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Myka Cookbook Recipe Organizer Goes Hands-Free
I’ve tried so many different cooking apps it’s hard to keep track. Regardless at how good they are at managing recipes and guiding me through…
I’ve tried so many different cooking apps it’s hard to keep track. Regardless at how good they are at managing recipes and guiding me through my pre-cooking shopping list, wet or soiled hands always make it a paint to interact with my phone or tablet. Williams-Sonoma event at one point sold disposable plastic bags you could wrap your devices in to avoid touching the screen. Well, with Myka, that’s no longer going to be an issue.
You can both cook with voice instructions as well as generate new recipes by voice. The latter of which is especially helpful. I was recently making some custom cocktails and as I went, I just told Myka what I was adding and it collated it all into a useable recipe. Just say “Hey Myka, add two ounces of bourbon” and it will add two ounces to your recipe. If later it needs a bit more, you can modify it and it will adjust what you’d previously recorded.
Once you have a recipe recorded to the app, you can go back to make any adjustments, add images, servings, and everything else you need. Myka acts as a full-fledged recipe organizer so all the other organization things come into play. Tags, categories, proteins, etc all help you search and filter your recipe catalog.
Any recipe in Myka can also be read back to you. You added a recipe for the best homemade sous vide bourbon maple pork chops and as you’re going, Myka can read to you any step so you can create your masterpiece without having to stickily poke your phone’s screen.
Visually, Myka is a wonderful looking app. It consistently carries through its primary color of orange through buttons, links, and icons. The app is clean with white backgrounds that elegantly overlay the images as you scroll to view the recipe. Recipe cards highlight important information such as cook time, prep time, cooking method, and servings as well as a pic of the dish in question. It’s absurdly easily to navigate, to create with, and to cook with.
But enough about other people's apps.