My Recipe Books 4

By RJM Consultants Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added February 20, 2007
Version 4.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


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Developer's Description

My Recipe Books now offers quick ingredient entering, along with more detailed searching, nutritional values for recipes, exporting to iPods and other hand held devices. My Recipe Books is a complete recipe organizer that allows you to create, edit and delete recipes, create a shopping list, e-mail your recipes, password protect your books, import from friends, export to RTF files for word processing.
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