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Ingredient, Recepie, Menu and photo managers. What to use?

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I came across the biggest difficulty in organizing my information. I have tons of digital cookbooks, recipe sheets, ingredients documents and thousands of photos, but when i want to start putting things all organized i don't know where to do it.

 

I have in my computer folders inside folders inside folders, just so i can make a solid structure for my data base. but when i want to start putting information in i find it really hard, because excel doesn't provide me shortcuts to find recipes, word doesn't get me the right calculations, and all the recipe manager soft wares in the market don't have all the functionalities that i'm looking for. 

The best program that i found in the market was perfect to me but it costs more than 1000 euros just for 1 license.

 

My question is, what do you use to organize your information? do you use all programs? do you use just one? if yes, which one? or should i stay with my normal and basic organization and keep it simple?

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I use http://www.mastercook.com, it is downloadable for around USD20
 

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text, meta tags.

 

You might like Evernote as well. While not a custom design, it supports robust searching, photos, links, texts and so on. 

 

You can even insert Office documents if you upgrade to the paid version. Also will work on and sync to your mobile devices. 

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As i was reading similar posts i notice that i can start with a simple data base and than start upgrading it to a better and more complex one. I will start in a program called ResortRecipe and than i will upgrade to a better version so i can work with prices and so.

I tried Evernote and mastercook before and they don't have all the things that i am looking for. I will give Resort Recipe a try.

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