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Cook'n Recipe Organizer

by DVO Enterprises
Windows Vista / NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Electronic Cookbook
  • Recipe Manager
  • Menu Planner
  • Grocery Shopping Assistant
  • Personal Home Nutritionist

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000Y55CWC
  • Item model number: 149
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 31, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,617 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

DVO is dedicated to recipe software.1) Electronic Cookbook -Simply tell Cook'n what ingredients you have on hand and in seconds Cook'n will suggest several delicious recipes. Or use Cook'n's exclusive "Recipe Browser" feature and page through pictures of finished dishes to look for ideas.Download new recipes every week from the DVO website. You can also import recipes from other websites or other cooking software.2) Recipe Manager -Organizing your family recipe collection in the computer is easy with Cook'n. You already know how to put in your recipes that's because Cook'n's recipe window looks just like a recipe card. And "Quick-Fill" editing does much of the typing for you.Cook'n's Recipe Manager makes entertaining a snap. Simply select the number of guests you will be serving and enter it into your favorite recipe. Cook'n calculates the new ingredient amounts for you. No more of that measuring madness!Sharing recipes is easy. Print recipes on pre-formatted 3"x5" cards or just have Cook'n e-mail recipes to a friend. Cook'n can also share recipes with the Palm Pilot.3) Menu Planner -Combine recipes and food items to make complete meals. Then drag and drop meals to make your own weekly or monthly menus.Menu planning instructions teach you how to cut prep time in half by using dove-tailing techniques when preparing your menus.4) Grocery Shopping Assistant -Cook'n automatically combines the food on your menus and makes a grocery shopping list. It even converts tablespoons of tomato paste to 8 oz. cans! Cook'n organizes your shopping list by aisle to save you time at the store.Cook'n also calculates the approximate cost of your shopping list. You can download your shopping list to a PalmPilot organizer.5) Personal Home Nutritionist -Analyze the nutritional elements of recipes and menus. You don't have to be a nutritionist to understand it either -- that's because Cook'n

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Program April 14, 2008
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I was interested in using this program to organize my own family recipes, and not so much in the recipes it comes with. It has been great in that regard. Entering recipes is unbelievably quick and easy. The program has a glossary of ingredients, so fills in the ingredient as soon as you start typing it. It also knows to turn the ingredient to the plural if you are using more than one (will change "egg" to "eggs" by itself.) You can print recipes out on a number of formats, including recipe cards or special-size paper. It also has an extensive library of recipes of it's own, plus a feature where you can sign up to have the web site send you new recipes. I did not take advantage of that feature.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all cost February 24, 2008
I don't think I have ever had such a hard time trying to do something that should be so simple. I bought it to organize the family recipes I have, many of which are written on pieces of paper ripped out of notebooks or on worn and barely legible 4x6 cards. The instructions are muddled and unclear, the set-up is much more complicated than it really needs to be, and everything I try to enter gets deleted because it won't let me save. My advice? Save the money. You're better off keeping the stained and dirty 4x6's that your great-grandmother wrote out.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful March 21, 2008
My wife received Cook'n Recipe Organizer as a gift. Unfortunately, the software is terrible. The interface is clunky and terribly frustrating (how do I get back to that recipe I was just looking at?). Evidently, the developer, who works from a garage in Utah, has never heard of the Windows Interface Guidlines. The UI looks like it's 10 years old and is in need of an update, if not a complete overhaul. Some export functions are on the File menu, others are on the Options menu for some strange reason.

If this was a freebie download, I could understand it. The fact that it's sold as a commercial product is inexcusable. It's not ready for prime time in my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive Advertising January 11, 2012
By Dale
The newest version of this software touts it's ability to be used on Apple/Android Smart Phones and tablets and there is apps available. False False False. Purchased it after seeing this advertised on the box and I mean all over the outside and the inside. You install it and cannot find anything and then buried deep on there website is a notice that the Smart Phone/ Tablet and Cloud file ability is "Coming Soon" hmmmm "VaporWare" strikes again. Do not buy this falsely advertised product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 200% guarantee a lie February 6, 2011
By Diane
The video tutorials are great. The program is average compared to others out there.
My biggest peave is that, after trying a number of programs, I found one I liked better. Dan Oaks refunded only my purchase price--NOT THE 200% HE CLAIMS HE WILL DO. He continues to ignore my emails.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this program! October 1, 2009
This is an easy and very helpful program. Georgia said it all and I completely agree. It's a powerful program that you can use in your own way. Use their recipes, or enter your own recipes, make weekly or monthly menu's, generate grocery lists, etc., and all done quite easily, IF you've read the directions, OR WATCHED THE VIDEO'S on their website. Great program. I highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it seems to help but there are some obstacles August 29, 2008
As a working mom on maternity leave, I was trying to use this to automate my current process- about 50 recipes get used from a couple of books and a lot of single pages torn from magazines, monthly I make a meal plan and weekly I revise it and put together a grocery list. The headaches are in finding the recipes, determining the grocery list, and minorly in setting up the monthly plan to keep from having spaghetti every night. I have started entering my recipes and have about 32 in- I consider it drudgery, but the software is somewhat helpful. Iam now playing with how it generates a grocery list, and I am thinking the software is trying to be too smart- trying to determine what size of a container I need to buy rather than what was written on the recipe, and I certainly dont want to be told brand names- I just want a SIMPLE grocery list, and would prefer to eliminate the brand names- seems like advertising I dont need. I plan to keep fiddling with this product and get as much use out of it that I can. Overall, I think its a good product if there arent better recipe programs out there yet.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Has always worked fine for me. October 27, 2008
By Fuzzy
Installed this program on a VISTA 64 system, after setting VISTA to run the program in XP compatibility mode everything works very well. I love the self-completing features for ingredients when entering recipes.
I have never really understood why so many people seem to have problems with VISTA. I have installed it on all three of my XP machines with no real issues other than reading the instructions and following them. This software is no different. If you are loading a pre-VISTA program on a VISTA machine and are having problems, try the compatibility mode as instructed by Microsoft!

I have the version of this software previous to V8 and plan to upgrade to 8 for the new features.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipe organizer!!!
Cook'n 11 is the Best so far..

I've upgraded from version 10 to the 11 and I'm so glad that I did. I now have it on my smartphone and tablet. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Suzanne Markgraff
5.0 out of 5 stars great organizer
This is an awesome program!! It makes recipes easy to find, gets rid of clutter, let's you edit the work and add and add and add to your hearts content. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jo Hoag
2.0 out of 5 stars Cook'n Recipe Organizer
Did not realize this was an older version. Program did not function correctly at times due to the MS Vista operation system. Returned it to Amazon for credit.
Published on January 7, 2009 by Gerald Sylvestre
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it at all
I thought this product you could create your own recipes. All it is is a overpriced recipe book. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Published on January 7, 2009 by MCC
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Compatible with Vista!
Despite what all the information claims, this program is not fully functional with Windows Vista. If you go to the company's website, they admit this right away and tell you only... Read more
Published on August 31, 2008 by Pulpiteer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program
My wife loves this program. And it is expandable. You can add other recipe programs to it by just buying them and downloading them, simple. Also add your own recipes, simply great.
Published on May 9, 2008 by Jimmy W. Ford
1.0 out of 5 stars Heh!
This is the most frustrating software I have ever received. It's confusing to navigate; there's no common sense to it. It's going back. Read more
Published on April 3, 2008 by Bluetrail
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