Gourmet Mobile

Gourmet Mobile

By Mariner Software

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2013-10-21
  • Current Version: 1.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 21.73 MB
  • Developer: Mariner Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 184 Ratings


***(FEELS LIKE) SUMMER SAVINGS - ENDS THIS WEEKEND!!*** Completely overhauled, Gourmet Mobile is now a UNIVERSAL app, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. You can add, edit, scale and import recipes...even when you’re away from your Mac. But, will it sync? Absolutely! Use your FREE Mariner Cloud cloud to sync from MacGourmet Deluxe 4. Sync Recipes, Shopping Lists, Wine Notes, Cooking Notes and My Lists. The best part is that syncing is now two-way and incremental. Add a recipe or make a simple edit on your Mac and sync just those additions or changes to your iOS device. Make a change, scale a recipe, or import a new recipe to your iOS device and sync it to your Mac. Simply put - it works both ways. We know how cooks love to share. With the cloud syncing of Gourmet Mobile, you can sync with other Macs and iOS devices. No Mac app? No problem You don’t need to have MacGourmet or MacGourmet Deluxe to use all the features of Gourmet Mobile. Find a recipe on the web and easily import it. When you’re shopping and you find that two more are joining you for dinner - don’t worry! You can scale a recipe for the number you need and then go back to the original setting. You can create shopping lists and make and edit notes. In short, you can carry your digital recipe box around with you wherever you go. Whether you are a foodie or a professional chef, Gourmet Mobile is the perfect app to help you manage and share your recipes! Other features of Gourmet Mobile include: • New UI look including themes and colors • Change font size • Adding steps to a recipe is optional • UPC scanner support • Social media sharing (pending) through Facebook and Twitter • Edit an Item, Amount, Units, and Aisles of a Shopping List • Use the Chef’s View for undistracted cooking • Email or Chat a recipe to a friend • Search the web for a new recipe and import it to add to your collection **Note: Your initial sync will sync ALL the recipes in your database to or from your device. This can be a lot of data, especially if your recipes and notes have photos. Subsequent syncs will go much faster, as they sync only the items that have changed. For your initial sync, we recommend disabling the auto lock on your device temporarily, and letting the sync complete overnight, or at another time when you are not using your device. ***Gourmet Mobile is only compatible with MacGourmet Deluxe 4.



  • Looks & sounds better than it works

    By roamer 99
    I’d been hoping it would get the job done: I’ve a lot of recipes and I don’t want to print them out to work with them in the kitchen, or when I need a shopping list, etc; however, it’s not getting the attention it deserves. (This seems true of many of the software titles mariner publishes.) It frequently crashes on both my iPad and iPhone. Recipes sync, but shopping lists don’t (although you can watch a zippy little bar that supposedly shows it doing just that). I’d been hoping it would get the job done; however, it’s not getting the attention it deserves. (This seems true of many of the software titles mariner publishes.)
  • Almost

    By CSTrouble
    This app is almost there. I have had it for a few years and like some features, but too many syncing glitches and other glitches such as not being able to add items to shopping lists on the iPhone makes this a tough app to give more than 2 stars.
  • No updates in 2 years

    By AustinAppleUser
    This app seems to have been abandoned by the developer. It doesn’t support the iPhone X screen size.
  • Great mobile database, but syncing is unreliable

    By jobohe
    That sums it up. I have MacGourmet on my Mac and Gourmet Mobile on my iPad and iPhone. The iPad does not sync. The _idea_ of having access on each device is great, but only if it works. Update: neither iPad nor iPhone sync completely.
  • Could be good but has sync & import issues

    By TomG1
    I have used this app for many years, but since Mariner bought out the original, updates have been slow in coming so that only a couple of recipe websites are able to be imported. Also, when I edit recipes on my Mac and try to sync them to my IOS device, changes to recipes are not replicated across platforms. Support has told me to re-install and re-sync - which still won’t copy changed recipes. I am pretty frustrated. If it weren’t for the amount of recipes I have (>1000), I would look for another app from a vendor that seems more willing to support their app.
  • Make it sync across iOS devices!

    By Kibbb
    My Mac no longer works, and I need Gourmet to sync new recipes between my iPad and iPhone, but you need a Mac to sync! This really stinks. However, I give three stars for beautiful formatting.
  • The developers don’t update this app

    By Rachel575
    I am fed up with this app and the developers seem to have abandoned it. I have used it for about 4 years. I originally chose this one because I had MacGourmet on my Mac. It was okay for viewing recipes from my Mac and occasionally importing them. The sync works well. However, the developers haven’t updated this app in years and it is no longer working for me. The import feature on the iOs app works very poorly, even from sites that it recognizes. The importer won’t even open a URL if you copy and paste it with the “http://“ at the beginning. The app suddenly quits when you try to save the recipe or add a picture and then your progress is lost and you have to go through the whole process over again. There is no Safari extension to import directly from Safari. If I primarily used the Mac app, I’d probably just stick with this, but since I’ve mainly replaced my laptop with my iPad, I’ll probably try a different app. It’s unfortunate that Mariner just doesn’t seem to care about making this app better.
  • Very happy!!

    By Dressmeindiamonds
    I have this app and use it with MacGourmet Deluxe on my computer. Love this! I can sync on my phone, iPad and computer. Super convenient! I’ve used MacGourmet for years and whenever I had a problem, their tech people were very supportive.
  • Beautiful, maybe, but definitely not functional

    By GrantsPass
    Sync issues are still abundant. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. If it does, does it repeat them several times? 50-50 chance, yes. Does it change preparation time categories and sequences between devices? You betcha! Does it then crash when you try to delete and edit those errors? Absolutely. Also when deleting recipes. Also when reordering preparation instructions. Basically just a lot of crashes. Had I paid more than $1.99US for this app I’d be pretty p***ed, but as it is easy to try and find a better replacement; it’d be difficult to imagine finding a worse one.
  • Not all features sync

    By OneBeth
    I love the convenience of having all my recipes available wherever I am. The search features and categories work great. My issue is with syncing between my Mac, my iPhone and my iPad. On multiple occasions I have had to delete the app from my phone or iPad because notes or directions are not syncing and usually are completely missing. I also get frustrated when I try to download recipes directly from another site — almost never works. I’ve seen the message “we’re working on it” for far too long to believe it. Give this app some attention to make it really great!!!!