Lick your lips and enjoy a range of delicious recipes

Food and socialising go hand in hand, so it’s a wonder that apps like Foodily have not made their mark before. This is the world’s largest recipe network, and allows you to share a host of wonderful culinary concoctions.

Tapping on your feed within the app brings up a wealth of mouth-watering goodies, most of them carrying eye candy photographs. You can comment or share these recipes or add a photo of your own stab at making the dish. Ingredients can be emailed to yourself and everything is laid out very clearly. There is even a calorie counter facility for those who are watching their weight.

Any recipes that you particularly enjoy can be added to your ‘Faves’ list, which saves you the trouble of having to search for them again. Having said that, the search function works well, giving you food suggestions, which is great for those moments when you’re not quite sure what you fancy to eat.

To see the preparation of a dish, click a link to the website from which it was pulled. Doing this proves to be a little messier than we would have liked – you can be taken to a full website which isn’t optimised for the phone screen – but considering the fact that everything is free and the app is intuitive, it’s a small price to pay for the information that it offers.

Rated 4 out of 5

Appetising recipes and clear and concise cooking information will ensure you’ll never go hungry again.


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