Pestle iOS recipe app gets major update with smart folders, PDF scanning, and more
The popular Pestle recipe/cookbook iOS app has come out with a big update that brings a number of upgrades. Headlining the release are Smart Folders, along with new ways to import recipe cards and cookbooks via PDF, existing images, and more.
A neat new way to organize all your recipes is with the Smart Folders feature in Pestle 1.4. The feature lets you choose criteria with the folders and then populate themselves.
Here’s what developer Will Bishop had to say about it: “Desserts that aren’t drinks and are also rated at least 4 stars? Easy! The sky is the limit with this and I can’t wait to see how you use it!
For anyone who has PDF versions of cookbooks, you can now import them into Pestle, just hit the + button to use the new feature.
Another import enhancement is the ability to scan images from your iPhone’s camera roll to Pestle.
Search improvements have also been made in Pestle, and when you use Spotlight to pull content from Pestle, you’ll see recipe previews.
Pestle 1.4 is available now as a free download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Pestle Pro costs $1.99/month, $19.99/year, or $39.99 as a lifetime purchase to unlock all app features.
Full Release Notes:
Smart Folders, PDF Scanning, Image Scanning and more!
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# Smart folders
Create Folders that populate based on your criteria. Desserts that aren’t drinks and are also rated at least 4 stars? Easy! The sky is the limit with this and I can’t wait to see how you use it!
# Scanning images
In addition to Pestle’s existing scanner, Pestle can now also scan images from your camera roll! Importing is a snap and you can save your recipe cards to Pestle in no time!
# PDF import
Do you have cookbooks in PDF format? Well now Pestle can import them too! Hit the “+” in your cookbook and start highlighting your favorites right out of the book.
# Search improvements
Have you ever searched for a recipe and wondered why something matched? Now, at the top right of all search results, you’ll get a helpful label like “Main Dish” or “Matching Ingredient.”
Finally, just a little pleasure. The Pestle will now show recipe previews in Spotlight search, just for a bit of visual flair.
# Bug fixes
– The Meal Plan widget works again
– Calendar synchronization works better
– Fixed truncated instruction labels on one line.
– Spotlight will no longer share duplicates
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