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Krecipes – KDE cooking recipes manager

Krecipes is the KDE Cookbook. It is a highly configurable open source recipe manager, designed to make organizing your personal recipes collection fast and easy.

This software lets you manage your recipes, create shopping lists, choose a recipe based on available ingredients and plan your menu/diet in advance.

This application can also import and export recipes from files in various formats (see below) or from databases.

It requires KDE 4.4 or greater (and Qt 4).

Features include:

  • Manages a recipe database with an intuitive graphical user interface (e.g. Krecipes searches for recipes as the user types in the search box).
  • Shopping Lists with daily suggestions for a given diet type.
  • Nutrient analysis.
  • Advanced search, query for recipes based on nine search criteria: Title, Ingredients, Categories, Authors, Yield, Preparation Time, Instructions, Meta Data, and Ratings.
  • Ingredient Matcher – find recipes that you are able to make (or almost make) with ingredients that you select.
  • Recipe ratings.
  • Allows the creation / removal of new ingredients and units.
  • Helps with dieting (calculate the amount of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, etc).
  • Sonnet, a spell-checker for multiple languages.
  • Import / export various formats:
    • Export to:
      • Compressed or Uncompressed Krecipes (.kre, .kreml).
      • Plain Text (.txt).
      • Web Book / Page (.html).
      • Meal-Master (.mmf).
      • RecipeML (.xml).
      • Rezkonv (.rk).
    • Import from:
      • Krecipes (.kre, .kreml).
      • MasterCook 5 or 6 (.mx2).
      • MasterCook 4 (.mxp, .txt).
      • Meal-Master (.mmf, .txt).
      • ‘Now You’re Cooking’ (.txt).
      • RecipeML (.xml, .recipeml).
      • Rezkonv (.rk, .txt).
      • SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL databases.
  • Extensible framework.
  • Advanced database management.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Unai Garro, Jason Kivlighn, Cyril Bosselut and others
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


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