BigOven Celebrates 8 Million Downloads with release of Grocery List, Menu Planner, and New Facebook Friends Features

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Leading independent cooking app adds Facebook integration to help home cooks discover their friends' favorite dishes.

BigOven's cooking apps have been downloaded over 8 million times

BigOven's cooking apps have been downloaded over 8 million times

Your new best friend in the kitchen.

BigOven announced that its immensely popular cooking apps now offer grocery list, menu planning and new Facebook features at no charge. Separately, BigOven announced that its app installs have exceeded 8 million across iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, NOOK and Kindle Fire platforms.

“BigOven is committed to making it easier to cook at home, saving busy families time and money. We’re excited to open up some of our most powerful features to everyone as we continue to innovate,” says Steve Murch, BigOven founder and CEO.

BigOven, rated “Best Recipe App” by the readers of for the past two consecutive years and recipient of numerous editorial accolades for ease of use, helps home cooks through the entire process of cooking: discovering new recipes, organizing recipes, planning menus, grocery shopping, cooking delicious meals, and sharing recipes with friends.

BigOven’s grocery list lets cooks simply add recipes or individual items, and will automatically sort the list by grocery department. With BigOven’s Menu Planner, cooks can plan days, weeks or months in advance, and then generate a sorted grocery list for any date range with a couple clicks. Grocery lists and menus can be edited on the web or mobile device, and changes are synchronized across devices. Previously available only to paying BigOven Pro members, the grocery list and menu planning features are now free for all cooks.

Separately, starting today, BigOven has made recipe sharing easier than ever by letting all cooks easily view the recipes added and favorited by Facebook friends. Cooks can view their friends’ recipes anywhere via BigOven’s iPhone and iPad apps (coming soon for Android).

With BigOven, home cooks can have all their own recipes, recipes from friends, and more than 250,000 other recipes – all in one place and portable.

BigOven Pro members ($19.99/year) enjoy an ad-free experience across all devices, plus access to advanced features such as private notes on recipes, adding recipes by URL and bookmarklet, detailed recipe nutrition info and more. Pro members also receive 25 credits for BigOven’s innovative RecipeScan. Cooks just submit photos of Grandma's recipes, cookbook favorites, or any handwritten or typed paper recipes. BigOven does all the work to type them as private, fully portable, scalable, searchable, categorized recipes with detailed nutrition info – ready to add to the menu planner and grocery list.

BigOven is the ultimate kitchen tool that gets home cooks inspired and organized in the kitchen and on the go. With over 8 million downloads, BigOven’s free Recipes and Grocery List apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet, Kindle Fire, Nook and Windows Phone. Listed in the iTunes App Store Food and Drink category Top 10, BigOven was named Readers’ Choice: Best Recipe App for 2011 and 2012 on and Best Social App by Toque Magazine. BigOven has over 1.8 million members and was created by and for people who love to cook. Pro membership is optional for just $19.99/year, with a free trial available at

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