You can now import a recipe by pasting the recipe website address directly into ShopIt. This is useful when you find a recipe using an app that doesn’t provide a Share To link to ShopIt.<
To import a recipe from a website, type or paste the URL address in the ‘Import recipe from web link’ text field and tap <Return>
A bug was introduced when we moved our server to a newer, more powerful machine. The problem was imported recipes did not include the ingredients. If you delete and reimport affected recipes, the ingredients will be included.
Recipes go hand in hand with grocery shopping. If you see a recipe you like while browsing the web using Safari, you can quickly send the recipe information from the cooking site to ShopIt by tapping the sharing button.
If you don’t see the ShopIt icon when you tap the sharing button here’s a quick video to show you to enable it.
Once ShopIt is enabled as a destination, you can send your recipes to it.
Returning to ShopIt and choosing Recipes, you’ll see the imported recipe. ShopIt captures the recipe name, ingredient list, instructions, prep/cook/total times, website URL and notes have been captured; left behind are all the advertisements.
Tap on the recipe name to bring up a page with ingredients and instructions. At the bottom of the recipe page are two buttons, ? (Shop for recipe) and ⚙ (Settings).
You can view or edit ingredient detail information by tapping an individual ingredient, likewise for instructions.
The ⚙ button launches a settings scene where you choose a preferred grocery list for new items and a subset of all your shopping lists. The preferred list is the list where ingredients you haven’t purchased before are added. Below that new items list button is a table of all your shopping lists. It is helpful to limit the recipe ingredient search and display to just grocery lists (otherwise ShopIt might want to match ‘oil’ in a recipe with ‘motor oil’ from the hardware store list).
When you plan to make a recipe, tap the ? to add needed ingredients to your grocery list. ShopIt uses powerful search techniques to match the ingredients in the recipe to grocery items you’ve already purchased. On this page, each ingredient is displayed along with the grocery item matched to it. Checkmark the ingredients you need to purchase.
If ShopIt made a matching mistake, you can easily correct it by tapping the item name (e.g. [Cauliflower]) and make a correction. If ShopIt couldn’t decide which item to match to the ingredient instead of a name, the button reads [Please add or match an item]. Tapping the [Item Button] brings up all the recipe details about the ingredient (quantity, unit of measure, name, & comments) and a list of your grocery items with the best matching items at the top of the list.
Checkmark the correct one or tap the + button to add a new item (Pearl Onions in this example) to your preferred grocery list. If you just added the ingredient, now is a great time to assign it to a category. You can also search through all your ingredients to find a match by tapping the ? button at the bottom of the page.
Here are some more details about the recipe page.
Here’s what the edit recipe screen looks like.
ShopIt with recipes is awesome! The details about your recipe ingredients show up on your grocery list and your recipes are right there on your iPhone at the store if you need to review something.
The delay between when you check an item on your list and when it disappears is now configurable. Tap the ❓ button to get to the help screen, then tap the ⚙ button to open the Settings page. Move the slider to adjust the delay. There’s a sample checkbox that lets you test your setting.
ShopIt now uses Apple’s Universal Links to send sharing invites. With this feature friends and family can click on your invitation right from the text message or email you sent to accept the invitation.
Hide infrequently used item.
You can hide infrequently purchased items with a setting from 1 to 36 months.
To change the setting, tap the ❓ button (About/Help) on the right side of the toolbar, then tap the ⚙ (Settings) button. There’s a slider that lets you choose to hide infrequently used items ranging from Never (old items are always visible) to 36 months.
While you’re on the Settings page, why not take the time to register with One in a Million Apps. Registered users can synchronize their lists between their devices and backup them up on our cloud server for an extra level of protection.Quickly reveal the hidden items when planning a shopping trip by tapping the ▷ (Expand) button on the right side of the group name to unmask the rarely used items in the category. The button changes to ▽ (Collapse) and tapping it again will hide the older items.
The search ? feature also finds the infrequently used items, even if they are currently being hidden from view.
Watch sync causing a crash.
Sometimes on rare occasions, the app would crash if the watch requested that data be sent to it.
Apple Watch Synchronization.
The Apple Watch synchronization with the iPhone performs more reliably now and there’s a new scene to let you know when the iPhone is updating the watch data. If the devices get out of sync, there’s a new button after the the to-do lists on the Watch that allows you to tell the watch to copy the shopping and to-do lists from the iPhone.
If your iPhone is paired to an Apple Watch here’s now a [➠⌚️] button on the Edit List scene that allows you to decide if you want to send that checklist to the Apple Watch. With this feature you don’t have to clutter your watch with checklists you rarely use.
Apple Watch Synchronization
The Apple Watch synchronization with the iPhone performs more reliably now and there’s a new scene to let you know when the iPhone is updating the watch data. If the devices get out of sync, there’s a new [?➠⌚️] button after the the checklists on the Watch that allows you to tell the watch to copy the checklists from the iPhone. It works best if Pilot cList is running on the iPhone when the watch asks for the download.