The app on a phone works in portrait view only. The app on a tablet works in portrait or landscape view.
When you first launch it, you will be asked to sign into your MasterCook.com account. If you don't have one yet, you can create one. It accesses the data in your account at MasterCook.com. All of the data in your MasterCook.com account is private. None of it is public unlike some other apps.
After signing in you will be taken to the Home screen.
You will notice the Online/Offline icon in the upper right. This lets you know when the app is connected to your MasterCook.com account.
Here you can access the different areas of the program. You can either scroll the screen to access the different areas of the app or use the menu in the upper left to expand a navigation bar.
In the Settings screen you can edit your online categories and cuisines and adjust the setting to keep the screen always on so it doesn't shut off while viewing a recipe in your kitchen while cooking.
The My Account screen shows you details about your MasterCook.com account such as your subscription end date and how many recipes you are storing and your limit. Please note that when you share recipes with others in group cookbooks their recipes do NOT factor into your count. Likewise, if you share a group cookbook with someone who uses a free MasterCook.com account, your recipes are not included in their count.
The My Cookbooks screen allows you to add a new cookbook or edit an existing cookbook. You can toggle the view of your cookbooks to see the text only or also your cookbook covers. For more information see MasterCook Mobile Apps Cookbooks.
The My Recipes screen allows you to view all of your recipes in your account regardless of which cookbook they are in. For more information see MasterCook Mobile Apps My Recipes.
The My Shopping Lists screen allows you to create your own shopping lists and view and edit them. For more information see MasterCook Mobile Apps Shopping Lists.
When you are viewing a recipe, there are icons at the bottom of the screen that allow you to:
- print the recipe
- add the recipe to a shopping list
- scale the recipe
- share the recipe
- delete the recipe
To add recipes to the app you can type them in or you can use MasterCook app recipe clipper. View a recipe on its own website and press the Share button on your device to share it with MasterCook. It will ask you to select an online cookbook to import the recipe.
If you have the latest Windows version of MasterCook, you can use its Sync feature to sync between MasterCook on the computer and your online account. For more information see MasterCook 22 Sync Manager.
To learn more about editing recipes from the mobile apps see MasterCook Mobile Apps Recipe View.
See this article on using the search functionality: Mobile App Search.