Delicious: 10 best cooking apps

Fancy yourself as the next  MasterChef? Find inspiration, store recipes and pick up tricky techniques with these apps

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We all love our well-thumbed cookbook collections but, while tablets don’t take as kindly to being splattered with tomato sauce, there are some things that the humble book just can’t do.

Whether you’re exasperated by a recipe that’s measured in cups, baffled by the task of cutting an artichoke, or simply looking for like-minded foodies to share your culinary triumphs with, there’s an app for that.

We’ve tested some of the most popular cooking apps available, from the fool-proof Perfect Egg Timer to the drool-worthy Gojee, to drag your cooking into the twenty-first century.

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If you’re a bit of a novice in the kitchen or you seem to have a special talent for burning everything, The Photo Cookbook and Mary Berry Bakes are the perfect apps to hold your hand and guide you through step by step. But for the more experienced chef, you can’t beat Gojee for sheer inspiration.

Buy now

1. Allthecooks, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

2. The Perfect Egg timer, iPhone and iPad

3. Paprika Recipe Manager, iPhone, iPad and Android

4. Gojee, iPhone and iPad

5. The Photo Cookbook, iPhone and iPad

6. Kitchen Calculator PRO, iPhone and iPad

7. Mary Berry Bakes, iPhone and iPad

8. The Multi Timer App, iPhone and iPad

9. Epicurious, iPhone, iPad, Android

10. Great British Chefs Kids, iPhone and iPad, free

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