Get recipe organised! Save recipes from your favourite websites and magazines. Scan recipes from books and magazines. Access recipes from your mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Always available offline. Plan meals and create shopping lists. Cook with intuitive displays, timers and much, much more! CookBook is the best Kitchen tool around and the only recipe app with real-time OCR.

Key Features
• Import – save recipes from websites, enter from books or use your culinary expertise and update on the fly with new ingredients, steps and pictures as you cook.
• Offline recipes – All recipe data and images are saved locally for offline usage.
• Cloud Storage (FREE!) - Automatically synchronises and stores your recipe information with our CookBook cloud to enable access from the mobile applications and our FREE website.
• Convert - Seamlessly convert ingredients from your entered and imported recipes to your preferred US, Imperial and Metric measures.
• Meal Plan & Shopping – plan your weekly meals with the required servings and create interactive shopping lists from your plan to take shopping or to export and use later.
• Cooking Mode – Intuitive cooking with text reading, ingredient toggles and multiple timers!
• Search – find by ingredient, tag your meals with categories or make them a favourite to quickly find and access the meal you are looking for.
• Share – send recipes via AirDrop in the CookBook format, PDF or email.
• Timers – Automatic detection of timers from text
• Scan (OCR) – save recipes directly from your camera, straight into CookBook (note: this is now free to use!)
• Multi-platform – Access recipe data on our website (FREE!) or from other popular mobile platforms.

Extra Features
• Select between 2 beautiful sleek CookBook designs.
• Quickly scale recipe ingredients to your desired number of servings.
• Search for recipes using the leftovers in your fridge
• Create recipe timers automatically from detected instructions or enter them manually to alert you when you are needed in the kitchen.
• Run concurrent timers across the recipes you are currently cooking to multitask.
• Use our default or create new categories to help you keep your recipes organised.
• Add an overall photo and individual photos to each recipe step to create easy visual directions.
• Recipes available offline to allow you access when you have no internet connection.
• ‘Surprise me’ feature for those times when you just can’t decide what to eat!
• All this and more, accessible on our website or through our dedicated mobile applications, synchronised across your devices, on or offline, with one account and no annoying adverts.

Our developers are continually working to perfect CookBook and therefore we want to hear from you, what you think and what you’d like CookBook to do next! Use the ‘Contact Us’ page to get in touch and one of our team will get straight back to you.

Your recipes, your kitchen, your CookBook.

What's New

Version 1.955

- Recipe scanning (OCR) is now free!!
- *Fix for space warning, iPad split screen support & disappearing ingredients
- Manually add your own items to generated shopping lists
- Search to include or exclude certain ingredients from recipes
- New notes & video link field
- Edit steps in a list view
- Minor bug and crash fixes
- Improved shopping list categorisation of ingredients
- Improved conversion of ingredients
- Updated layout and theme options
- Speed enhancements
- iPhoneX Support
- Detection of URLs copied to clipboard for import
- Allow addition of non-measured ingredients (i.e. seasoning to taste)
- iOS swipe to navigate between recipes
- Enhanced recipe page, cooking view and tag filtering
- Enhanced app speed and searching with large recipe collections
- Multitasking and iPad layout updates
- Improved text entry throughout ​the ​app
- Improved recipe ingredient entry - enter ingredients in a single block
- Improved shopping lists - offline, save and view related recipes
- Improved searching by tags
- Improved speed and searching of large recipe collections
- Import recipe files using iOS 11's file manager ​with support for additional file types

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Le Cordon Bleu of Cookbook apps!

Miss Kimothy

As a keen cook & a closet technophobe, I've downloaded several of these apps now - this definitely is my firm favourite!!

I'm not quite at MasterChef standards (or definitely not the next Bill Gates!) - however this nifty app has quickly & easily compiled all my recipe ideas into one perfectly designed place....
The joy is that although everything is stored securely in one place; it is equally easy to share the love of ya yummiest favourites with friends & family - whether CookBook to CookBook, PDF or old school print outs.... & forgot your phone - you can always remotely access you're CB account from an internet browser!!

All in all, an incredibly well thought out & beautifully designed app in all areas - these features are absolute lifesavers for me:-
- automatic unit conversions
- ingredients scaling for different portion numbers
- multiple recipe sharing options
- & super efficient OCR facilities to quickly scan recipes of interest from books & magazines!! (Yes it cost 10p/scan - however my time & joy of decluttering my book shelves of old cookbooks that I was keeping for one or two recipes in each has been worth every penny!!)

No more indecipherable scrawl on dodgy scraps of paper & tatty food-stained recipe books in my kitchen - that's for sure!!

Almost exactly what we have been looking for...


Following a lifestyle change 18 months ago to cook from fresh every evening, neither of us being natural cooks, we have found ourselves spending too much time looking through our cookbooks on a Sunday planning a weeks worth of meals...

A couple of small changes would make this app perfect...
- We’d love to be able to sort the recipe list by time so that when we have a busy evening we can easily find something quick to cook
- We’d also like to be able to add items to the shopping list such as washing up liquid, squash & tea bags etc

Finally, the ingredients search doesn’t always seem to highlight recipes i.e. bought a pack of 3 peppers last week and had a yellow one left to use up... searched yellow pepper and it came back there were no recipes for that ingredient... it took me 5 minutes browsing through the recipes we’ve uploaded so far but I did find one which used a yellow pepper?

Other than that it’s fab, great work xx

Not just a recipe manager.....


Fantastic sleek little app with a vast array of potential.
I've managed to compile all my recipes seamlessly into one easily accessible space - no more confusing bookmarked recipe chaos filling up ipad home screens!!
It's really revolutionised my food shopping too, with its built-in meal planner & leftover log - my food wastage is reduced & saving with my pre planned shopping list...
This is the must get app for anyone who cooks regularly!!


Cookbook Ltd
28.7 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Unrestricted Web Access
© CookBook Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 Scan Credits £4.99
  2. 50 Scan Credits £2.99
  3. 10 Scan Credits £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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