CookBook - Recipe Manager App 17+

Recipe keeper & meal planner

CookBook Co. Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get recipe organised - CookBook is your own personal, portable recipe manager. Tried, tested & loved by thousands of home cooks, it’s made for you!

Import, scan & save recipes from your favourite websites, books & magazines. Snap a photo & save it, create a recipe from scratch, or use our genius OCR recipe scanner to turn photos into recipes!

Plan your daily, weekly & monthly meals, create and use interactive shopping lists, cook with text to speech, scale serving sizes, convert ingredients, use timers, convert temperatures, share your recipes with friends, the options are endless!

Access your CookBook on all your devices under one plan. CookBook syncs across your MOBILES, TABLETS AND THE COOKBOOK WEB APP!!

CookBook is FREE TO TRY up to 40 recipes and 5 OCR scans, so you can try before you buy!

Save recipes from 1000’s of websites or use your culinary skills & create new recipes. Duplicate, copy & paste, add tags, photos, notes – make it yours!

Scan & convert recipes from magazines, cookbooks & handwritten family secrets straight into CB, quickly converting photos to text!

Plan your daily, weekly & monthly meals whilst adjusting servings. Your planner changes with you. Move, swap and copy days/weeks to make planning easy.

Create an interactive shopping list from your planned meals to take shopping or to export & use later. Don’t forget to add ‘extra items’ like toilet paper!

Your CB plan includes access to ALL your devices. Mobiles, tablets & the CookBook Web App on your PC/Laptop. Don’t pay for each device!

Search by name, source or with the leftovers in your fridge, exclude & include ingredients to narrow down your search & get ideas on what to cook!

Organise your recipes to suit you, tag, rate & categorise your meals, tap the heart to make them a fave.

Send recipes in a CB file, PDF, email, text & more. Export your own recipes to PDF to make a physical copy of your personal CookBook.

Send recipes straight to CB when browsing online

• Timers – Detect & run multiple timers
• Scale – Quickly scale recipe ingredients to your desired number of servings
• Convert – Convert measurements between US, Imperial & Metric
• Progress Tracking – Strike off ingredients & steps whilst cooking
• Cooking Mode – Intuitive cooking, adjustable font size & text reading
• Surprise Me – Useful tool for when you can’t decide what to eat!
• Wake Lock – Automatic screen lock disabled when viewing a recipe & cooking
• Multiple Photos – Add photos to each recipe step to create visual directions
• Offline Access – All recipes & images are stored locally for offline use
• Cloud Storage & Sync – All synced & stored in our cloud to sync quickly between your devices.
• PLUS - smart rounding, light & dark mode, video links, duplicates checker & cook count

If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback, or issues we’d love to hear from you, email us


CookBook is free to download. Storing over 40 recipes requires an active subscription (monthly/yearly) or lifetime unlock purchase. Monthly subscriptions are billed per month. Yearly subscriptions are billed the total annual fee from the date of purchase.

Payment will be charged to your card through your App Store account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period.

Subscriptions can be managed & turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Read full Terms and conditions & Privacy Policy

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What’s New

Version 2.1.0

New Features:
* OCR workflow redesign, saving OCR scans and improved fraction support
* Add star ratings to your recipes
* New PDF layouts, index cards, meal planner & shopping list print out
* Add custom serving sizes such as 2 jars
* Additional editable timer for cool, rest, chill times
* Cook times have been upped to 99 hrs 59 mins
* New ‘Last Cooked’ & ‘Cook Count’ fields – tap to update the date & the count will go up
* Duplicates checker
* Add additional pictures to your recipe without assigning them to a step
* Pairing notes field
* Shopping list design tweak for easier viewing + beta trial for smart ingredient merging
* Many more tweaks and changes based on feedback from you

Bug fixes & enhancements:
- General speed and reliability enhancements
- Improved searching based on relevancy score
- More menu button added
- New alarm sound
- New web parser & support improvements
- New back-end servers, services and functionality
- Heaps of bug fixes such as PDF method headers displaying, seconds are now recognised within the method as a timer, etc.
- Other UI/UX design tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

Kazzamcan ,

Crazy for this app. ❤️ Cookbook

I went looking for an app that would streamline my recipe filing and enable me access to multiple recipes for a dinner party as I was sick having 5 books on the bench and difficult to use Pinterest boards! The app has revolutionised how I store and use my recipes and how I create shopping lists and plan my weekly menu. It’s incredible to be at the markets and discover a fresh ingredient is in season and to quickly refer to the app to find all the recipes I like to cook with that ingredient and know exactly what I need to buy. Saving recipes from online links is also a dream and means I have quickly built up a collection of 400 recipes to which I refer often. I have photographed all my old favourite recipes from different books and now all my recipes are in the one place - it’s a dream. I also use the app to plan our weekly menu to focus what we eat, be more healthy, and be more efficient with shopping. Finally, now that so many of my family and friends are also using the app we are constantly sharing recipes within the app in a way that is so efficient and easy. I couldn’t be more positive about my experience with CookBook. Karen, Sydney.

Developer Response ,

Thank you Karen!! :) you're amazing! Thank you soooo much for leaving such an incredible and detailed review. It sounds like you are taking advantage of everything CookBook offers and making meal planning and cooking easy! We love that you're sharing recipes between family & friends too :D you'll love our CookBook friends section when we add it! Thanks again and happy new year :)

Katie_Mac_iPhone ,

So intuitive and easy to use

Have been using this app for years, and it is still my go-to for recipe storage. You can enter recipes manually of course, but the features to transfer a recipe from a website are the absolute best bit - just enter the URL and it does all the work - finds the photo, ingredients, method steps, even a link to the video if there’s one included on the webpage. Love that I can take my favourite recipes with me wherever I go - if I’m on the train and find a good recipe it takes under a minute to pop it in on my phone, and then I can get it up on my iPad when I’m home. And being a bit of a messy cook, it’s great that food splashes just wipe off my iPad!! Highly recommend.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it honestly means the world to us! We are so pleased you're enjoying all of CookBook's features and finding importing nice and easy :) thanks again and please get in touch if you need anything -

Wild Monk ,

OCR Doesn’t Work

This app is great in many ways. Unfortunately i have been using the app for about a week now, and it has started to crash every time I upload a recipe, and I am forced to re-do it again. On top of this, it lacks significantly when it comes to the Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which is why I purchased this app. I wanted to load all my cookbooks into a single app so I had access to all my recipes on my phone. However I was very disappointed when I actually attempted to upload the images.
The character recognition is completely off, where is seems unable to pick up any fractions (a big part of most ingredient list). After a while I decided to time myself, and count the errors. It took me over 8 minutes to input a recipe, most of this time was correcting the errors (I counted 20 in the ingredients list alone - there were only 18 ingredients). This was after reading the reviews and the subsequent replies from the developer - I can guarantee you, it’s not poor lighting or picture quality, it’s poor software.
The first recipe book I picked up to scan has around 250 recipes in it. It would take me 33 hours to load the recipes from one book. Let alone the other 50 books I have!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review and sorry to hear you're having some issues there! We haven't had any other reports of the app crashing or users encountering problems using the OCR feature so we'd love for you to get in touch at so we can help you out with this.

App Privacy

The developer, CookBook Co. Pty Ltd, 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
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

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

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