Dvour is a recipe sharing application that lets users store and pass along recipes in an eye-catching virtual setting. Users can see showcased recipes on the homepage or search for specific recipes. Recipes can also be browsed and sorted by most recent and most popular. Each recipe page includes a large image, description and cooking instructions as well as an ingredient list. Tags are also applied and can be clicked to view similar recipes. Sharing tools are built in so users can access the recipe with a shortened Bit.ly link or by email, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Pinterest. A handful of recipes is presented below each recipe page as additional dishes the user may like.Show more screenshots »
Dvour was created to give internet users a more visually stimulating way to store and share their favorite recipes online. The service is still rather new and has gone largely unnoticed so far. This could also be because there are numerous alternative recipe sharing options that are already well-established, some of which also offer an eye-catching design. Dvour doesn’t offer many features beyond a few convenient sharing tools on each recipe page. More features might help the application get the attention it seems to be vying for.
Dvour offers many of the same features as other recipe sharing tools. In fact in some areas it is lacking features. The main difference between Dvour and sites like Recipefy is the inclusion of numerous sharing tools. Users can automatically access a Bit.ly shortened link on the recipe page. While this is convenient, it seems to pale in comparison to the features Dvour doesn’t have. The website starts strong with a delicious design but falls off when users get to the feature list.
Design is where Dvour has the potential to impress. The application uses large scale images of real life food items and cutlery. Users are enticed by deeply colored peppers and bundles of fresh greens just waiting to be prepared and used in a tasty recipe. Recipe profile pages are neatly organized with a few attractive visual elements added in to keep the experience lively. Each instruction list is even garnished with a small sprig of leaves and a gentle wood grain background.
New users can join the Dvour community by clicking the red “Sign Up” button found near the right side of the homepage (within the cutting board). A registration form spins into view and asks for a username, email address and password. Users can also click the blue button below the form to sign up with a Facebook account. The user is advised that they must complete email verification to finish registration and login.
Dvour is available to all food lovers at no cost. There are no subscription fees and users are not required to make any purchases or list any recipes if they do not want to. Anyone can register and begin browsing recipes or sharing them online. This is a good thing because the application is severely lacking in the area of unique features. It serves a very basic, practical purpose but in the same way that many other free alternative recipe websites do.
Dvour is an appealing option for anyone who wants to share recipes online. The application is best suited to users who are not interested in features and small details. The application has a very refreshing appearance that is sure to make the user’s stomach growl, but it doesn’t offer many enticing things on the features menu. Users who want practical cooking tools and other advanced features should look elsewhere.