recipeShelf is a lightweight web application that provides you with an intuitive user interface to enter, archive and manage your delicious recipes from any point in the world.
Ease Of Use
The user interface is highly interactive and by design limited to a single page. Keeping navigation simple and intuitive has been a priority, while making your data easily accessible.
Features And Functionality
The intent has been to not overload recipeShelf with bells and whistles but to add as much functionality as needed, supporting a full fledged web environment as well as a streamlined, iPhone-optimized (iPad supported as well!) interface for mobile access while you’re on the road. recipeShelf features…
WYSIWYG editor for description, notes & steps
detailed recipe form, including recipe source references & ‘cooked for’ tracking
auto completing key fields
configurable auto saving
extensive recipe categories
user definable categories
multi-user support (READ ONLY access for additional users)
backup and restore
export / import (XML)
comprehensive administrative back-end
thought / idea tracking
multiple images per recipe, auto scaling
recipe printing and emailing
different ‘skins’ / backgrounds
general iPhone & iPad support
iPhone & iPad OFFLINE support
Sharing recipes with friends via recipeShelf is easy, either by creating an account for them, by email or by exchanging recipe data via export/import (XML).
iPhone / iPad Support
Besides the full fledged recipeShelf web interface there is also an iPhone (and soon iPad) optimized version. The functionality on your mobile device has been limited to retrieving & viewing recipe data, emailing recipes and adding ideas to your ideas collection. All recipes are directly accessible and/or can be searched.
Please note: this is not a native iPhone app and therefore can’t be found in the iTunes store.
Minimum Installation Requirements
- a few MB of web space
– ftp access
– database access
recipeShelf is a PHP and MySQL based web application, similar to WordPress and such. To painlessly install, you need to know a few things about your web server / domain…please see the installation / user guide for more information.
Note: If the above doesn’t make any sense to you, please get in touch with your web developer or system administrator, or web hosting company.
Version & Roadmap
The currently available version is v1.4.3 Version details are kept up to date in the version history accompanying the ZIP file.
The preliminary roadmap foresees an export feature / connector to allow WordPress users to include recipes on posts and pages. Please refer to the user guide for more details.
recipeShelf supports localization. The language of choice can be configured as part of the installation, currently German, English, Dutch, Italian & Hungarian are supported.
If you’re interested in translating recipeShelf into your own language please get in touch with us.
FAQs & Support
! Copyright, Terms and Conditions
recipeShelf is a standalone software product and fully copyright protected, please also refer to the license document contained in the ZIP file. The currently available version of recipeShelf is fully functional and free of charge, however, future versions and upgrades may involve a license fee.
Login/PW is demo/demo.
+ added support for MySQL server not allowing MATCH/AGAINST, Fulltext searches
+ more code clean up and notice/warning removals
+ added FULLTEXT INDEX keys to support picky MySQL servers
+ fixed BACKUP option during rS DB upgrade
+ several bugfixes across the app and UI
+ added Polish
+ critical iPhone issues (login, general functionality)
+ iPad display issues (missing values)
+ added French, Greek, Chinese Traditional & Simplified
+ PHP safe-mode support
+ Security against XSS & SQL Injection Attacks
+ new (more secure) image upload file permissions
+ faveorite/star button in header title
+ iPad support / double-touch for context menu
+ Google’s microformat for copy&paste into your blog/site
+ user tags now also show in category display in layout mode
+ handling of quotes and single quotes in a few areas
+ custom/user defined categories in some cases were lost
+ iphone/index.php changed + fixed: localization/country flags
+ context menu popup being behind photo in layout mode
+ a few minor bugs in the admin panel
+ slide out menu (upper right corner, editor window) has been removed
+ recipe is now saved (if required) before toggling Layout mode
+ added Italian, Chinese Traditional & Simplified
+ fixed: HTML tag issues when importing recipes
+ fixed: Language selection on iPhone issues
+ added WYSIWYG editor for description, notes & steps
+ added confirmation popup for image deletion
+ added new sidebar module: “All recipes”
+ added READ ONLY user support
+ added Backup and restore of entire recipeShelf database
+ added Administrative backend, CTRL+A
+ added UI driven language selection, CTRL+L
+ added several shortcuts, see User Guide & Help Module
+ added new field: Kcal
+ changed “ideas” & “favorites” to be user aware
+ fixed RESET function when input fields have been moved around
+ fixed major AUTO LEARNING bug for ingredient drop down options
+ fixed major drag&drop bug for Safari & Chrome (ingredients, sidebar)
+ fixed IMPORT / EXPORT for recipes with only one ingredient, step, note
+ fixed UI issue caused by a trailing comma in User Defined Cats / User-Settings
+ improved recipe tags display
+ improved DB layout
+ enhanced recipe image handling: saving selected image as default
+ enhanced recipe image handling: order of images based on upload date/time
+ enhanced DB install error feedback and UI
+ enhanced support for Safari, IE7/IE8, Opera & Chrome
+ general UI enhancements
iPhone relevant changes:
+ recipeShelf can now run offline!
+ added SYNC button
+ fixed Umlaut and special character support in Tags
+ fixed duplication issue when emailing recipe
+ faster and smoother navigation
+ much improved loading times when on Edge or 3G
+ enhanced UI
- fixed: PHP servers not supporting GETTEXT (language localization)
– fixed: error when recipe saving (MAGIC_QUOTES support)
– fixed: RESET function when input fields have been moved around
– iPhone: fixed recipe preview err, when no categories selected
– iPhone: fixed localization of categories
– added: Hungarian Localization
+ added Spanish, Italian & Dutch
+ localized calendar tool
+ ingredients: TAB no more automatically picks an “auto complete” item
+ added message board feature (see bottom of screen/footer)
+ added noindex information to avoid google indexing of main page
+ fixed some CSS (cosmetics)
+ fixed PW RESET “Access Denied” error
+ fixed PW RESET URL when logged in
+ fixed minor cosmetic layout issues (ingredients)
+ fixed deletion of ‘cooking ideas’
- fixes IE7 / IE8 render bug (recipe layout)
– adds iPhone detection/reminder to iPhone web app