Pepperplate Cooking Planner

Pepperplate Cooking Planner

By Pepperplate Inc.

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2010-11-19
  • Current Version: 3.1.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 71.87 MB
  • Developer: Pepperplate Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 2.77778
From 9 Ratings


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 on your iPad and iPhone. Features: * Pepperplate seamlessly manages recipes, menus and shopping lists on the web, iPad and iPhone. * Take your iPad into the kitchen and cook your whole menu with multiple timers for each recipe. * 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 the shopping list on the web and it automatically syncs to your iPhone or iPad to take to the store. * Shopping list is automatically organized to match the order you shop in the grocery store. * Create your own categories to organize your recipe collection. * Your collection synchronizes automatically from the website to the iPad and iPhone and is backed up automatically without connecting to a computer. * Take your entire collection with you to the grocery store or while traveling, no internet connection required. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • Was free, not anymore

    By Red Claw
    I DO NOT LIKE COMPANIES THAT DO THIS! Do I understand that they need to charge money to keep the business going? Yes. Do I understand that they replace what was once a free application with a now you have to pay for it to even use get access to your documents? Absolutely not! (And yes, I have gone to the website and downloaded my saved recipes.) There could have been several different ways that they could of handled this. Keep the free app available for a short time and offer the paid subscription as another separate application. After the short amount of time the free app would no longer get updates and it would of been put to end of life, removing the app from the App Store and leaving the paid application available. People that already downloaded the free app would continue to be able to use it but after a certain number of iOS updates it would stop working due to incompatibles. The recipes for the free app could also be saved locally on the device instead of having to go through a web service. -or- Keep the subscription service as an available purchase in the app but limit the number of recipes that someone can enter for free.
  • Too much money for 0 upgrades

    By Melissaannemcdermott
    I’ve used Pepperplate for years and love it. I would gladly pay a one time fee to keep this app but $2.99 a month for a glorified recipe box is ridiculous.
  • Recipe thieves!

    By Snelltaylor
    It used to be free, then they started charging $3/mo. I couldn’t get access to any of my recipes until paying the ransom. If you’re going to start charging, at least let me get all my recipes and make a decision whether or not to continue to use the app and pay!
  • Export your recipes without paying for a subscription

    By TexasLeigh
    Update 4: So Pepperplate updates the now-subscription app with “bug fixes” following months of complaints, and that resets the rating from 1.4 stars to 5 stars because all the previous ratings are now effectively ignored. How bogus. Apple should not allow this to happen. Update 3: Don’t pay a month’s subscription just to get your recipes! Logon to your account through the Pepperplate website (not the app) and click on “export recipes.” This will save all your recipes in a zip file on your computer or tablet. There are apps that will import your recipes, such as Paprika. Update 2: If you were caught off guard and can’t get your recipes out of the app, see the update below. Update: For those of you unable to get your recipes from the app, try accessing them via Pepperplate’s website. At the bottom of the page, it should say “export” or something similar. Use this to export your recipes in a zip file and save them. Then find a new recipe app (I use Paprika) which will allow you to import your recipes from the zip file. This app was always so-so at best. It would rarely import recipes from most sites, so users had to manually import recipes, which was both time consuming and annoying. The app hasn’t been updated for 4 years. Then in late January 2020, they sent users an email saying they were switching from free to a paid subscription of $3 a month. A one time fee is one thing. Paying monthly forever is another. Easy math tells you it only takes 3 years to be out $100. And all the app did was store recipes the users put into it. That’s it. I exported my recipes from Pepperplate into a zip file from their website. Then I paid a $5 one time fee to buy the Paprika app. The Paprika app allows you to easily import the recipes from the Pepperplate zip file. Paprika also quickly and easily imports recipes from websites, something Pepperplate always struggled with. Paprika is working great so far. My only complaint with Paprika is the import took out the numbering of steps in the recipe directions, but it left in the carriage returns between steps, so that’s not a deal breaker for me. I suspect Pepperplate is not going to get enough subscribers to remain in existence. Thus, all users need to download their Pepperplate recipes in a zip file and save them before the app goes (deservedly) belly-up.
  • Great app and support team

    By jrjmedia
    This fix completely resolves a synchronization issue I was having. I got a very fast response from the support team over email and they released this fix a few days later.
  • No tech support

    By cld89leona
    I’ve been a loyal user for years. I accepted the subscription requirement with the expectation there would be tech support. There has been minimal improvements and the interface is the same. For $$$, I have high expectations. Too bad pepperpkate couldn’t meet them. I switched to paprika and I lovvvvvve the service. Do yourself a favor and switch.
  • Too expensive

    By smee747
    Been using Pepperplate for years until they started charging monthly for it with no other options. Why not make it a one time app purchase? $2.99 a month is just too much for how much I use it. Sad to see it go but...
  • I just want my old recipes

    By Ecicalese
    I just want to be able to download my ok’d recipes that i spent tons of time organizing in this stupid app that once was free and now isn’t - with no value added!!!! Gross.
  • Had to pay money with no warning to get my saved recipes

    By Bluerosewild
    Dear Pepperplate have you ever heard of Instagram? Don’t you think it would be ridiculous to charge without warning just to see your old posts?? Yup that’s exactly what you did. There is no way the function of this app is worth $2.99/month when there are free options like maybe say...Instagram
  • Very disappointed to have to enroll to a subscription

    By Eugenio De La Rosa
    Very disappointed to have to enroll to a subscription