My Recipe Book Organizer

Cross Forward Consulting, LLC

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
$0.99 Food & Drink 3.3.6 Jun 05, 2010 Apr 26, 2018 22.5 MB iOS 10.0 or later 4+
New in version 3.3.6

Fixes for a variety of layout and visual bugs that the last update introduced. Sorry about that!


My Recipe Book is ONE place to store and organize the recipes you find and tear out of magazines, bookmark online, store on faded recipe cards – in a format that can be carried & used directly in the kitchen.

You can now also manage your Grocery List right from your Apple Watch. Quickly see what you need without pulling out your iPhone. Add new items right from your wrist with powerful dictation. The Glance (accessible from your Apple Watch's clock) shows your list without even opening the app.

Our favorite features:
- RECIPESYNC, an iCloud enhanced syncing solution that lets you seamlessly synchronize your recipe catalog and grocery list between all your iOS devices.
- IMPORT recipes directly from selected websites into the app
- SORT recipes by keyword, category, ready time, or dietary restriction
- GROCERY LIST to make sure you have all ingredients - now add your own custom ingredients!
- SERVINGS ADJUSTER: modify your recipe servings easily, and save the modification to use in the grocery list now!
- SURPRISE ME decides what to make for you
- FAVORITES button for quick reference
- QUEUE button to add recipes you want to try
- SHARE recipes with friends via email - and now they can automatically import it into their Recipe Book App!
- NO INTERNET connection needed to view recipes saved in the app
- CONVERSION tools including temperature, weights and measures, and metric to US standard

iPad only Features (for now):

- Multiple KITCHEN TIMERS built in - now they work in the background
- Multiple PHOTOS can be added for each dish
- Input NOTES about each recipe
- CUSTOMIZE your categories & dietary restrictions by clicking on the settings icon, then edit categories

Whether you’re a busy mom looking for a great go-to app to get dinner on the table, a gourmet chef who wants to look for a recipe to use up the rest of your truffles, or you typically only cook for one or two, and need to halve all your recipes, this app is for you.

We love and enjoy your feedback on new features & ways to make this app better.

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Love but needs app on Mac
me1234was1234 on 8/20/2018
I love this app and I have been using it for many years. However, I need to be able to type in recipes much faster than the process it takes to type it in through my iPad. I have many of my mom’s old recipes that I would like to put on my app, but it takes forever to do one recipe at a time. This app needs a computer version in order for the process to be much faster. I am not importing off the Internet, I am putting recipes in the app that are written down in cursive.
Easy import
Tanya788 on 8/19/2018
For some reason the easy import is not working when I’m in food network trying to import a recipe. I have to do the custom, which is a lot more difficult.
Won’t Save Recipes Anymore
Rxdawg12 on 8/12/2018
It was great for awhile, but now it won’t save recipes anymore. It says it’s importing, but then it doesn’t show the saved recipe and when I go look for it in my recipes, it’s not there. I’m really disappointed.
Easy Import
Lbmarho on 8/11/2018
The Easy Import tab appears on many recipes I’m trying to import but it rarely works. “Importing..” flashes for a couple of seconds but nothing happens. I’ve updated the app to latest version, but no difference.
Stopped working
Whorikidding on 8/7/2018
I have used this app a lot over several years, but recently it will not allow me to import. Very disappointing. I would have given five stars prior to this happening.
Easy import broken
NurseSomeDay on 8/6/2018
In the last several weeks, whenever I try to use the easy import function, it doesn’t import the recipe at all.
All recipes import doesn’t work
Becky in escondido on 7/28/2018
When I go to an all recipes recipe and try to import it. I just get the spinning wheel for ever Please fix
iPhone 0 stars
LB66 on 7/20/2018
This was a favorite app of mine but I can no longer add recipes using my iPhone. Easy import no longer working for me and after looking in the App Store the grocery list portion needs a lot of work compared to other apps out there. Switching to something better.
This was great until...
Leahdq123 on 7/13/2018
I’ve stored my recipes in this app for a long time. I loved it! It was perfect. But now when I look at all my recipes I have to scroll through “recipe book selections” to find my stuff. When I click “all my recipes” I want MY recipes, not the visual clutter of someone else’s.
Category selection no working
Its Meee Mario!!! on 6/19/2018
App seems nice but the category selection is not working so I can’t section off my recipes.
Best App for recipes
Dakota Driver on 6/10/2018
I used to use an app called hot pot to download recipes from the Internet and to enter my personal recipes. It was apparently discontinued and I’ve been searching for about a year for one to take its place. I have purchased multiple apps with poor results until now. This one fills the bill plus does everything a lot easier. It allows me to download recipes and once they are imported to scale up and down. It also will easily creat a grocery list. The only thing that I would like to see improvement in is the search engine on the Internet browser.
The Best Recipe App Available
ValpoLady on 6/4/2018
This app is easy to use and feature rich. I’ve been using Recipe Book for over 5 years and I Love it! I’ve evaluated other recipe book apps and they have always fallen short in comparison. I do have one item on my wish list and that is the ability to create a PDF file of my recipes.
Searching Online is Very Limited
GamerMistress on 6/3/2018
You can’t search just any website you want but only the 7-10 websites that this app has allowed. Very limited. Might as well just take a picture of the recipe and store the pic in a folder rather than spend the extra dollar for this app. Disappointing.
Great app!
zome on 6/2/2018
My go-to recipe book. Great for developing, editing, and storing recipes. Use it every day.
Quite awesome!
Jon17662 on 5/14/2018
I have just one question.....Is this also available for my android phone? I love this app but have a feeling that it is Apple only?
Great app but...
Nellydesign on 5/13/2018
This is THE killer app for recipes. Better than anything I've ever used. But it desperately needs support and updating. The share feature would be awesome to have but it doesn't work at all. Making sure the app's functionality remains up to date with latest iOS versions is essential too. If it's a money thing, I would pay for this app if it meant more support.
DenningC on 4/30/2018
I love the program! Could you add: Rate a recipe? Rest or proof time? It’s a possible to use the program on her computer? Also can I share my recipes with my children who have android devices?
Love this app, but having a new problem
Scott Rosner on 4/28/2018
I have had this app for several years and literally use it every day. With the most recent update, however, I have lost a little functionality. When browsing on-line sites to upload new recipes, I can no longer navigate around the site. If I browse a recipe and then want to go back to the previous page, there is no way to do it. My only option is “Done” which takes me back to my own recipe list. There used to be an arrow that would take me back to the previous page rather than kicking me out of the online site. It is a bit frustrating and I hope you can address it! Otherwise, this has been a very useful and enjoyable app! Edited 4/28/18 : WOW! Fixed my problem! Thank you, thank you!!
Apple Watch app doesn’t work
joedog11 on 4/28/2018
Apple Watch app stopped working. Crashes every time I launch please fix.
Still the best recipe app
nancycatnurse on 4/26/2018
I’ve used this app for years and it is the only app for me. I sent in a very small issue yesterday after recent update. I received an email response in a an hour or two, and then today got another email telling me about the update to fix the issue. One day! That is impressive and awe inspiring. Thanks so much and if you ever stop I’ll be lost.
I love this app!
jen369 on 4/26/2018
I have so many original recipes and finally an app in which I can keep all of the recipes together. Photo's easily added and sending recipes to friends and family makes this my number 1 app!!! If you have your own recipes this app is for you!!!
Great app
rigonou on 4/24/2018
I love it. I cannot live without it.
Update for iPad Pro Please
gadgetgal99 on 4/24/2018
I love this app, have been using it for years. Unfortunately with the last update, the app does not show a full screen shot. Something has gone wrong. Please send a fix ASAP! I have almost 3000 recipes which I would hate to loose!
Not full screen on iPad Pro
not my day to pick a user name on 4/22/2018
Always use the app and love it. But the latest update will not show full screen on 12” iPad Pro.
Great App
MKRosee on 4/22/2018
Will you ever make the app compatible with Droid and Samsung devices?
Was great and would have been 5 stars...until latest update
DMwildone on 4/18/2018
I’ve had this app for about 4 years and have always loved how it worked until now. The latest update made it much harder to see the recipes on the full screen of iPad. Some of the icons jump to over and cover part of the recipe when in landscape or enlarge print. It almost looks like I have the phone version on my iPad now...which I do not. I was able to scan the list of recipes and glance at individual recipe on same screen when in landscape....can no longer do this. I did not have these problems previous to the update. Please change the app back!
Better than any other recipe app
Madhattersam on 4/17/2018
I have been collecting web recipes in Evernote and buying ebooks of cookbooks. Evernote gets strange formatting issues sometimes that you can’t seem to fix without desktop version. And trying to cook with the kindle app is so frustrating with all the formatting quirks and terrible searching functions. So I’ve started compiling everything into this app. It’s a bit tedious by hand but worth its weight in gold for the organization feature. Having timers built in is sweet too so I don’t have to yell, "hey Siri...Hey Siri! set a timer for 15 minutes" Siri: ok I’ve set a timer for 50 minutes. <insert facepalm here> 4 things I wish for in this app: Add a prep drop down like the ingredient name so I can choose "chopped, minced, etc..." rather than have 10 different listings of onion as a ingredient. Would also make the grocery list so much cleaner too. Another would be the ability to bold, highlight, and/or color text in the directions. I have a habit of skipping over ingredients and it would help to make them stand out more. It would also be nice to tag each direction with estimated time for completion so when making multiple items or meal prep, I can be much more efficient. The last would be to tag grocery list items to the recipe so if I change my mind while shopping, I don’t accidentally skip something I shouldn’t of or buy something I didn’t need.
What has this update done!!
makruzen2 on 4/17/2018
Love this App have been using it on my iPad and iPhone for 5 years, outside of slow to load on my iPhone it is great but today when I logged in on my iPad Pro it is coming across as 1/3 of the page. Please fix!!
What has changed with this app?
Epicurian94507 on 4/10/2018
I’ve been using this app on and off for a few years, and always found it to be easy to use, even when using “Custom Import.” Lately, though, when I have to import manually, the app doesn’t let me capture all the information I need for each category and runs all the ingredients together, rather than putting them on separate lines. Frustrating and always takes additional typing and cleanup. There must be better apps out there.
Good idea, 20-th century look
tabaks on 4/8/2018
The "cutting board diary" UI design needs to go! This skeumorphic abomination belong in a museum!
Needs more
zifel on 3/31/2018
Trying to replace an outdated app that I liked very much. Need customize able categories and perhaps a description field Need to make picture selectable so you can view a bigger image if you tap on it.
I Still Love this app!
Jolontru on 3/25/2018
i do still love this app! i would like to see "Cut & Paste" from a website tho ...... it would be easier than having to hand write a recipe in order to type it in by hand
Just love it! But can’t download Taste of Home.
Hazelann4 on 3/20/2018
So easy to use and love the ability to download and add recipes from my favorite places.
Recipe app review
Reviewer2254 on 3/13/2018
I have always liked this app and use it quite a lot. However it has been getting worse as far as crashing. It crashes all the time. It could be when I’m opening the app itself or opening a recipe or doing a search. It doesn’t seem to matter. It is getting to the point where it is really quite irritating. I never know if it is actually going to work. I use an iPad, about a year old, don’t know if that makes a difference or not. Anyway I would appreciate any suggestions you have. I really do like your app and appreciate it very much. Thank you.
Missing a very important feature
Joefig66 on 2/18/2018
I bought this because I frequently tear out pages from magazines and want to just photograph the recipe and file it. Unfortunately you can’t zoom in on the picture so I wasted my money. My search continues
Love this app!
devans5783 on 2/11/2018
I have had this app for several years now and love it! I only wish it connected to my Mac computer so I can download recipes from there instead of my iPad or phone. Otherwise it’s great and it is super helpful that it connects my grocery list from the iPad to the phone.
Love it
Shackart on 2/3/2018
Love the app. Love I can copy and paste or load from online. I wish you could print the recipe. My hubby likes paper! Updated I found the print and here you can email as well. This app is even better then I thought
Lost my recipes!!
Limited time rider on 1/20/2018
I entered TWO recipes to start using this app and they stayed in there a total of three days and were suddenly replaced with 24 crappy recipes out of nowhere. I don’t care about those, I want mine back! Actually, just give me my money back. Your app is awful and I have lost my new recipe that I thought would be safe if entered in the app. Ha! Joke was on me.
Help! Can’t Import!
Lisa9050 on 1/6/2018
I’ve had this app for years & have loved it. Now I can no longer import recipes. Easy import or custom. The wheel just keeps turning!
No App Updates!
Spambassador on 1/1/2018
Giving this app one star - only because there has not been any updates in more than a year, yet so many people, including myself that love it and depend on its functionality. This app had so much potential - please listen to your feedback!
great app
dr_dmd on 12/20/2017
I love this app. I have never had any problems with it and it does all that the description says it does. Thanks!
Love it, love it,love it
DKnigh on 12/12/2017
Had this app for a couple of years and it’s wonderful having one place to keep all my recipes. Almost ready to say good by to my recipe box. Each time I take a card out of the box to prepare the recipe, I enter it into this little app. That way I don’t get overwhelmed imputing them all.
Been using for several years
Roberts-dlr on 11/29/2017
I have been using this app for several years. I have not been disappointed. It is nice to have the app on my iPad when I am cooking and also on my phone if I am in the grocery store and need to see the ingredients I need to pick up. Very happy!
No category selection current version or syncing
JimHill1933 on 11/27/2017
I had liked my previous version and can’t move recipes to new iPad
Was good years ago
Balletgirrl on 11/25/2017
It’s a bit frustrating when you pay for an app and they don’t update it. I just did the most recent update and still no notes?!? Really so disappointed in this app. Don’t recommend it 👎🏼
Recipe App Rocks!!!!!!
RoemVA on 11/25/2017
I am so happy this app is being updated to be compatible with the new iOS update. This is my one and only app for storing my recipes. I was recently thinking what would I do if it were to be put by the wayside by the developer. Thank you for continuing with this great app! The tutorials are wonderful as I am not a big techy! This app is well worth it!
Love this App!
Zippie52 on 11/24/2017
I really love the ease of using this app. I wish the developer would make it compatible for my MacBook! This would make it perfect!
Great app
Seth_57 on 11/16/2017
This is a great app. I like having my recipes with me and easier to change. Currently been using word documents and pdf files of family recipes that will never need changing. It’s easy to add them to this app. Only problem I have is making a shopping list. It doesn’t combine the ingredients to tell you how many cups of chicken broth you need for all the recipes you are shopping for. And they aren’t grouped in alphabetical order so I’m shopping and realized I need more broth. Or bigger container of parmesan cheese.
Needs an update
Not a native nyorker on 11/4/2017
Not operating up to par after iOS updates. Help!!
Purple ldy on 10/28/2017
This is the best app I have tried. I try other apps, they do not compare to this app.
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