Q: I use an iPad to store files from the web, especially recipes. Is there a way to download those recipes from my iPad to a USB stick so I can access them on a computer?
— Mary O., Jensen Beach
A: The best option here would be to use a recipe collection app for the iPad called RecipeKeeper (https://recipekeeperonline.com†
With this handy little program, you can collect, bookmark, catalog, search, edit, capture and share all kinds of recipes and from all sources on your iPad itself, and then easily access or share these recipes on other devices, including computers and smartphones.
Just install the app on your iPad, phone, and computer (it’s free everywhere), create an account and sign in, then sign into that account on all devices — this gives you access to the same information as your account between those devices and no external drive is needed, just an internet connection.
Features include the ability to create your own recipes from scratch, easily add recipes from paper sources (such as books, magazines, and the like) via a handy recipe scanner that connects to your smart device’s camera, and recipes from other websites into your personal database with just a few taps or mouse clicks.
In addition, you can compile recipes from your profile into a personalized cookbook, which can be easily converted to a printable PDF if desired.
Other useful features include a shopping list maker (to help create specific dishes or menus) and a weekly and monthly meal planner.
It’s a great tool for the home cook and can also be connected to Amazon Alexa or Google Nest if you want to access your recipes from your profile through those devices as well.
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