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debe5t's picture

has anyone tried this software?it is by a company called DVO enterprises.www.dvo.com .i have been wanting an organizer to put all my recipes on but don't know where to start looking.i bought a program years ago,about 10,my computer at the time was not able to run it properly and there was no customer service.i suspect they are long out of business.so i am looking for comments and advice......help,deb

MadMom's picture

(post #57177, reply #1 of 26)

deb, I think most people here use Master Cook.  I understand the original developer has sold it to another company, but it's still pretty much a standard.

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debe5t's picture

(post #57177, reply #2 of 26)

thanks for answering but for some reason i had the impression master cook was no longer available.could you tell me some imfo about master cook or steer me somewhere i could find out? as i said i am a little fire shy.i have heard master cook mentioned here numerous times.deb

leeannr's picture

(post #57177, reply #3 of 26)

Hi deb! I've been using the Living Cookbook and LOVE it!

They have a website... http://www.livingcookbook.com/

You can download a free trial, 25 uses. They have online tutorials to help you learn your way around the program, and very helpful forums if you have questions. I posted a question and received help from the developer within a half hour.

I highly recommend it.

debe5t's picture

(post #57177, reply #4 of 26)

thanks for the imfo.i'll investigate

leeannr's picture

(post #57177, reply #5 of 26)

You are very welcome.

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #57177, reply #9 of 26)

I tried Living Cookbook, but I didn't see how I could import a recipe as effortlessly as I do with Mastercook.  I truly love Mastercook!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #57177, reply #10 of 26)

I've had quite a few problems with mastercook importing stuff in the wrong place, and then I have to go back and check where is the problem, fix it, do it again

With Living Cookbook it is fool's proof - you highlight the exact portion of the recipe that goes in each window and that's it.

I absolutely love this software! (can you tell? :-)

Jean's picture

(post #57177, reply #11 of 26)

I don't know what could be easier than going from file to import assistant and pasting the copied recipe. I'm sticking with MC.

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dixie1's picture

(post #57177, reply #14 of 26)

I'm with you. I tried Living Cookbook a couple of times and it just wan't as user-friendly for me. I love Mastercook, only have version 6.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #57177, reply #15 of 26)

I guess it's really different strokes for different folks

I cannot stand Mastercook format - hate it, hate it, hate it. If I need to do a bit of mouse-dragging to have the style of Living Cookbook, I don t mind.

dixie1's picture

(post #57177, reply #16 of 26)

I guess it's really different strokes for different folks


It really is. I started with Mastercook very early and got used to it, so most other programs are just not as easy for me. I remember having a fit trying to 'design' a format for printing that suited me. I had about 30 different styles of "Wolverine's Butterballs" all over place. Still like that recipe, thanks, Wolvie.

Jean's picture

(post #57177, reply #17 of 26)

Yes, the day I found a format that would print  a half sheet I swore I'd never switch. I adapted the Summer Barbeque Design to print short side, both sides of the paper, landscape. Fits my smaller notebooks.

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lspurlin's picture

(post #57177, reply #18 of 26)

I have yet to find a recipe application that covered all of my needs.  So, I put my years of being a computer geek to work and created my own application that I am getting ready to put online.


If you can't beat 'em, write it yourself!


MB

Jean's picture

(post #57177, reply #19 of 26)

I'll bet you'll find plenty of interest in it here.

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BarbaraM's picture

(post #57177, reply #23 of 26)

Can I use it on a Mac? I really need a new program.

lspurlin's picture

(post #57177, reply #25 of 26)

It is designed to be an internet application.  You'll need Windows web hosting to run it.  In the future, I'm planning on making this a website that others can use, or rent space to run their own.


If you have your own web space, I'll be happy to send you the application.


MB


PS:


The application was designed with MS Access database software....


Edited 6/7/2005 11:57 am ET by MonkeyBone

BarbaraM's picture

(post #57177, reply #26 of 26)

Oh, this is way out of my league. They just don't have much for the MAC including good recipe software. Barbara

pamilyn's picture

(post #57177, reply #20 of 26)

What are butterballs? Pamilyn

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dixie1's picture

(post #57177, reply #24 of 26)

Sorry, I just saw this. Butterball cookies.

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #57177, reply #13 of 26)

With Living Cookbook it is fool's proof - you highlight the exact portion of the recipe that goes in each window and that's it.


That's just it.  With LC, you have to highlight each portiion, etc.  With MC, I just basically cut and paste.  I spend about 30 seconds on each recipe I import, using Import Assistant.  I don't use the new tool that came with ver. 8, because it doesn't allow catagories.  I'm just as happy as can be using Mastercook.

TrippyDaisy's picture

(post #57177, reply #6 of 26)

I have the cook'n recipe organizer and I love it.  It's very easy to use and import recipes to.

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chuckkeller's picture

(post #57177, reply #7 of 26)

Hi, E So what do you use? I lost my CD that I collected rec's too. I'm lost! Can U help, in Maine!?

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TrippyDaisy's picture

(post #57177, reply #8 of 26)

Well I had downloaded recipes from DVO.  I had the basic software, but didn't bother to order back up discs for the new cookbooks I had ordered.  Unfortunatley I couldn't transfer them to the new computer so I ended up printing what I wanted from the old computer and learned an important lesson.  Always order the back up disc.

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chuckkeller's picture

(post #57177, reply #12 of 26)

Emmeline, Many TKS for your info. I'm new to all this,and will take your advise. Chuck

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SDBaker's picture

(post #57177, reply #21 of 26)

Has anyone ever tried AllRecipes.com  I find that it is really awesome

KarenP's picture

(post #57177, reply #22 of 26)

Has anyone ever tried AllRecipes.com  I find that it is really awesome


They have software?