Recipe Manager - Serving Sizer 17+

your recipes, organized

Creative Algorithms

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 127 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Manage. Organize. Scale. Personalize. Keep all your personal recipes on all your iPads.
Scale recipes by serving size to number of dinner guests–something your ordinary cookbook can't do!
Personalize your collection with custom recipe card designs.
Enter recipes 5 ways: web import, dictation, type, copy/paste, picklist, plus auto email import from other users of this app

**Voted Best Cooking App in Best App Ever awards**

5 star reviews:
-“WOW! Really, really like this! Where have you been all my life! Love the colors and want to get the decorated ones, too. Really good and worth the money!”-C.songwriter

-”This is THE BEST recipe organizer ever!...I love the sizer part of this app.”-Rick R.

-“Great app for those who love to cook...The genius is that you can then change the serving size and the app recalculates the ingredient proportions”-Peggywilkins

Featured by Apple:
~ In the Spotlight, Holiday Cooking, Party Planner, & Summertime
BestAppEver Awards:
~ Best Cooking App, Best Parenting App

+ Organize all YOUR recipe cards, handwritten family recipes, recipe clippings, pins & web finds
+ Personalize with recipe card designs
+ Change the serving size & recipe is resized to number of guests coming for dinner! Customize recipes for families, couples, large or small groups – UNIQUE to Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer™.
+ Scales using SmartScaling™ – optimizes results in real world measurements and minimum steps. We never convert 1 T to 17 T – our app knows it's actually 1 cup + 1 T!

● Import directly from websites
● Use dictation
● Type freehand
● Easy copy/paste
● Or use our ingredient picklists and quick pick sliders for volumes, weights, & items (for "eggs" or "cans of tomato paste") No need to type manually!
● Import directly from email sent from other Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer users
● Landscape & Portrait support

● Search by Ingredient or Recipe Name or flip thru the Alphabetical Index
● Search & tag by multiple Categories. Edit/add your own.

● Personalize your collection with beautiful designer recipe card designs.
● Basic packs included, purchase more in-app.

● Scale recipes BY SERVING SIZE using SmartScaling™. No more kitchen math.
● COOKING MODE. Easy-to-read, full screen for cooking. Adjust Font Sizes to read easier. Always ON screen. *No need to touch your iPad with messy hands while cooking!*
● Don't want to cook with your iPad? PRINT out recipes.

Multiple backup solutions to secure your valuable data:
● Recipes are auto-saved locally to your iPad, as entering
● Data is BACKED UP during iCloud backup or iTunes Backup
● Make additional EXTRA BACKUPS using iTunes File Sharing

● EMAIL converted recipes to friends & family, import directly into our app
● PRINT recipes
● Use iTunes File Sharing to copy recipe database to other devices, including iPhone

● Add Photos
● International: convert between US & Metric
● Double, triple, & halve buttons, or custom scale by serving sizes
● Include mini-instructions in ingredient names: “2 eggs, separated” or long names like four “14.5 oz cans"
● No logins or website accounts required
● No internet connection required--all recipes saved locally on device
● Elegant, beautiful, & useful simulated recipe box and cards interface

● Great for holiday cooking, parties, & BBQ's
● Resize meals to family size
● Meals for one or two
● Catering for crowds
● Convert between European-based recipes and US-based

Designed & used daily by a developer parent who cooks—we're always looking for ways to improve & add features.

Please contact us at support(at) We strive for exceptional customer service.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixed bug that caused freeze when tapping + to add a new recipe.
Supports iOS11

Be sure to utilize iTunes File Sharing in iTunes for an extra backup of the database file and folders. Contact us for support.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

NanaMac51 ,

Great App

I've been using this app for several years and I am very happy with it. Early on I took the time to play with the app so I could have a good grasp of how I could make it work for me. I am giving the app 4 stars instead of 5 because I do wish that I was able to view my recipes on my iPhone. Even tho I plan meals and make a list before going to the store, I sometimes think of a recipe I would like to make while I'm at the store. But can't always remember all the ingredients. I always have my iPhone but do not carry my iPad around with me. To be able to view the r cite and adjust number of servings would be sufficient for the phone.

Developer Response ,

We do have a sister app sold separately on the iPhone, Serving Sizer Recipe Manager, and you can copy the iPad recipe database to it, so you can view it on your phone. Send us an email at for help on accomplishing this.

15168abc ,

iPhone supported app

I love using recipe manager, great app!

One problem: I wanted the app for my iPhone since my phone is always with me. I was advised to use your Serving Sizer w/Recipe Manager for the iPhone. I added this a few years ago with your advise and imported all my recipes off my iPad. When I did this, my recipes were not in alphabetical order on serving sizer for my phone. It took me forever to put them in order so I could find my recipes. There is no search module, making this app pretty useless unless you take the time to put them in order. My iPad is where I add all my new recipes so it would be the “main” app which you also advised. Since I have not added any new recipes on my phone for a few years, I asked my husband to back up my iPad and then import my recipes into my phone so they would all be current. They imported fine, I think, but now they are all out of order again. I have 225 recipes. I am so disappointed that this app (serving sizer for iPhone) has not been updated. Can you please help me so that I don’t spend hours putting them back in order and to make sure that all the recipes did import?

BoltonBob ,

Useful but has become outdated

Great app for having recipes always available. Easy to share recipes, but not easy to import recipes from another user. Recommendations to developer: 1. Allow all storage to be in the cloud and automatically sync between devices aka photos. 2. Allow users to transfer a recipe via email or message and then be imported without typing into receiving device. 3. Make app available for iPhone. I frequently do not have my iPad with me but I am never without my phone. Updated 11 Feb 2021: This app has become increasingly out dated. The failure of the app to store data in iCloud and allow automatic interchange of data between platforms. The creator’s comment that they have another iPhone app and data can be copied manually just doesn't cut it. If you haven’t bought this app and invested years if time adding recipes, then don’t waste your time on this outdated and limited app. Look elswhere.
4 October 2022: When importing recipes, this app frequently puts several of the recipe items into the directions. If I had not been using and adding recipes to this app for over ten years, I would ditch it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. A few things you might not realize: We do have a sister app, Serving Sizer Recipe Manager on the iPhone that uses the same database format. You can copy between devices using iTunes File Sharing. Emails can be imported directly from another user of Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer, or Paste Recipe easily using our newer import feature. If you have any questions, or want more details, drop us an email,

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