MacGourmet
MacGourmet
4.2.6

3.1

MacGourmet free download for Mac

MacGourmet

4.2.6
11 April 2016

Dynamic recipe manager.

Overview

Note: The developers have notified us that MacGourmet has reached the end of its development cycle, and is no longer for sale, and intend to focus their efforts on MacGourmet Deluxe.

MacGourmet is a recipe management application that allows users to create, edit, and scale new recipes or import recipes from their favorite websites, then share them via email, Facebook, and Twitter. For more core functions, try MacGourmet Deluxe.

Features
  • Chef's view for distraction-free cooking
  • Add images to your recipes and to the steps, as well as to your Beer, Wine, and Cheese notes
  • Use the Ingredient search or let MacGourmet suggest a recipe for you

What's new in MacGourmet

Version 4.2.6:
  • Removed a 3rd party library that was causing a crash on startup.
  • Fixed the NYTimes web importer to remove html codes from the ingredients.
  • Updated the MyRecipes web importer to support their new web page format.
  • Updated the Food.com web importer to support their latest format (change in ingredients and directions).

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27 MacGourmet Reviews

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Emet1
25 July 2009

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I got MacGourmet as part of a bundle (Dec 2008) and it's become one of my favorite apps. I'm boosting recipes from everywhere to add to my repertoire and creating a family recipe collection so we don't fight about what goes in Bubbie's Brisket. This morning I downloaded and started playing with Pantry, a free app to track what's in your kitchen, create shopping lists, sync to the cloud and there's an iPhone app you can buy for 2.00 to download lists to your phone. I'm not going to keep it, but I can see some potential there, it's just missing some deal breaking features and it feels like a work in progress. I've also found a website: supercook.com where you create an account, add in the stuff in your pantry and it will find recipes based on those ingredients. Excellently cool, but you can bog it down by adding too much stuff like too many kinds of cheese, too many spices and condiments. You have to remove items to winnow down the results. It works best with just a basic set of items. And you can get some bizarre results: based on my ingredients, I searched for a first course and dog bones appeared as #1 in the results followed by butterscotch filling. Now anyone with any common sense knows butterscotch filling is a main course and dog bones go with the after-dinner liquors. I mean, really! Anyone see where I'm going? I have a dream. The absolute all-time, full-on, crazy cool cooking app in the entire known universe! Step 1: Food: Add in the stuff you have (ooh, with a barcode scanner that uses your iSight camera and connects to an all-knowing database in the sky, I have a dream.) Expiration dates a must. (If I believe in it, the baking powder will work on the sheer force of my will! Wait, those raisins are HOW old?) I'll add dates myself, I'm not a total slacker. Step 2: Recipes: Add your own or grab off the web. (Done. It's called MacGourmet. Dreams can come true.) Step 3: Use Step 1 with Step 2 to find recipes you do have that use the ingredients you already have or (wait, it gets better) Step 4: Search for recipes you don't have with the ingredients you do. (Galactically cool.) Step 5: Shopping lists. Two kinds: What I need to restock from Step 1 because I'm running out and/or What I need to make recipes from Step 3 or Step 4. (That's it, I can die happy.) Who's with me? Anyway, thanks to: Apple for the laptop and MacGourmet Deluxe 1.2 or MacGourmet 2.4 with Nutrition 1.3.0 Cookbook 1.1.0 Meal Plan 1.1.0 or whatever goofy nomenclature the developers use for letting me dream. And no, I'm not sharing Bubbie's Brisket recipe.
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Version 2.4
04f780b2
12 May 2016
Functional for its purpose, but Adware which verges on Malware. Check your firewall. Simply launching the program when connected to the internet will immediately connect the user to close on 100 (yes ONE HUNDRED) monetising advertising, tagging and tracking servers. A sample of the first 15: exelator.com scanscout.com dynamicyield.com mathtag.com infolinks.com mediavoice.com viglink.com saymedia.com hotjar.com content.ad crwdcntrl.net supert.ag kargo.com eyeviewads.com gwallet.com I suggest anyone considering using this software install LittleSnitch, HandsOff, or something similar (or have some who knows what they are doing do it for you), and block those puppies. I paid for a product. To database my recipes. I did not pay for Mariner Software to be renting me out as a live product to four score and more advertisers, taggers and trackers every time I go online. Simply disgusting Mariner Software.
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Version 4.2.6
Croberts
16 August 2015
Pretty much what you expect from Mariner - average but workable software. It does the job but pretty artlessly. Weird UI. Why does text show up in two windows when you enter it? Why is text teeny-tiny for editing with no choices for larger text entry? Why the repeated categories? It does the job, which is what expected. It doesn't do it with finesse, which I also expected.
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Version 4.0.9
Croberts
16 August 2015
Pretty much what you expect from Mariner - average but workable software. It does the job but pretty artlessly. Weird UI. Why does text show up in two windows when you enter it? Why is text teeny-tiny for editing with no choices for larger text entry? Why the repeated categories? It does the job, which is what expected. It doesn't do it with finesse, which I also expected.
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Version 4.0.9
gooddogcome
26 November 2014
terrible- would give it zero stars if I could. The company I would also give zero stars. I have been raving about the old version of this product for years until I was forced to "upgrade" due to the old version no longer being supported. Now my shopping lists no longer sync. Customer service is absolutely non existent and tech support no longer responds to calls or emails since they can't figure out the problem. As far as I'm concerned it is theft for them to take money for something that doesn't work. Of course you can't reach anyone at the company to even try to get your money back. I'm so disappointed as this program was like my right hand to me. I was constantly using it and have spent thousands of hours creating the database. I have been promoting this product for years and this is the treatment I get.
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Version 4.0.9
alvindarkness
19 November 2013
I admit to not being an advanced user of MacGourmet. But for my uses it has proven itself to be a handy little app. Options for adding receipes is quite complete, and the process very slick. Changing units and scaling (to create more/less servings) painless also. I've also used exported recipes to share with friends and that has worked as expected. Solid app for my (non-expert) uses.
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Version 4.0.3
Warwickt
28 October 2013
Disappointing that the developer is not offering an upgrade price from MG3 to MG4 — choice is either to buy MG4 (again) for $24.95 or to upgrade to MG Deluxe 4 for, guess what, $24.95. I will stick with MG3.
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Version 4.0.2
1 answer(s)
Detlevski
Detlevski
03 November 2013
Same here, I am not going to "upgrade".
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Willowdemayo
09 July 2012
The 3.2.3 update can't load the library. Just hangs there with no content.
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Version 3.2.3
4 answer(s)
Advenio, Inc.
Advenio, Inc.
09 July 2012
Please download the update again, there was an issue with the posted build that has now been corrected. I'd also be appreciated if the "review" were updated to a comment as this was a support issue that has now been corrected. Thanks!
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Willowdemayo
Willowdemayo
09 July 2012
Problem solved! Thanks. I will re-rate to my usual 4 stars!
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Advenio, Inc.
Advenio, Inc.
09 July 2012
Thanks! Glad that fixed it. I caught the problem right away, but it took a bit to update the server and propagate the changes. Sorry about that!
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Mhoutman
Mhoutman
10 July 2012
FYI: http://macgourmet.com/download/MacGourmet-3.2.3.zip is not available at the moment. error 404: not found
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EndoLab
12 October 2011
I ask me why in the MAS the picture of MacGourmet Deluxe is exactly the same has MacGourmet here. Is this a hoax? The devs doesn't look the same but they are. MacGourmet Deluxe coast $20 more so WITF?
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Version 3.1.3
2 answer(s)
Advenio, Llc
Advenio, Llc
15 October 2011
Mariner Software is redistributing MacGourmet and its plug-ins as a discounted retail bundle, all in one convenient package, at one price, called MacGourmet Deluxe. The standard version of MacGourmet, which you can add optional plug-ins to, is still available as it always has been. So, you can buy a bundle (Deluxe) with everything: Mealplan, Cookbook and Nutrition, or, if you just want a simpler product, buy MacGourmet from macgourmet.com and add a plug-in, or not, it’s up to you. http://macgourmet.com/faq/deluxe
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EndoLab
EndoLab
28 October 2011
Thanks for the answer but for $ 50 I prefer to buy a database e.g. Devonthink which you can use for much more things than just recipes. As regards the plug-ins is very easy to do a meal plan, cookbook and nutrition, and classify it, for e.g. vegetarian dishes, starters on so on. You can also send it by mail within the app and much more. Then with all my respect, I find MacGourmet and MacGourmet Deluxe overpriced.
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Freedman
07 April 2011
The program no longer imports recipes from web pages. Tried it on two different Macs to no avail. I suspect that the recent MAC OS update may be the culprit, maybe a recent Safari upgrade. Worked fine until recently.
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Version 3.0.3
1 answer(s)
Advenio, Llc
Advenio, Llc
07 April 2011
This is probably a good candidate for a support ticket, you can submit one at support.macgourmet.com. You'll also find information on common solutions to any Services problems you're having there as well.
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Cocoanut
10 September 2010
This is a horribly meat-centric program featuring recipes from organizations like the National Beef Cook-Off and sites like Pork: The Other White Meat. Not to be disrespectful to those who think eating meat is healthy but this program should come with a discount on chemotherapy or bypass surgery to justify it's high price. How about offering the program without all the unhealthy recipes and letting people decide which is healthy and which is not. Progressive eaters, beware!
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Version 2.4.7
1 answer(s)
Xenophile
Xenophile
07 October 2010
Have you tried adding your own recipes? Maybe delete the meat recipes so your Mac remains as pure as the driven snow?
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Version 3.0.0