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Recipe storage software?

travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,713
edited October 2012 in Cookbook
Anyone use any apps or software for keeping track of their recipes? My list is growing and the 2" binder I have been using is getting old. An app for mac and iphone would be best but whatever works. 
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  • misumisu Posts: 213
    google docs
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited October 2012
    I love Macgournet.  I have all of my recipes on it.  It even makes a cookbook with Table of Contents and Index.  You can even download the recipes to your iphone, which is good for shopping at the grocery store.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,713
    I love Macgournet.  I have all of my recipes on it.  It even makes a cookbook with Table of Contents and Index.  You can even download the recipes to your iphone, which is good for shopping at the grocery store.

    regular or deluxe?
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited October 2012
    Not sure.  I think Delux is the only thing you can get.

    Knowing you, if there are two versions, someone like you would want Delux.

    I also like the feature where you can email the recipe with one click.
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  • I use and like Recipe Box for iPad and iPhone.  We keep all of our recipes on the iPad, and I send the few I want to use when I'm Egging to the iPhone.  They have a new "instant import" from some of the more popular food sites that still has a few bugs but really saves time.  Don't believe they have a desktop version if that's important to you.   
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  • smaksmak Posts: 64
    I use Evernote. It is not specific to recipes but works great. Clients available for most platforms as well as a web interface.

    They also have a related feature, Evernote Food, to document cooks an meals.
    Leesburg, VA
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  • Great thread Travis!  What about us Windows users?  Any suggestions?

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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,406

    Great thread Travis!  What about us Windows users?  Any suggestions?

    Yes.........buy a Mac.  :))

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,414
    I have Living Cookbook on the PC. I just got a Mac and will be looking into MG. thanks VI
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  • BOWHUNR said:

    Great thread Travis!  What about us Windows users?  Any suggestions?

    Yes.........buy a Mac.  :))

    Mike
    I knew that was coming!

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  • MarcuspMarcusp Posts: 12
    Bento is a vey good database and is available for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,888
    Slightly different tack here.  I copy/paste any recipes that sound good into a Pages document, then store it on my Dropbox account, which I manually divide up into folders via recipe type (I'm old-school, used to do this with actual paper files).  
    I don't have any iToys that I can set up in my kitchen, so I hit my iMac downstairs (hooked up to the printer) to print out any recipe I want to try that night.
    Yeah, I still use a rotary phone too.  
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  • esddesdd Posts: 44
    I am using My Cookbook Pro for android on my nexus 7, it is the best one that I have found.
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  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 479
    I have used Cookware Deluxe from Digital Fried Chicken for years and really do like the application. You can plan out your entire menu and the software will generate a complete shopping list for you. 


    There is a PC version available also, I only have experience with the Mac version.


    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,024
    I have used Evernote, It is cross platform so everything syncs and available on any device.  If you are viewing a recipe on any webpage, just click and save to Evernote.    Heading to the store and need ingredients, pull up evernote on your phone.  Cooking in the kitchen, pull up evernote on  your ipad.  Researching in your office, pull up evernote on your pc or  mac.

    That being said.  I am a pc/windows phone guy and now use Microsoft Onenote.  Essentially the same thing, but more robust in my opinion.  It is cross platform as well...


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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,697
    Might be a bit off, but before I heard (or thought of recipe software), I just started my blog. It wasn't really for anybody else, but just so I could keep track of my cooks, ingredients, temps, times and pics so I could reproduce it. Side benefit is that now other people can benefit from it.

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  • abpgwolfabpgwolf Posts: 129
    +1 for Evernote

    It is one of those applications I couldn't do without. You can create notes by typing, copy/paste or you can use one of the included web clippers or email add ons. Clipping recipes from web pages is super simple. The combination of folder, tags and a powerful search function allows me to find anything I've saved in a matter of seconds. It's available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and other platforms. A great tool!
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  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 508
    Thanks for the info on Evernote, just downloaded onto my phone.
    Edina, MN

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  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 292
    On Mac, Ipad and Iphone, , I just copy and paste threads, comments or recipes to Notes......it is sync'ed  across all applications instantly thru Icloud. From notes, I can mail , print , text all recipes and notes.
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    I use Living Cookbook, as well!
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  • I like Notability
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I use and like Recipe Box for iPad and iPhone.  We keep all of our recipes on the iPad, and I send the few I want to use when I'm Egging to the iPhone.  They have a new "instant import" from some of the more popular food sites that still has a few bugs but really saves time.  Don't believe they have a desktop version if that's important to you.   

    which one specifically? I don't find any called just 'recipe box', but several with recipe box in the name.
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  • Griffin said:
    Might be a bit off, but before I heard (or thought of recipe software), I just started my blog. It wasn't really for anybody else, but just so I could keep track of my cooks, ingredients, temps, times and pics so I could reproduce it. Side benefit is that now other people can benefit from it.
     
    Griffin - that is exactly how and why I started a blog.  More or less a diary of my favorite recipes and I refer to them while cooking all the time.  Great minds think alike :) 
     
     

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  • trevorsttrevorst Posts: 64
    edited November 2012
    I use Living Cookbook for the PC have done for years. http://www.livingcookbook.com/?gclid=CJmM2eLw3bMCFSXZQgod50EApw Prior to that I used Big Oven before they changed to a service type model rather than a Recipe Manager . http://www.bigoven.com/ However now I find I am using Paprika App on the iPad 100% of the time, has great import capabilities. http://www.paprikaapp.com/
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  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 761
    Griffin said:
    Might be a bit off, but before I heard (or thought of recipe software), I just started my blog. It wasn't really for anybody else, but just so I could keep track of my cooks, ingredients, temps, times and pics so I could reproduce it. Side benefit is that now other people can benefit from it.
    Ditto - it's indexed by date and category, and it's Google searchable, plus I've got photos to  job my memory.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    edited November 2012
    misu said:
    google docs
    I use this too. I have all my recipes available on every device I own, and I can share easily with others, as well as make adjustments/notes easily from my phone when I'm outside.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    I use my brain to store the recipes, but lately its been over crowded with all this Thanksgiving ideas and the Martinis and Wine have also helped thin it out.

    I write most down and keep in a notebook. I should look into some sort of system on the computer.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,473
    I try to learn concepts, not details.  Like 5% brine will work into a chicken breast in 6 hours, and a 10% brine will take roughly half as long, but needs a longer rest before cooking.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,242
    We don't need no recipes....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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