Save any recipe from magazines, cookbooks, recipe cards, and Web sites in less than a minute with little or no typing. Recipe Gallery is the fastest and most convenient way to save, find and use the recipes you love. Recipe Gallery uses the camera of your iPhone or iPad along with modern optical character recognition (OCR) to capture, index, and store recipes in an easy to search and use image format. It also captures and saves recipes from the Web, making them a permanent part of your gallery.

Quickly save any recipe in one convenient format and place. Then find the recipe you need with a simple search that looks through the recipe name, ingredients, instructions, and any additional notes you've made. All your recipes are accessible even when you have no internet connection. As an iCloud enabled app on both the iPhone and iPad, you can view or capture a recipe at any time and still have large easy to read recipes on your iPad in the kitchen. You can print your recipes, and sharing them is easy with a simple tap and email. You can also share recipes directly with other Recipe Gallery users via AirDrop or email.

Store as many notes as you want along with any recipe. Save notes like nutritional information, alterations and improvements, or the date you served it last. All the notes are searchable and easy to edit.

• Little or no typing, capture a recipe in seconds with the iPhone or iPad camera
• Built in Web browser to capture recipes from the Web
• Quickly add recipe bookmarks to Recipe Gallery while browsing in Safari
• Type recipes from scratch, dictate them, or copy and paste text from other apps
• Search for ingredients, even for recipes captured with the camera
• iCloud support for recipe sync between devices and also provides a safe backup of your recipes
• Annotate your recipe images with text, highlights, arrows and more
• One app runs on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, nothing more to buy
• Simple to understand help videos to get you started quickly
• Import PDF files from the Web, email, or any place your iOS device can access
• Create custom categories and arrange them in any order you wish
• Assign your recipes to multiple categories and view them sorted by name, date or rating
• Automatic OCR indexing of recipes
• Share recipes via email, AirDrop or print directly from your iPhone or iPad
• Full multitasking support of Slide Over and Split View on the newer iPads and iPad Pros
• Three color themes

What’s New

Version 5.1.4

• Fixed an issue that could cause recipes with a zero rating to show the wrong rating.
• Made an interface change to highlight if any category filters are active.
• A few minor bug fixes.

Written by a cook for people that cook.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

tigzdepalma ,

just about perfect!

i have just recently started using Recipe Gallery and am super excited about the functionality! they've pretty much thought of everything that a home cook needs to keep track of recipes. as an avid cookbook collector, the ability to record and classify tried recipes simply by photographing the page is genius. and the search technology includes scanning the photographed page - which is awesome! the catagories and search functions work together seamlessly to help you find exactly what you're looking for no matter how many recipes you've recorded. the one minor complaint i have is that there are only two color options to personalize your gallery. as many people that utilize app technology and the internet are very visual and creative, having more color options to personalize the app i think would be greatly appreciated by the users. similarly, and this is not a complaint, just a bit of constructive feedback because i think the app's functionality is genius; with a bit of update on the logo and color scheme, and dare i say even the name, this app has the potential to appeal to the new generation of cool cooks out there - of which there are many. when researching apps i almost went right past it because it looks a bit fuddy-duddy. that said, i am so glad i didn't and will certainly be telling all of my cooking friends about it!



Granted it has taken me days to sort through and upload my hundreds of recipes but this app makes it about as easy as it can get. You can upload them from websites in several different methods by screen shooting recipes or copy and pasting texts from websites (which is awesome for my dozens of Pinterest recipes that I’ve had nothing to do with for years). Or you can just simply take a picture of your recipe cards or books! Then you can categorize them into pasta, seafood, etc making it incredibly easy to find your favorite recipes! And finally my favorite part of this app... you can get the recipes on your phone or iPad. Which comes in handy if I’m out and about at the store but realize I forgot my recipe card at home or something... don’t have to worry about that anymore! And then when I get home I can pull up my iPad to view the recipe on a larger and propped up screen. Incredibly user friendly and easy to use. And customer service is SUPER responsive. At first I didn’t think my recipes were uploading between devices so I contacted customer service and they responded within 24 hours explaining each time you upload recipes and reopen the app on a different device it sometimes takes a little while to upload the new recipes... and problem solved! :) recommending this app to all my friends and family that love cooking!!

Hmmmmmmph!!! ,


Been looking for a good recipe app for several years. This one is gave me everything I needed plus more. I hesitated at first when I saw the price, not that $2.99 was expensive. My problem was with other apps I paid for that were buggy, incomplete and soon deleted. All of the great reviews for Recipe Gallery convinced me to give this a try. It was worth it!!!

I am extremely pleased with this app! It is very easy to use and complete for my needs. You can easily take pictures of your existing recipes, crop down the size, alter the contrast as needed. It's very easy to type notes to add to the recipe or type out the entire recipe if you wish. Then to be able to go through the app to go out on line to find pictures and/or complete recipes was so easy and in my case helped me complete my recipes with pictures that I didn't have.

There are a generous number of categories in the app and you can easily add new categories if desired. If I had any suggestion to give to the developers, there is only one - I haven't been able to get the categories to take my additions and alphabetize all of the old and new categories together.

App Privacy

The developer, Toycar Tools, 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:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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