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Best Recipe App Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

It might seem counterintuitive (or dangerous!) to bring your iPhone or iPod into the kitchen, but when you've got a recipe app on your device, it makes a lot of sense. Vote here for the recipe app that has helped you most in the kitchen.

Price: Free
You will literally never be able to try every recipe included in the BigOven app. With over 250,000 recipes, this app will always offer brand new recipes and interesting twists on classics. Beyond just recipes, though, BigOven offers a grocery list tool that helps you make sure that, when you're at the supermarket, you'll get everything you need for your meals. There's also a meal planner feature to help you decide what you're going to eat today, this week, and this month.
Download at iTunes
Price: $1.99
Got a handful of ingredients in the fridge, but not sure how to put them together into a good meal? Cook4Lyfe can help. This app not only suggests recipes from a library of over 40,000 based on what you have, it can even recommend a nearby grocery store based on what you need. Add in a barcode scanner, shopping list, directions to stores, and the ability to share recipes via email and you've got a full-featured app that will come in handy at any meal.
Download at iTunes
How to Cook Everything
Price: $9.99
How to Cook Everything offers 2,000 recipes from the cookbook of Mark Bittman, renowned chef and New York Times columnist. Along with the recipes, it has hundreds of how-to illustrations that help you avoid any mistakes while you prepare the dishes. In addition to recipes, you may find the built-in shopping list and timer functions crucial to your entire meal-planning and preparation process. You can share recipes with friends, too.
Download at iTunes
Lose It!
Price: Free
Recipes are just one feature of this app. Aimed at people focusing on their food as part of an overall weightloss program, Lose It! offers a food log, nutrient tracker, the ability to save and share recipes, progress tracking, and more. While not exclusively a recipe app, anyone serious about weightloss needs to pay attention to what they eat, so Lose It!'s ability to store and share recipes is key.
Download at iTunes

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3. Voting runs from Feb. 19 through 11:59 pm ET March 19, 2013. (The voting in any or all award categories may be audited for voting irregularities, so winners are not final until the official announcement.)


Winners will be announced March 27. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

Check back with iPhone/iPod at About.com on March 27 to see if your favorite iPhone/iPod accessory or app was nominated and to vote on the finalists. You can also visit our central awards page to learn about finalists in other categories.

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