Ziplist ~ Recipe Storage & Grocery Shopping Made Easy

I’ve partnered up with technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, from Digitwirl, to bring you some fun yet informative videos on various products and services related to technology that will help you get organized and simplify your busy life.

Today’s Digitwirl:

I’m so happy Carley is reviewing a menu planning resource this week.  After hearing what Carley had to say about Ziplist, I’ve spent the last hour or so checking it out.  I love how simple it is to use and I was drooling over some of the yummy sounding recipes.  Plus did I mention it’s free?  What’s not to love about that!?!  My only concern is the functionality of the Ziplist Recipe Clipper, which is a nifty tool that allows you to add recipes from around the web to your Ziplist recipe box.  I found it didn’t work on some of the regular blogs I get recipes from however it does give you the option of  manually adding favorite recipes if you’d like to.  I can definitely see how the free app would be a huge time saver for busy families on the go.  Anyway have a watch of the video below and let me know what you think.  Is this a site and menu planning resource that you think would be helpful to you?

Notes from Carley:

Keeping track of recipes is a pain— they’re all over the place, yet never in the right place when it’s time to make dinner. And then, there’s the grocery list… which doesn’t do you much good when you head to the grocery store without it. Sure you could sift through all your cookbooks, or write “milk, eggs, bread” on your hand, but why, when there’s Ziplist?

Ziplist is a website and free app that is going to change the way you store recipes and shop for groceries. A total game-changer when it comes to simplifying mealtime. In a chicken rut? Well just pop onto Ziplist and peruse the hundreds of chicken recipes from some of the biggest names in food (Martha Stewart anyone?). With the click of one button the recipe is stored in a virtual recipe box, and with another click a grocery list of ingredients is instantly created for you. Ziplist is even kind enough to help you save money with coupons you can print before you go to the store. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg lettuce when it comes to Ziplist’s features— watch how Carley uses it to enhance her breasts. (That’s chicken, of course!)

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Filed under: Menu Plan Monday, Recipe Organization, Technology

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7 Responses to Ziplist ~ Recipe Storage & Grocery Shopping Made Easy

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    Kaylen says

    I have used and liked Ziplist too – my only issue with it is that the website takes a long time to add things to the grocery list. Also, they don’t have a lot of the foods I buy in the system so I end up having to create new items all the time. I stopped using it because I don’t often have my smartphone with me when I’m in the kitchen thinking about groceries, but it’s a great idea if you need to make lists on the go and share them.

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    Laurie says

    Curious what you guys think of Cookmarkit.com. I started using it to store recipes I’ve found; easier than bookmarking them all the time to try. I love it, but it seems to be a pretty obscure site.

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      Laura says

      I’ve not used that one myself so can’t help you there, sorry.

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    Shari@Rain into Rainbows says

    Wow… just took a quick test run & really like it so far. I couldn’t get the Recipe Clipper to work either, but it’s easy enough to cut & paste.

    I currently have recipes I’m saving in a notebook in Evernote but I could really see myself using this instead.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Jen says

    I have been using mealfire.com for months now and I love it. It doesn’t have all the tools as ziplist but it does have a calendar for your menu. You can import recipes from quite a few websites and also import your own. It also has a free app. I did check this out and the only thing I didn’t like about it was it didn’t have a calendar for your menu, at least I couldn’t find it.

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    Anne says

    I have evernote. However, I find a ton of recipes and I am running out of monthly space quickly. I am trying out ziplist, but I have issues with that. I don’t like how you have to go into each recipe to tag it. I don’t look at my recipes by what site I got it from. I look at what type of recipe it is.

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    Noel says

    There are zillions such website but the major disadvantage is not a single website has come up with an application like MacGourmet for Windows. You can not stick to one website and will collect stuff from various sources. In such cases, applications like MacGourmet are great. I have used many of these websites and finally settled down on text files of all recipes. I got really tired of having recipes on different websites in different format. Centralization was necessary and Dropbox came handy with text files.
    Yeah, it may not have bells and whistles like automatic grocery list generation but does the main job of recipe organization pretty well and I have access on everything, laptop, iPad, iPod and my Android Phone..

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