The Recipe Box To Go 17+

Your Pocket, Your Recipes

Kathleen Tafel

    • $0.99

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We're back! iOS 15 is so good we couldn't stay away. Check out all the extra recipe sites you can import from as well as our retro Dark Mode!

Create, display, and manage your very own recipes with one of the best-loved recipe managers in the app store. The Recipe Box® To Go! lets you access your recipes whenever the mood strikes, so you can shop for tonight's dinner or share with friends. This 21st-century cooking tool helps you get your recipes into a quickly-sorted, easily shared format that can’t be misplaced, covered in stains, or catch on fire.

You'll be pleased to know that don't need to create an account to use the Recipe Box! You don't have to give us your email address or make up yet another password. Your recipes are stored offline in your device, keeping them private until you decide to share them. We never include ads and NEVER collect or sell your personal data. Your great-grandmother's recipes are safe from prying eyes!

• One-touch Instant Import from hundreds of popular websites
• Transfer recipes from any email or text document with copy and paste, or scan with a post 2018 iPhone with Neural Engine.
• Fully flexible entry fields allow for imperial or metric units
• Write notes while you cook without leaving the display screen

• Swap and sync with other users or other devices with Recipe Link
• Search for multiple ingredients simultaneously
• Cross-reference recipes in multiple categories
• Sort and rate recipes
• Email ingredients as a clickable shopping list
• Email import/export and printing
• Access your recipes without an Internet connection
• Back up recipes through iTunes file sharing

• Dark mode
• Luscious typography and professional layout design
• Switch easily between multiple recipes while tracking the current step
• Highlight steps in the directions with a tap
• Dim ingredients as you gather them

• Tutorials to guide you through various functions

What’s New

Version 6.0

— iOS 15 compatibility
— Dark mode
— Modern device sizes
— Import improvements
— Bug fixes
— Security and privacy enhancements

Note: This version of Recipe Link is not compatible with previous versions. Please use file export to share with iPad.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

RRG756 ,

Good recipe tool, but with issues

I have used this app for many years without using any import or export features. Then I wanted to use the iPhone app so that I could take recipes with me. The touted WIFI transferring of recipes doesn’t work, but the export via email does for new recipes. You can only send under 20 at a time if you want pictures to accompany the recipe, and you need to flag them in some way; I use the bookmark feature, but that means you are only using bookmarks for import/export, and continually unchecking bookmarks on both apps when done.
If you update a recipe with new information, you must first delete the recipe from the destination and then import it. Hard to remember what you’ve changed if you don’t do the fixes right away.
Importing recipes from the web has an Instant import feature that never works for me. I can do things in stages with cut and paste although it takes multiple steps (name, notes, ingredients, preparation, source, servings, etc). Doable but slow. Still, it is better than typing. The picture import doesn’t work, although you can capture the image to tour photos and import from there.
Bottom line is I make it work for me, but wish the WIFI and Instant Import would work. Then it would be a 5.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, please try our iOS 15 compatible version.

lisa2022 ,

Used to be much better

I have used this app for years and have invested a lot of time to get all my recipes into the app. The last few years, more and more features have stopped working. The special keyboard stopped working when I upgraded to an iPad Pro. I can rarely get the wireless sync to work between my devices. The app does not show up as an option to save to iCloud on any of my devices. You can copy the sqlite file from one device to another manually through itunes, but you lose all the pictures. It would be nice if the iCloud backup worked and if there was a way to move the pictures between devices without using the very flaky wireless transfer.
If you don’t need to move the recipes between devices, it works great. I still love the app for recipes. It is pretty easy to type in recipes or to copy them off the internet. But I want to easily transfer the recipes from my iPad to iPhone. It would also be nice if there was a way to view and enter the recipes from a computer.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, please try our iOS 15 compatible version.

marshmellowsct ,

Update to App doesn’t download phots

I’ve been using this app for many years. Although I couldn’t import a recipe, I was still happy with the app. With the most updated version, not only can’t I import, but I no longer can download a photo from my iphone photo library or take a photo. That’s extremely disappointing. Since this is a free app, I couldn’t even report this issue. The app only allows for reporting when it was purchased! Weird!! I would suggest looking for another app to replace this one if you like to have a photo of the recipe you’re about to cook/bake or the convenience of importing recipes (rather than manually cutting & pasting).

Developer Response ,

Hi there, you should absolutely be able to take pictures or add from your library - we even use the new OS features that let you search your photos by text. You should be able to get to this screen either by tapping on the recipe photo, or the edit recipe button (pencil). Hope this helps!

App Privacy

The developer, Kathleen Tafel, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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