CookBook - Recipe Manager

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505 reviews
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About this app

Get recipe organised - CookBook is your own personal, portable recipe manager. Tried, tested & loved by thousands of home cooks, it’s made for you!

Import, scan & save recipes from your favourite websites, books & magazines. Snap a photo & save it, create a recipe from scratch or use our genius recipe scanner to turn photos into recipes!

Plan your daily, weekly & monthly meals, create and use interactive shopping lists, cook with text to speech, scale serving sizes, convert ingredients, use timers, convert temperatures, share your recipes with friends, the options are endless!

Access your CookBook on all your devices under ONE PLAN. CookBook syncs across your mobiles, tablets & the CookBook web app!!

CookBook is FREE TO TRY up to 40 recipes and 5 OCR scans, so you can try before you buy!

✍️ Import & Create Recipes
Save recipes from 1000’s of websites or use your culinary skills & create new recipes. Duplicate, copy & paste, add tags, photos, notes – make it yours!

📸 Recipe Scanner (OCR)
Scan & convert recipes from magazines, cookbooks & handwritten family secrets straight into CB, quickly converting photos to text!

📆 Meal Planner
Plan your daily, weekly & monthly meals whilst adjusting servings. Your planner changes with you. Move, swap and copy days/weeks to make planning easy.

🛒 Shopping List
Create an interactive shopping list from your planned meals to take shopping or to export & use later. Don’t forget to add ‘extra items’ like toilet paper!

📱 One Plan, All Devices
Your CB plan includes access to ALL your devices. Mobiles, tablets & the fully-featured CookBook Web App on your PC/Laptop. Don’t pay for each device!

🔍 Search & Filter
Search by name, source or with the leftovers in your fridge, exclude & include ingredients to narrow down your search & get ideas on what to cook!

❤️ Tags, Star Ratings & Favourites
Organise your recipes to suit you, tag, rate & categorise your meals.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Share & Print
Send recipes in a CB file, PDF, email, text & more. Export your own recipes to PDF to make a physical copy of your personal CookBook

💻 Safari & Browser Extensions
Send recipes straight to CB when browsing online

❇️ And More
• Timers – Detect, run & repeat multiple timers
• Scale – Quickly scale ingredients to your desired number of servings
• Convert – Convert measurements between US, Imperial & Metric
• Progress Tracking – Strike off ingredients & steps whilst cooking
• Cooking Mode – Intuitive cooking, adjustable font size & text reading
• Surprise Me – Useful tool for when you can’t decide what to eat!
• Wake Lock – Screen lock disabled when viewing a recipe & cooking
• Multiple Photos – Add photos to each recipe step to create visual directions
• Offline Access – All recipes & images are stored locally for offline use
• Cloud Storage & Sync – All synced & stored in our cloud to sync quickly between your devices.
• PLUS - smart rounding, light & dark mode, video links, duplicates checker, last cooked & cook count

If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback, or issues we’d love to hear from you, email us 😊


CookBook is free to download. Storing over 40 recipes requires an active subscription (monthly/yearly) or lifetime unlock purchase. Monthly subscriptions are billed per month. Yearly subscriptions are billed the total annual fee from the date of purchase.

Payment will be charged to your card through your App Store account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period.

Subscriptions can be managed & turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. For full terms, read our Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy
Updated on
May 26, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

460 reviews
Janet Gonnella
March 26, 2023
I was looking for a cookbook app to replace the MasterCook program on my laptop. This app has exceeded my expectations. It is easy to use, has intuitive interface, easy to download recipes from websites or even from a picture on your phone. I purchased the annual subscription because I did not know if I would like it or use it. I love that there is an affordable option for a lifetime subscription because I plan to upgrade to lifetime.
2 people found this review helpful
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CookBook Co.
May 28, 2023
Hi Janet! We're overjoyed to hear that CookBook has exceeded your expectations! Thanks for choosing us as your recipe manager and supporting us with a subscription. We appreciate your positive feedback and will continue working hard to make CookBook the best recipe manager app. Happy cooking! 🍳📚🎉
December 21, 2022
The versatility of app is great. If it cannot scrape the information from the recipe site. You can manually add. The plus is being able to access on a desktop, which makes copy and pasting so much easier. Once saved on app using desktop, it'll sync to your chosen device once you open app. I use a tablet, easier to read with bigger screen. I'm using the free 40 and is great. I'm at 37 recipes at the moment and once I reach the 40 threshold, I won't hesitate the lifetime purchase.
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CookBook Co.
January 6, 2023
Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad to hear that you've been making the most of the web app alongside your mobile app. It's great to know that you have found the free version useful and plan to make a lifetime purchase once you reach the 40 recipe threshold! We hope you continue loving CookBook and enjoying your delicious recipes :)
Christina Wampler
December 20, 2022
This app is amazing! I love the meal planner and grocery list options in particular. I also love being able to cross ingredients and steps off as I go so I don't miss anything. The only downside is that I wish there was an easy way to back up my recipes in pdf format though. If there is one I haven't found it and I worry if the app ever went down I would lose all my recipes. I would love to totally get rid of all paper copes if only I knew I had a back up!
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CookBook Co.
January 6, 2023
Thanks for the great review Christina! We're glad to hear that you're enjoying the meal planner and grocery list features. You can absolutely back up all of your recipes to PDF, just head to our FAQ page and search "Back up" Thanks again for using our app! :)

What's new

New Features: New OCR process & fractions, star ratings, PDF layouts & index cards, editable serving sizes, additional custom timer, cook count, last cooked, duplicates checker, additional pictures, pairing notes, shopping list improvements, and much much more!

Bug fixes & enhancements: Improved searching, parser improvements, UI/UX design tweaks, back-end updates to make CB faster, heaps of little bug fixes.