Recipe software

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by chibearchef, May 16, 2011.

  1. chibearchef

    chibearchef

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    Hey everyone! I'm looking for a decent, relatively cheap (free is always nice) recipe writing software or format for Word/Excel. Can anyone give me some suggestions? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. petemccracken

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  3. scarbelly

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    I just started using Living Cookbook 2011 about 6 months ago and am very happy with it. They support lots of import formats including a recipe capture feature where you just copy a recipe in any format and paste it into the software, then highlight where the items go - ingredients, proceedure, notes, category etc.

    They have a 30 day free trial at

    www.livingcookbook.com
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  4. maryb

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  5. mariusve

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    Hi,

    Please try out Chef Master as well (http://www.e-foodrecipes.com). It's a different concept of a recipe software (it updates its database based on the recipes contributed by its other users) so you may find it interesting.

    I am its author so I hope this is not considered shameless advertising. :)

    Marius
     
  6. phatch

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    If you stick around and contribute to the site, we'll overlook the spammyness.
     
  7. mariusve

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    Hi phatch,

    Please don't mention the 's' word, it hurts my eyes. :) Thanks for being nice, though. I hate spamming too... OK, I'm done talking here because I don't want to pollute the OP's thread w/ offtopic stuff.

    I won't go anywhere and I'll contribute to the community.

    Thanks again,

    Marius
     
  8. panini

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    Hi Marius,

      That other software you had herd about, does it volume up pastry formulas with the proper

    levening adjustments?

    Jeff
     
  9. mariusve

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    I'm afraid that just like most other recipe software out there it has a very simple way of scaling; it's all linear, nothing fancy so it isn't really something a professional chef would use. This is more for home-cooking as a hobby really.. In other words, it doesn't distinguish between pastry and other things.

    I hope that helps,

    Marius
     
  10. rrcos

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    Hello ChiBear and all

    I use an older version of Living Cookbook..  It works very well for me. The import function is the best.. even from html text.. importing a recipe takes just a few seconds.

    The only function I personally dislike is that I can only have it running on 1 PC.. so when I travel, I can't have my recipes (thru living cookbook) on my laptop.
     
  11. rgm2

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    RRCos: You can virtually log into your computer from anyplace... It is a simple setup, it just depends on how you do it. There are software solutions that you can buy once but will be obsolete soon, or go with a SAAS  solution.
     
  12. rgm2

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    Does anyone out here use an online solution so if your comp crashes you are not hosed??? I understand that you can back up your files, but that is a PITA IMHO... 

    P.S. another reason I was an online solution is that I want to be able to access it from anywhere.
     
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  13. phatch

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    I use textfIles and store them on dropbox.
     
  14. happy cooker

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    I use (or have) TheRecipeManager for my Mac.  It runs on the PC, too.  I much prefer entering my own recipes in Pages (similar to Word) and then save them to my USB drive.