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Old 12-26-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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MAC Gourmet Software

I'm curious about this software. I had Master Cook on my PC but it doesn't appear to be available for the MAC. MAC Gourmet appears to be the MAC alternative.

What do you know about it?

Do you or have you used it?

Would you recommend it?

Have you used other cookbook/recipe software and could you compare that to MAC Gourmet?


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Old 12-27-2009, 01:46 AM   #2
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I use it Andy. It is the only recipe program I ever liked. Part of that is there is a free iPhone app that goes along with the Mac version and they synce to each other so I have the recipes on my computer and my iPhone at all times.

If you are familiar with iTunes then you are familiar with this program. The layout is the same and it has things like smart lists just like iTunes.

I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone who has a Mac. I think you can get a free trial which gives you limited access so you can try it out.
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How much is it to purchase?
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input, GB. Actually, I was looking at the Deluxe which includes being able to meal plan, make cookbooks and most importantly, calculate the nutritional data for a recipe. That's about $41. - $49.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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OK, I think I'm going to download the trial and see how I like it. It looks like something I'd get a lot of use from.

Andy, what kind of Mac do you have? MacBook?
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OK, I think I'm going to download the trial and see how I like it. It looks like something I'd get a lot of use from.

Andy, what kind of Mac do you have? MacBook?
Alix, I have a 13" MacBook Pro. I got it about two months go.

I had MasterCook on my PC but it won't work on my Mac. I also used to have the FDA's Nutritional Database on my PC but they don't offer a Mac version. I know you can use it online but like to be able to calculate the data for recipes.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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I think I'm going to try this free trial software. If you buy it, can you post back what you think of the add ins? The menu plan and nutritional data are the two that I would be most interested in.
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I got those extra add ons but have not used them. I looked at the meal planning and could not figure out how to use it right away and have never looked back at it. The nutritional data seems lacking. It comes with a database of items, but many of the things I cook with (and you as well) are not in there so you have to manually add them. I started to do that with each recipe I entered, but it seems like a never ending process that just got too tiring so I stopped. I have heard great reviews from both of those add ons though, from people who do really use them.
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I downloaded the trial and so far I like it.
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