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Big Oven Recipe Software

NancyB's picture

This is my first post and I hope I am doing it correctly! I am still using the outdated, out of business MicroCookbook software and need something better.  In all the posts I have read, it seems like most of you use Mastercook recipe software.  I have read some very good reviews on Amazon for Big Oven Recipe Software.  Have any of you used this and, if so, how do you like it?


 

ashleyd's picture

(post #57202, reply #1 of 7)

Well hello nancyb, you don't have any connection with big oven do you? Just a thought. Anyway for you and others that like the sound of this software you can download a trial verson at http://www.bigoven.com/, then if you like it it costs around 30 bucks to remove the ads and unlock all features.


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

NancyB's picture

(post #57202, reply #2 of 7)

No, I have no connection with Big Oven; I am a retired caterer just looking for the best way to save all my recipes.

ashleyd's picture

(post #57202, reply #3 of 7)

Fair enough, just that there was a similar post recently and I have a suspicious mind. I quite like (as do others here) the Living Cookbook which you can also download and try for free before lashing out 30 bucks for the key.


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

ashleyd's picture

(post #57202, reply #4 of 7)

I've just had a quick look over this and, at least at first glance, it looks pretty good. The import facility is the simplest I've seen, recipe presentation is good, you have access to thousands of recipes (not my idea of a great feature but some folks like it) and it does good stuff like shopping lists and nutritional analysis. When you download you get a couple of days to decide if you want to buy it at $26.95. Looks a bit of a no-brainer. Thanks nancyb!


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

NancyB's picture

(post #57202, reply #5 of 7)

I sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to help me with this matter.  I have sent questions to both Big Oven and Living to see if they have a procedure for importing my recipes from MicroCookbook (company out of business). 

ashleyd's picture

(post #57202, reply #6 of 7)

If you can export it to a MealMaster (.mmf), Cook'n (.dbf) or MasterCook (.mxp or .mx2) format from MicroCook then you should be able to import it into Big Oven, Living Cookbook has even more extensive import  options.  Even if you can't import directly it should be possible to output to some kind of text file from MicroCook and then import it to the new software with a bit of tweaking.


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

stevemur's picture

(post #57202, reply #7 of 7)

Yes, with BigOven (www.bigoven.com), simply export your recipes into either MealMaster (MMF) or MasterCook (MX2, MXP) format, and the program will be able to read it in.