What’s New

Version 1.60835

- Various bug fixes (iOS 13 compat, searching)
- New colour scheme & branding!
- Enhanced edit screens
- New recipe search interface!
- Improved speed and recipe display
- You can now enter custom ingredients or text into the meal planner directly!
- Generate a PDF of your meal plan
- Save recipes to HTML and YAML format for sharing with users on other applications
- Bulk export / backup recipes
- Recipe scanning updates allowing you to scan for title, descriptions, notes, ingredients, steps and much more!
- Recipe scanning option from PDFs
- Output PDF support for alternate languages and character sets
- Enhanced memory usage and battery performance

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

MrsGMK ,

Love most of it so far

I just got this and am still working on how I want to use it. So far I love that I can snap pictures to import recipes and not have to type it all. It’s easy to add pictures of the dishes and steps. I can make up my own tags so I can organize things in my own way. I can add notes. There’s a way to back up what I’ve entered. I can share it on my devices. And I love that there’s no subscription fee which really turned me off of other app choices. Things I’m still trying to work out is editing the data after an import can be cumbersome. Sometimes it adds funky characters that I cannot get rid of no matter what I try, including deleting and adding manually. And I wish I could print an index card format vs a full page pdf. I’m also leery about having a full database of recipes on my phone. I don’t want to buy more phone memory just for recipes! But I have yet to see if that’s really going to be a problem or not. Overall I’m really pleased.

CrisKaz2019 ,

Converts recipes in different languages too!!!

I'm not usually the reviewing type person, but I just can't keep quiet about this app! I've already told 5+ family members about it! I too have tried different free apps but they all lack one thing or the other. But this app has it all.

My favorite thing about the app is the minimalist clutter-free design and overall aesthetics of the interface across the whole program! It's always such a pleasure opening it up every time.

My next favorite thing is that you can import recipes from almost any website and it recognizes ingredients, steps, title, pictures, and etc. with immaculate precision and organizes them accordingly. To my delight, the app also converts recipes in different languages with little editing!!! I was excited about that!

The only thing I would change is that you can't access the main menu button from the "my recipes" page as well as some other pages. Would be great to access the main menu from anywhere in the app. But that's being nit-picky. This app is still a five star for me! Good job guys! Thank you.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so happy you love CookBook as much as us! ;) I'll pass on your feedback onto the tech team about accessing the main menu from anywhere. Happy Cooking

Charlie2427 ,

Decent app

This is one of my favorite recipe apps I love the automatic url detection which saves me time and the UI is beautiful that being said I had been very glitchy as of late. Between app crashing and the error pop up that occasionally occurs where you have to press ‘okay’ like 80 times only to find that the recipe was imported just fine. It is simply frustrating. I also do not enjoy the fact that you need to create a meal plan to get a shopping list. Why can’t I just look at a recipe and add it to a shopping list? I think that ingredients get consolidated in the list but it’s only sometimes if certain things don’t link up you’ll have 5 different rosemary’s on your list. The set up could be way more simple than what they have laid out. As a person who used this app on a weekly basis I find myself using it less simply because of the annoying little things here and there that add up.

Developer Response ,

Hi Charlie! Thanks for your review and so sorry you've been having some issues with the app recently! These aren't issues we are aware of and we'd really like to find out more details from you so that we can look into what's going wrong and get them fixed asap. Could you please email us at with a screen recording, your device and software details? We'd also love to chat to you more about your feature suggestions/improvements.


Cookbook Ltd
56.1 MB
Food & Drink

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 17+ for the following:
Unrestricted Web Access
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