Pestle: Recipe Manager 17+

Save recipes from Instagram

Will Bishop

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Save recipes from anywhere, set unlimited timers, plan your week with meal plans, and so much more with Pestle.

Import recipes from anywhere on the internet to Pestle, and keep just the ingredients and steps. Just tap 'Share', and 'Save to my Cookbook'.

Turn any recipe into a step-by-step process with Pestle's guided cooking experience. Control Pestle hands-free for those messy recipes, set as many timers as you want & get reminders for quantities with just a tap.

Find a recipe on your iPhone, and cook it for dinner on your iPad with seamless, instant sync. For the power users, you can even switch between your iPad & iPhone with Handoff.

Create a Pestle Household and share all of your recipes with your family, and create Meal Plans together, too!

Pestle learns where you save recipes from and suggests to you their latest creations. Add your favorite foodie blogs and always stay up to date.

Pestle can help you plan out your next 14-days by allowing you to assign recipes to each day. And, of course, syncs everywhere.

Take every ingredient from your recipe and add it to your shopping list! Already got Olive Oil? No worries, just tap it to remove it from your list.

When Pestle isn't able to intelligently extract recipe details, Bookmarks are saved to take you straight back to the source.

We get it, not all recipes are online. If you have a big collection of physical recipes, worry not, Pestle has a recipe scanner to digitize them!

There's a lot more you can do with Pestle, but we'll let you discover it!

The use of Pestle is outlined in our Terms of Use, which can be found at

What’s New

Version 1.8

You can now save recipes directly from Instagram to Pestle!

Pestle can also save recipes from any plain text source, including Notes.

Enjoy a fresh coat of paint across several screens and a delightfully over-engineered loading indicator.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

GaryCATX ,

Best recipe app

I’ve used a number of recipe management apps over the years, and Pestle is, hands-down, the best. Recipe import is smooth and flawless. I’ve rarely encountered a recipe it can’t import (usually those annoying ones that include the author’s life story and their insights on Legos vs. Tinker Toys). Serving conversions are simple, the walk through of steps easy and intuitive, and many other things are well thought out. Even the inclusion of timers within the app - sure, your phone or iPad has timers, but it’s easier just to use ones within Pestle. I use this app often, and it quickly ascended to my go-to app for cooking. I find the Discover feature often won’t load the URL of a presented recipe or article but that feature isn’t, in my mind, integral to the app or why I use it. I wish more apps performed their intended mission with this degree of elegance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for such a kind review :) I’m so glad you love Pestle and appreciate all the hard work I put in! If you ever have any issues at all, please don’t hesitate to contact support :)

Mothar61 ,

Couple things . . .

#1 — Love this app (so far) mostly because it reformats the recipe to a VERY USER FRIENDLY recipe! It doesn’t save the entire article that the recipe is attached to. No adds no silly pop up’s nothing — just the recipe! This in and of itself puts this app at the top of my list for saving recipes from the internet. #2 — The only hiccup I have come across so far is the fact that about half of the time the app cannot save a recipe. It says it can’t access the url to save it. I’m guessing as the app grows and matures it will overcome this ‘hiccup’. Thank you for creating this very useful app! When the ‘hiccup’ is fixed I intend to up my star rating to 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have downgraded my review as the initial problem with the app not being able to extract the recipe has gotten worse. At least for me. Almost 100% of the recipes I try to save will not save. It’s very frustrating. Not sure if it’s only me who is having the problem or not. Maybe I’ll use the app at a later date but for now I cannot use it at all.

Elentrepreneur123 ,

The perfect recipe app

I’ve tried all the popular recipe apps over the years and there’s always been one thing or another that has prevented me from sticking with it. Pestle takes care of all of them and then some. The cooking view is stellar, recipe parsing is nearly perfect, and the discovery view is extremely helpful when finding recipes.

Not just this, but a huge part of it is how amazing the developer is. On more than one occasion they have responded to inquiries in less than a day, and helped resolve issues extremely quickly.

If there were any improvements I could suggest, it would simply be a Mac version, as well as the ability to open and tab through more than one recipe at a time (as I’m often switching between making a side and main). But even without those, this is an amazing app.


App Privacy

The developer, Will Bishop, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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

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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