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iCookbook The Complete Cooking Solution

by Publications International, Ltd
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

Price: $4.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.101
  • Addressed visibility issue in Amazon Appstore for Android app.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0058W5D0W
  • Release Date: June 30, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,981 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Access to more than 2,000 hand-selected recipes
  • Use the app on your tablet--it's optimized
  • Enjoy a intuitive visual interface with easy-to-follow graphics and tools
  • See mouthwatering photos of the prepared recipes
  • Personalize recipes with your own notes and reminders
  • Use the superior sorting feature to find just what you need
  • Time your culinary perfections and use substitution lists and conversion charts
  • Optimized for use on your tablet or other Android devices with screens 3 inches or larger

Product Description

More than 2,000 recipes and photographs, equivalent to 20 giant cookbooks! Free monthly updates without the annoying ads!

The iCookbook team of ACCREDITED FOOD EXPERTS and NUTRITIONISTS selected recipes that use readily accessible (and affordable) ingredients. The recipes will inspire you and help solve your everyday problem of meal selection.

FREE recipes every month!
Every month, the iCookbook team will carefully select a group of new recipes that you can add to your collection at NO ADDITIONAL COST so iCookbook™ will grow with you and become the only cooking app you will ever need.

Everything a Cook Needs
More than just recipes, iCookbook is a complete cooking solution for your kitchen!
• Prepare Mode: Unique to iCookbook, the Prepare feature provides an enhanced display of a recipe a cook can read at a distance from their tablet or phone.
• Stir it Up! Feeling adventurous? Press Stir and iCookbook offers a selection of randomly chosen recipes based on a particular search or filter criteria.
• My Recipe Box. Enables a cook to create a set of iCookbook favorite recipes for easy retrieval, and add recipes from a personal recipe collection.
• Share with Friends and Family. Share on Facebook, or email any recipe to all your friends to let them know what you are cooking.
• Personalize the Recipes. Everyone likes to put their own personal touch to a recipe. Our Notes feature allows you to record your ideas and comments about iCookbook recipes.
• Kitchen Tools. Multiple timers, substitution lists, and measurement conversion charts.
• Shopping List. Tag ingredients directly from a recipe to your shopping list, then email your list.
• Add your own recipe – You can easily add your own recipes so you never lose your Grandma’s favorite chocolate cookies or your world-famous pasta sauce. Once the recipe is added, you can also easily add your own photos, search for your recipe or even share your personal favorite through E-mail.

Still want more? Every month new special recipe packs are available for purchase in addition to your free update.

“A delicious kitchen accessory” – USA Today
“A gorgeous, fun-to-use cooking app” – About.com
“This application really covers everything you get out of your current cookbook and much more” – Appliance Insider

Developed by Publications International, Ltd. Publications International develops and sells more than 9 million cookbooks a year. iCookbook for Android includes more than 2,000 hand selected recipes from your favorite brand name brands like Crock-Pot®, KitchenAid®, Swanson®, Hershey®, Philadelphia Cream Cheese®, Nestlé® and more! Each recipe has been rigorously tested either by the iCookbook team or the extensive testing process of your favorite brands, so you know they will turn out perfect each and every time!

Technical Details

  • Size: 17MB
  • Version: 2.0.101
  • Developed By: Publications International, Ltd (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
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83 of 97 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works nicely with a tablet July 14, 2011
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All in all I'd say this app is very well done with two notable exceptions: The first being that each recipe is sponsored by a brand so in a sense the entire product is just one big advertisement. There are a ton of cookbooks which do the same so I suppose this doesn't bother most people.

The second issue is that very few of the recipes include nutrition information. So if you care about that sort of thing, which I do, then you'll be disappointed. Everything is easy with this cookbook except figuring out what exactly you are eating with respect to calories, carbs, fat, salt, etc. If you want to know that stuff you'll have to look up all of the components of the dishes and calculate it for yourself in most cases.

Aside from that, the actual app is very well put together. You can search for recipes based on brand, food group, occasion, etc. There are step-by-step directions, big photographs, and the dishes look easy enough for a monkey to make this stuff. So,for what it is, I think the app is put together nicely, lots of great features, and it looks great on a tablet.

Because it lacks nutrition info for most items I probably won't get a ton of use out of it, personally, but I think most people would find it a worthwhile app. If this app had complete nutrition info for each of the recipes I'd love it. As is, it's still pretty good.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only wish nutritional information was provided July 14, 2011
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I would give this five stars if it included nutritional information for all the recipes as well. Though it's hard to complain when the app is being given away today.

As someone who is trying to make better food choices and lose weight at the same time, nutritional information is pretty critical to me deciding what dishes I will be preparing for my family. I normally only use cookbooks with nutritional information provided, but downloaded this to check it out.

I can always plug the recipes into some recipe builder tools online, but that sort of defeats the quick and easy part of the app.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars happily hungry July 14, 2011
By Ann L.
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After using so many rickety android apps for rcipes/cookbooks, i was stoked to see one with a slick layout, tempting recipes, and cool features (such as the ability to annotate recipes). cant wait to take this app with me to the grocery store tonight to make my first recipe! :)
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I'm Hungry! July 14, 2011
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The pictures in this app look very appetizing. All of the recipes I browsed seemed easy with not too many ingredients. The categories were easy to navigate also. I'm using DROID X, and as others have said, it's a little small, most definitely still big enough to read though. This is a great app so far, and I will be recommending it to my friends. Thanks, Amazon, for offering a Fairs that is actually useful.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful July 14, 2011
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lovely app. Would probably be even better on a tablet, since some menus are a bit small even for my evo. still, this is very functional and well designed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works great on my kindle fire! November 21, 2011
By milesp
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so far one of the best apps ive added to my fire. tons of great recipes with big rich photos. great interface all around, totally worth the money!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Icookbook July 14, 2011
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Finally a cooking app made for a Tablet. looks great on my T-Mobile G-Slate. Only suggestion would be to add the ability to rate recipes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great recipe app! July 14, 2011
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Great app! I love that it lets you filter with more than one ingredient/theme/dish/ect at a time. Perfect for a pregnant woman with cravings every night, lol. The font is a little small, but totally readable on my droid 2.
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