Recipe Software (MacGourmet vs Yummy Soup)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by coop, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. coop macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I was wondering if anyone has used either of these recipe programs. I cannot make a decision on which to buy. Here are the pros/cons for the programs as I see it. I have been running and trying each program for the past few days.

    I love the polished look of Yummy Soup- that you can see recipes by pictures, titles in the recipe are bigger and larger fronts than the rest of the text, more import sites and an awesome clipping importer. However, looking at its history it has been slow on the release of version 2.0 and you cannot export the recipes you collected to another program if the release does not happen.

    MacGourmet has more features once you have recipes in the program. It also has more fields for data with a notes section that is really nice. I love the fact there is an option to print cookbooks and use your iphone with it. I just don't know if I can get over the lack of visual appeal for the program. It feels like a filemaker database in some ways.

    Is there anything else I need to consider before I pick one? Does anyone know if a new version of either will be coming out soon?

  2. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    YummySoup was last updated only a week ago (March 19th)

    and Macgourmet was updated February 16th... not too long ago.

    There's also RecipeBox


    and countless widgets.

    If anyone knows of a great free recipe app., let me know. I cannot think of shilling out cash for one.
  3. saint4045 macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have used both

    i have used both i liked macgourmet better because its so simple but macgoutmet you can not mac your own border and i think thats not that cool but other than that i like it more than yummy soup because its soooo simple
  4. coop thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2006

    I really appreciate your input. I am so scared I will spend a bunch of time typing family recipes in for my Mom and then not like the software.

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