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Old 04-22-2011, 11:15 PM   #11
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What about using the database software that's part of some Office suites? I believe it's Microsoft Office Access.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:41 PM   #12
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I second storing backups in the "cloud" I use google docs. You can save in just about any common format. I like being able to access my recipes from any location with internet, including my smartphone.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:21 AM   #13
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I second storing backups in the "cloud" I use google docs. You can save in just about any common format. I like being able to access my recipes from any location with internet, including my smartphone.
And you still have the stuff if something happens to your house.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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I started using Recipe Box on my IPad. I like it a lot. Don't know if there's an app for it for PC.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #15
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Create an environment in which you can run some of your legacy software by installing something like Microsoft Virtual PC.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #16
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I save all my recipes using MS Word. I keep them on a thumb drive (4 Gb) so that makes them portable. I keep them organized in folders. I will say that a database would likely be a better format for searchability. But this system works pretty well for me. I will have to look at some of the options mentioned here.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #17
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I organize mine with folders too. But, they are mostly text files or PDFs (I have a free PDF "printer").

It would be nice to be able to search by ingredients, tags, rating, etc.

I sometimes use the "empty the fridge" search at the Danish recipe site I frequent, but that won't help anyone who doesn't read Danish.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #18
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Knead you. I just bought master cook 11 for my pc so I could export my recipes so I could export the to mx2 and then load them in paprika which is my favorite recipe app on my iPad. So far so good. Why the choice of recipe software on the computer is horrid I ha e no idea, but I do like having my recipes on my iPad and I can enter new ones there to. The one thing paprika is missing is nutritional information. A sad miss but not a killer miss at least for me

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:14 PM   #19
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I use "the living Cookbook" to store all my recipe collections, 15,000 recipes. Can print you own cookbook or single recipes to prepare. 35 dollars. download or purchase disk.
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