Category Review: recipe software for Mac OS X, part two
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Category Review: recipe software for Mac OS X, part two

This MacNews Category Review looks at part two of recipe software for the Mac.


Mariner Software ( makes MacGourmet, recipe and wine management software for Mac OS X. With MacGourmet, users can create and edit recipes, make wine and cooking notes, easily browse an entire recipe collection, as well as build custom lists for categories like appetizers or desserts. Users can even publish recipes to .Mac or personal blogs. You can import recipes found on the web and add to individual collections.

Think of MacGourmet Deluxe as the iTunes for recipes. Enter a recipe and you have instant access to all the information about ingredients, directions, preparations, notes, nutritional values -- even a picture. The Nutritional Database that is included in MacGourmet Deluxe will keep you informed of the nutritional value and details of all your recipes.

MaX Cook

MaX Cook ( is recipe-managing software for Mac OS X. It allows you to collect, search and organize your recipes.


Mealformation ( is software for analyzing and managing menus. It takes into account age, weight, sex and activity levels. The software provides a nutritional requirements calculator, a food diary, a food database, an option to create recipes, meal plans and menu plans, a grocery list generator and a personal analysis tool.

Measuring Cup

Measuring Cup ( is a recipe management app. It provides an iTunes/iPhoto kind of organization and allows user defined categories and sub-categories. Other features include: in-place editing, undo/redo support, simple view of recipes, and sharing of recipes via export/import. All recipes are stored as XML file for easy sharing eventually.


MemoPod ( is a notes manager for an iOS device. You can create and manage notes on recipes, exercise plans, to-do lists, driving directions and more.

Mise en place

Mise en place ( is a recipe database to which you can add your own recipes, and even link to cookery web sites.


MooDex ( is a solution for organizing all kind of information. It opens and saves QuickDEX files. It works like a Rolodex and can be used for any kind of data, from addresses to recipes.

MooDex is like a box of index cards. It can be used for anything from addresses to recipes. The latest version Is completely rewritten in Cocoa. It includes all of the features of the previous versions of MooDex along with added features that come with Cocoa. These include, among other things, spell checking, application services like "send mail to" and a better interface.

My Brew Collection

My Brew Collection ( is a combination of software and "how to" tutorial. With it you can log and track your entire brew recipe collection. Features include creating custom labels, storing recipes, tasting notes and more. With this program you can print your recipes, tasting notes, labels and brew details.

Le Nutritionniste

Le Nutritionnist ( is a solution for nutritional coverage of patients. It has an engine expert, a database of more than 1,700 receipts and 1,300 foods.

Party Pro for iPod

Part Pro Pro for iOS devices ( lets you look up the following on your iPod: the 800 most used drink recipes plus drinks images; 55 drinking games; a global bar and club database for every US and European city; bartender tips and tricks; and more.

Pocket Bar & Grill

Bar & Grill for iOS devices combines Podtender and PodGourmet into Pocket Bar & Grill. Pocket Bar & Grill has two sections. One is the “Bar” section with 750 mixed drink recipes from A through Z, each drink individually listed. The other section, “Grill,” contains 225 select gourmet recipe with an index in each category with links to the recipes within that category. It's available at the Apple App Store.

Recipe Box

Recipe Box ( is an electronic recipe book for chefs of all skill levels. It maintains a database of your favorite recipes that can be displayed or printed scaled for any number of servings, as well as the ingredients, units of measure, and preparations methods.

You can send recipes to your friends, even if they don't have The Recipe Box. You can create menus for this week's dinners or next weekend's camping trip. You can print a shopping list for selected recipes or export the shopping list to your iOS device.

Recipe Cleaner

Recipe Cleaner ( removes unwanted information from any recipe, and leaves behind a clean, consistently formatted recipe. The software has special provisions for cleaning up MasterCook and Meal-Master recipes for use with CookWare Deluxe recipe organizer.


RecipeBook ( is a recipe organizer with an interface designed to be familiar if you have used applications such as the Mac OS X Address Book. You can use it with recipe text files or clippings you already have or find over the Internet.


TheRecipeManager ( is a "healthy eating assistant." You can store all your recipes and search through them at any time. Ingredients, photos, instructions and more are accessible from the interface. With TheRecipeManager you can: find recipes with the search feature; create a multi-course meal from several recipes and save it; print a shopping list; and more.

Shop'NCook Cookbook Reader

Shop'NCook Cookbook Reader ( is free software to read the cookbooks created with Shop'NCook Shopping List & Recipe Manager software. Shop'NCook Cookbook Reader lets you share your cookbooks with friends and family or distribute them over the Internet. With Shop'NCook Reader, you can view and search the recipes and print recipe cards.

Shop'NCook Manu

Shop'NCook Menu ( is a smart meal planner and grocery organizer. Recipes are added by typing them in, pasting them from the clipboard, or importing from the internet: no formatting is necessary. You can scale your recipes, organize your recipes in cookbooks that you can share with the free Shop'NCook Reader software, and plan meals by dragging recipes to a calendar and organize them in menus. Shop'NCook Menu includes a database of more than 2000 grocery items with cost and nutritional data.

Shop'NCook Pro

Shop'NCook Pro ( is a smart meal planner and grocery organizer for foodservice operations.

Shop'NCook Shopping List & Recipe Manager

Shop'NCook Shopping List & Recipe Manager ( a smart recipe organizer combined with a grocery list manager.

Weightmania Pro

Weightmania Pro ( is multipurpose fitness and nutrition software. You can use it to track workouts, nutrition, dieting progress, measurements, recipes, cholesterol, blood sugar and more.


Yum! ( is a recipe collection manager that offers: indexing by category (any number of user-defined categories); customizable page layout for printing (fonts, styles, paragraph settings, etc); graphics that can be included; the ability to import from MasterCook export files or from other Yum files; the ability to export to Yum files, to XML files or to plain text files; and the capability to email recipe(s) to friends (uses your default email application).


HungrySeacow Software offers YummySoup (, recipe management software for Mac OS X. It costs US$20. A 15-day demo is available at the HungreySeacow Software web site.


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