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YummySoup!
YummySoup!
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YummySoup! free download for Mac

YummySoup!

Version 2.4

Recipe organizer complete with Web imports and custom prints.

$14.99
Application is not under development & not supported.

YummySoup! overview

YummySoup! has been rewritten from the ground up to make your favorite recipe management app even more powerful than ever! Now including Recipecasts, premium themes for viewing/printing/emailing including 4x6 index and photo paper, and an all-new weekly planner. Your recipes will thank you! Available in English, French, and Spanish.

What’s new in version 2.4

Updated on Sep 04 2011

Version 2.4:
Bug Fixes:
  • Where entering ingredients created duplicates
  • Consolidating ingredients may not have scale correctly

Information

License

Commercial

Size

33.6 MB

Downloads

26799

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • * Previously available here
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chefsharon
chefsharon
Nov 20 2018
2.4
5.0
Nov 20 2018
5.0
Version: 2.4
Does anyone know how I can get to my recipes? YS is not opening for me. Sharon
qb
qb
Jul 7 2018
2.4
2.0
Jul 7 2018
2.0
Version: 2.4
I've continued to use YS but after a move from 10.12 to 10.13.x (High Sierra as a CLEAN setup/install) I can no longer drag a recipe from Safari to YS and have YS then let me do the manual highlight and data entry. Does anyone have this working with High Sierra? I wonder if I need a legacy Java or such. thx
qb
qb
Sep 17 2016
2.4
2.0
Sep 17 2016
2.0
Version: 2.4
I guess YS is officially gone. As of the past 3 days Ken's www site has been unreachable.
http://hungryseacow.com cannot be found.

His Facebook page has been kinda locked down for a long time. No comments allowed from what I see.

Very sad - although the app continues to have bugs in 2.4 I still believe it to be the most versatile recipe manager for the Mac. After all the "sneak peaks" of the 3.x version and the promise functional iOS integration he has left users hanging.

RIP Yummysoup!
Albyrw
Albyrw
Oct 24 2014
2.4
0.5
Oct 24 2014
0.5
Version: 2.4
This app was abandoned by the developer years ago. Ignore it and buy Paprika instead, which costs a little more but is 10 times better, has great iPhone and iPad apps and is regularly maintained.
anonymous-fox-6287
anonymous-fox-6287
Apr 24 2014
2.4
4.5
Apr 24 2014
4.5
Version: 2.4
There's a time in life when you know you have to decide to leave someone or something. This application hasn't been upgraded since 09/04/2011. The developer has been talking about v3 for more than a year now and has given sneak peaks at the new interface on his Facebook pages again and again, but we are in April 2014 and nothing is happening. So yesterday I moved on and bought Paprika. After exporting recipes from YummySoup (ysr format) I had no problems importing them in the new software. Paprika is very fast, very easy to interface with the iOS siblings (cloud) and it is updated on a regular basis. I miss the formatting that was available in YummySoup but that's a little issue and maybe will be added one day. Sorry Ken Humbard, you should have worked faster or do what Mikebenda suggested: sell the app.
qb
qb
Nov 6 2013
2.4
2.0
Nov 6 2013
2.0
Version: 2.4
Current version 2.4 (latests since Sep-2011) has even more issues running on 10.9 Mavericks. Most notable is the scroll bar under the thumbnail images has VANISHED. It is now impossible to scroll thorough recipes. And don't try to use it on a dual screen: if you move it so part is on the 2nd screen that part disappears. For 20 months we have been promised a newer version (on Ken's Facebook) and now the recipe manager app seems dead and no support.
Mikebenda
Mikebenda
Apr 18 2013
2.4
2.0
Apr 18 2013
2.0
Version: 2.4
Dear developer, Please sell your software to someone who will update and maintain it. Sincerely, The user community
Mikebenda
Mikebenda
Oct 7 2012
2.4
2.0
Oct 7 2012
2.0
Version: 2.4
I really like this application but am disappointed that neither the promised new version nor an update to turn off idisk sharing are available after all this time.
orinoco-delta
orinoco-delta
Sep 16 2012
2.4
3.0
Sep 16 2012
3.0
Version: 2.4
Dear Ken Humbard, so again now here as a review… it's over 5 months now and you always told that an update and new function will come to YummySoup! - but where are they? You write you're working on Version 3 - oh that's sounds great but remember if you plan to take money for this update i'll get very angry and i will take all the power of social networks to tell the world how you do your work my friend. It's not professional to: NOT respond, to PROMISE things that didn't come to answer an two-liner after many weeks AND to tell every customer NOT the truth… SO hurry up and do something for your customers and make us happy… if not i will tell you one thing: I don't give up till the day i get my money back!
Drdul
Drdul
Sep 8 2012
2.4
5.0
Sep 8 2012
5.0
Version: 2.4
YS is a good app that suffers from a slow pace of development. The dev has been promising new features for a long time, but it's been a year since the last update. There's still no proper capability in YS to sync between Macs. I made the mistake of buying the iOS version a year ago on the promise of new features coming soon, and the ability to sync between my Mac, iPad and iPhone, but just like the Mac version, there's been no updates to the iOS app since then. I've finally given up and am making the switch to Paprika, which offers full sync capabilities and frequent updates that add features and fix bugs.
Mikebenda
Mikebenda
Aug 3 2012
2.4
2.0
Aug 3 2012
2.0
Version: 2.4
I like this app and use it often, and I've read below where the developer states he is working on a new version, however it would be nice if this version was updated to not check for my (discontinued) iDisk.
Mhoutman
Mhoutman
Jul 9 2012
2.4
1.0
Jul 9 2012
1.0
Version: 2.4
this is abandon ware which is a pity indeed
M-Mulrooney
M-Mulrooney
May 14 2012
2.4
0.5
May 14 2012
0.5
Version: 2.4
Downloaded the demo, but apparently waited too long before opening it for the first time, so my only choices were register or quit. So I quit, and bought My Recipes instead. With many other apps the trial begins when you first open the program, not when you first download it. You might want to consider doing that. Since I can't submit this comment without completing the star ratings, I'm giving low ratings, not because I think the program sucks, but because the fact that I can't demo it sucks.
qb
qb
Oct 11 2011
2.4
2.0
Oct 11 2011
2.0
Version: 2.4
2.4 has been more stable than 2.3.x and after many weeks of troubleshooting repeated crashing when editing/saving recipes I have a breakthrough. From my 35 years of programming I was say there is a recursion bug in YS. I can open a new database with only default recipes and in 2 changes in the preferences / Smart Measurements get the app to crash repeatedly. Finding this out lead to a solution to many of the crashes I've had. 2.4 still has problems with modified images not displaying, searches not yielding correct matches, images added to the Notes section coming out huge and the developer's temper.
qb
qb
Sep 1 2011
2.3.5
2.0
Sep 1 2011
2.0
Version: 2.3.5
Almost 1 year ago I gave YS! a 5 star rating. While I still think this is the best recipe manager out there I've run into several problems the developer has been unable to fix. The current version 2.3.5 has several bugs that I've discussed with HungrySeacow in over 160 emails that I have kept. I love YS' interface with the visual browser to show nice sized photos of numerous recipes in the top and overall I like the web importer. However: I have it crash on a far to frequent basis While using the Web Import it may crash as frequently as 5 times in 10 minutes while I attempt to bring in 10 new recipes. At times I import a new recipe, notice something to change but when I click EDIT it crashes - thus forcing me to live with the errors that are contained in the recipe (or delete it and hope the next import is stable). Some recipes I've had in my library for months will suddenly no longer be editable. I've shared a list of 20 such titles and my library with the developer - he can reproduce but not fix the problem. Even exporting and reimporting these recipes do not fix them. This implies to me there are software coding issues that do not inspect the imported data closely. On occasion the application crashes on launch. Since version 2.2 there have been problems with auto-fill fields not auto-filling. The Web Importer cannot handle multi-word measurements such as "rounded teaspoon", instead placing these in the Ingredient field. The app often crashes when I scroll the visual browser. Searching for a recipe by name does not ignore accented characters: "ragu" will not match "ragú". Minor but something programming would fix. Recently the developer has cut me off his Facebook site: I had previously started a discussion to collect the bug reports from other users and we had 30 or 40 submissions. I could see in their reports that I was not the only one with problems and had hoped this would spur the developer into working harder on fixing the issues. Instead I get blocked and all my discussions and submissions censored and removed. I have over 6250 recipes in YS so I depend on it to be stable. For a while the developer quit responding to my bug reports but last week he sent me the following and I quote directly for his email: "I suggest you delete your library and start with a new one and keep it under 500 recipes." That is not a solution - no where does he advertise this recipe manager as supporting only 500 recipes before it breaks. I would have looked elsewhere if that had been part of the product description. Bottom line - nice looking and functional application that has serious stability and database/library issues.
anonymous-fox-6287
anonymous-fox-6287
Apr 19 2011
2.3.1
4.5
Apr 19 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3.1
The latest version (2.3.x) makes this software a favorite for recipe management. The previous version was lacking a every important feature: grocery list. This is now included and I do not need to look elsewhere for a recipe software. The Web importing function is very well implemented and saves a lot of copy/paste operations. Adding more pictures to each recipe (also in v2.3.x) will prove very useful for recipes with a set of pictures describing that recipe. The interface is very powerful and I love being able to add and organize folders as I choose. In the past I had several crashes but stability has improved a lot in the last few versions. Overall, a great product.
Albyrw
Albyrw
Feb 15 2011
2.2.2
0.5
Feb 15 2011
0.5
Version: 2.2.2
Beware of buying YummySoup! unless you only need the functionality it currently has working in the version you buy today. The developer has a history of making grand promises about future feature releases and delivering years down the track, or in a paid upgrade. If you're waiting for the accompanying iPhone app, then believe it when you see it before parting with your money because YummySoup! has always been two-thirds real and one-third vapourware. Don't buy everything you want really exists (and a few other people have written reviews to say they're okay and have all the promised functionality). I've been using YS for two-and-a-half years, since I think version 1.3 or 1.4. There have been constant problems with stability, features in the release version that didn't work properly or at all (export, email), bugs not fixed, and by 1.9 - a version still plagued with stability problems and with many reported bugs unfixed, such as the title selection in the web importer causing selected text to disappear not import, or the tabbing through ingredients in a shopping list causing rows to revert to blank, keyword searches only search on titles... The dev had obviously long moved on to 2.0, to start the whole cycle again with a new group of licensees. Thank Ken, but your idea of a .9 release is not the same as mine - a place to leave a half-finished app while you work on the next paid upgrade. Although the dev was always responsive to emails (I've dealt with worse), actual development moved at a snail's pace - years - and I gave up asking about fixes, even to some of the advertised features that were the reason I bought YS in the first place. I expect that he will take this review rather personally, and so he should - the defensive posture and the replies saying that YS is a one man band really illuminate the problem - the dev's ambitions and publicly-stated promises for the product are wildly out of sync with his capacity to deliver. Screenshots of YS 2.0 look nice, but actual functionality has barely improved - only the weekly planner and export functionality is new; other changes are either cosmetic or promised in future updates. YS 1.x was supposed to have export functionality, but Ken decided to save that for 2.0. The reason this app does well is because its core functionality and idea are good -a streamlined recipe manager and import manager that copes well with importing from most websites. That really is its killer feature. But for groceries, planning, exporting, organising and sharing its features are basic at best, and the app really lacks the polish and professionalism you get from larger developers. If the price matched the reality and the app's ambitions were more modest, this could be a more reasonable purchase. But if you really want to use the YS to its limits, you may be disappointed. I suggest you check out all the recipe managers out there - there's plenty of good ones - and thoroughly test YS in your real-use situation. Don't buy because it looks nice, or because you're looking forward to iPhone integration. MacGourmet has all those features today, maybe give that a look. I still use YS 1.9 because it does everything I need, barely, but it's often exasperating. No more money will be spent on it until the fairy dust turns into something I can touch.
Ryanholcomb
Ryanholcomb
Jan 2 2011
2.1.6
3.5
Jan 2 2011
3.5
Version: 2.1.6
Easy to use, great import from the featured websites, easy import from other websites. Simple uncluttered interface and usage. Hangs up sometimes but the program is under active development so I expect it will only get better. Best of all, my wife uses it easily without the need for an IT consult!
qb
qb
Oct 14 2010
2.1.3
2.0
Oct 14 2010
2.0
Version: 2.1.3
Back in the summer of 2009 I downloaded 9 Mac recipe managers and spent 2 weeks making extensive test comparisons. Hands down YummySoup (then version 1.9) was my favorite. First I love the visual browser that shows several recipe images in a large format, not small thumbnails. Secondly the developer has made some of my favorite cooking sites so easy to import that they take 10 seconds to grab. Other cooking sites are imported in a more interactive fashion - something the current version 2.1.3 has made easier than 1.9 While there are some features held back from the version 2 release there is nothing missing for recipe management. I don't use weekly planners nor shopping lists so waiting for these to return is not of concern to me. Lastly I have found the developer extremely responsive and with a good sense of humor. They have replied to dozens of my emails - heck, might even be 100 by now. As a developer myself I understand how in fixing one thing something else can and often will break and they have had a few such setbacks. I truly believe that YummySoup! will continue to mature and be my recommendation to anyone who wants a recipe manager with a beautiful interface and simple operation.
Weez74
Weez74
Oct 10 2010
2.1.3
5.0
Oct 10 2010
5.0
Version: 2.1.3
Yummy Soup is by far the best recipe software you can buy. Importing is so easy. The smart groups are great. The developer provides regular upgrades it to make it even better & provides outstanding customer service. It is far less expensive than other recipe software yet does so much. The view options are wonderful as are the printing options. The ability to use recipecasts as well as add notes are also great. I cant say enough good things about this software & its developer, Ken. I have used several other recipe programs over the years but none as as user friendly & full featured as Yummy Soup. Try it - you can't go wrong Louise M.
$14.99
Application is not under development & not supported.

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