YummySoup!
YummySoup!
2.4

3.5

YummySoup! free download for Mac

YummySoup!

2.4
04 September 2011

Recipe organizer complete with Web imports and custom prints.

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 YummySoup!

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

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Albyrw
15 February 2011

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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.
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Version 2.2.2
chefsharon
20 November 2018
Does anyone know how I can get to my recipes? YS is not opening for me. Sharon
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Version 2.4
qb
07 July 2018
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
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Version 2.4
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qb
qb
21 July 2018
Update: I also use the very old Logitech Harmony Remote application. It required me to install Java 7 (and works on 10.13.6. However this did not get YS's drag a url and drop to work. Guess I may install VirtualBox to run an older OS X version.
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qb
17 September 2016
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!
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Version 2.4
4 answer(s)
qb
qb
11 October 2016
As Ken appears to have abandoned YS! development (web site still not accessible) I've been thinking of what to do next. I really like Paprika RM but 1) it does not work with the multi-images that YS allowed and 2) I like my recipe photo thumbnails to be bigger. Still overall a nice app.

I am currently using the free DB Browser for SQLLite and see the basic structure and places where my thousands of recipes are listed. Not being an SQL person all the "ZGROUPS: and "ZRECIPES" are Greek to me.

Is there a SQL person out there who might consider trying to recreate the basic YS! 2.4 interface as a way to make sure it can work for several more Mac OS revisions???

As I have 9000+ recipes many with several images I would even be willing to make a monetary gift for the effort.

BTW: I"ve tested YS! on Mac OS Sierra is it works albeit with the same problems we have lived with for 5 years.. And I don't care about the auto-recipe importer as I do most of mine imports manually.
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bfg360
23 October 2016
Oh, man, am I disappointed to see your email. I recently began getting notifications that the domain "YummySoup!" is up for auction and then I could no longer get recipes through Web Import, which I use very often. I know that the app had some problems, but I've just learned to work around or ignore them.

I gather from Mousee low that YS! can be transferred to Paprika, but I don't understand the comment that the "formatting available in YummySoup!" isn't available in Paprika. Can someone explain? Thanks!

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qb
23 October 2016
@bfg360 - interesting about the "Yummysoup!" domain as Ken always used "Hungryseacow.com" as far as I know.

Perhaps if HE is the one selling he will also provide the YS code and let someone else continue development. The existing version 2.4 only needs a few bug fixes to make it stable and I would be very happy with existing features. Nor do I use the very poor iOS version even thought I licensed it when it came out.

Anyway - its far as "formatting" perhaps Mousee refers to the the YS's use of "Themes" that can really change the view of the recipe layout arrangement. I have not seen this in PM.
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bfg360
bfg360
29 October 2016
Re our exchange of emails 10/22 and 10/23: the sale of the YummySoup! domain name, this was the site used to actually use the recipes, import through the web importer, email the recipes, etc.. For support/information/assistance, the domain was http://hungryseacow.com.

I'm still puzzled about Mousee's formatting issue, but he/she hasn't responded yet.
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Albyrw
24 October 2014
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.
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Version 2.4
Mousee
24 April 2014
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.
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Version 2.4
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Mhoutman
Mhoutman
09 May 2014
Paprika is a great choice and I did the same ditching MacGourmet 6 months ago. Some devs should improve their communications and Ken Humbard is one of them.
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qb
qb
13 May 2014
From Ken's FB Sep-28-2013 "Now that I can finally say that version 3 for OS X is close to release I wanted to start posting teasers!" 8 months later on 27-Apr-2014 "Yes it will be released. I wish I could put a date on the release but writing software doesn't work like that. It's impossible to predict when it's ready for release." From "close to release" to "impossible to predict." Did Ken bite off more than his programming knowledge allows or does his day job take all of his time? I used YS 2.4 today and had 5 crashed and the auto-fills no work several times. Sad...
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qb
qb
05 October 2014
YS!'s Facebook page has numerous people asking for info on future releases of the Mac and iOS apps. Only the rare "working on it" posts from Ken. Has YS gone the way of Unsanities haxies?
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Albyrw
Albyrw
24 October 2014
I can also endorse Paprika after 6 frustrating years using YummySoup and reading Ken's excuses. Stop waiting - Paprika does everything Ken promises YS will do. Do him a favour and leave him in peace, clearly developing and supporting apps places a terrible strain on our Ken.
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bfg360
bfg360
23 October 2016
Mousee, can you explain the formatting problem that you refer to in your posting above? I am considering purchasing Paprika (on your recommendation). I just discovered from this website that YS! is no longer supported, and I'm anxious to move on since I use YS! all the time. Thanks!
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bfg360
25 October 2016
Hello, Mousee -- I am in Mexico right now, but I'll be back in the States in a couple of weeks and plan to buy Paprika for recipe management. Can you tell me -- or is it self-evident -- how to move all of my recipes from YummySoup! to Paprika? Thanks! (I thought I'd already sent this to you, but it doesn't look like it got sent. If this is a reputation, just ignore it.)
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qb
06 November 2013
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.
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Version 2.4
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qb
qb
06 November 2013
Ah - just discovered the dual screen problem can be fixed by UNCHECKING "Displays have separate Spaces" in the Mission Control System Prefs.
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Mousee
Mousee
13 April 2014
It's a shame that this once great app is basically abandoned by the developer. I found sort of a solution for the missing scroll bar you mention in your post above: you can use the Up and Down arrow keys to move through the thumbnail images.
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Mikebenda
18 April 2013
Dear developer, Please sell your software to someone who will update and maintain it. Sincerely, The user community
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Version 2.4
Mikebenda
07 October 2012
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.
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Version 2.4
orinoco-delta
16 September 2012
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!
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Version 2.4
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qb
qb
09 August 2013
Now we are closing in on Sep-2013 so Ken will be 17 months promising version 3. Last update on his Facebook was in April-2013. He appears to be making the Mac versions look more like the iOS version. I'm shopping for a different recipe manager if this proves to be the way the Mac version looks.
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Drdul
08 September 2012
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.
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Version 2.4
$14.99

3.5

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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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