MacGourmet Deluxe
MacGourmet Deluxe
4.2.9

2.6

MacGourmet Deluxe free download for Mac

MacGourmet Deluxe

4.2.9
21 July 2017

Easily create, build, and share your recipe collection.

Overview

MacGourmet Deluxe 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.

Import recipes from your favorite websites. Create, edit, and scale your recipes. Share them via email and Facebook. Break down and illustrate the steps for your recipes with images, as well as written directions. Use the Chef’s View for distraction free cooking. In addition to cooking notes, you can now build up a library of notes about beer, cheese, as well as wine. There’s a place for tasting notes, brewery, pricing - even pairings. Enhance your recipes and your notes with images. Make shopping lists from your recipes - even combine multiple lists. Plan out meals for your family or a formal dinner. Concerned about nutrition and how many calories you consume? MacGourmet Deluxe will calculate the calories and nutrition of your recipes. If you have a collection of great family recipes, creating a cookbook of them would make a great gift. Use the Cookbook Builder to do it and have a PDF of it that’s suitable for printing. Not sure what to have for dinner? Use the Ingredient search or let MacGourmet Deluxe suggest a recipe for you. Share with other MacGourmet Deluxe users - via a Mac or iOS device - when you sign up for an included, free Mariner Cloud account where you can store and sync all your information.

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
  • Free cloud account for storing and syncing on Mariner Cloud

What's new in MacGourmet Deluxe

Version 4.2.9:
  • Fixed FoodNetwork.com web importer to support their latest web format.
  • Fixed FineCooking.con web importer to support their latest web format.
  • Added code to web importers to import new unicode formats.
  • General bug fixes.

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Espiridion
06 October 2010

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I like this application quite a bit, however, I don't think the upgrade is worth $25. Last month I could buy it for 30% off (full version) and before that they had a few 40%-off coupons. If they come up with one of their coupons for an upgrade I will consider it, otherwise I will wait to see it in a bundle. Meanwhile I'll stay with the previous version, which is very good. As much as I like it, to me it's not worth the upgrade fee.
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Version 3.0.0
Maddogiam66
28 June 2019
Have had macgourmet for a year or so. Best recipe app out there. I have about 500 recipes that I can keep at my fingertips. Gives me nutritional info on whatever I am making among quite a few other things. Excellent app..
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Version 4.2.9
jefferis
17 February 2017
The latest update is absolute garbage. I lost my database or it fails to function because their cloud server database has been down for over a month!!!!! All my hard earned family recipes are not exportable or accessible. Support is atrocious. I'm waiting over 2 weeks for a reply. I think the company is going to go out of business. DON"T BUY. I have used this program for over 5 years and it was great up until it wasn't. This is a disaster to lose your information.
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Version 4.2.6
1 answer(s)
lauren-s-hoffmann
lauren-s-hoffmann
19 February 2017
Why is their fault that you didn't backup your recipes? Just export to your desktop, or better yet, back up your whole computer at least weekly like you should.
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shaadiponnu
04 February 2017
Nice while you have it but wait till you change your computer or upgrade your system. No support and the darn program won't work. I have lost my massive collection of recipes that are sitting in a database but cannot be imported! Will the company help?.....nope. Would avoid this trash unless you are planning to have the same computer for the rest of your life.
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Version 4.2.6
Carp3tshark
27 January 2017
Great app that keeps everything organized - integrates well with the iOS app through a cloud account. Could use some more website importers but even unsupported sites import pretty easily.
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Version 4.2.6
04f780b2
12 May 2016
For Web_8 below, who queries why Mariner Software (since being sold) now requires users to sync through their servers, I strongly suspect the answer lies in my review below. YOU are now the product. Data-mined by four score or more advertising monetisers, partnered with Mariner Software, tracking and profiling you for onsale.
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Version 4.2.6
04f780b2
12 May 2016
For Web_8 below, who queries why Mariner Software (since being sold) now requires users to sync through their servers, I strongly suspect the answer lies in my review below. YOU are now the product. Data-mined by four score or more advertising monetisers, partnered with Mariner Software, tracking and profiling you for onsale.
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Version 4.2.6
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
tad-taylor
31 January 2016
I'm sorry others are having such difficultly with the program and with Mariner Software. I can't comment on those. The program works very well for me and I see them continually working to keep the import function working for website that change their format/implementation. I find it easy to use and a great way to keep and rework recipes. I find most recipes are poorly written (even if the dish is excellent), and I like being able to import and then fix recipes I like.
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Version 4.2.2
Mrubenzahl
24 September 2015
I've been using MacGourmet for years on both iOS and Mac. On the plus side, it works. It's where I put all recipes,whether they's my own or from magazines or online. It's a good, very usable repository.

But on the negative side, it's been very buggy in the past and the company often rarely responds to bug reports. Still, I am able workaround most issues, so the program remains useful enough that I don't consider switching.

Latest version has made recipe import for sites work again, which was my main grumble.

So overall, it gets a B+ for utility, a D for support.
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Version 4.2.2
bcking
30 April 2015
I don't like having to post bad reviews. However, I've sent multiple support requests, including crash logs, to have app crashing resolved. Nobody has contacted me back with any fixes. The lower tech support person said they will be passing it along to the developer. I was under the impression that I was contacting the developer when placing a support ticket, so that was weird. Now I have given them quite a long time to look into the problem without fixes. If you need support, I think you need to find software from a different company. Absolutely make full use of the demo before you hit the purchase button. I'm glad I found this one on special for $5. I'd be contacting my credit card company if I paid full price. But still I'm out $5 for a program that takes on average 5 tries to get it to open. This problem happens on my computer and my wife's computer so I know that I'm not the only person. If this were QuickBooks I'd be running the database rebuild tool. This program doesn't have one. Today I went to the Mariner website to check for an update and found that is was either crashed or hacked.
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Version 4.1.2
3 answer(s)
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
27 August 2015
I have some sympathy with what bcking says here, though I have to say that I do basically like the software. It always used to be solid and reliable, up to and including version 3. Then version 4 arrived, and it started to become very crash-prone. That's to say, it typically wouldn't even launch. If it launched, it worked… but it usually didn't launch. When I upgraded from a Mavericks Mac Pro to a new Yosemite iMac, the version I'd been using under Mavericks simply wouldn't launch on the new machine… but when version 4.2 came out, that version worked perfectly. However, today version 4.2.1 appeared with some important but minor bug-fixes and I naively upgraded, expecting it to be OK now (given that 4.2 was fine). Well, thank heavens for Time Machine! 4.2.1 simply won't launch on my Yosemite iMac. I've tried it several times and it simply crashes. Hopeless customer service, this! Luckily, I do have a Time Machine backup, so after a quick roll-back to version 4.2 all is well again. Let's hope they issue 4.2.2 fairly soon and that it actually launches. I don't want to condemn this software, because it's actually pretty good (and the best of the various recipe managers). I do like it, and when it launches, it works fine. But the track record of the software actually launching reliably in the first place has been very poor as far as I'm concerned (for the current major-version 4 release at least). I *never* had problems with it in the past (versions 2 and 3). NB I'm pretty sure I also took the trouble to send crash reports to Mariner's tech support in the early days of version 4, and I don't remember ever receiving a response either. Not encouraging…
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Marinermtg
Marinermtg
08 September 2015
Bcking & Richard - I'd be happy to work with both of you directly. If you want to email me directly at customerservice@marinersoftware.com I will get some resolution to your issues.

Logan Ryan
Mariner
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bcking
bcking
08 September 2015
Logan Ryan, I have contacted Mariner in April without resolution. If you still cannot replicate the error still I suggest you take a copy of my data that is on the mariner cloud and work with it over an internet connection that isn't directly connected to your work network. Even when 4.2 finally arrived it still has crash on startup errors. I suspect that something is either not being escaped properly, or that internet latency, even on high speed connections, is to blame. To fix the first possible error, a clean up tool should be built into the product. The tool can also fix whatever Disk Utility permissions cleanup has possibly unfixed. It doesn't make sense, otherwise, to blame bad data on my drive if MacGourmet 4.2 opens the data only some of the time after several attempts to open.
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