Editors' reviewWe are what we eat, and Digital Cookbook aims to help us monitor this serious matter, though it could do so a bit more intuitively. Though the interface is clear and logical in its way, the developers could use simpler language at times. Certain tasks, such as adding photos to cooking tips, are far from straightforward. Also, the typical cook might faint upon seeing one of the obtuse error messages in this program. In addition to storing recipes, Digital Cookbook helps you plan entire menus for large families or even a 20-person dinner party. Just choose dishes for your menu and the utility will calculate the quantity of ingredients and an estimated price. Then just print the shopping list. The program also can find recipes based on nutritional characteristics. If only Digital Cookbook counted calories and nutrients for entire menus rather than only for separate recipes. Also, several bugs are still floating around in this release, but for those equally comfortable at the keyboard and in the kitchen, Digital Cookbook might prove quite the useful sous-chef.
Digital Cookbook is recipe-management software with many features. With this program, you can easily organize your recipes, ingredients, measurement units, and menus, and perform nutritional analysis, calculate costs, create shopping lists, import and export recipes, and even send recipes to your friends by e-mail. This application has a powerful search engine with which you can search your local database by various criteria, such as recipe name and type, cooking time, number of servings, nutrition facts, and even content, choosing ingredients you want included or excluded. You easily can calculate costs for the menus you create. Import and export functions give you the possibility to exchange recipes with your friends. The print engine lets you print your own cookbooks and menus. With the new version, registered users can apply for a free recipe-update pack with 10,000 recipes and 200 cooking tips.
Version 3.16 may have unspecified features, enhancements, and bug fixes.