Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner

Pepperplate Inc.

Food & Drink


This app was last updated on: Sep 21, 2015
TapNova doesn't recommend this version of the app.   
New in version 2.8

Import recipes directly from the browser on your iPhone or iPad
Facebook login improvements
Support for iOS 9


Pepperplate is the only app for serious cooks - it has all the tools you need to cook weeknight dinners or host a dinner party for 12. Manage your recipes, create menus, shop with ease and cook like a pro.


* Seamlessly manage your recipes, menus and shopping lists on the web, iPad and iPhone.
* Take your iPhone or iPad into the kitchen and cook your whole menu with multiple cooking timers.
* Create recipes on the iPad and iPhone or make changes to existing recipes.
* Share your favorite recipes with friends and family via Email, Facebook and Twitter.
* Import recipes from your favorite sites and add your own from cookbooks, magazines or old family recipes.
* Combine recipes into menus for dinner parties or holiday meal planning.
* Organize your meals for the week or month by adding menus and recipes to the schedule.
* Add to your shopping list and it automatically syncs to your iPad, iPhone, iPod and
* Organize your shopping to automatically match the way you shop in the grocery store.
* Create your own unlimited categories to organize your recipe collection.
* Your collection synchronizes from the website to the iPad and iPhone and is backed up without connecting to a computer.
* Take your entire collection with you to the grocery store or while traveling, no internet connection required.
* Manage your cooking timers over wifi away from the kitchen on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
* Login with Facebook or your free Pepperplate account

iPad Screenshots
So much promise
PurpleRavenX11 on 8/6/2017
This app is amazing as a recipe manager, but the cross-device support keeps breaking everything else. I use my desktop to input recipes, create menus, and make shopping lists, but when I attempt to sync them to my phone, the empty lists on my phone overwrite what I just did on the desktop instead of the other way around. I can't imagine why the shopping list I made up ten minutes ago gets overwritten by an empty list that's been there for weeks since I downloaded the app, but it happens every time.
Crashes & Forgets Info Immediately
Hoofenlager on 7/18/2017
Virtually useless.
Everything I need except leftovers
Kevin71481 on 7/17/2017
This app does pretty much everything the expensive ones do and does it well. The only thing I'm missing is what most other apps also do not do. I want to search based on ingredient since I might have a ton of potatoes, chicken or other canned goods around.
needs work
Pursuholiness on 7/13/2017
I don't understand why it doesn't have a streamlined easy way to enter ingredients and instructions. HELP
What happened?
andrew.conkling on 6/19/2017
I love this app. It has helped me organize and keep track of recipes and meal planning, and even shopping! One of my favorite apps to recommend to my friends and family. Edit June 2017: So many problems importing from sites recently, and they haven't updated their app or system to fix them even after being contacted. Abandoned?
AussieProf on 6/17/2017
Always "sorry this site is not supported". Useless.
Needs an update
olyve_oyl on 6/13/2017
Love this app, have been using it for a few years. But it needs to be updated desperately. The 'upload a recipe from a website' feature needs more websites added to the list. But besides that last few times I tried to upload a new recipe from the list of sites they do support, it didn't work. The only way to add to your recipe list was by copy/paste. Tedious! I really hope the developers patch in an update.
olo_9903 on 6/7/2017
It's prettty good I'm only 8 and this helps me make stuff without using the stove or oven like baby steps this helps me make stuff health
Needs open in feature
Gobanjoboy on 6/1/2017
Do not assume we all have AirPrint friendly printers. Please add the export feature back.
Waste of time
Buenamom on 5/17/2017
Got the app, signed up, tried to get recipes--never heard of me.
Doesn't work with IOS 10
Renesin on 5/5/2017
Actually spent a lot of time on the website (which works well) importing recipes and creating menus. Problem is I try to create shopping lists and open the recipes within the menu options and it just doesn't work. Had high hopes but very disappointed.
No updates for two years, and erases your shopping list when syncing
tabascom on 4/20/2017
Just like the title says. This is now an orphan app. And it has now gone from problematically syncing to completely wiping out my shopping list, so that I would have to enter all items from scratch again. Unacceptable, irresponsible, and unprofessional.
Please update and continue supporting this app!
BookerC1 on 4/14/2017
I literally use Pepperplate at least once a day, often more! I love being able to add my own recipes and import recipes from the web. I love the shopping list, and the ability to add a recipe my list. Nearly every time I'm at the store, I look up some recipe to make sure I haven't forgotten some ingredient. It just seems to be getting a little more glitchy. I've essentially stopped bookmarking or pinning recipes, as I mostly use Pepperplate. I'll be so disappointed if it ceases to function!
JAUM on 4/13/2017
I have used this for many years and love it!!! Just would love to see it updated and optimized more often. I am having trouble sharing recipes now. I think it might be an optimization issue ?
Favorite recipe app of all time!
Jennb0409 on 3/27/2017
I'm in love with this app. I use it multiple times a day to plan my meals for the week. Best part, the recipes are all approved by me! That's right, all the recipes I like I import into this app. The one thing I can't stand, is when you buy a cookbook and half the recipes I don't like. This app allows you to customize your own cookbook 🤗 love it!
Changed my life
In Scout Mom on 3/20/2017
I have been using Pepperplate for a couple years now and it has changed my life. it has organized the way we do meals and it makes it much easier to plan and go to the grocery store and not have excess food in my cart. I absolutely love this app!!
Corinne Dagmot on 3/13/2017
it does exactly what I need it to do: Import recipes from web or allow for manual import; pull ingredients into shopping list and manipulate list; sync to phone and web..... it is super smart and detects numbering in ingredients and instructions.... even lets you scale recipes ... I searched for an app that could do all this and it was impossible! So happy Pepperplate exists
Great features, super buggy
SCM_city on 3/5/2017
I love the features of this app, but it is really buggy. Problems syncing - has deleted my shopping list several times. The import feature works about once every 20 tries. Seriously considering switching to Paprika, which a friend recommended.
Love it
Moser5000 on 2/22/2017
I love that it syncs between phones and my computer. It's easy to use and everything I need. I wish sharing recipes between users was easier, but that's not why I got it
Don't bother
lovinreno on 2/18/2017
Empty app that has nothing in it. Waste of time.
Helpful kitchen tool, but could use some retooling
VenturaLiza on 2/16/2017
I have been using this app now for nearly a year, after the recommendation from a friend. It has certainly simplified my recipe collection and been a much better tool to keep me organized over using Pinterest. I love that I can import recipes, make my own modifications, and add personalized photos. One of my favourite features is being able to see the entire month at a glance on my desktop. I just wish that this feature was also available on the iPad version. Also, when I view the entire month, only the first through the ninth date are visible. I have contacted the company couple of times about this issue, and they promised they will fix it, but so far they have not. Another review were also commented that the filter feature doesn't seem to work very well. This is also my experience. I often search for a particular recipe using a specific word, and the search tool yields no results. This is quite frustrating. Another improvement that could be made is to the menu feature. When I search for a particular menu I can never seem to find it using the search tool. I have to scroll through the entire five pages of menus I have created. There doesn't seem to be a way to filter them by date or title. It only defaults to most recent. Overall, I give it four stars because it has been a helpful tool in my kitchen. I really like having all of my regular recipes at my fingertips on my iPad. But it could certainly use with an update.
Jdjhvdihvindfv on 2/16/2017
I have been using this app for over 4 years and I love it! I store all of my recipes in it and I make a monthly meal plan on the planner so I know what I am making each day and can plan my grocery shopping trips accordingly. The only problem is I used to be able to view the calendar in the planner so I could avoid duplicating meals throughout the month, now I can only view one week at a time. So I have to scroll through each week to make sure I'm not repeating meals, it was so much nicer when I could see the whole calendar.
Nunugirlsnuggles on 2/3/2017
The app would not let me import any recipes. Why do I need this app to write my weekly dinner list instead of using notepad? Was really hoping to use the recipe function.
THE best!
Ddscarberry on 1/26/2017
Seriously can't say enough good things about this app. It does so much more than what I'd expect from a free app. It makes it so easy to grocery shop, meal plan and cook. Thank you to the developers for offering this for free! I love it ❤
Am I the only one?
Anon10000p on 1/22/2017
Desperately needs an update! We've had issues syncing shopping list across devices, and I can never import recipes from supported sites anymore, just get the error message... can't seem to fix these issues. Shopping around for a more versatile app, because Pepperplate no longer seems to be supported by the developers.
Down from a 5+ to a 2 Star
CDP's iPod & iPhone on 1/19/2017
This has been my all time fav app and I've loaded hundreds of home recipes into it. Easy to use, one can halve or double a recipe with a single tap, prints, emails, etc. It USED to work great and now it doesn't. App no longer auto-imports recipes and hasn't been updated in over a year. When I contacted them, the developer said they were a small group and working on it. I fear this is being killed off and am looking for a replace. Any suggestions?
No Support
Pennijj on 1/13/2017
Been using this for ages and the app support was never outstanding, and now seems to be either nonexistent or just inaccessible; the "help" link doesn't work any more in the app or on the web...what gives? I will continue to limp along, but the import feature has also become very haphazard, the app unreliable. I truly hope the "help" feature returns and import issues are fixed, because I do like this app and rely on it quite heavily. Please, please, PLEASE make it as good as it used to be again!!!
Tech support
A Gourmet Magazine fan on 1/12/2017
I too was having a hard time with tech support but found this way to contact Pepperplate. I googled pepperplate and it listed tech support so I did that and there was an email simply support @ Will see if someone responds .
It has everything and then some....
4funonly on 1/4/2017
If you want an app that is easy to use, lets you arrange files the way you want them, has all the bells and whistles, AND it's reliable- Pepperplate is your best bet. It's a wonderful tool and I'd be lost without it. Thank you designers you did a great job!
Was great -- now is only ok, even for free
Cayman77 on 12/30/2016
I've used Pepperplate for years and highly recommended it to other people. However, it seems to have gone unsupported from some time, and now has a host of issues. For example, when I search for something to find one of my many saved recipes using a simple and obvious key word like "pumpkin", only about half of the recipes including pumpkin in the title. I seem to no longer be able to import recipes from supposedly "supported" websites, and get errors any time I attempt to. I also haven't been able to find a way to change the email address associated with my account, which I've wanted to do for years. This was once a really great site and app, but there are probably better options out there now.
Recipe Binder And Some
rinabambina on 12/30/2016
I love this app. It has been a trusted assistant for my entertaining for years for the following reasons: - Digital collection of recipes allow for access from multiple locations and gadgets. It doesn't get stained, it doesn't take up space, travels/moves easily for continuation of the recipe collection. - Import of recipes from many cooking websites through the web. My wishlist is for them to add this functionality to the app. Still 5-stars because it's that awesome. - Create your own recipes. - Great organization of each recipe. You can edit recipes to read just the way you like it. - Create menus for various meals. For entertaining planning, this is so helpful. - Meal planner for morning, mid-day, evening. - Make a shopping list automatically (with ability to scale each recipe, categorize items by aisle, add items manually, and check things off). - Easy share of recipes through email.
Have loved this app, but no updates or support now
KG515 on 12/23/2016
I have loved Pepperplate for 4-5 years, and have 2000 recipes saved. At first, there was wonderful, fast help available when needed. Now there has been no update to the app since September of 2015, and when I try to get to "support" on the app, it crashes every time. When I go to support on the website, the link is broken. So it's still working right now as far as using it, but don't know whether to keep it, with no updates or support!
Best recipe app
SudentT on 12/23/2016
I've tried fancier apps, but they crash or are full of ads. Nothing is as simple and customizable as pepperplate. It's really saved me time shopping, and I eat better when I've made a meal plan for the week.
Fatally Flawed, unsupported.
Letter Warrior on 12/16/2016
I would love to love this app. I Downloaded it today and added several recipes, and then headed to the store to shop. It was there I discovered that when my phone goes to sleep the application closes or, at best returns me to the home screen. This means the app must be opened again, and I must navigate back to the shopping list. This makes the application essentially useless if one's expectations are for a reasonably intuitive, smooth user experience. I will look elsewhere before investing the time in entering any more recipes. By other reviews it sounds as if there is no support for the application. Move on and find another.
Overall Great
Kintev on 12/12/2016
Fantastic offering, and free! :) But there appears to be an issue with the Bookmarklet (by far the best feature) when used in Chrome. :(
Best Recipe App
iPhone User One on 12/12/2016
I've been using this app for the past 3 years, and it's been exactly what I need. It's free, syncs all my devices with the web version beautifully, and is pretty easy and straightforward once you get the hang of it. Only complaint for the iPhone version is there's no way to multiply a recipe by 2x or 4x. The web version has this feature, as well as allowing you to multiply by any typed in number, like 2.33 etc. Another great feature is the ease at which you can share/email recipes to friends and family. And they get a nicely formatted email to either use as-is, or they can click the link to add it to their Pepperplate account with one-click. Highly recommended!
Just the recipe app I was looking for
fishiflor on 12/9/2016
This recipe app is just what I needed to combine online, book, and personal recipes into one easy access location. I just wish there was more compatibility with different website auto downloads.
have loved it but...
Chonanona on 12/8/2016
With the new IOS 10 I can't open it up on my phone. Other than that I love it and I use my iPad and it is great to have a place with everything.
no longer supported :(
mhinkley on 12/6/2016
This was the best app, something I used daily for the past few years at least. But support seems to be lacking, I'm no longer able to import recipes. I feel like I need to jump ship to another app before I lose all the recipes I've saved
Updates and Support Lacking
Lamlgrw on 12/1/2016
I used to love this app and have used it for a long time. However, the support for it seems to be lacking, maybe because it is free. I can no longer even contact help as the link won't "authenticate" me. All updates must be done on the website or on synchronization it won't update my ipad or iphone. If I am on the website on my ipad I am unable to load a picture as the add image button doesn't work. Ironically, it works if I am on the app but since it won't synchronize with the website or my iphone it is useless. All this used to work a while back. Some of the websites Pepperplate would import directly from no longer work. It's a shame, this was a very good app at one time.
Very poor app
Stligonchu on 11/28/2016
Recipe option is just a set of blank fields with no drop-down list what makes difficult to enter your own data. There are other recipes more structured. Category field is empty so you must be cautious to standardize your recipes. Ingredients measures are not created. So, basically it's an empty app. I will continue searching for others.
Sync now works
Deathbycanon on 11/28/2016
When I 1st started it took about 30 minutes after creating an account for what I added from my phone to show up on my computer. Once it started syncing it worked pretty quickly between the two devices.
Love it!
Kristy1432 on 11/19/2016
I absolutely love this app! It has everything you need to make meal planning, recipe organizing, and shopping so easy!!!. Love, love, love! Recommend to all!
Need better SORT option!
Lisa WI on 11/13/2016
Agree with the last reviewer 100%. Love the import option, the recipe formatting and recipe scaling, but desperately needs to be able to sort by category. Then a 5 star rating would be easy.
LOVE Pepperplate, App is ok
ShellieRock on 11/11/2016
I absolutely love Pepperplate and the app is really helpful when I'm out shopping. The downside is I can't import recipes from links through the app. Id love to be able to add a link when surfing the web on my phone, rather than having to email them to myself and upload when I am in front of a computer.
Beautiful Recipe App with Some Problems
aizjanika on 11/7/2016
UPDATE: I still love this app and use it for most of my recipes now. I am concerned that there has not been an update in over a year, and no iOS 10 update. There are a few glitches in the app that have been there for quite a while, too. When editing a recipe, often times the editing window disappears from the screen so I can't see what I'm typing or what is already there. This happens with the category window, the notes window, the ingredients window, and the instructions window. It's been this way consistently for probably a year. The app is good and still useful in every other way, so I just do my best wit it. It would be nice if the app were updated to correct glitches that I and others have seen, to update features, and to make it more compatible with iOS 10. I am concerned that I have spent a lot of time adding recipes (and sharing it with others family members who also add recipes and use the recipes), only for it to go away. I realize this can happen with any app--I would just be very disappointed to see it happen to this app. I also wish you could import recipes directly ito the app. Original Review: I love the way Pepperplate displays the recipes. The app is super-easy to use. I love being able to import recipes from some sites (using a browser, not the app), though I wish it worked with more sites. Overall, it's a great app that usually works consistently. There was a crashing problem after the iOS 9 update, but it was fixed within a few days (and I was able to access my recipes through Safari in the meantime).
NOT primarily a mobile app!
Writerinfact on 10/27/2016
Excellent idea, poorly executed for mobile users. One cannot add recipes from "supported" sites on iPad; it can only be done on desktop/laptop. Disgustingly tedious to be forced to copy/paste from supposedly supported sites! Cannot easily sort or group without "tagging" a recipe. Each one individually. Sorry, I gave up on it.
Just one wish
Tcioni on 10/8/2016
Love so much about this app. I've been using Pepper Plate for about three years and use all the features available. The one thing I would change is in the shopping list - currently when I add several variations of one thing (cans of diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste for example) the app congregates all of these items into 1 item on my shopping list and ups the quantity. When using the mobile app in the store, it's difficult to see exactly what I need. Please consider letting things like this be separate items on the list in a future update.
Needs an iOS 10 update ASAP!
ChrisJ1927 on 10/6/2016
I had to cut back a couple of stars because some improvements need to me made with regard to iOS 10 compatibility. Since I've upgraded, I've noticed that whenever you leave the app (say, using multitasking to switch to another app) and come back, the app reloads back to the home screen (recipes). This can cause checked items on the shopping list to be unchecked again because the app hasn't synchronized with the server. Another flaw is that when sending multiple recipes (unfortunately in separate emails...would like to see that soon), choosing the email option on a different recipe after you've already sent one will result in sending an email with the previous recipe. It's like the first recipe you sent gets stuck. This issue, of course, is resolved by quitting the app and relaunching it. This app makes my weekly meal planning much simpler and I hope to see an update soon. I'm disappointed that the last update was Sept. 2015.
Won't Copy Instructions in Recipe when importing
Bpfsugar on 10/1/2016
I Love this App. but for over a year now when importing a recipe from it doesn't import the instructions for the recipe. I reported it a long time ago and was told they working on it but it's been over a year and nothing! Hard to gave a recipe without instructions!!
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Pepperplate Inc.
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Released: Nov 18, 2010
  • Current Version Released: Sep 21, 2015
  • Version: 2.8
  • Size: 94.4 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: English;