We’ve been covering Pestle since its introduction earlier this year, as it’s a fun and intuitive app that lets you create and manage your cooking recipes on your iPhone and iPad. This time, the app has been updated with a new feature called “Households”, so users can easily share their cookbook with others.
Pestle was already updated with sharing options a few months ago, but Households lets you do more than that. Instead of sharing a copy of the recipe, you can now invite your friends and family so they can access your recipes right from the Pestle app.
Sharing your recipes with households is quite simple. All you have to do is open the app, then tap the Settings tab and select the Households menu. After naming your household, the app generates a link that you can send to other people so they can access your recipes. You can invite as many users as you want and the app allows you to stop sharing your recipes at any time.
Here’s how developer Pestle Does the bishop describes the update:
Share your invite link with anyone, and they’ll instantly have access to your cookbook, and you’ll have access to theirs! Building this feature was a massive undertaking for me, and it’s by far the biggest thing I’ve delivered in any of my apps, so I hope you like it!
But the Pestle update also includes other improvements. For example, users can now edit recipes before importing them from a website. There is also a new experimental feature to improve web recipe analysis. According to Bishop, the app is now even faster and also brings improvements to the shopping list.
Learn more about the Pestle Recipes app
For those unfamiliar, Pestle lets you import recipes from any website, so the app automatically turns them into a step-by-step process. You can add a recipe to your drumstick cookbook directly from the Share Sheet anywhere in iOS. The app will then analyze the recipe for ingredients, steps, nutritional information, etc.
The pestle also comes with some cool features like SharePlay support for cooking with others using FaceTime and voice commands to take the next recipe step.
You can download Pestle for free from the App Store, although some features are only available through in-app purchases. You can read more about Pestle here on 9to5Mac.