Crouton: Cooking Companion 4+

Meal Plan & Recipe Organizer

Devin Davies

    • 4.8 • 288 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Crouton is a simple meal planning and recipe organising app.

Easily keep track of recipes you love by storing websites, images and notes associated with them. Use these recipes to meal plan for your week ahead so you always know what's for dinner. Create shopping lists from recipe ingredients and conveniently sync with Reminders.

• Store recipes using websites, images, ingredients and instructions
• Auto recipe website detection, import recipes from websites fast
• Step by step mode, with hands free navigation (Wink left and right)
• Create shopping lists from ingredients
• Meal plan your dinners for the week
• Autogenerate meal plans from your existing recipes
• Scale recipes to cook for larger (or smaller) groups
• Scan ingredients and method straight out of the recipe book with OCR
• Back up and sync recipes and meal plan across your devices using iCloud
• Custom app colors and icons
• Import recipes from websites using the Safari share sheet.

What’s New

Version 2023.1.2

Just a sneaky little update this week, one small thing you could most consider a feature:
• Added ability to duplicate recipes
And then a list of bugs you may or may not know about:
• Fix for crash when saving some recipes
• Fix for AI import sometimes translating recipes into English. I told it to stop doing that and after a bit of back and forth it seems to have agreed.
• Fix for not being able to delete recipe feeds
• Fix for crash when searching (the highlighting has been temporarily removed, but it will return, I promise)
• Improved logging to help with resolving future issues
• Fixed issue where groceries with different capitalisation wouldn't merge correctly.
• Fixed issue where exporting recipes would do a weird mashup of metric and imperial if you weren't selected on the default. Sorry about the cheesecake.

Oh, I also added a three day free trial to Crouton Discover, so you can curb any curiosity about what you may or may not be missing before committing. While I have your attention just want to reiterate as well, I have no intention of bundling everything as a subscription going forward. Crouton Discover is a specific set of features and will stay that way (plus one or two other things). Everything else is for everyone!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

Luis0798 ,

Packed with Useful Features and a Beautiful UI

Crouton is by far the best recipe organizer app on the App Store. I’ve tried other options and they’re either missing an important feature or the interface is cumbersome to use. Crouton has a simple UI that is simple and intuitive. There’s more advanced features within the app but it gives the user the choice to use them. Most importantly, it’s satisfying to use and I can’t say the same for the other options. There’s small details that show there was a lot of thought put into the user experience. The grocery list syncing with the Reminders app feature is a very nice implementation that I’ve never seen before and found very useful. The same applies for the scaling feature, which sounds very simple but can be a huge time saver. The hands-free mode is another very useful feature that I have yet to see anywhere else. It allows you to swipe through the directions in a recipe using blinking expressions and opening your mouth. However, I did notice it was inconsistent at times. While it could use some work, I still found it very impressive, especially in pinch when your hands are covered in food. Overall, I’m very happy with Crouton and I’m excited to see any further improvements. That being said, I’m very satisfied with the current release and am glad to support it.

Sourdough Lady ,

Why I would miss my phone…

If I lost my phone, I could find other ways to call or email people, but this app is indispensable! I use this app every single day. I love how I can copy recipes I find online and easily paste them in this app. Also, I just scanned a recipe from a magazine into this app! Who would think it could be possible? I figured out that you have to scan ingredients and steps separately, but the learning curve was low. Also, you have to proofread, because as miraculous as this feature is, it still needs the user to help it out a little. I think there are features on this app I don’t even know how to use, and some day I’ll get around to trying them, but in the meantime I’m going to scan the recipes I use out of my cookbooks and then get rid of them! But a note to the developer: please don’t leave users high and dry like the developer of my other recipe app: I can’t access my recipes on that app any more because they won’t update the app for use in updated iOS. Such a bummer because inputting them was way more work than for Crouton!

1brentsd ,

Great app, amazing customer service.

Having great plans for eating healthy, my wife and I decided to incorporate technology. Deciding on a highly recommended app, crouton was what we’d use going forward. We weren’t disappointed! The app is easy to use, quickly adds recipes, and the folder system was a great way to add to a meal plan. We did hit a snafu after ordering the IAP (it’s an extremely small fee for a huge lifestyle change that the app offers). But after sending a message on a Saturday morning not expecting help until Monday or after, I was surprised to have received a response within a an hour or less promising to take a look at it. Later that evening the problem was resolved. Like the title, want to state again, this is a great app, and the customer service is absolutely amazing.

App Privacy

The developer, Devin Davies, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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