I never see new recipes; it shows me the same 6 always. Not an intuitive search option. And the dinner spinner is ridiculous. I’d rather be able to randomly choose a completely random recipe than “dessert, 2 hours, pork.”
Printing would be a nice addition 3/5
I like this app except for it lacking two desireable features; The ability to keep the screen open while on a recipe and the ability to print the recipe text to my wireless printer. The existing print capability only prints pictures and who follows pictures?
What’s the point of an app if you have to go to the website 2/5
Super annoying when you have to go to the website to print. I almost always tweak a recipe based on comments or personal preference. THERE IS NO OPTION TO PRINT FROM THE IOS VERSION OF THE APP! When you click tech support, it gives you all this blah blah blah about using a supported browser, clearing your cache, etc.
The search functionality is so-so. I’ve had to go to the web version when a specific recipe doesn’t show up in the app.
This is ok 3/5
I’m going to be honest with you and say that the app has been very helpful but it doesn’t have the dinner spinner and the resources said that it would have been better but it’s still a great way to get dinner in a different way.
I would rate this app a zero if I could. That dinner spinner is absolutely useless I can’t understand why I can’t get the app that I have on my iPad, . I keep thinking I’m using The app wrong but I have discovered I’m using it correctly and the app is just this bad. I will delete the app and continually just Google Allrecipes.com . Terrible
First review... not a good one! 1/5
I have used All Recipes for years! It is a great thing to get recipes and meal ideas that are easy and practical.
So what is so bad?
The App!!! I have an iPhone... on my computer I can access everything in a snap! On my phone?? “Oops! Something went wrong! Try again later!” Comes up more than a recipe!! No matter what type of reception or phone! I have no other app that is as frustrating as this app is! Do use All Recipes.com; just not this app!!!
Can’t search? 1/5
Try searching and it only returns today’s recommendations. Used to be go to app for recipes. Several of my faves came from here but the app is literally unusable.
Used to love this app 1/5
Now that AllRecipes has removed the print icon and I cannot print directions from my phone, it is less useful. Come on, AllRecipes. Help me out!
Makes keeping track of recipes easy and quick. However, over the last few months it’s become unusable because it is o slow and often times out. Unfortunately I’m done. I’ll be uninstalling and using another app
Every time I try to use the app, it has a fetching error. It’s extremely frustrating. I had to delete the app so I could look up my recipes online.
Was working ok before, but now it won’t let me access any of the recipes I’ve saved thus rendering it pointless and a waste of my time.
Love this app! 5/5
I love this app! I can find just about any recipe that I’m looking for and then I can save them in my own recipe box. I recommend it to all my cooking friends.
App won’t load 1/5
I’m deleting this app and will use the website as this app doesn’t ever load.
I don’t comment on anything normally. But ever since I started to use this app it ALWAYS freezes. I will be in one recipe, and if I want to get out to look at another recipe it freezes. It won’t let me close that recipe out, scroll, or even swipe to the next/previous recipe. You should really fix that problem.
Please get rid of “Recently saved to your favorites” 4/5
By Mason Dyer
It’s weird, redundant and out of place. It should not be there because the “recipes” section in “favorites” is already there to serve this purpose. So you’re basically superimposing another basic section on top of every other section. We just have to swipe it down to push it away every time. It’s just weird, please just remove it.
What happened super buggy now. 2/5
By Five O
Super buggy. Adding recipes on Insta it not on the app itself. Used this for years, looking for a new app.
It’s ok 2/5
I’ve like the app in the past. I went to go back on it and the mixing bowl with a spoon keeps idiling. Nothing else. Is the app still available?
Never works 1/5
Every time I try to look up a recipe, it either takes forever or times out. Absolutely useless.
App doesn’t load 2/5
The app is very slow if it loads at all. I’ve just switched to using their website because the app is frustrating to deal with.
I’ve used so many recipe apps and this one is by far the best I’ve used it has so many options and any recipe I’ve used from it was not disappointing at all and very satisfying. I highly recommend!
Ads ads ads 1/5
By no thank ewe
I used to love this app. I’ve been using it in combination with the website for years. Now I can’t so much as read a recipe without an ad/video popping up every few seconds. Incredibly frustrating.
Non existent customer service 1/5
By Wolfy McWolferson
I loved this app, now I’m searching for a new one. There is no option to add a recipe, as advertised. The “How to” on their website seams outdated as the buttons listed in the instructions no longer exist. Calling customer service they could only give an email; I emailed twice only to be ignored.
-update your website
-answer your emails
-don’t advertise things you don’t offer
What’s happened? 2/5
This app, just like allrecipes itself, used to be so much better than it is now. The final straw for me? Advertisements? Seriously? I’m an allrecipes member. Since when did you start adding the advertisements, and why do people who pay for your service still get them?
No point in paying.
By Micci Snowfall
As a total foodie that has multiple food allergies, this app is incredibly disappointing.
One can sort out specific ingredients (ie, that shrimp that would equal an ER trip); however, it doesn’t save the preference and doesn’t incorporate it into the feed (which hasn’t changed in months - I’ve already made chef John’s porchetta, it was nice but I don’t need it every day!), nor does it save it in the search function. There’s no allergy awareness at all IMO.
For my “tastes”, I have almost everything selected, and yet the occasional email only includes weight loss/dieting recipes. How about any other section? I’m looking for inspiration and unique things. If I specifically search for a recipe, there’s a likely chance I can find it, but there’s no effort to help expand my culinary exposure (which is such a shame).
If you don’t want anything new, have no allergies and are already only looking for specific dishes, it’s a fine app. It fails on all other levels.
Only way I found to print was screenshot, that cost two stars
Way too many issues 1/5
I’ve had my all recipe account since 2014!!! I can’t log in, I can’t save anything, when I was logged in my account was showing us “sexywexyl.blah blah blah.” All of my recipes I’ve saved are gone, all of the recipes I’ve made are gone, and I can’t save anything.
I’m deleting this app. I don’t even want to use it anymore. I can’t log into my account, it just keeps saying “user has already created a account with that information” I KNOW, IM TRYING TO SIGN IN 🙄
Not to mention, it constantly closes and the app glitches.
Use a different app 2/5
By HD Chick
My suggestion feed hasn’t changed in months, but even more aggravating is finding the recipes for the week, saving them into the preferred recipe file, going out and buying all the ingredients for all of them for the week, then not a single one is saved anywhere. You have to try your luck and look it up by name, and good luck with finding the right one. But if you do, it’s still favorited!! Seriously, what in the actual F?
No technical support 1/5
The app no longer lets me in. I logged in always through Facebook, but now says the account with my name belongs to someone else.
Multiple (10+) e-mails have been written and unanswered from technical support.
Print Recipes? 2/5
By karyns strong warrior
I would love this app if I were able to figure out how to print recipes from it. If I’m using my phone for other things, it’s frustrating to have to toggle between pages while I’m cooking. A lot of times I find myself avoiding recipes on allrecipes just because I can’t print it out.
Search doesn’t work 1/5
The search bar doesn’t work. It keeps displaying the feed after search is pressed.
On IPhone 2/5
My app hasn’t been working for months. Dont know how to update app, and it just keeps searching for a recipes
Not compatible with iTunes 2/5
By Magpie Lark
Don’t get this App if you like cooking while listening to music. The App cuts off iTunes when open to some recipes. Very frustrating.
What happened? 1/5
This used to be my go-to app for almost everything. However, it changed and recipes were hard to find and tended to only show a few certain ones, no matter what I changed. Now, after not visiting for a few months, it doesn’t even show me anything. It’s literally blank and won’t even load. What happened to this app because it used to be so good?
You’ve got some good recipes But if I can’t print them I don’t really need you.
App just spins 1/5
Not worth the time. Was hoping for a great app
"Fetching Recipes" 1/5
What has happened?
Why can this "fetching recipes" issue not be resolved by now? This is so disappointing. It seems like there's just been too much tinkering with the format, and now the whole app is too frustrating to even use. It freezes and this can't be resolved without deleting and reinstalling the app - then it works again only once or twice.
They now care more about advertising revenue than the users 1/5
By Denver craigs
Like so many other reviewers, I have become increasingly disappointed with this app. I never rate apps, but I feel compelled to do so here. Over the last few months/years, the app has been getting slower to load because of advertising content. I could overlook that. But today while I was working on a recipe, my recipe kept disappearing to make me watch a mandatory add on some TV show that has nothing to do with food. With so many other great recipe apps out there like Epicurious, Food Network, and others, I am starting the process today of moving all of my recipes over to those new apps. It’s just not worth it to use Allrecipes anymore. They have taken what used to be arguably the most popular recipe app out there, and are riding that popularity to generate advertising revenue. Unfortunately, that revenue and that greed is what will ultimately lead to the downfall and the eventual unpopularity this app.
By HOGMAN 2007
It is taking a long time to load!! I have to wait way to long for it to find a recipe!
Decent website, can’t use mobile app 3/5
I love using the website for all of my recipes. However, I have my account linked through google and the mobile app does not offer that as a way to sign in. I tried using the shopping list functionality hoping I could load it through the app but since I cannot sign in, I don’t have a use for the app anymore.
Where is the original Allrecipes app? 2/5
I do not like this app, can’t print from it. Where is the original Allrecipes app that I’ve used for years? I have to now go to Allrecipes.com instead of using an app. Small inconvenience.
I wish it was as good as it used to be! 2/5
By Clowns to left, Jokers right
This once was a really good app! The only reason I haven’t deleted is because I have some good recipes saved on here. “Today’s Recommendations” is a joke.. the recipes I see upon opening the app have not changed in over a year. They used to change daily. I have no desire to make “nipples of venus” ( capezzoli di venere) or any of the other recipes that are on the unchanging list of daily recommendations. There are actually plenty of good recipes on here, but they take some searching.
Awful widget, not vegan friendly 1/5
I thought having the daily recipe widget was a neat idea. I have several interests such as heart healthy and salads... But Im also vegan. I selected all those in my preferences. Then my daily recipes were things like steak. I know that's not a salad or vegan so I removed heart healthy from my options. Then I got another meat-based option so I removed salads. The ONLY preference I have now is vegan... And today's recipe is ground beef. I thought this would be helpful, but it's proven to be nothing but frustrating. Why get my preferences if you're going to show me things I can't eat anyway? I am now removing it and looking for a vegan-friendly app.
This app is worse than useless. Can’t print recipes from a recipe app. Pretty much says it all...
Get it! 4/5
Love this app, if you customize your settings you can receive a wide variety of new dishes to try. My go to for finding a classic recipe as well. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is when you open link for a recipe in the emails instead of opening the link to the app it opens to internet browser. If this was fixed I would give 5 stars!
Simple app features don’t work 2/5
Please note that my app automatically updates so this is not due to lack of update. I love AR but the mobile app is flat out for the birds. I like the idea of saving what i want to make and what i have made; following others and knowing who follows me; it gives a customizable social aspect to cooking. But the app itself loads the same recipes that I’ve never wanted to make or have even looked at every time that i open the app... spaghetti and sausage recipe next to the Parmesan potatoes recipe. When i want to search for a recipe, i enter key words, adjust the advanced search settings and ... same recipes. For example: i search “lemon chicken” with wheat free ingredients, ready in less than 2 hours. Results: the same stupid spaghetti and sausage recipe and Parmesan potato recipes that have shown up every single time i open the app. I can’t. It makes me want to throw my phone. At least show me SOMETHING with lemon that’s wheat free!
Why can’t the pictures be enlarged on the app? If makes no sense
Used to love this app 2/5
Can you put the Inspire Me function back please?
My go-to recipe site, however... 3/5
I'll start by saying that I love Allrecipes. It has tons of recipes, they're easy to read, it's easy to change the yield, and it has lots of ways to find what you're looking for.
This app has one major flaw and that's its ingredient search function. This works normally on the website (type in ingredients separated by commas) but the app has a complicated interface. It uses several different input methods and requires the user to use gestures in several different directions to do similar and repetitive tasks, all for a search function that seems custom-built to be like this. It isn't clever or nice to use. It doesn't make anything easier than a more mainstream user experience design would. I can't think of another UI anywhere that works the way that it does either, so why do this?
Learning to cook 2/5
I use this app to search for recipes and I also get email suggestions. My biggest complaint is when I want to look at a recipe from an email it takes me into the app and there is no way out or back to the email. I’m stuck in the app. Please make it so you can return to the email with a direct back link. So annoying, that I rarely look at any recipe suggestions from the email. A number of the pictures are very poor quality and not sure who would want to eat the unappetizing food.