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Yum4.0.4

21 January 2011

Recipe collection manager.

Overview

Yum is a recipe collection manager for organising your own recipe collection (although it does include an example recipe collection). Features include:

  • Indexing by category - each recipe can belong to any number of user-defined categories.
  • Several printing options with customisable page layout.
  • Recipe text can be fully formatted including fonts, styles, paragraph settings.
  • Graphics can be included (copy/paste, or drag/drop) within the recipe text.
  • Recipes can be imported from MasterCook export files, or from other Yum files, and can be exported to Yum files or to text files.
  • Recipe email function (uses your default email application).

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50 Reviews of Yum

Tony-Aguila
06 May 2010
Version: 4.0b1

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What is not made clear either here or on their website is that version 4, albeit still in beta, is not a free update to version 3.x. Well, it's not. I only found that out by downloading the beta version and running it and it would not recognize my previous license number. In my opinion, developers, out of courtesy, should at least warn users about paid updates.
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Jacqueg
19 January 2011
Version: 4.0.3
I've used this software for years, and been very pleased. Simple, flexible, adaptable. Then I installed v 4. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. 1) Maybe making space for a picture of each dish is appealing to some, I dunno. But I don't want it, I want the list view of my recipes back, the picture view takes up way too much space. Also, it reminds me too much of the new idiot-proof cash registers designed for high school dropouts and non-English speakers. 2) I have customized the categories list over the years, and had an organization I was perfectly satisfied with. While my old recipes still show the categories I had marked, and the category lists displays my custom categories, the new Yum does not allow me to assign a new recipe to any of my custom categories, but only the default categories written into the software. 3) Each time I open my recipe file, my custom categories list clones itself. The third time I opened the recipe file, I saw four iterations of my custom categories list. Well sure, I can delete the three extra lists, but guess what happened the fourth time I opened my recipe file? Yup, there were now five iterations of my custom categories. 4) No response from the developer after the email I sent. Don't bother with v 4. You could download the latest version of v 3, but why would you want to pay money for a piece of software that is de-evolving? Find another vendor, or bite the bullet and buy a database to build your own recipe file.
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David-Asch
27 November 2010
Version: 4.0.2
I used the trial version initially and found it really useful. The sync to iPhone feature was one that drew me to the app in the first place. The trial expired and I finally decided to purchase it. The new version (4) is in many ways a step backwards, however: The interface is nicely laid out but the inability to multi-select or select all recipes for moving or deleting is a glaring error. This would not be so bad if there were keyboard shortcuts to delete the unwanted recipes, but having to click to select each one then click the minus button at the bottom is time-consuming and repetitive; my wrist was aching after deleting only a small selection! The program also threw up 'Multiple validation errors' which caused all the changes I had made to be lost as it was unable to save them. I have no desire to want to go through the process again! I hope they fix these terrible UI holes soon, as they ruin an otherwise excellent recipe management application.
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Boise-Ed
15 November 2010
Version: 4.0.2
After years of enjoying Yum, I made the sad mistake of "upgrading" to Yum version 4.0.2. 1. The user interface is completely new, and I'm already tired of seeing the repeated drawing of the chef's toque and red pepper, over and over again. The previous, list-style interface is more compact and makes it easier to find recipes. Under the ubiquitious toque-and-pepper icon, only a small portion of the menu title is visible, making it hard to tell which is which, even among the relatively few that I can see at one time. 2. When I try to add a new recipe, I cannot paste a list of ingredients as before. 3. When I select one category, then click on the toque-and-pepper icon for some recipe, I see "Category: Unknown". 4. When I open an existing recipe, I see that all the paragraphs are numbered, which is pretty silly for those that are not cooking steps. 5. Everything is in a harder-to-read gray font -- with serifs, no less, making it even harder to read on-screen. I sent these objections to the developer, with examples, and his response was prompt, polite, and helpful. Then I reverted to Yum 3.2.2. If you are not already a Yum user, I do recommend buying version 3, if you can.
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Tony-Aguila
06 May 2010
Version: 4.0b1
What is not made clear either here or on their website is that version 4, albeit still in beta, is not a free update to version 3.x. Well, it's not. I only found that out by downloading the beta version and running it and it would not recognize my previous license number. In my opinion, developers, out of courtesy, should at least warn users about paid updates.
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Dtwalter
10 December 2009
Version: 3.2.1
I just installed this and it says it's only a 15 day trial. I thought I read it was free. Am I missing something?
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Hkpepp
05 April 2009
Version: 3.0.6
Old version of 2.5.x was great until it stopped working out of the blue. I upgraded and purchased 3.0.6 and I can't open my cookbook. I can see the cookbook file but the software doesn't seem to recognize it once I click "open recent." All I get is a blank screen (actually, nothing). Any suggestions?
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Wjb3wvu
30 January 2009
Version: 3.0.5
I've been using this program for a long time now. When it was purchased by the current developer, they changed it in a way that isn't necessarily better, so I've decided not to upgrade (for free) and have stuck with version 2.7.4 - the last iteration before changing hands. The new style seems cluttered to me, with all the flags under the category column, and all the check-marks under the recipe column. Why? The old version accomplished the same thing without the clutter. Less is more.
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Xanthippe
22 January 2009
Version: 3.0.4
Very simple, very easy to use and perfect if you need to copy/paste recipes. Yum will take the text and parse it so that you can insert all the ingredients in one go and it will split it up for you! Handles shopping list, displays step-by-step in huge letters. NICE! Handling of categories could be a bit easier - takes a moment to figure out how to assign (category drawer is found under menu Recipe, but not Category) - but welcome that each recipe can be in several categories. Could be a more user-friendly way to indicate what I have in stock for the shopping list. So, not 5-stars, but a very well-earned 4-star
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Rampancy
10 November 2008
Version: 2.7.3
Sparkle updating is broken - I tried to do an update via Sparkle from both 2.7 and 2.6.6 (both on separate computers) and they both reported that I was at the latest version and that no new updates were available.
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Hotchick
10 November 2008
Version: 2.7.3
I like the way it works. Very simple to use
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Nixanz
09 June 2008
Version: 2.6
There's a search field in the toolbar of the main window. By default it searches anywhere, but you can click the search field popup to limit the search to only ingredients, or only source, etc.
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Doodah
08 June 2008
Version: 2.6
Great little program! Easy to use and very friendly. I would love to see a keyword search function (I don't see one) to quickly find a recipe with a certain main ingredient.... say chicken or beef.
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Peterschaufuss
26 May 2008
Version: 2.5
Excellent little program - and FREE! What I like about Yum! os the fact that it's very customizable - most other recipe programs for the Mac are very US-centric, but being from Denmark I use the metric system and also prefer to list the different foods by their Danish name. In Yum! I was able to import a long list of food names from a recipe site, by editing the Default Food preference file, and I was able to replace the existing Units variations with my own. The only thing is miss is a weekly planner, but instead I've just created a custom categori called "current week" where I add all the recipies I want to make in the week to come. That makes it easy to print out a complete shopping list
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5
Josart
16 December 2007
Version: 2.3.5
YUM still rules in my book as best replacement of old MasterCook Mac app. I still consider it a 10 in its field for its friendly easy of use.
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5
Tim27
02 November 2006
Version: 1.2
This program is great. The only thing I can think would make it better is to be able to assign a label color to recipes to highlight your favorites. Or perhaps star ratings?
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4.25
Kemacsabe
22 February 2006
Version: 1.1
Running Yum 0.7.14 and just downloaded 1.1, hence a question: Is there anything special I need to do to upgrade aside from backing up my recipe collection? Do I Trash the older version before dragging the new one to the Applications folder? The only oddball thing that I've experienced with this version is that when I launch Yum, a Finder window opens to locate the document. I would think there would be an automatic link to the file to open without having to search for it. Maybe 1.1 fixes this?
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Ichatergosum
05 December 2005
Version: 0.7.8
Great app. Easy and convenient to use, and at last we can email recipes to our daughter with ease, rather than laboriously typing them out.
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Anonymous
01 November 2005
Version: 0.7.7
i ve got a lot of bugs using this soft: interface bugs when writing the ingredients: somme ingredients disappear, sometimes i can't ad an ingredients field... i'm using OSX.4.2 i loved the old version, but this one is too buggy for me (excuse the bad english, i'm french)
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Anonymous
04 June 2005
Version: 0.7.5
I use the Jaguar version and find it very good. It takes a bit of time to set up (I'm french and I have to change all in metric and translate all the "cups", "bags", "spoon" etc...). But once it's done, it's just perfect. And it's free ! Good job mate ! Keep it up !
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 0.74
I'll agree my website is shoddy, and lacking in up-to-date info. I'm not into marketting and the site is merely the barest essentials required for publishing the software. If I was interested in marketting, I would actually charge people for using the software. By the way, the changelog is included in the download. You've just got to look a bit harder. ;)
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Anonymous
27 April 2005
Version: 0.72
For a recipe organizer, this app is updated with almost annoying frequency - but considering the alternative (abandonedware), that seems like a silly thing to complain about. It'd be nice to have the changelog, but I don't worry about that so much with an app like this. Also, I have to admit I just use it for the included recipes - a gourmet I'm not, but this is nice to have.
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Anonymous
27 April 2005
Version: 0.72
How annoying that the developer of this app seemingly can't be bothered with something as important as placing the version number of his app and release notes/version history for it on his website. Hell, he doesn't even include version history in the download. Shoddy.
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Appelsin
20 April 2005
Version: 0.7
This is really a great little app. for storing recipies. Very nice interface, stable and intuitive. It soo good I've included it in my list of "Indispensable MacOS X Software": http://android8.users.whitehat.dk/wordpress/index.php?p=255
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Nixanz
01 March 2005
Version: 0.6.5
You must be talking about Yum :-) because shopping list, and other database-type features have been on the to-do list for Yum for some time. Hopefully before the end of this year, but hey, it's free software so in my own time. By the way, does anybody know how to get the administrators of this web site to change the product name from "Yum!" to "Yum", as I've tried to get them to do several times?
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Iamdorian
01 March 2005
Version: 0.6.5
I do like this interface. Thre is an intuitive feel to it. However, there are now several redipe programs out there, and only one (so far) will soon be introducing a deeper database larder (for professional cooks, food storage/planning) feature. The program I am referring to (won't mention the name here, in respect for this developer) already has a shopping list feature. The larder feature push whatever app first offers it into the limelight, in terms of feature sets. I'd like to support this package, as it has the most tastiest GUI...but... : ) Watching Yum closely for any announcement. DEVELOPER HINT: There are MANY people who'd like such a combination of features.
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4.5
Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 0.6.5
Yum is a very nice app with a clean and efficent UI. It is hard to explain look and feel stuff but it "feels" the way I expect an OS X app to feel. Little detail things are very simple and direct. This can be a little disconcerting but once you get used to just doing what you want instead of trying to figure out how to do it everything "just works". Also, the developer responds quickly and effectively to bug reports which is a good sign.
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Anonymous
18 February 2005
Version: 0.6.3
Working nice now! Thanks a bunch for cleaning up some nagging issues. Great app, keep it up.
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4.75
Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 0.6.3
It's working fine now with 603. Thank you very much. Ever try to thinking of create the buying list. For example, if we wish to cook several recipe from our recipe library, we need to check the amount of ingredient we need to purchase. I wonder whether it is possible to add a command to open a small windows for us to drop the recipe in and it calculate all the ingredient type and quantity needed. Once again, to the developer, thank you very much.
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Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 0.6.2
It seems we have more serious problems now. When I open a collection the Category and Recipe Name columns seem to be working fine but when I click on a recipe, It doesn't show it. The collection is okay in 0.5.5. I tried trashing my old preferences file, didn't help. When's 0.6.3 coming out? ;-)
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Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 0.6.2
After upgrade to 0.6.2, I can't open a single recipe that I have. So replace back to previous 0.5.1 version and it can open again. Why was that? Any suggestion? Thanks.
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Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 0.6.1
I like this app too, but I've noticed a few quirks: When you cheate a new category the wrong field gets the focus, instead of the name you get the quantity field. Pasting text into the Method field is also flakey, I had to edit the pasted text to make it stay, otherwise it would vanish sometimes! Importing from MasterCook wouldn't see tb and ts as measurements, so a lot of work is required to fix the import. It would also be nice if the Method part of an import would have a "remove carriage returns" or "reformat" command. Speaking of importing, too bad it can't import files from previous versions. Some users might find that handy.
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Nixanz
14 February 2005
Version: 0.6.1
To Upgrade From Older Versions: If you're having any problems upgrading from an older version, please try saving your file with version 0.5.10 before running it in 0.6.x. (0.6 dropped support for some older versions; 0.5.10 reads all versions back to 0.1).
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Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 0.6.1
I absolutely love this application. Thank you very much. BUT, I currently unable to import my collection from version 0.5.5 I have tried just opening the recipe colletion. I have tried exporting from that version and importing from the new one. I hope you guys can offer a solution, thanks!
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4.75
Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 0.6.1
Great app, but it would be nice to be able to format to be printed on standata 3x5 cards. Perhaps I'm missing something. Has anyone been able to accomplish this?
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4.5
Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 0.6.1
Best of the free cooking applications. Among the best of the rest of the cooking applications. The new UI is nice - much faster and more intuitive.
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4.5
Anonymous
11 February 2005
Version: 0.6.1
Very nice, and very intuitive. Now all it needs is some sort of database so that food items can be tracked by date and use, and updated to reflect additions/subtractions to/from a larder, and to track food items whose shelf life is going to - or has already - expired. Then you'd have the perfect tool for a real cook, a scout camp, large families and of course, those of us whose interest it is to be prepared for contingencies with food storages. This could be a pro version and you could charge. I'd buy. There is already another company working on this, so don't drag your heels! : )
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3.75
S. Wilde
13 January 2005
Version: 0.5.10
User interface is fairly intuitive; scaling option is very helpful, and I appreciate the slot to record the recipe's source. Definately the best free recipe software I've seen!
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Anonymous
26 July 2004
Version: 0.5.10
Coolest recipe software around. Makes compiling my recipes as well as my mum's recipes a breeze! Very intuitive interface with many good features too. The new icon is very cool too :) Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
25 July 2004
Version: 0.5.10
Simply the best recipe database I have ever tried. Intuitive, useful, and under continual development. I've tested other ones and I keep coming back to Yum! The best features for the best price possible. Thanks for a terrific app!
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Anonymous
26 December 2003
Version: 0.4.9
Yum! is one of my favorite freeware apps. It's clean, intuative, and extremely useful. I was without it for a short time after the last update while i upgraded to Panther, and i missed it very much. As others have said, the developer is extremely gracious and prompt with his responses. A word of caution: the new release of Yum! is not actually compatable with OS 10.1.5 or below, despite what it says here, so if you're still using 10.1 hang on to the version of Yum! that you've got.
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4.75
Anonymous
14 November 2003
Version: 0.4.9
Great program for managing recipes! I had been using TextEdit, TexEdit, BBEdit and Open Office. This easy to use program ia a blessing! Great rapport with the author. I see a couple suggestions included now with this latest version. For anonymous - drag & drop a picture. I have several in my file already.
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5
Anonymous
14 November 2003
Version: 0.4.9
GREAT program. I hope in the future that we can include photos with our recipes
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Anonymous
12 November 2003
Version: 0.4.7
Yum! keeps getting better and better. It's simple and intuitive, and it has all the features most of us cooks will ever need. No, it will not drive you to the store, clip your coupons for you and compare the unit pricing labels on the shelves. But it will give you an easy, pleasant-to-use way to save, organize and print your recipes. By the way, I was one of the users experiencing the crash-on-launch issue with the prior version, and I'm delighted to have the chance to thank the developer here for his extraordinary kindness and responsiveness.
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5
Drkilmer
05 November 2003
Version: 0.4.4
This latest update seems to have rectified the problem I was having. Great program ... I use it all the time!
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Anonymous
16 September 2003
Version: 0.4.3
Good program, but I can't send a recipe by mail. Why?
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4.25
Drkilmer
03 August 2003
Version: 0.4
I've been using this software for a short time, and find it to be overall very simple and useful. My one complaint thus far is that, when I enter a new recipe, it does not show up in my recipe list until I quit the program and open it up again. Anybody else have this problem?
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Anonymous
06 July 2003
Version: 0.3.7
Please note that while my website and email are down, you can email any problems, etc, to me at Nik.Sands(AT)utas.edu.au
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4.75
Anonymous
05 July 2003
Version: 0.3.7
Excellent recipe program! Works better then all the others I tried. One comment would be to give a save dialog when you add a recipe. Currently there is nothing to tell the user it is being saved.
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5
Anonymous
05 April 2003
Version: 0.3
Awesome. Does recipes well. And free!
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5
Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 0.3
Very cool and useful program. It works well for being an early version. I look forward to future enhancements.
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