November 1, 2010
Martha Stewart, like most celebrities, generates different opinions from the public. Some view the "domestic diva" as the perfect role model for anyone interested in home organization and design. Others see her as "that woman” who spent time in prison for perjury. Your initial opinion of the new Martha Stewart Makes Cookies app for the iPad will probably coordinate closely with your opinion of the woman herself. But, even if you dislike Martha Stewart the person, you will probably love the app with her name on it. After all, it was created by Callaway Digital Arts, Inc. which brought us the very popular Miss Spider iPad apps. 2008 book by the same name, they’d be mistaken. Callaway has done its part to merge Stewart’s known “perfectionism” with the technological capabilities of the iPad. Plus, the app is far cheaper than the price of the book. The end result is a perfect companion for anyone that wants to try out new cookie recipes during this holiday season, or at any other time throughout the year. Using a “cookie runway,” each tasty treat is presented with a mouth watering photo along with its title. However, a click on the cookie of your choice isn’t how you find the recipe. Personally, I found this confusing. Hopefully, an app update will allow this feature. Instead, you need to use the “search wheel.” Photo Cookbook app does for other recipes. The Martha Stewart Makes Cookies app is available in the App Store for $7.99.