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Computer programs for organizing recipes

Jenny Mar 2, 2006 06:40 PM

Does any one have a program they like? I'm looking for a simple one that lets me write the recipes I cut and paste from internet sources in a uniform manner, i. e., title across the top, ingredients in columns, then instructions across the bottom. I may want to print them on card files and I also need a way to classify them. Google lists a number of programs but some of them seem to have more features than I need. I have good recipe sources so I don't need one with a cookbook. Thanks

  1. Andiereid Dec 5, 2006 03:41 PM

    I'm using Master Cook 9, and it's got some good features, but it is buggy (I design and test software for a living, so take that with a grain of salt - I'm paid to design user flow and then break software). I don't find it terribly user-friendly - there are a lot of things that should be right-click options that aren't, and things that really don't work the way I'd like them to, but overall, I find it pretty useful for organizing my tried and trues and also giving me a place to store things I want to try so I don't forget about them.

    1. Stew Dec 5, 2006 03:32 PM

      Any Mac programs?

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        Nancy Berry Dec 5, 2006 03:17 PM

        I've been using MasterCook since it was MasterCook 2. I now use MasterCook 9.0 and really like it. I especially like the Web Import Bar that sits on your toolbar (Microsoft IE only) and allows you to import Internet recipes into MasterCook by simply highlighting and clicking.

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          Food Tyrant Nov 28, 2006 05:27 AM

          I have been using AccuChef and find it quite good.

          Here is the link: http://www.accuchef.com/

          1. Infomaniac Nov 27, 2006 02:29 AM

            MasterCook8 is the only one I've ever used which has been great for me. I've never used any others so I can't compare it to anything.

            1. zuriga1 Nov 26, 2006 06:47 AM

              I've been using a Masterchef/Cooking Light program for a long time. It's very easy to organize and I copy things from the web all the time in a simple way.

              1. twodales Nov 25, 2006 05:26 PM

                Cook's Palate. They have a web site.

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                  Wayne Keyser Mar 3, 2006 08:00 PM

                  Mastercook has always served me very well.

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