If you are using an iPhone 

  • Within your recipe under the recipe title, tap the 'SHARE' button
  • Select your share method, if you're sending to another CB user we recommend using 'Send to CB user'
  • Send the CB file via email, whatsapp etc. (Unfortunately there is a known problem with sharing CB user files via text on iOS)
  • Once you have received the CB recipe file, tap on the file (please note - if it does not automatically open the action options please tap the share icon first)
  • Scroll to the right along the app icons and select more..
  • Scroll down until you see the CB icon with 'Copy to CookBook'
  • The CB recipe file sent to you will then open up within your CookBook App, from here you can edit, add your own tags, etc. and then hit save to add it to your CookBook


If you are using an Android-   

  • Within your recipe under the recipe title, tap the 'SHARE' button
  • Select your share method, if you're sending to another CB user we recommend using 'Send to CB user'
  • Send the CB file via text, email, whatsapp etc. 
  • Tap on the CB recipe file to open it in CookBook or on some Android versions you must;
  • Save it to your device and file manager
  • Open CookBook, tap on 'Add a recipe' and select 'Add from file' option
  • Navigate to your file manager and select the recipe file you saved 
  • The CB recipe file sent to you will then open up, from here you can edit, add your own tags, etc. and then hit save to add it to your CookBook


If this is not working for you please send through the steps you're taking so that we can try to replicate what you're experiencing along with one of the recipe files you're trying to send/save - hello@thecookbookapp.com