Dec, 03 2012

Being the culinary inept person that I am, I’m not a huge fan of foodie apps. I’m more likely to take a Hot Pocket or two out of the freezer and stuff it into the microwave for dinner out of fear that I’ll royally destroy even the most basic of recipes. That said, this new app for Android made me want to get more excited about food just by looking at it.

It’s called Foodster, and developer Matthew Reilly had a hard time selling me on the idea that this app wasn’t made with the help of some nice corporate funding or a large team of developers. Foodster puts more than 10,000 recipes from your favorite sources into your pocket, and it allows you to do it in a way that integrates with your life.

Aside from your typical recipe search, Foodster allows you to keep and maintain shopping lists, as well as get recipes based on the odd crop of ingredients you might not have any obvious use for.

Recipes, shopping lists and folders can be synced across as many different devices as you want, too, so you can browse your favorites in bed at night on your phone, then bring them up on your tablet for easy viewing when you’re ready to make that breakfast masterpiece in the morning.

There’s more to come in version two, and Reilly gives us a sneak peak at what to expect ahead of time: support for Android 2.2 and higher will be added, a free, ad-supported version will be available, and “hipster filters” will allow people to find recipes for those who aren’t particularly interested in being the carnivorous beasts that humans can be.

For now you’ll have to pay $2.49 to experience Foodster in all its glory, but if you can’t bring yourself to give up a morning Starbucks coffee for this app then stay tuned for the free version. Find Foodster in the Google Play Store.

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