CookBook - Recipe Manager 17+

Recipe keeper & meal planner

CookBook Co. Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Master your kitchen with CookBook, your all-in-one digital personal recipe manager & planner, it's your ultimate kitchen sidekick! Tried, trusted & loved by thousands of home cooks worldwide. CookBook is free to try with up to 20 recipes and 5 OCR scans.

Features You'll LOVE:

Easily import recipes using safari & browser extensions from all your favourite places, snap & save a photo, or let your creativity loose and create your own!

With our genius OCR scanner, quickly converting photos to text, even Grandma's handwritten secret recipe can live forever in digital glory!

Seamlessly sync across mobiles, tablets, and desktops with the CookBook Web App. Don’t pay for each device!

Connect related dishes, organise with tags, add recipe notes & tailor servings to fit any table.

From daily dinners to monthly meal prep, planning is a breeze with intuitive tools.

Synced, organised, and ready for every shopping trip. Never forget an ingredient again!

Find recipes based on names, tags, times to cook, or with the leftovers in your fridge!

Rate, track, pin, tag, and favourite your recipes. Your CookBook is personalised & organised.

Let CookBook guide you when cooking with voice prompts and narration.

Deliver your recipes to friends and family in multiple formats or export as a PDF.


• TIMERS: Built-in timers
• SCALE: Scale ingredients to your desired number of servings
• CONVERT: Convert measurements between US, Imperial & Metric
• PROGRESS TRACKING: Strike off ingredients & steps
• NUTRITION: Add your recipes nutritional info in an easy to read display with USDA %
• SURPRISE ME: For those "What should I cook?" moments!
• WAKE LOCK: Screen lock disabled when viewing a recipe & cooking
• PHOTOS: Add multiple photos to each step to create visual directions
• OFFLINE: 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: User-friendly features like light & dark mode, video links, duplicates checker, cook count & much more

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CookBook is free to download! Unlocking over 20 recipes requires an active monthly/yearly subscription or lifetime 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. Subscriptions renew automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. Subscriptions can be managed & turned off in your App Store account. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.


What’s New

Version 2.2.285

Fix: Safari Extension

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

anticipateu ,

Does what I want (and more) exceptionally well

I have super appreciated this app for years, but was initially put off by the requirement to pay for it again. Then somebody reminded me that seven years is a long time for an app to keep working. For example, I am no longer able to use the Microsoft office suite I purchased for my windows XP machine. Fair reasoning. That said, here are some of the reasons I value this app so highly: The “import recipe from a URL” is simply astonishing. It extracts the important elements for recipes from websites like AllRecipes and the Food Network, while leaving all the ads and commentary out. Everything is completely editable after importing, so if you want to alter the recipe to reflect something you saw in the comments, it’s very easy. The import via OCR (optical character recognition – converting a photo with printed text to digital text) is not quite as simple, but once you get it, it’s fantastic. It allowed me to retain my favorite recipes from my mother’s cookbooks, which were falling apart. I told it which parts of the image were the title, ingredients and steps, and it did the rest. The tags, timer, and “cross-out finished steps” features are the ones I use the most, but this app has loads of other features, also. The interface is very user-friendly and the pro version is an exceptional value.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your long-term support and appreciation for CookBook! We really appreciate your understanding of the need for ongoing development and maintenance.

We're delighted that the OCR tool allowed you to preserve your favorite recipes from your mother. It's wonderful to hear that it worked well for you.

Thank you for your continued support. We're dedicated to serving you and making your cooking journey even more enjoyable. Happy Cooking and here's to many more years of culinary adventures with CookBook! :)

mwmatson ,

Game Changing App

I don’t often leave reviews, but this app has been a complete game changer for my meal prep. Before installing this app, I would bookmark all the recipes I found online and tried my best to organize them in folders. But digging through a list of titles meant I often skimmed past recipes I loved or struggled to find the recipe I was looking for.

This app has completely changed how I approach cooking/meal prep and even lets me share my favorite recipes with friends! I can now quickly import recipes from the internet or recipes scribbled down by my in-laws directly to my cookbook. It’s easy to find what I’m looking for thanks to all the pictures and custom tags (they start you off with some basic ones which was super helpful). And thanks to the shopping list feature I can now quickly plan out my meals for the week and get an organized shopping list that combines the same ingredients across recipes - no more writing everything down on a sticky note and crossing out numbers as multiple recipes start calling for limes. To top it all off, I can even share my recipes/notes with friends whether they have the app or not. But to be honest, now recommending this app to everyone, I absolutely love it.

If you like to cook, and have a ton of recipes to store/organize, this is the app for you!

Developer Response ,

WOW what an awesome review! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on CookBook. It means the world to us that you're sharing your family recipes with your friends and recommending us to everyone - thank you!!

We are so happy that you're enjoying using CookBook and the meal planner and shopping list are so helpful for you! We've got a heap more updates to come to the shopping list, you're going to just LOVE them!!

Happy cooking friend :)

emz0r1959 ,

Does exactly what I wanted!

This app is amazing. It’s a website and phone app that allows you to curate your own recipe book with online recipes. You can take any online recipe link (even the ones that are pay-walled like non appetit) and it scrapes the recipe ingredients and instructions. It puts them in an easy to read format, allows you to scale the recipe for smaller or larger quantities, and allows you to tag the recipe with your own custom tags. You can then search and sort by the tags to make finding the recipes easy. Even more, it lets you add recipes to a meal plan and then use those recipes to generate a shopping list. That feature feels like it’s still a bit in development but it does work.

I am at 39 of the 40 free recipes you get and once I fill it, I’ll definitely be buying a lifetime subscription.

To the developers: please add a place to add additional links to the recipes. Not just source and video links. Also, make the ingredients list more usable by making it editable over time and not fully refreshed when you add a recipe. It’s common that we add recipes throughout the week and don’t want to lose the edits like what I’ve crossed out cause I already have those things in my kitchen.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your lovely and detailed 5 star review! We are so happy that you've been enjoying using CookBook and are getting recipe organised!

Please do reach out to us on in regards to having the ability to add additional links, we'd love to know what links you'd like to be able to add and why.

The shopping list is something that is up next in our development plan, we are working on some great changes which will allow far more customisation and editing :)


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