Favorite Galley Apps

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Apps for the Galley

What are your favorite “galley” apps? Whether for your grocery list, meal planning, storing recipes, knowing where it’s all stowed or something else, please let others know what you like and use — or have tried and found useless — with a note in the comments.

Ones that I’ve heard people recommend (I’ll be honest, I tend to paper lists . . .):

  • Evernote for grocery lists
  • Remember the Milk for grocery lists – free (iTunes; Android)
  • Paprika — recipes, meal planning, grocery lists – $4.99 for phones, $19.99 for Windows and Mac

Have you tried any of these? Others? What did you think?

P.S. Thanks to Annette Baker — of Seamless Sailor — for the idea for this post!

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Comments

  1. Grocery Gadget – for grocery list, drug store list, hardware list. You add groceries as needed but it sorts by category (dairy, canned, etc) when it’s time to shop. And it can be a shared app for others to contribute or shop from.

    • ummmm, last name Bacon

    • Scott D. Overbeck says:

      I was going to say the same thing. Grocery Gadget is one that my wife and I have used for years. The fact that it is on the cloud makes it very functional for sharing between husband and wife, etc. No more forgetting the paper list!

  2. Out of Milk is my favorite, simple and does everything I need.

  3. Pinterest

  4. Allrecipes.com. I can browse thousands and recipe box the ones I like: it will also provide a shopping list from the recipes I choose to make. One stop everything for me. 🙂

  5. OurGroceries … make your own lists from Store Names to Things To Do. works off one email so every family member sees the same list.

  6. I use the paprika app for storing recipes, menu planning and grocery shopping. Great app! I also use “what’s on my boat” app as an inventory app that includes food stores and galley equipment, as well as everything else we have on the boat. I can tell you instantly where everything is and what we have without having to open hold after hold hunting

  7. Claire Ford says:

    We use ‘paperless’ on our Smart phones. We’ve eliminated their lists and replaced with our own. I even have an Errands category, so I can remember all the places I need to go on any given day. The expanded version was $2.99, and it was well worth with it. We always have our phones nearby, but not pencil and paper. We go to the correct list such as Sam’s or Costco’s, use the microphone to speak the item, and it appears in the box. Just tap Save. We use the feature with a box beside each item, so we tap it, and it goes below as bought. I leave items on the list that get bought all the time—dog food, bread, etc. Never have to remember, “What was thing I needed to buy?”

  8. “Shopper ” We create many different lists, including grocery, boat, reminder, etc, and then they can be shared with others. That way whenever anyone (who is shared) updates a list, all others receive the update. No duplication occurs that way, and when I am in the store, I send a text out to “update the list, I am Here”, and I receive all of the items that I didn’t know about, or forgot. It has been extremely useful and efficient.

  9. Key ring – Scan your membership cards into phone for future reference and also has a shareable shopping list.

  10. We use Paprika for recipes. If you find one you like just go to that page using Paprika and import it into the app. Recipes are shared between both of our iPads. We copy the recipes from the back of the boxes, before we throw them away (cardboard, paper – bad), and that way we have them for later.

    We use Grocery Gadget for shopping, haven’t figured out how to use the automatic shopping list in Paprika. Again when one person puts something on the list it appears on the other device. We used to use the barcode scanning when we were living ashore but we don’t have any boxes or bags to scan now. It’s usually not that big of a list.

  11. Sandy Collins says:

    Paprika- once recipes are saved you don’t need the Internet to view them!!!

  12. Great idea for a post, Carolyn! I have been looking for a good recipe app and have been considering Paprika so it was nice to hear from Rosemary Riegert Leone that she like it. I have heard good things about Paprika from other cruisers too but will also check out the other apps recommended here. Thanks everyone! – Aboard S/V Distant Shores II in the British Virgin Islands.

  13. Evernote, works, recipies, lists, notes, photos inc. Accessible anytime with or without data. My husband & i share one account, so if we are apart we can both update our list & it is instantly viewable.

  14. Katrina Harding/Evolution NT says:

    Paprika is a gem!

    In preparation for cruising I have been downloading tons of recipes from the Internet whilst still on land. The apps intelligence automatically formats to fit within its recipe structure. You can alter servings to change the portions, add the recipe to the shopping list and presto there is a shopping list to stock the boat.
    Love the fact that it’s stored forever on the device without the need for Internet. A cookbook on the water without the weight!

  15. I love Pepperplate

  16. eStorage – best inventory app for your boat. Search by item, storage location, or category. Can hold multiple databases. We have boat inventory and home storage inventory in one app, just switch between databases.

  17. My Recipe Book, by Cross Forward Consulting. You can easily import recipes form various websites like AllRecipies.com or manually add your own. Create favourites, grocery lists, or Queue several recipes for an entire dinner, like Christmas.

  18. Been using simple grocery list for few months & happy with it. Free app. Like its sorting. When shopping & uncheck item it goes to bottom of checked items still sorted alpha & stays on list so when i need it again uncheck it & goes back in the top. Dif sorting options.

  19. I’ve been using Pepperplate but that Paprika app looks really good.

  20. I use EverNote for my recipes. Every recipe I use is easy to find on both my phone and my laptop, even when there is no internet access. The search feature and tags make it easy to find a recipe with ingredients that I have on hand. I also use EverNote for many other “notes” and records which eliminates the accumulation of different apps that do different things.

  21. paprika – as others have noted, great on line recipe collector that works off line.
    Mark Bittman – How to cook everything
    Shopping pro & errands for grocery & to do other lists
    Todoist for organizing To Do Lists

  22. I use a spreadsheet for keeping track of lists and stowage. Google Sheets is a great app that can be shared between many people.

    I’m going to download Paprika right now!

  23. Belinda Wolfe says:

    I also use and LOVE EverNote – I take pictures of all the boat cards I collect. EverNote can search for words in the pictures. ITS AMAZING! So, if I can only remember one person’s name, I search for their name. Every boat card with that name comes up. I only need to remember ONE thing – first name, last name, one word of the boat name, city, boat make – it will find it if that word is on the card. It’s great to have access to this info on your phone in case you see someone on shore you shoud know. I use EverNote for recipes also.

  24. Paprika for recipes. I was coerced into paying the ‘big bucks’ for it by my adult son, who also has it—he wanted me to enter all the ‘old family recipes’ to share with him on Paprika. It turned out that I love it! I found it very user friendly. I also have it on my iPhone, so if I am in the grocery store and suddenly decide that I want to make a particular recipe, I can access the recipe on my phone in order to shop for the ingredients, and I don’t need a phone or WiFi signal to do that. It’s like have my recipe card file always with me! I also like that I can ‘share’ any recipe in an email, to anyone, they don’t have to be a Paprika user.

  25. Great thread! I’m also looking for an app that allows a rotational menu, 4 day, 7 day, 10 day etc for boats… plus the recipe storage and grocery list… hoping Paprika can do this. Anybody know of any others? Thanks again!

  26. We are big fans of Paprika. We use it for all of our recipes and also to plan our menus. It is one of my favorite apps. It also allows you to easily scale any recipe up or down. We use Anylist for grocery shopping. Paprika has a shopping feature but you are not able to customize the aisles. On Anylist we cN customize the name and order of the aisles to match our store.

    • The only thing I’m finding with Paprika is that I can’t do a rotational menu (say set menus for 4 day, 6 day, etc and then for it to make grocery lists from them…..)

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