74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
Has every feature on my wish list (and more!)
, November 30, 2008
I'm a computer programmer and an avid cook, and for years I fantasized (and even tried to write) my ideal recipe database program. After admitting defeat, I rigorously explored several websites and software packages, including Now You're Cooking and BigOven, but when I got to Living Cookbook, I knew I'd found everything that I was looking for.
I don't even use the menu planning/shopping list features -- my favorite features are:
(1) It's ridiculously easy to snag recipes from websites and other sources and get them into the Living Cookbook format.
(2) If you're not interested in using a feature, it's easy to change your settings so that you don't have to see it on your recipes or exports.
(3) If you like having your recipes on paper in your kitchen, it's ridiculously easy to publish a beautiful paper cookbook with table of contents and index (this was one of my main goals) and to customize its appearance.
(4) There's incredibly clear and comprehensive documentation included in the software, as well as excellent support available on the online forums.
If you're looking for flexible, robust, well-supported recipe software, look no further. This product would be worth twice the price.