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#1 of 3 Old 08-04-2011, 04:39 PM - Thread Starter
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I really, really want to get a good recipe organizing program, but I'm kind of stumped.  There doesn't seem to be much out there that's any good...


I've had Accuchef for years... but it's looking its age, tech-wise.  It's awkward to navigate and doesn't have many features I'd like.  


I've just downloaded trials of Living Cookbooks and Cook'n.  The Living Cookbooks is telling me my 30-day trial is over.  Whatever.  Cook'n is all shiny with it's web-style interface, but I'm not sure I like it.  Plus it's way more expensive than others.  Mastercook doesn't seem to have a trial, and I'm not buying something without trying it.  


Living Cookbooks gets great editorial reviews, but the screenshots look to me to be much like accuchef.  It does have menu planning and grocery list creation, etc, but interface-wise it looks just as cumbersome.


I don't care what recipes come with it.  It's mostly for my own recipes.  I have tons of books, some of which there are only a dozen recipes I ever use.  And I have a HUGE binder with recipes I've printed out from the web, all disorganized and messy.


We just bought a laptop recently, so I can actually keep an electronic recipe library in my kitchen rather than have to print everything out (since the PC is in the basement).  But I'm stumped how to organize it easily...


Does anyone else use recipe software?  What do you like?

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What did you end up getting? Are there any web based ones that are similar? 

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Have you tried Cozi at www.cozi.com, its free.  Also Betty Crocker has something and it is free but its only betty crocker recipes.  Allrecipes.com also has something but I haven't used it yet.  I've only really looked at cozi's because you can add your own recipes and ingredients plan which day you want to make something and add the ingredients to the grocery list which i'm sure you can print, send to your phone, and even view on your phone if you have the app.  But I like my OneNote and paper method right now so I can't say which is truly the best.  

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