Copy Me That Is A Free, Excellent Meal Planner That Works On Every Device

Copy Me That Is a Free, Excellent Meal Planner That Works on Every Device

Some of the best meal planning apps are no longer available and others aren't free. Copy Me That is an awesome alternative, combining recipe management, meal planning, and shopping list generation.

Browser extensions and mobile browser buttons let you import recipes from any site. One of the nice things about the import is it automatically selects the important parts of the recipe and unchecks the unnecessary ones (such as grocery shopping links some sites add into their recipes), and you can tag, edit, rename, or insert a new photo for each recipe. You can also create your own recipes here or import ones from the Copy Me That community.

The shopping list is basically what you'd expect: a checklist of ingredients generated by the recipes you select. You can view the list by food category or by recipe.

The meal planner is dead simple to use. Just select the recipe from your queue and choose the date from the weekly view. You can add notes to each date and add ingredients for the recipes to your shopping list from here. Unfortunately, the weekly view is fixed — you can't see, say, Friday to next Friday (although you can choose the start of the week as either Saturday, Sunday, or Monday) — and there's no monthly view.

Still, if you're looking for a free (and ad-free) meal planner, give Copy Me That a look.

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    There's also a locally produced Meal Planning solution at thewordonfood.com

      Unfortunately TWOF doesn't have an app (ios anyway), and 95% of use will be on phone/tablet, and phones/tablets (iOS at least) has an awful UX for going to a website for that kind of thing (i hate managing tabs in chrome/safari for that stuff), even if the app is a wrapper for a site UX goes up 300% (number completely made up, but as Colbert would say it has a certain "truthyness" about it)

        Understand there is no app but a lot of functionality required when editing/creating meal plans is very difficult on smaller screens regardless. TWOF allows users to add their own recipes and they are automatically resized to users exacting portion sizes.

          It's the reading that would mostly be done on smaller screens though. If the barrier to consuming the information stored is too high (at least for me) means people stop using it or don't even try it. As a developer i get complaints that 3 clicks to do something is too much and i have to redesign the ui to accommodate the lowest common denominator without sacrificing too much.

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