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July 2, 2012 9:48 AM
I love the recipe calculator feature, but is it possible to make it easier to alter or tinker with the recipes? It would be so useful to be able to change amounts of individual ingredients without having to delete, then search, then re-add the ingredient in a different amount. On the food diary, you can click on any food and change the amount without having to re-add it. The same sort of feature would be wonderful for the recipe calculator, as I and many others like to alter recipes to lower the calories, increase nutrition, etc.
July 2, 2012 9:58 AM
IF you happen to use one or more of the apps on a mobile device you may find that you can edit ingredients there just like you can in your "food diary" But I'm not buying a mobile device to add usability to an app that should be on the website anyway.
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July 2, 2012 4:29 PM
QUOTE:

IF you happen to use one or more of the apps on a mobile device you may find that you can edit ingredients there just like you can in your "food diary" But I'm not buying a mobile device to add usability to an app that should be on the website anyway.

That is interesting. Hmmmm. My phone's not that "smart" and I'm not currently in the market for a new one, either. I do wish they'd fix up the website to allow editing ingredients.
July 2, 2012 5:09 PM
I've often thought the same thing, usually just after I added the wrong amount of something to my recipe ;)
July 2, 2012 5:50 PM
You can indeed change the amounts via the phone app (just tried it)- seems even stranger then that you cannot do it on the website.

Glad I know now though, will save me loads of time deleting and re-adding ingredients - many thanks for that happy
July 20, 2012 10:13 AM
QUOTE:

IF you happen to use one or more of the apps on a mobile device you may find that you can edit ingredients there just like you can in your "food diary" But I'm not buying a mobile device to add usability to an app that should be on the website anyway.


I have been trying to do this, but cannot figure out how? Has anyone tried this on the mobile app?
Edited by shoesalwaysfit On July 20, 2012 10:13 AM
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July 20, 2012 10:22 AM
from another forum post it sounds like it's under the "more" option edit food / recipes .... I'll see if I can find the post,

FAQ for iPhone /iPad / Android says
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/263-how-do-i-edit-a-recipe

FAQ for blackberry says
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/276-how-do-i-edit-a-recipe

and windows phone gives 0 results for editing recipe so it's the one mobile platform that can't do it currently.
Edited by Pandorian On July 20, 2012 10:26 AM
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July 20, 2012 10:25 AM
QUOTE:

IF you happen to use one or more of the apps on a mobile device you may find that you can edit ingredients there just like you can in your "food diary" But I'm not buying a mobile device to add usability to an app that should be on the website anyway.


I am unable to do this on my smart phone. I have submitted this request here before. Hoping there will be enough so the site is updated with this improvement.
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July 20, 2012 10:26 AM
If you're using a windows phone then you can't, see the post above yours for my edit including the links to the FAQ for how to do it.
  3335912
October 13, 2012 8:31 AM
QUOTE:

I love the recipe calculator feature, but is it possible to make it easier to alter or tinker with the recipes? It would be so useful to be able to change amounts of individual ingredients without having to delete, then search, then re-add the ingredient in a different amount. On the food diary, you can click on any food and change the amount without having to re-add it. The same sort of feature would be wonderful for the recipe calculator, as I and many others like to alter recipes to lower the calories, increase nutrition, etc.


Just want to add my vote for this. You said exactly what I would have said, so I'm glad I found your post.

The phone app has too big a footprint for my phone (limited internal memory) but I doubt I would ever use it to create/edit a recipe anyway. I am near a running computer most of the day because of my work so it's easy for me to update MFP from the web interface throughout the day and evening. I don't find that I forget things much since being a member here makes me very conscious of what I'm eating anyway.
Edited by spud_chick On October 13, 2012 8:31 AM
October 13, 2012 8:56 AM
+1 for this.
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