Give your pint-sized chef some practice with this cooking app for kids
Do you have a little chef-in-the-making at home, always begging to help you cook in the kitchen? Wouldn't it be nice if there was something that could entertain them when you don't have the time to be cooking with them? Well, it turns out there is: My Little Cook: I Bake Delicious Cakes is an app designed to help kids practice their kitchen skills.
Find recipes, organize shopping and cook meals
Back in the olden days when recipes came in books, the pages would get splattered with egg yolk as you whisked away -- creating some Martha Stewart meal if you're in the States, or Delia Smith in the UK. Now the world has moved on, and our two countries share the sweary Gordon Ramsey, and what's getting splattered is Paprika Recipe Manager 2.1.6 for iPad. Or it should be: there are alternatives like MacGourmet, but Paprika is very, very good at this.
Digital cookbook curating app tries to help with recipe organization and storage
If there's one thing that the Internet is good for, it's teaching us how to cook meals we never thought possible. While Pinterest does a good job keeping a collection of links to our favorite recipes, it certainly doesn't do much to hold the recipes themselves, which may be lost behind a morass of links anyway. This is where SavouryPot comes in, an app by Anton Zehrdev, that promises to help organize anyone's unruly collection of recipes, regardless of source.
Social relationships-focused contacts app debuts its Early Access Program
Humin, a new social contact organizing app, has launched its Early Access Program for beta users today. The app aims to provide users with a more organic method of organizing contact information from one's standard address book and various social media accounts. Humin uses natural language for users to search for contacts by way of relationship to the user -- where they met, what job they hold, and more. Contacts appear on the app's main screen as "Recent and Suggested," and a search box lets the user find whomever they wish to get in touch with.
ProfCast 2.5 ($60) is a tool for recording lectures and creating enhanced podcasts. Users can make audio recordings and then include either PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides to enhance the presentation. ProfCast sports live presentation recording, synchronization of slides with audio, Keynote and PowerPoint support, RSS generation and publishing support. Version 2.5 includes the ability to export recordings as .m4v files and has fixed several. [Download - 21.8MB]
SousChef launches for Mac
Acacia Tree Software has released SousChef for the Mac. The digital cooking assistant software supports an online cloud concept for finding recipes, ranks recipes based on available ingredients, and can suggest substitute ingredients when needed. The software offers a ten-foot mode that features a high-contrast, full screen display for working with messy, computer-unfriendly ingredients while tracking recipes. It also supports reading recipes and can be controlled via voice recognition or Apple Remote.
If you’ve ever stored a digital picture in iPhoto or sorted and arranged your favorite songs in iTunes, you know the convenience of storing and organizing data in different ways. Just as you can manage and rearrange pictures or music, so you can now organize recipes using a unique recipe management program called MacGourmet Deluxe.