Chrome/iOS: There’s no shortage of ways to organise recipes you find around the web, but they come and go so quickly it’s nice to see a new one. Chef’s Hat is a bookmarking and snipping tool that saves recipes you find around the web so they’re easy to find — and cook — later.
Once you sign up for an account at Chef’s Hat (either via Facebook, Twitter, or email), you can install the Chrome extension and start clipping recipes you see around the web to your account.
There’s also an iOS app that lets you access those saved recipes on your iPhone or iPad, perfect for when you’re in the kitchen about to start cooking. It also adds a share extension to Safari in iOS, so you can save recipes you find while you’re browsing on the go. The team behind the app is planning on an Android version next.
To be fair, Chef’s Hat isn’t the most robust recipe manager out there. It’s missing some key features, like the ability to edit recipes once you’ve clipped them, and organise recipes saved to your account. It worked well for me on popular food sites where ingredients and directions are clearly marked, but when I tried to add a recipe my CSA posted to Instagram, or a recipe I found on Instructables, it was a mess of garbled text or worse, a photo with nothing else.
Even so, it’s one of the fastest, and it’s nice and simple — if all you need is a tool to snip and save those recipes in a beautiful, visual format, or a reminder to go back and actually make those pretty dishes you stumble on, this is a tool worth looking at. Plus, it’s completely free.