Cook'n Recipe Organizer

Cook'n Recipe Organizer

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 69 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    65,337
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (5-recipe trial); $79.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    195.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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3 stars

"Good but needs work"

July 13, 2012  |  By monreal6673

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

- captures recipes from recipe sites quite well
- comprehensive nutritional database for mapping ingredients to get nutrition for each recipe
- nice layout
- themes for making recipes look fancy

Cons

- can no longer import recipes from another software package such as Mastercook
- no easy way to copy and paste a recipe that it can't capture, must hand enter it line by line.
- adding images is a pain (no drag and drop feature like with other programs - must save to computer and then import to program)

Summary

Overall this is a good program. I prefer one that requires less work. I do like the capture feature - but it would be nice if it could recognize recipes in non-recipe sites. It is a lot of work to enter a recipe manually - there is no easy copy / paste feature. It will match some of the nutritional values but no better than any other program. You still have to go in and check the matching manually to make sure it is accurate. Each program I have tried has its pros and cons. Although the nutritional database in Cook'n is comprehensive, I prefer the ease of adding recipes that I find in other programs. I will give this more of a chance, but I may be using their 200% satisfaction guarantee and getting a refund. I have over 200 recipes in another program, and adding them by hand to Cook'n is not my idea of fun.

Updated on Jul 13, 2012

Image Update: It does a good job at capturing images for recipes it can auto import into the program.

I would give it a higher rating if I could import recipes from my other software and if the copy/paste was not so time consuming.

Updated on Jul 13, 2012

Reply from Customer Service about copy/paste and importing from another software:

We expect to have a third-party import feature in the future, but it would most likely be part of a paid upgrade; the highest priority for our development team right now is the mobile applications.

And you can copy and paste an entire recipe into the "Directions" field of the Cook'n recipe file. That way you don't have to go line by line. You won't be able to generate nutritional analysis because the ingredients won't be in the right fields, but it's a fast way to capture the recipe.

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Bryce G| DVO
Technical Support Specialist

A paid upgrade to import recipes from another software? The software is already $80 and it is $20 for an app for my Android. I guess they don't want customers looking to transition. Back to LC I go until I can find a product for the Mac that I really like and doesn't break the bank.

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5 stars

"Modern Day Commodity!"

June 15, 2012  |  By AdriLisa

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

Adjusting serving sizes
Printing Features
One click I'm done

Cons

At this moment, a little too soon to say anything "Cons"

Summary

To summarize this review I would like to say that I always find myself looking for a different recipe when I open the fridge door and with Cook'n Recipe Organizer - I just type in the 2 or 3 main ingredients and recipes show up. When I do find a recipe on the web, with one click I got it all organized!

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5 stars

"Awesome replacement!"

June 08, 2012  |  By SnipShopSave

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

This software has so many pros they are hard to list them all here. 1. I love that I can copy & paste the recipes from the internet. We find lots of recipes, but typing them all in can be a pain. Not here!
2. I can create my shopping list for the week right from the software! That helps with matching up coupons to use for the week too.
3. I can tell the software that I have salmon and search for recipes that I already have in the software. So, you can tell it what you have in the pantry and do some frugal cooking!
4. I can see the nutritional values of the foods that I am preparing for my family. It is hard sometimes to plan a healthy meal if you don't know the nutritional values of the foods, not here.
5. Oh, yes, and menu planning is a breeze! You can plan menus for a day, week, month, year, whatever your heart desires!
6. This software is very customizable, you can change the categories that recipes are in, create categories, and much more!

Cons

The only con that I can see is that I would love to be able to scan in my Mother's recipes as some are written in my Grandmother and Great Grandmother's handwriting. I can scan them and use them as an image in the file as well, so this isn't really that big a deal.

Summary

This software is so worth having. I have saved space in my house with mine. I had little scraps of paper that I had cut from the newspaper, magaznies, printed from the internet and just made a mess with. Now all my recipes are in one place and I can search and find what I need when I need it.

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5 stars

"So Organized!"

June 07, 2012  |  By AddictedReviews

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

SO many Pro's for this Product! Obviously being on version 10, they have come a long way! I love all the options that they give you, help create and plan a menu, who doesn't need this? I hated coming up to dinner time and taking forever thinking of what I was going to make! The fact that it organizes your grocery list and gives you nutritional facts, awesome! I love the fact that there is also an app for your phone!

Cons

The only con I have is that I have no cons!

Summary

Cook'n is an absolutely amazing software, it beats out any other recipe software and online sites! If you love to cook then I can tell you that cook'n is the Perfect Do everything in one program Software. You can do everything from, Look up recipes, create menus, add your personal recipes, create your grocery list and gain nutritional information, and so much more that I can't even think of off the top of my head!

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5 stars

"Awesome Product, easy to use!"

June 06, 2012  |  By ParsimoniousPash

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

Easy to use, organized, simple, fast download, cute cookbooks.

Cons

Small learning curve for manipulation if you aren't computer savvy.

Summary

I loved the Cook'N recipe organizer! I was provided one to review on my blog and it was amazing! We were able to make different cookbooks. It helps so much since our families were just emailing us recipes now I have somewhere to put them all! I have used this a lot since I first reviewed it back in January! It has become a lifeline for recipes, shopping lists and everything else! I highly suggest you buy this product!!!!

You can see my full review here: http://parsimoniouspash.blogspot.com/2012/01/cookn-review-and-giveaway-21.html.

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5 stars

"Cook'n has several amazing features"

June 04, 2012  |  By Cjkcoupon

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

Capture feature, organizes grocery list by aisle, fun to use, customizable recipe backgrounds, print your own cook book

Cons

I honestly, love this program and can't think of a con.

Summary

There are so many cool features in Cook'n. Using the "Menu" tool I can plan my families daily meals. I can create a shopping list from my menu page too. Cook'n Organizes it aisle by aisle for me and can estimate the total grocery cost. Neat! In the "Search" function I can type in a couple of ingredients that I have on hand and it will select recipes that involve those items. You can even print the cookbook that you create and hand it out as gifts. What a great idea!

I love the capture feature of Cook'n It allows you to take any recipe you find online and organize it for you. There are several different printing options which makes it easy to add to any recipe book you already have.

Cook'n can analyze nutritional value at a click of the mouse. It can also double, triple or half any recipe for you. I love this feature too. You can email a recipe straight from Cook'n. So many neat features. I can't do them all justice! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. Also makes a great gift!

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5 stars

"Cook'n is great recipe software!"

April 25, 2012  |  By huntad24

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

Understanding the calorie content of the food I am eating, even my family recipes is critical to my diet right now. Cook'n makes this really easy. I also really like planning a menu for the week and printing out a shopping list of all the food items I need for the week.

Cons

Needs an iPhone app so I don't have to print my shopping list.

Summary

I really like Cook'n and recommend it.

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5 stars

"Very helpful software!"

April 25, 2012  |  By Lostmymojo

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

They have a list of amazing cookbooks you can download right into the software. Those cookbooks matched with the Nutritional Analysis feature make dieting easy for me!

Cons

They don't have some of my favorite brands so I had to add those manually.

Summary

I would suggest everyone uses this software, whether it's for a diet, saving money while shopping (with the shopping list feature), or just as a great tool to help you decide which meal you want and how to cook it!

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5 stars

"Simply the Best!"

April 24, 2012  |  By Cooking-Diva29

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

"Cook'n" as I affectionately call this recipe organizer is several products in one. First, it is a cookbook manager for all your own recipes and internet recipes that you can search for and capture right into Cook'n (it's amazing how they do this!), a menu planner using your own recipes, a grocery shopping assistant and your own personal home nutritionist. They offer a fantastic Support page on their website where you can read directions and/or watch videos on how to use your software. (there are so many things Cook'n does, the videos really help, and you can watch them over and over) Seriously, what else do you need?

Cons

The only thing "Cook'n" lacks, is someone to come in and clean your kitchen after you have created all your amazing and nutritious recipes.

Summary

I love that this company is on the cutting edge of technology. They are about to release mobile applications that will sync with my desktop application of Cook'n. What more could a 'Diva' ask for? Thank you DVO Enterprises for creating such a wonderful software program that helps make me look efficient as I struggle along in life.

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5 stars

"Best recipe software on the market"

April 24, 2012  |  By bigcook837

 |  Version: Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10.0.1

Pros

Cook'n is very easy to use. Organizing recipes is simple and there are large, easy-to-see buttons at the top of the program so you can quickly navigate between functions. Capturing recipes is fun, and you can divide recipes into categories for even more customization.

Cons

Mobile apps aren't out yet, which is a bummer. It looks like they're seeking beta testers though, so hopefully they are close.

Summary

Totally recommended. I've seen complaints here and there from others who are upset that DVO, the creators of Cook'n, no longer offers phone support for customers. I have checked and there is not a single similar program which offers phone support, so this ought not to be a detriment. In my experience, their email support has been both fast and useful.

Perhaps the best way to evaluate the comparison between programs is thus: go to DVO.com and check out their site. Then go to LivingCookbook.com and check out theirs. Which site looks like it was built as a middle school class project in 1998? Which company do you think is more ready to integrate new technologies and to continue to evolve in volatile markets? Though Cook'n is more expensive, the decision shouldn't be difficult.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.1
In version 10.0.1, you can search the internet for a recipe, and then capture it into your Cook'n Library with 1 click.
General
Publisher DVO
Publisher web site http://www.dvo.com/
Release Date March 15, 2011
Date Added December 11, 2011
Version 10.0.1
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Recipe Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 195.36MB
File Name cookn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 65,337
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 5-recipe trial
Price $79.95

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