Recipe-Saving Alternatives to Ziplist (Things I’m Thinking About)
|Say goodbye to Ziplist, which has sadly been discontinued by the company.|
If you’re a reader who’s been using the Ziplist Recipe Box or Shopping List feature you should have received an e-mail from Ziplist with this official announcement telling you they’re discontinuing those services on December 10. I was completely surprised by the news, and want to share information here to make sure people know what do to to keep the recipes you’ve saved.
I will keep the Ziplist links in the right sidebar until they become inactive on December 10. (If you click one of those links you’ll see a pop-up with information about how to Save Your Ziplist Data. If you enter your e-mail address there before December 10, Ziplist will e-mail you a file with your recipe data.)
Once you’ve gotten the file from Ziplist, you have quite a few options for a new service to use to store and save recipes.
Ziplist is suggesting you transfer your recipes to a recipe box at Epicurious.com. Information can be found here about how to do that.
My personal choice for a site to save recipes is Pinterest.com, and thousands of you are following Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest. Pinterest is an online bulletin board site where you “pin” recipes + photos to “boards” you create and categorize as you wish. It’s free and you can pin from anywhere on the web. To pin recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen, use the large P that shows up when you hover over a photo (for desktop) or use the square red P at the top of the post (for mobile or desktop.)
Another site I’ve used for years to save things from the web is Delicious. Delicious doesn’t save the photo as Pinterest does, but if you just want recipe links to access later it’s easy and free, and you can use tags to sort your saved links into categories.
Evernote Food is a free app that many people use to save recipes. To save recipes to Evernote on Kalyn’s Kitchen, click the green icon that’s at the end of the row of sharing buttons above each post and Evernote is one of the choices.
The Paprika app is another option to save recipes all over the web, and it has a grocery list feature similar to what Ziplist offered.
My friend Lydia from The Perfect Pantry has written in depth about these recipe-saving options (and quite a few of her readers have chimed in with ideas) in her post on Life After Zipist. Check out that if you still need help making up your mind. But don’t wait too long, because Ziplist data won’t be available after December 10!
Thanks to the Ziplist employees who have provided good service through the years and have done all they can to make sure people are informed about this.
If you’ve tried other good recipe-saving options, please share your experience and the link in the comments!