I have about 2000 recipe pdf's. Currently I use Excel cell to house the links to these files, then in subsequent columns I have category descriptions (course, cuisine, style, ingredient, etc). So I use the Excel filter function to fine recipes that meet what I am looking for. Then I open the pdf of that recipe by clicking on the hyperlink. I've been doing it this way for years. I would like to dump Excel but have yet to find a Mac app that can come anywhere near to giving me this capability. Bento came close but you can't hyperlink to a file. Also to search you have enter your search criteria by remembering all of the possibility in a category (such as main, appetizer, first course, etc) for some categories the lists (like ingredients) can be really long. Excel show the entire list of possibilities so you don't have to remember what the list contains. And I do not want to type each recipe's ingredients, steps, description etc manually. That's why I use pdfs. Any ideas on an alternative to Excel for this?