipeasly and get cooking!