Used to be my favorite app, and I still use the website (though it's so hard to read anymore, I'll probably ditch that too). I've been using the website for about 8 years. The app has slowly become unstable. It never (and I do mean never) loads the first time. I have to start it, close it, then restart it, EVERY TIME. It also has problems syncing. I have a recipe I entered on the website, it synced to the app, but only brought over the first and last ingredient (plus all header lines), and the first and last instruction lines. So 90% of the recipe is missing. This has been happening more and more, but isn't consistently an issue. I always use the same two devices (laptop and mobile phone). Twice now I have edited a recipe on the app to tweak it (as you do when you've been making the same recipe over and over) and had it wipe out the entire recipe upon save. I need this app to do one thing well: reliably sync recipes with the website in a searchable format. I don't use any other features, this is the sole thing I need it to do. It can't do that any more, so I'm looking elsewhere.
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I really want to love this app as much as I love your site... It is really easy to use to plan my week food wise, even if I have never been able to import automatically a recipe from any of the "supported" sites. I really like the fact it synchronizes with my pc and so I can write my recipes there and have them on my phone all the time. The problem with the mobile app is that it launches perfectly the first time, I can write/read recipes, plan a week, etc., if I want to do something else I should use the "home" button to leave as the back button never works. That is a minor issue. BUT! ok, I'm out, so how to go back in? To go back into the app after it has been launched previously, I have to go to the little "Square" that shows me all the apps in memory and select pepperplate from there, because if I try to relaunch it from its icon (on the app list), it will show the "pepperplate" black screen and will never move from there. I've leave it for up to one hour and nothing happens! After that, every attempt to get into the app (whatever method I use) is the same, so the app won't work until I uninstall and re install again. That's so tiring and frustrating. After several times in this loop I'm honestly thinking to move to another app, unless you could provide with a solution because as I said, I really want to love this app!
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Used to be my favorite recipe/cooking app after doing a lot of searching around. It was the best digital recipe app that gave you all the control of adding your own (without pushing outside sources). All the same reasons to use the app are still there, but it has become more and more buggy, crashing and hanging, and it has started to fall behind in useful features to new, more frequently updated apps. I've since switched to a different paid one.
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