Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion is designed to provide access to a large library of free recipes and tools on your iPad, while providing advanced tools for paid monthly members. The result is a feature-rich app that suffers from some performance and interface issues that make browsing all of that content unnecessarily complicated in some instances.
When you start the app for the first time, you're prompted to enter if you have an existing Weight Watchers account. For those that do, you can access even more information, but if you don't, the free version still has significant depth with dozens of free recipes, menu creation tools, and online resources and articles. The major issue is not the content, but the app's layout. It doesn't always switch between orientations properly and as a result, the menus are sometimes cut off when they slide out. The graphics look a bit dated and the layout is not always intuitive to help you find what you are looking for. There is a lot here to utilize, so it's a shame when you can't always access it easily.
That aside, Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion is a decent app that manages to take the wealth of information on the Weight Watchers Web site and convert it into a mobile-friendly format. The interface needs work, but even with the hiccups, it is functional and the app runs smoothly enough to give you access to everything you need.
From Weight Watchers:
Explore healthy cooking like never before! The Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion gives you ideas for what to cook and how to cook it. Well take you through the cooking process, from planning the menu, to shopping for ingredients, to making the dish. Its the ultimate interactive healthy cooking tool. Everyone who downloads the app can: Get the latest 10 featured recipes Save up to 10 favorite recipes Create custom shopping lists Set cooking timers in recipes Watch cooking technique videos Share recipes with email or FacebookSubscribers to Weight Watchers Online & eTools can also: Find thousands of Weight Watchers recipes Access complete shopping, ingredient and equipment guides Get cooking primers and technique videos View exclusive recipe collections hand-picked by our editors Use the WeightWatchers.com Recipe Builder to create and edit recipes Send recipes to your Plan Manager for tracking We designed this App to encourage you to cook moreand healthierand make staying on plan easier. Imagine your kitchen transformed by Weight Watchers.