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By Jason Snell

Feed Sponsor: RecipePad

This week Six Colors is brought to you by RecipePad.

RecipePad’s Recipe Explorer allows users to browse and search over one million recipes from over 50 food sites and blogs, including Food Network, Epicurious and more. New recipes and food sites are regularly added.

The Recipe Editor lets users manually create or edit recipes within the app. You can edit the recipe description, servings, difficulty, etc. You can take a photo of the recipe with the device’s camera, select a photo from the photo library, or paste in a photo. Tag your recipes, manually enter in ingredients or procedures, and add photos to each procedure.

Kitchen View is a landscape-only view on the iPad for use when working in the kitchen with the iPad in a stand. This view will display each individual procedure on a large notecard, one by one. Timers that are associated with each procedure are displayed at the top of the view. When started, these timers are also synced with your other devices such as your iPhone or Mac. If the timer goes off on your iPad in the kitchen, and your in the Living Room watching TV, the timer will also go off on your iPhone (or Mac) so you won’t forget about your dinner in the oven and burn it.

And if you’re worried about interacting with a touchscreen while you’ve got food all over your hands, don’t worry—RecipePad has a mode that uses the accelerometer to sense when you’re bumping the kitchen counter, so you can advance through steps without touching the iPad screen. The paid version of RecipePad also features an Apple Watch app.

RecipePad comes in free and paid versions in the App Store. Check it out today!

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