Public vs Private Recipes

You are shyer than than I expected.  The majority of you keep your recipes private.  That’s okay, but they look pretty tasty, and it’s nice to share!

Or, maybe, your recipes are Private for another reason – the default setting of ReciFoto is Private.  So, to make your recipes Public, look for the Public switch on the bottom right of the screen below the recipe and touch it so that it slides to On.  If you are loading multiple recipes in a session, it should stay on Public until you change it.

Once your recipe is loaded you can change it from Private to Public by tapping on the Chef Hat icon at the bottom of the screen, then, tap on the Public switch so that it moves to the On position. Then tap Back at the top left of the screen, and your recipe will now be available in the Public Recipe feed.
You may have noticed that the Public Recipe feed is a stream, so the latest recipes are the ones that appear at the top.  You can scroll through the recipes to the bottom, than pull, hold and release to load another 10 recipes.  You can keep on doing this until you get as far as you want.Public recipes are also available by Search. So if you know what you are looking for you might find it there.  There are thousands of Public recipes from all over, so you should find what you are looking for.To find your own Private recipes, click on the Profile tab (the fifth tab that looks like a group of people). You’ll see a red tab with the number of recipes you’ve posted.  Tap that, and you’ll get a list of recipes in the order in which they were entered. You can get more items in your list when you reach the bottom by pulling up, holding, and releasing.Public or Private, you can still share your recipes via e mail or your favorite social media.  But by making your recipes Public, you allow others to Follow you, Comment on your recipes, and Like them, as well as enabling folks to find your recipe in a Search.Thanks for using ReciFoto, and keep posting those recipes – Public or Private!Have questions? E mail or tweet to @recifoto.


Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, everyone. And to those celebrating, happy Easter, and/or Passover.  It’s nice to see Spring finally begin to take route here in suburban New York.  Forsythia and daffodils are blooming, trees are budding, and allergy sufferers are sniffling.

For those of you in search of a really intelligent weekly digest of news about women, mostly but not entirely women in business, I highly recommend my friend Lauren Zalaznick’s LZ Sunday Paper.  Each week, it will make you, laugh, think, and want to dig deeper into issues. There’s a link for you to subscribe so you’ll get it in your inbox every Sunday morning.

Lauren has been a friend since the first minute of the first hour of the first day of college.  Always with her finger of the pulse of culture in all forms – she introduced me to General Hospital in its heyday with Luke and Laura – she has had her finger in some of the most influential television over the last 25 years.  There’s scarcely a baby boomer out there that has not been transfixed watching programming for which she has been responsible, from VH1’s Pop Up Videos, Divas, and Behind the  Music, to anything that has been on Bravo in the last decade, starting with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Real Housewives of a Million Different Places.

On top of all that, she is a super-dedicated mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, public citizen, and a total beast in Words with Friends.

So, get the LZ Sunday Paper. Read it, subscribe and tell your friends.  it will make them think you’re cooler than you are.

And if you have some time left over and have not done it yet, download ReciFoto for iPhone/iPod and/or ReciFoto for iPad!

Recommended Reading – Articles about ReciFoto

On the fence about downloading the FREE ReciFoto app?

Here is a list of articles that have appeared on different websites and blogs about ReciFoto:

A Social Network for Your Recipes from

Mother’s Day Gift Giving Giving Guide – from

Hold the Phone – PureWow’s Favorite Apps – also from

Recipes: From Messy to Organized – from

New Cool App: Recifoto – Save and Share Vintage Recipes – from –

Victoria: The Savvy Guide to April from

App Up Your Phone – 10 New Apps You Ought to Know from

From Clippings to the Cloud – From

We’re very excited about the attention we’ve been getting, and hope you’ll jump on the bandwagon, too!

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Double Whammy of Love

I would be remiss in not thanking Lauren Zalaznick for touting ReciFoto in PureWow’s feature 30 Days of WOW – Our Favorite Apps and also Tisha Leung for her lovely write-up and beautiful pictures on Recipes: from Messy to Organized. 

If you don’t subscribe to them already, why not check them out for a few weeks to see if you like them.  They are both well written, with great content.

It is really gratifying to see these articles that are about or including ReciFoto in them.  They yield lots of downloads, and more importantly, I think people are finding the App useful.

You can engage with the app in all sorts of ways.  You can play “recipe roulette” by swiping through the Public feed, you can search for recipes, you can add your own recipes, you can use it to capture recipes that you come across, you can share recipes, you can use the In App Purchase to collect recipes, you can have social interactions through Liking recipes and commenting on them, and you can follow posters whose recipes you like.

You can download the iPhone/iPod version here or the iPad version here.  If you have Android, take comfort in knowing that an Android version is in the works.  And in the meantime, you can access some of the features by registering at

If you are a writer or blogger and would like to write about ReciFoto, send an e mail to



Stats Update

We’re at about 7750 downloads, 3900 registered users, and we’ll be at 5000 recipes before the weekend starts! Compare that to  4100 downloads and 1800 recipes a month ago.  ReciFoto is gaining momentum.  How quickly do you think we can get to 50,000 on any of those stats?

Tell your friends to join the fun! Download ReciFoto for iPhone/iPod and ReciFoto for iPad.

Here’s a recipe posted today: