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Old 02-16-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Big Oven Software?

Has anyone tried the BigOven recipe software?

I did a bit of research on it. The Amazon reviews are positive (6 people rating it perfectly)

I downloaded the 30 day trial but I'm still only on my first day of use.

Has anyone used it long-term? I'd appreciate any opinions on it.

I also downloaded the cooking afficianado program but its about the quality that one would expect of a free program.

http://www.bigoven.com/

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Old 02-16-2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Mr_Dove
Has anyone tried the BigOven recipe software?

I downloaded the 30 day trial but I'm still only on my first day of use.

Has anyone used it long-term? I'd appreciate any opinions on it.

I also downloaded the cooking afficianado program but its about the quality that one would expect of a free program.
Glad you asked that Dove.
I agree about the free programs because my interest has grown to wanting more. I too have been checking, but something threw me off when I skimed over "BigOven". I have looked at a lot of them and am in no way ready to jump.
But what has captivated me is NYC, "Now Your Cooking".
http://www.ffts.com/apart.htm

It seems to accomodate the Import/Export formats I want and seemed to be the most-on-the-ball of any I have checked so far. Its priced good, buy once only, free updates forever and has good support.
I am thinking it will be one of the new "Standards" of a recipe program.
My main objection of it and all I have looked at is none of them will take on a good-looking Recipe Print on small cards.
I have just bought WordPerfect 12 for this purpose and even it has problems with such a print.
I will now include "BigOven" in my search.
Thanx
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:58 PM   #3
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NYC is now my Pick !

Am back!
I went an looked again an remembered what I made me cautious about BigOven. It was the lack of clear instruction/choices everywhere.
If I was going to be using a hand-held "PDA" or "phone" etc for my Internet use, I might look a little closer. But otherwise, BigOven seems to have nothing that NYC does not have. Look:
http://www.ffts.com/

I have made my decison now to go with the CD:


$30
Registration with FREE NYC upgrades
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and if I later want a printed manual, $14, I can order it separately. Usually I can do with the free digital ones.
Thanx again Dove.
You helped me to make the jump.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:01 PM   #4
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My daughter gave me the Big Oven software for Christmas. It's called Deluxe Inspired Cooking - but it is Big Oven. I must admit I haven't had a lot of time to spend with it yet - but it looks like it will do lots of neat things.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:55 PM   #5
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Callie,
There is no free software out there that will even come close to what you now have.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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Chat, I know that's true...I just need some time to figure it all out. I see I can plan menus, create shopping lists based on the menus, get all the nutritional info I want...it goes on and on. I'm excited!
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