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Recipe Center for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 6.0
  • 2.3
  • (3)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Recipe management with excellent tagging options

It's not very often that I can say this, but when I reviewed Recipe Center, I was really surprised to find that it was free. The reason? This app has all the features you would expect in a pay-for software, along with an interface that is - in recipe software terms - pretty slick.

Recipe software, as I have mentioned before, is often at the bottom of the attractive software scale. Recipe Center, however, isn't all that bad, and apart from the unpleasant pink background color, is actually quite pleasant to use. It comes with a selection of recipes already imported, and adding, modifying and removing recipes is easy.

Recipe Center also has Basket and Shopping functions, the former for collecting various recipes in one place - useful when planning a meal, for example, and the latter for creating custom grocery lists for when you hit the store. It's easy to add recipes and ingredients to the features - Basket is on the bottom-left of the interface and Shopping on the bottom-left.

Slowing Recipe Center down is the fact that it has limited export formats (just Meal Master) and the Advanced Recipe Encoder - a tool meant to make importing recipes easier - didn't work well. Unfortunately, I also found it impossible to import recipes from the Recipe Center website, despite following instructions to the letter.

Importing and exporting recipes with Recipe Center was problematic, but the rest was plain sailing.

PROS

  • Great tagging/keyword options
  • Accurate search
  • Grocery and meal-planning features

CONS

  • Limted export options
  • Import problems
  • No conversion options

Recipe Center for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 6.0
  • 2.3
  • (3)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Recipe Center

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    XP only.
    Can't work with anything newer than XP. Uses old version of .net which doesn't work in Vista or newer

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    does not work.
    I now know why this program is free, it does not work. this is not the first time I have tried this recipe center and it still is More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Installation Issues.
    I downloaded and installed this. Install went fine, until I ran it, and could not open or create a database. So I checked o More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Does Not Work.
    I downloaded and installed this program twice.there is no database, you cant create one and it does not work.Dont bother with it. More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    To HSChef.
    Hi HSChef,Sorry you had problems with this download - I've made some changes, so try again and see if you have more luck. I hope you  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Unable to use this program.
    I already had Recipe Center 5.0 but noticed that the new version was out. I downloaded it, but when I tried to open More


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