YummySoup!
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Recipe organizer complete with Web imports and custom prints.   Shareware ($19.99)
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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
Version 2.4:

New:

  • Menu command to reveal your Library file in the Finder for easier iTunes sync with the iOS app. Located at: YummySoup! - Show Library File in Finder
Fixes:
  • Where entering ingredients created duplicates
  • Consolidating ingredients may not have scale correctly
  • Corrections to auto Web imports

Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later





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YummySoup! User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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burypromote
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+60

Qb reviewed on 06 Nov 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.
[Version 2.4]

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burypromote
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Qb replied on 06 Nov 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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+48
Mousee replied on 12 Apr 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.
burypromote
+2

+191

Mikebenda reviewed on 18 Apr 2013
Dear developer,

Please sell your software to someone who will update and maintain it.

Sincerely,
The user community
[Version 2.4]


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+191

Mikebenda reviewed on 07 Oct 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.
[Version 2.4]


burypromote
+3

+3

orinoco.delta reviewed on 16 Sep 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!
[Version 2.4]

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Qb replied on 09 Aug 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.
burypromote
+1

+374
Drdul commented on 08 Sep 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.
[Version 2.4]


burypromote

+191

Mikebenda reviewed on 03 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 2.4]


burypromote
+3

+96

Mhoutman reviewed on 09 Jul 2012
this is abandon ware which is a pity indeed
[Version 2.4]

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+1
Hungryseacow Software (developer) replied on 16 Jul 2012
I haven't released any minor updates because I am working on version three of YummySoup!.
burypromote

+96
Mhoutman replied on 17 Jul 2012
There is a long silence on @hungryseacow, but I am glad you are working on a new Mac version... and I hope a iOS version too.
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M Mulrooney reviewed on 14 May 2012
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.
[Version 2.4]

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Hungryseacow Software (developer) replied on 16 Jul 2012
The trial only starts after you first launch the app.
burypromote

+60

Qb reviewed on 01 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 2.3.5]

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Hungryseacow Software replied on 04 Sep 2011
Qb has a sorted history with me. He has on many occasions resorted to rude, abusive and inappropriate behaviors when I haven't fixed things that he deemed important issues or even his feature suggestions. Often he believes he has the solution to a problem but is completely off base and doesn't understand the root cause. He once had an issue with a right-click contextual menu that wouldn't appear which turned out to have been a problem with a system extension that he had installed.

I have many users with more then double the amount of recipes in their library then Qb without issues. If I am unable to replicate a problem that he is experiencing there is little help I can provide. Based on my history with Qb there is a high likeliness that most of his issues are user error in nature.

Qb mentioned that the app would crash when using the importing feature. Occasionally a website's HTML layout changes which can break an importer and at times though very rare cause it to be crash prone for that website. A simple point release is required to adjust the importer for these changes.

When I don't address his issues right away he ignores the general rules of my Facebook page. He wants to bring issues that he has to the public's attention but rather placing them in the discussions group where it won't get lost in the shuffle of the main page he posts it under completely unrelated comments on the main page. I have decided to ban him from the page. Banning him results in automatic removal of all his posts.

Since Qb refuses to work with me in an appropriate manor my suggestion to him is to keep a smaller library or move to another application. There is only so much help I can provide to someone so unwilling. And yes, there are over 600 emails exchanged.
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+60
Qb replied on 06 Sep 2011
I believe Ken is showing lack of professionalism with his distortion of our interactions and the direct attack on my professionalism. My review never attached him as he is doing to me.

I've been an Apple developer for 25 years and have never seen such misrepresentations as his reply.

Facebook: As you see in my above review HE took DOWN the discussion I stated on the YummySoup Facebook page. Now he accuses me of NOT keeping them in a discussion that he deleted before I ever got banned weeks later?

Right-click: was not just my MacBook Pro computer (it worked on my desktops.) I temporarily installed YS on a friends MacBook Pro and the right click still failed and that. I emailed him that info and he soon replied he added some "double check" in the image browser that fixed it. Now he claims it was an extension I had installed - he never claimed that in the email he told me of the fix in.

I have always gone out of my way to clearly document problems including relevant screen captures and submit bugs in a polite fashion. My email records would support that. Never have I been rude, abusive or inappropriate as Ken's reply to me is here.

I could go further but I after Ken's out of c control reply, now can I reread Ken's rant at Albyrw in April-2011 in a new light.
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+48

Mousee reviewed on 19 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.3.1]


burypromote

+60
Qb had trouble on 11 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 2.4]



RJS5 rated on 01 Oct 2012

[Version 2.4]



jeanst rated on 29 Jun 2011

[Version 2.3.4]



+8

Mikiyoung rated on 19 May 2011

[Version 2.3.3]



-4

mfhead rated on 05 May 2011

[Version 2.3.2]



jeanst rated on 28 Apr 2011

[Version 2.3.1]



+1

Ryanholcomb rated on 02 Jan 2011

[Version 2.1.6]



Ozzymo rated on 01 Dec 2010

[Version 2.1.6]


Downloads:25,553
Version Downloads:2,495
Type:Home Personal : Cooking
License:Shareware
Date:04 Sep 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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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.


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