Basil smart recipe manager for iPad Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 6:30 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple I really like Basil and this update added some nice features. Daniel Ionescu I use Parika as a recipe manager and find it better than Basil. It’s also slightly pricier, but I think it’s worth it. John Barnes Pepperplate is another good one and it is free. Can’t say how it compares to Basil or Paprika, but I have been very pleased with it.