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Show HN: I made a Chrome extension to instantly show recipes without scrolling (repibox.com)
9 points by rplatimer 3 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments

Hi HN, I built Repibox as a way of improving the user experience when interacting with recipe sites.

I wanted to spend spend less time scrolling and more time cooking. This meant creating a straightforward UX that would let you read recipes in a consistent simple format.

When I started on this journey, I learned many things from friends and family who like to cook, but approach cooking in slightly different ways. For example, I was surprised by the number of people who requested a print icon to print and were unfamiliar with CMD+P or print in the browser menu. Another surprise was a lot of people still wanted to read the main recipe article or comments, so creating a straightforward way to minimize the recipe card modal was essential.

Current features include:

   • Pretty formatting of ingredients and instructions
   • Easy access to serving size and time estimates
   • Print and copy functions
   • Share to your device via QR code
Repibox Home Page: https://repibox.com

Direct link to the Chrome Store is here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/repibox/nbgpmjdmpl...

I hate scrolling!!!

Do you have plans for mobile? I mostly use recipes on my phone and scrolling to the bottom is a pain

Looks great but ditto, never have my laptop in the kitchen, always have the iPad.

Not yet, but you can scan the QR code to send the recipe to your phone.

Looks great! I've tried it out with a bunch of recipes and liked the cleaner layout of information. Using chrome-extensions to augment the web experience based on metadata like this is definitely an underrated capability.

Most recipe sites have the long stories for SEO purposes, but I wonder why they can't just automatically show the the recipe in a modal directly.

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