Android Device Support

User Guide

Welcome to iCookbook! Keep reading to learn about the features that will help you get the most out of your iCookbook experience on your Android device.

Explore
With thousands of recipes at your fingertips, how do you choose? Use the Explore feature to find the perfect recipe. Explore using one of the filters: Dish, Ingredient, Theme, Cuisine, Occasion or Brand, or combine filters to narrow your search. The Filters Selected section of the Explore panel shows all of the filters that you’ve selected; touch the red X button to remove a filter.

Try the Dish filter to look for specific parts of a meal. Start with the Ingredient filter to search for recipes using ingredients you have on hand. Search for casseroles, kid-friendly dishes, 30-minute recipes and more using the Theme filter. Use the Cuisine filter to browse ethnic favorites. Try the Occasion filter to find seasonal selections and recipes for holiday gatherings. Use the Brand filter to search for recipes by brand-name ingredients. Recents helps you keep track of your browsing history by showing you recipes that you’ve recently viewed.

To hide the Explore panel and simply search by scrolling through your recipes, touch the Search button in the top bar of your screen.

Stir
Not sure what to make? Looking for inspiration? Use the Stir function to see a random selection of twelve recipes. Touch the Stir button to activate the feature and see twelve random recipes. Touch the spoon icon to see nine more; repeat as desired. Try using Stir after you’ve selected filters to narrow down your search results to nine recipes. Touch the Stir button again to turn off the feature and to view the entire recipe collection.

Recipe Page
When you find a recipe that you’d like to see in more detail, tap the image or title. In addition to ingredients, preparation steps and a photo, the Recipe Page view gives you an estimate of difficulty and cost per serving. Tap the bar with the icons to zoom. Use the My Notes area to jot down comments and notes, which are saved with each recipe.

Share what’s cooking in your kitchen through any of the social media installed on your device by touching the Share button. Also from this screen, you can use the star button at the top to add the recipe to your My Recipe Box and, of course, make the recipe! When you’re ready to cook, touch the Prepare button.

Prepare
In the Prepare feature, the preparation steps are the focus. Prepare walks you through your recipe, one step at a time, and gives you a preview of what’s next along with your full ingredient list. Set in large print, the preparation steps are visible from a safe distance away from potential cooking messes.

My Recipe Box
Add your favorite recipes that you’ve made, and also recipes that you’d like to try, to My Recipe Box by touching the star icon. To access your My Recipe Box, touch the star icon located on the right side of the top menu bar.

Tools
The Tools menu contains handy Conversions and Substitutions lists for quick reference, and gives you access to the device’s built-in Timers.

Timers
Set as many Timers as you need through the Tools menu. Set timers are indicated in the bottom bar as clock icons; when the timer is hidden, touch the icon to view or modify it.

 

Note: iCookbook captures data about the use of the application to help us to understand how we can make the application better, we do not gather any personal data.

FAQ

Missing Recipe Content?
The initial release version of iCookbook for Android had a recipe for Apple Cinnamin Rolls that was missing some content. That has since been fixed in a newer release, but for those of you who are still using the earlier version, click here for the missing content.

Release Notes

What’s new in version 1.2

Initial Release on the Android Platform

We are proud to release iCookbook on the Android p...