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MealPlan+ app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 2944 ratings )
Lifestyle Food & Drink
Developer: Fall Day Software Inc.
3.99 USD
Current version: 2.19, last update: 8 months ago
First release : 09 Feb 2012
App size: 53.18 Mb

MealPlan is an easy, efficient way to plan meals and groceries.

"I am thoroughly enjoying your MealPlan app!" "Super app!" "Finally - a simple, easy-to-use menu planning app that looks good as well."

Now with Apple Watch (watchOS 4) support!

MealPlan is a weekly meal and grocery planning app thats focused on getting the job done efficiently. You use a simple interface to plan out meals like “Hamburgers on Thursday, Fish and Rice on Friday”. Recent meals are easily available or you can type in new items the first time you use them.

MealPlan is a universal app, and will sync between your iPhone and iPad using either iCloud or Dropbox. Plan your meals on the iPads big screen, and automatically have your grocery list with you on your phone. And access your grocery list from your Apple Watch.

MealPlan creates your grocery list as youre planning meals. When youre done, tap the Grocery Basket to see the list, add new items, mark off items you already have, and then print it, email it, or sync it with your iPhone. This is a huge time saver!

And, on the iPad, once you’ve used the app for a few weeks, the Magic Wand will help you quickly fill out subsequent weeks, with a quick suggestions interface.

Features include:
- Simple interface to plan out meals.
- Keep track of recipes and the groceries they use.
- Automatically generated grocery list based on your meal plan.
- Save grocery lists for later use (think "Party" or "Camping").
- Save a weeks planned meals as a template to reuse.
- Combined search/add box makes it easy to add new items.
- Print out a weeks plan to any AirPrint printer.
- Configure your own meals: Add snacks, or remove breakfast if you dont want to plan it.
- Email a plain text summary of the weeks plan.
- Add a note to any meal item, including clickable links.
- Dropbox sync for families with multiple devices and accounts.
- Use Siri for groceries: "Add Milk to my Grocery List".

"Before MealPlan, I’d buy food at the grocery store and then forget I had it .. a few days later it would go to waste. A few minutes every week standing in front of the fridge with MealPlan in hand will help you get the most out of what you have on hand. Plan it, print it out and stick it to your fridge!"

Visit the website for more information, and a detailed walkthrough of what MealPlan can do.

Pros and cons of MealPlan+ app for iPhone and iPad

MealPlan+ app good for

This works for me. I just wanted a simple planner so I could plan meals and not have to use paper. All the others I tried were too involved for me. Really like the note I can add to the bottom of each day for any reminder. I am very forgetful and this helps keep all I need to remember in one place.
I really love this app. It is simple and easy. I wasnt wanting something to store my recipes as I already that and I love the one I use. I love that it sends the grocery list to my reminders!! The only reason I didnt give it a five is because I want it to be compatible with the iPhone so that if I am out I can look to see what the meal plan is for that day or the next etc. I would also love some more options to customize the look (ie: colours, fonts, more backgrounds) but that would just be a bonus
I have looked at 1000s of apps, and this is one of the best! Extremely well done, smart and useful. I plan meals on Sundays for the week, and this app is awesome. We are busy professionals and food/nutrition is important. With this app, planning is easy, shopping is effortless, and knowing what to eat and when is invaluable. This is hands down one of the best apps on the store!!!!!
I use this app to plan my familys meals every week. Its easy to add recipes and to move them to the appropriate meal time. I really like how you dont need to enter all the recipe details - I just enter the ingredients that I might need to buy, omitting staples that I know I will have on hand. Ive built up quite a list of recipes, which makes meal planning more pleasant, as I can see all the recipes Ive already prepared. Mmmmm, havent had maple curry chicken in a while! The other feature I use the most is the grocery list. I like the "two view" list - one with everything and one with only the things I need to buy.
Its a good app. One of the best Ive seen for meal planning. It would be better if you had an app for MacBook to sync with it or make it available on the web from my computer. Typing on my iPhone or iPad all the time isnt enjoyable. It would be more functional to be able to use my computer.
Love this app I had been searching hi and lo for an app you can write in your own recipes. It syncs with all my Apple products. If you read the help section it shows how to do everything! I also use an app called OrganizEat you can take pictures of the recipe from your own collection or from magazines and then type in the recipe on MealPlan! Cant say enough,Im 72 so if I can figure it out anyone can!

Some bad moments

Doesnt link to online page in notes. There isnt that many functions to this simple app they should all work
I want my money back. Tried to add the meals and then set up the grocery list by removing things I already had in the house. Nope. What a p.o.s.
I can not plan meals for the week. I tried adding meals it did not work. Another important thing I expected is searching for recipes or suggesting meals for the day, I have to fill it myself.. Its useless.
Do NOT waste your money on this meal planner. It is not user friendly at all. I am unable to enter a simple title for a meal, such as "smoothie" for breakfast. Theres no need for me at attach a recipe as I know it by heart but it wont allow me to write that in. The online search tool is not helpful either. It claims you can use google to search but you need the exact web address to go to that site. Theres five dollars I spent that could have gone to real use.
Very basic app, hard to modify the meal plans, regret spending money on it!
Cannot fog urge out how to add food items to list. No instructions and difficult to figure out. Still cannot.