Crouton: Cooking Companion

Crouton: Cooking Companion

By Devin Davies

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2019-09-02
  • Current Version: 2021.14
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 43.88 MB
  • Developer: Devin Davies
  • Compatibility: iOS 14.0+
Score: 4.64
From 130 Ratings


Crouton is a simple meal planning and recipe organising app.  Easily keep track of recipes you love by storing websites, images and notes associated with them. Use these recipes to meal plan for your week ahead so you always know what's for dinner. Create shopping lists from recipe ingredients and conveniently sync with Reminders. Share your recipes with your household using iCloud. Features: • Store recipes using websites, images, ingredients and instructions • Auto recipe website detection, import recipes from websites fast • Step by step mode, with hands free navigation (Wink left and right) • Create shopping lists from ingredients • Meal plan your dinners for the week • Autogenerate meal plans from your existing recipes • Scale recipes to cook for larger (or smaller) groups • Scan ingredients and method straight out of the recipe book with OCR • Back up and sync recipes and meal plan across your devices using iCloud • Custom app colors and icons


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Truly amazing application

Navigating recipes hand-free is simply mind blowing! Gorgeous app, designed to feel at home on iOS. Ingesting recipes is painless with various options to scan text when adding cooking steps or ingredients. Would love to see additional export options. After investing the time to input all of my recipes into the app, it would be comforting to know I could extract them (in bulk, not one by one), and into a format which can be used elsewhere. Markdown is awesome! If I could export in bulk to markdown that would be even better. Thank you for this excellent app!
By Slaxx99

Looks nice. Would like to share to Paprika

I love the look and feel of this app. But, I have friends and family invested in Paprika. I’d like to be able to share to Paprika but cannot find a way.
By riffraf

Amzing app

This app does almost prefect and not greedy as peprika. I am a happy camper with the amazing UI.
By iArivu

Really lovely

Simple UI, easy to import recipes, active developer, inexpensive, not a subscription - what’s not to love? I’ve tried Paprika in the past but couldn’t get past the somewhat dated UI. Mealime has been our go-to for meal planning but I felt boxed in to their recipes, unable to add our own. Crouton opens that up immensely, not only allowing recipes from Mealime to be imported, but from all major recipe sites. And it feels like it’s only getting better. Reviews from a year ago asked for features like multiple recipes per day in the meal calendar or iCloud sharing, and the developer has delivered on those. I’m always excited about apps that have independent developers attached who are excited about their project. Excitement breeds excitement!
By theschlaepfer

Caters to my every need

Every time I go to use this app, I find a new feature that is super useful in the kitchen. Easily one of my favorite apps ever.
By Jdb000

A lean, mean, wonderful alternative to Paprika 3

I was a longtime user of Paprika 3, but got so frustrated with its bloated design and non-native feel. I love how Crouton strikes the balance between minimalist and featureful.
By czaberfang

Good Recipe App - Built-in Timer would be an improvement

I’ve been using this since it first shipped. It’s a good recipe app. I’ve used Paprika and loved that app too. One thing in Crouton I feel is missing is a Timer. When a recipe includes a direction to “bake for 20 minutes” it would be very nice to tap that and have a timer initiate.
By mattone2

Love the app but....

I love the app. It is helping me meal plan and actually on my weight loss journey. However, the app keeps freezing on me. I have to keep force quitting it and reopening it. It works perfectly when I do, but it is annoying.
By CookingWTracy

Keeps me eating healthy and organized! :)

I have recipes saved in bookmarks in safari, Hello Fresh recipe cards, T-Mobile Cookbooks, and family recipes, random pieces of paper, and basically anything else that can hold a list of ingredients with steps. This app is AMAZING and is filled to the brim with fluent and intuitive design, and incredibly ease of use. Because of this, and everything else this app has to offer, I felt exceptionally compelled to write a review. So many unique features help this stand apart and not only help me stay organized, but spend more time making food and heating healthy, rather than going out to eat. I appreciate every small detail, like being able to automatically add the ingredients to your reminder’s app, or use the app hands free via winking, and it really does add to the value. This is all not even acknowledging the app is on iOS, iPad OS, and macOS! So excited to see the future of this app! :)
By KingOfVR

Great app and not subscription based

This has been great to organize our recipes in one place. The ability to pull recipes from a website is amazing and usually does a pretty good job importing them correctly. There are a few minor UI issues (sometime I have to navigate away from a page and back before the UI updates, occasionally the responsiveness is a little sluggish, etc) but these are in no way dealbreakers. If I was to ask for a single additional feature, it would be the ability to add sub-groups to the recipe's ingredients and procedure. This would help with parsing more complex recipes.
By hallboyone

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