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Recipe Wizard

Type of Program: Cooking
Supported Platforms: Windows 3.1 or 95
Company Name: Micro Blast
Version: Version 2.0
Price: $19.95
Installed Size: 5.22 MB


I was blown away by Recipe Wizard. It's not too often that shareware will make your jaw drop... much less one about RECIPES; but hey, no matter what computer gear we have wrapped around our work/play station, we're all human and we all gotta eat.

This software, and the web site that goes with it, have a lot going for them that the most techie minded could learn from. (Hint: It's spelled something like F-U-N-c-t-i-o-n-a-l U-S-E-R-F-R-I-E-N-D-L-I-N-E-S-S. Rant over.)

The developer's site, besides, being a well designed locus for information about the company and its family of software, is a repository of recipes for downloading and easy import into "Recipe Wizard".

When I say repository, I mean of the Fort Knox variety, like wandering into the inner lives of Martha Stewart, Julia Child, and Better Homes and Gardens all at once.

Did I mention easy? This program is so easy (yet with every possible feature) that it's downright lovable.

Am I excited about this program? Yes.

Am I impressed by the web site that strengthens and extends their product in a way I'd like all of the corporate universe to emulate? Yes.

Do I think their graphics are attractive, useful, and engaging? Yes.

Do I think $19.95 is a dirt cheap price for all of this fun? Yes.

Should you buy it even if you only pick up a spoon once a year? You got it.

User Friendly
(I swear I'm not over-inflating these!)
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by R Oshop

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