Get access to the best sous vide recipes and control Joule, the world’s smallest, most powerful sous vide tool, with the Joule App. From raw to ready, the app coaches you through the whole process, so cooking sous vide is simple. Just pick what you want to cook, and we’ll walk you through the rest.

The Joule App includes groundbreaking features like Visual Doneness, precise temperature control from anywhere, and a robust collection of recipes and cooking guides created by the ChefSteps team. Joule and its app were built and designed from scratch to work together, and we’re just as dedicated to the quality of our products as we are to the food we make with them. You can read more about Joule and the Joule App in publications like CNET, Wired, Lifehacker, Food & Wine, and Network World.

You tell us what you’re cooking, we tell you when it’s ready. Making a two-inch steak? Great. Just tap the Start button, and Joule will set a timer for perfect doneness. Get notified when your steak is ready—and we’ll also tell you how much longer it can stay in the water without overcooking.


• Exclusive access to our cooking guides: The app comes with step-by-step guides for everything from perfect fried chicken, to succulent salmon, to the best steak you’ve ever had in your life, helping you unlock the power of sous vide. What’s even better? We’ll keep adding new guides (and updating old ones) all the time.

• Visual Doneness: Choose exactly how you want your food to look when it’s done, then press go, and Joule does the rest. No more filtering through online forums to get the information you need. Visual Doneness takes the guesswork out of sous vide.

• Step-by-step instructions, so you can learn as you go: Every cooking guide comes loaded with quick videos that’ll teach you new techniques and help you get the best results.

• Notifications that let you know when your water is hot and your food is done, no matter where you are. Not ready to eat? We’ll tell you how much longer your food can stay in without overcooking.

• Bluetooth and Wifi control, so you can cook from anywhere.

Chefs have been cooking sous vide for decades to get perfect proteins and amazing new textures. But, it’s not fancy or complicated—Joule heats water to a very specific temperature, so you can cook food gently, with super-human precision. The water never gets hotter than you want the food to be, so it won’t overcook.

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Absolutely! You can still use our sous vide guides and Visual Doneness in the Joule App to figure out your favorite times and temperatures, then manually set your other tool and make amazing meals at home.

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Currently, this app is only available in English.

What’s New

Version 2.69.0

Version 2.69: Brick House Edition

Oh, hey, mighty-mighty Team Joule. Let’s let it all hang out while we tell you about the latest, greatest updates to the Joule app.

Our brick house is well put-together. We’re keeping her up to building code, so to speak. We improved some of the architecture that keeps your app humming along, and crushed some bugs while we were at it.

We’re stacked, and we’re laying the foundation for some smarty-pants new features coming your way soon—that’s a fact.

We don’t wish for younger days, and with this update, we know you won’t either. Happy cooking, friends!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

BobbyC IL ,

Recent update killed my WiFi connection

Enough said. Can no longer connect to WiFi & get the annoying prompt every time that I start my Joule. Reinstalled the app as suggested, and it worked for 30 minutes... getting the same prompt again. Love my Joule, but please fix the app/WiFi issue.

Bumped up one star because the manufacturer was quick to reply. Submitted the requested support ticket...fingers crossed.

7/31 update...very impressed as the app was updated & the customer service that I received was incredible. My Joule is now working flawlessly. Can’t give 5 stars as there are features/recipes without a subscription that need to be addressed, but really happy with my choice of the Joule for my Sous Vide cooking.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bobby,

Thank you so much for your feedback and we truly apologize that you are having a less than perfect experience with Joule! This definitely sounds like a frustrating experience and we would love to be able to assist in troubleshooting. Would you be able to submit a support ticket ( so our team can look into this issue further?

Thank you so much,

The ChefSteps Customer Experience Team

Bad_Bandit ,

New design fails

I’ve been using Joule for a long time now. I love the device and sous vide in general. But recently this app was redesigned do you offer more info about cook times, while segmenting the timer in to preheat an actual cook sections. This new design is sort of helpful, but the restrictions it adds are unacceptable. The timer interface is ridiculous! When you tap on the timer button, you can set the timer. At the bottom there is a “start timer“ button. Does tapping this button start the timer? No! It’s Simply saves that value as the amount of time that you’ll eventually want to use when prompted later to actually start the timer! Sound confusing? Yes, it is. Very. Not only is the interface completely misleading, but it disallows me from starting a timer that includes my preheat time. When I have a cook window of 1 to 4 hours, it hardly matters if I need 15 minutes or so to warm up my water. But while my water is preheating I cannot start the timer. Instead, I have to wait until the nice developers at chef steps have decided it’s the right time for me to start it. This is infuriating. I should be able to start the timer whenever I want for however much time I want. And a button that is labeled start timer should actually start the timer. I can’t believe I actually have to take that.
Please fix this app so that the timer functions properly. Several times now I’ve “started“ The timer only to find out an hour later that it was never started.

Xtopad ,

Unnecessarily dumbed down

Not only is the ersatz ‘chipper’ tone annoying, it gets in the way of efficiently using the device. It would be nice if there were a toggle to turn off the cute.

More crucially, there still isn’t implementation of basic functionality that was teased a year ago, eg using the top button to start again the same temp as last used. And obvious capabilities such as a workable log (which would have to allow you to assign titles to your cooks) or a more full featured custom cook creation option would at least partly justify the necessity of using a smart device to operate the sous vide. I have created my own time and temp profiles for everything I cook ... which I have to log separately and track changes for... and share with the 4 other families I have bought sous vide for (not all joules, because my in laws can’t handle a device without built-in controls). You would think the social sharing potential alone would motivate these wannabe hipsters to build in the ability to set custom cooks... but instead they pour development energy into another cutesy notification that makes me never want to tap on the app ever again.
Enough with the style over substance.

Developer Response ,

Hi Xtopad, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share this feedback with us. We really appreciate you letting us know about your experience with Joule so far and truly apologize that it has been less than perfect. We are always working on improving the experience of cooking with Joule and feedback like this is really helpful for us as a team. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at with any with any further questions, comments or concerns. Thanks again for your feedback!

-Megan with ChefSteps Customer Experience


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58.5 MB
Food & Drink

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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