Crouton: Cooking Companion

Crouton: Cooking Companion

By Devin Davies

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2019-09-02
  • Current Version: 2023.12.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 101.48 MB
  • Developer: Devin Davies
  • Compatibility: iOS 15.0+
Score: 4.82
From 690 Ratings


Crouton is feature packed recipe organizer & meal planner  Import Anywhere Crouton supports importing recipes from almost everywhere! Pull recipes automatically out of websites and just save the bits you need. You can also scan recipes straight out of your recipe book using OCR Plan Your Week With your favourite recipes on hand, Crouton makes it very easy to plan your meals for the week (or even long into the future). If you’re stuck for ideas let Crouton automatically generate the meal plan from your dinner recipes. Step by Step Mode Crouton offers a unique step by step mode. Focus on one step at time as you cook, you can tap on ingredients within a step to get the quantity (saves you jumping back and forth between the steps and ingredients). With hands free mode you can move between steps without touching your device! Perfect for when you have messy hands. Timers Start timers with a tap. Crouton detects times within recipes and lets you start timers straight from the steps. A convenient heads up display keeps the times front of mind while you continue to use the app. Grocery Lists Create grocery lists directly from your recipes, easily copy just the ingredients you need to your list. Integrates with Reminders for convenient access. iCloud Sync All of your recipes are conveniently synced between all of your devices using iCloud. Recipe Feeds Save your favourite recipe RSS feeds into Crouton to see new recipes as they’re published from your favourite blogs. AI Importing Quickly import recipes using AI. Import a recipe from a single photo with no manual entry required. Also supports plain text and images. Family Sharing Share your recipes with friends and family using iCloud, so everyone knows what’s for dinner. Crouton also offers a range of customization including custom icons and app colors.


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A “magic” app

Two times I’ve chased my wife down to show her the amazing capabilities of this app. It truly solves the problem of online recipes-my favorite recipe for instance was from Betty Crocker and in 3 different phases and steps and it was a mess to organize every time I wanted to use it. This is a dream. … Then I found out the hands free features 🤯 I’m also switching over our grocery list to this app. I would like it if it could publish to a notes note that I keep with my wife and fam, but I’ll take it.
By Videoalex

Great app, some confusion on pricing

Overall this is a wonderful app. The only thing I wasn’t clear about was why the AI import was in the subscription rather than in the single time purchase. With the advancements from Apple to provide on device AI, this doesn’t seem to align with the help text explaining this requires reoccurring costs. Overall though, that’s a single feature in a wider subscription with more features and the app is great. I’d recommend it even with the confusing pieces, but depending on how much you want to use AI, some other apps may be a better choice that include that in a one-time purchase. UPDATE: With the feedback from the dev, this makes sense and I really appreciate their responsiveness. Would highly recommend this application.
By R4z3rsPar4d0x

It would be a good app….

If you could add more than five recipes on the free version. I wish this was stated from the beginning so I didn’t waste time adding and customizing recipes only to find out that this won’t be usable for me. I wanted to test this app as an alternative to my current practice of PDF’ing all my recipes to the Files app that’s neatly organized with folders. I don’t really understand the asking for tip if you’re going to paywall true functionality of the app. Overall, the features locked behind paywall aren’t worth it so that’s why recipe count is limited as well. It’s a shame because there was potential for this app and I would’ve supported via tip, but now it’s getting shelved in a folder for now and possibly deleted in near future.
By StBaumy

Best Cooking App Ever. Seriously.

I’ve tried them all over the last 20 years- Key Ingredient, Chef Tap, and dozens of others. If I was creating a dream app for cooking, this is it. They’ve literally thought of everything. No joke, this is THE ONE.
By Suzy Homemaker Gone Bad


I was initially impressed with the no nonsense design coming from some other workable but ugly apps. Then I found wink navigation. And I’m going to tell all my friends. And I like the other stuff too but chefs kiss to this wink nav stuff. I AM A MEDIOCRE CHEF and A NOW A CROUTON FAN.
By James Earl Warden

Crouton is a terrific app

What a terrific use of my mobile device and iPad. The app is great and the features are wonderful. The developer is super responsive and helpful too!
By Mattyliebs

Just downloaded this app

Saw it on Mastodon. Downloaded and tried importing some recipients from websites. Worked smoothly. Looking froward to seeing if this will be the recipe app I have been looking for…
By Hello Rocket

Sold out, full of ads, features removed

Used to be a good app. I purchased one time to support a small independent developer. Now a few months later it’s the same old story, nothing but ads and moved to a subscription model. Removed features my wife relied on like converting photos to recipes. So much for supporting “the little guy” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
By Eusisndbifu

I absolutely LOVE this app

It helps me sort the "keepers" from my pinterest board and is less distracting. Importing recipes by url is a breeze. Can use on my ipad or my laptop, so I can make a grocery list from my computer and cook in the kitchen using my laptop to read the recipe.
By Starsunflower

A staple in our household

My partner and I aren't good at cooking, and we especially aren't good at cooking without a plan. Crouton has been invaluable at keeping track of what dishes we actually like to eat AND cook. It's helpful to stay focused while cooking, and it helps add the exact ingredients we need for a meal to a grocery list. It's also great for importing recipes from outside sources, like websites and cookbooks. Thanks for making it!
By @austinjckson

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