My Recipe Books 4

My Recipe Books 4

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,153
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (Number of recipes disabled); $9.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Despite a few minor misses, this easy-to-use database application conveniently stores your favorite recipes. My Recipe Books 4's novice-friendly interface offers clearly labeled graphical buttons to manage recipes. The program comes preloaded with only a few dishes, but it's easy to add recipes and create categories and subcategories.

You simply select, tick, or type ingredients and measurements to get your recipes set up. Recipes are neatly displayed, and you can add images to complement the text instructions. My Recipe Book 4's shopping list generator and resizing tool are handy features, and we liked the detailed nutritional information for recipes, although a meal planner would have been a nice addition. The search tool is nothing special, but it works well. You can export recipes into one format (RTF) or you can send them to your iPod (but only once during trial). You're also limited to two recipes, categories, and subcategories during trial.

Overall, the recipes are nicely displayed and easy to follow, and we liked the option to add images. My Recipe Books may lack the features found in more expensive apps, but it covers the basics very well.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great product!!!"

April 14, 2008  |  By Barbara7156

 |  Version: My Recipe Books 4 4.2

Pros

This is the most user friendly recipe software I've tried. I had to buy it after entering the first recipe in the demo version. It has everything I was looking. I great deal for the price!

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1 stars

"Cumbersome, time consuming, not user intutive"

November 28, 2007  |  By chuckklet

 |  Version: My Recipe Books 4 4.2

Pros

Only thing "good" is that it seems to run in Vista (many of the other recipe programs I tried didt't

Cons

I got the full program up and running but I must say I am very disappointed with it. I find it's very user un-friendly, to the point of annoyance. For example, every time you open the program you have to re-open a "book" just to get started. While a relatively minor annoyance I couldn't find a way to set a default "book" especially since I only need one book to begin with.

Worse and more annoying is that the program doesn't offer any built in categories or sub-categories (such as main dishes, deserts, vegetables, etc.) that I have seen on all the other programs of this type. Again without some basic default categories you have to type everything in just just to get started again taking the kind of time I'd hope a recipe program would eliminate or at least minimize.

The interface that does exist (for ingredients) is cumbersome and again not intuitive. For example, I tried to enter a recipe that called for 1 stick of butter but there was no way to amend ingredients measures to add a "stick" as a unit. I the I spent 20 minutes trying to figure it out and just gave up.

The program is a real pain to use and I want my money back. This is program I'll never use (already deleted it) and there's no way to really test it out the because the "trial" version locks all but one category until you buy the license. Without a full version trial period there's no way to know how cumbersome the program is. Please, refund my money and I'll go buy some index cards and save my aggravation for politics.

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5 stars

"wow this is a great product"

March 16, 2007  |  By tfreee

 |  Version: My Recipe Books 4 4.2

Pros

It's very simple to use, and does everything I need it to do, including letting me copy recipes to my iPod. Jym is very helpful when I have questions to ask about it.

Cons

none so far

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5 stars

"This is the only program that I have found that truly works with Windows Vista."

March 12, 2007  |  By wisprc

 |  Version: My Recipe Books 4 4.2

Pros

My 5 year old computer crashed and I bought a new one with Windows Vista operating system. Half of my software did not work with Vista, including my recipe organizer.

I tried over 20 recipe programs and none of them work with Vista. I even paid $80.00 for a program called Cook'n that their website claimed it worked with Vista and I talked to two of their tech guys that said Cook'n would work with Windows Vista but it didn't.

My recipe Books 4.2 was the only recipe program that works with Windows Vista. It's easy to use and much better then my old program. And the price was right at $10.00. After all the frustration of trying to find a recipe program that actually worked with Vista I can not say anything bad about My Recipe Books 4.2.

Cons

This is not a bad comment about My Recipe Book 4.2. It's a tip if you have a computer with widows Vista. Which is Windows Vista's fault.

After you download the trial version and buy the software you will get an email with an activation code. If you have Windows Vista follow the instructions below or you will get an error message.

Click the start menu.

Right click over My Recipe Book icon.

Then click on Run as administrator.

Click allow

Then enter your name, email address & software code.

I'm so happy that I found this program and can not stress the pain I went though trying to find a recipe program that works with Windows Vista.

Thank You,

Mr. Morton

Of My Recipe Book 4.2

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher RJM Consultants
Publisher web site http://myrecipebooks.googlepages.com
Release Date February 20, 2007
Date Added February 20, 2007
Version 4.2
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Recipe Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.47MB
File Name MRB4.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,153
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Number of recipes disabled
Price $9.95
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