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Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Blog | 5 comments

How do I import recipes from email?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the new email import feature.  You can only import recipes from your friends and family that send it to you from their Recipe Book app, not just any recipe you have in your email.  I have clarified the update language in iTunes, sorry for the confusion.

So – if you have the My Recipe Book app, and your friend also has it, and you want to share your favorite recipe you have already entered into your app, all you have to do is:

– Open the recipe card of the recipe you would like to email your friend

– Touch the arrow icon on the bottom of the recipe card

– Touch the Email button, and an email window will pop up

– Type in the email address of your friend, add a personal note if you would like, and hit send.

– When they get the recipe, they will see at the bottom of the recipe the instructions for how to import it into their app with the app importer.  Those directions are below.

1. Tap and hold the image

2. Touch “save image” to save the image to your iPad

3. Tap here (there will be a link) to open the app importer

4. Once the app opens and imports the recipe, upload the picture you saved from the email

I hope you’re enjoying the update!

5 Comments

  1. First, I love this app. I’ve tried a couple of others and I like your interface and the ability to add my own recipes. This brings me to my question …

    A few years ago, our family put together a cookbook of recipes handed down through the generations. Although I really like the ability to send recipes from iPad to iPad, we have a lot of family members that don’t own them. So, I wanted to add the recipes on my blog. I was wondering if you had a particular file format that I could generate for these recipes that would allow the recipe to be imported into your app?

    Thanks,
    — gmsc

  2. My friend and I both bought the app so we can add and share our recipes with each other. However, when we email them from the app, the link to download the recipe into the app is not active. Please advise.

  3. My sis sent me a receipe, but the tap to import the recipe is not working. What should I do?

  4. Love this app…only thing that is missing is ability to import a block of text all at once into both ingredient and directions. Is this possible? I can see where this would be very useful

  5. Is this app available for computers? I have it on an ipad but have friends who would love to be able to use it on their computer.

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