What They're Saying about BigOven

"It's about time I organized my recipes, and BigOven makes it inexpensive, easy and engaging... I must confess that I got hooked on the "import" button. I find a recipe and click on "import" and -- bam! -- it is magically saved to my recipe box!

-- "Review: Creating a Virtual Recipe Box Can be a Snap" by Deborah Yao, Associated Press (appearing in New York Times, ABCNews, CBSNews, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com and more August 19, 2009)

"BigOven gets it right... If you haven't yet put a computer on your kitchen counter, we suspect you'll be shopping for one shortly after trying BigOven!"
-- Smart Computing, August 2006

Best Recipe Software, 2008-2010

Best Recipe Software, 2008 Best Recipe Software, 2009

TopTenReviews.com named BigOven for Windows #1 in their detailed, head-to-head comparison of 10 leading recipe management programs for 2008, 2009 and 2010.

BigOven for Windows was the only product to score a perfect 5/5 ("excellent") in all categories of Ease of Use, Recipe Manager, Menu Planner, Feature Set, Ease of Installation, and Help/Support.

And now BigOven for Windows is free for local desktop use!

iPhone Love

BigOven for the iPhone was featured in the New York Times dining section in January 2009. 

With over a million downloads in the first 90 days, it's been named by PC Magazine in their " Best Apps for Foodies ", and named by Time Magazine one of their " Best App for New Moms ".

C|NET, Tucows and More

In November 2007, C|NET Networks named it a "Killer Download".

"One striking feature that I particularly like is the ability to drag-and-drop a recipe to make a shopping list of all the ingredients." -- Jason Parker, C|NET's Download.com

In June 2007, Dr. File Finder of the venerable Tucows.com download site named it a Favorite:

"BigOven Recipe Software by Lakefront Software Inc. is wonderful software for doing everything with recipes ... an impressive piece of software. I've looked at other recipe programs, but to me, BigOven is the best." -- Dr. File Finder, Tucows.com

BigOven has earned the following recognition:

5/5 Stars, The File Transit

5/5 Stars, ShareUp Networks

Download Pick of the Week

5/5 Stars, SofoTex

Pick of the Day, ZDNet

5/5 Stars, Global Shareware

5/5 Stars, SoftPicks.net

5/5 Cows (Best), Tucows

5 Cow rating

Seal of Quality

5/5 Stars, Soft32.com

Winner, SmartAward

Excellent (Best) Rating

Gold Award (Best), Hotlib


5/5 Stars, TopShareware.com


5/5 Stars, OneKit.com

Shareware Hall of Fame
Windows User Group Ntwk

5/5 Stars, SoftforAll

Editor's Choice, Freetrialsoft

Five Stars, Freetrialsoft

Software Pick of the Week

The Computer Lady

5/5 Stars, Download.com

Cool Site of the Day

5/5 Stars, SoftDLL


"A PRINCE of a Program!!"

Thank you BigOven!  In my search for the ultimate home meal management program, I kissed a lot of toads!!

I think I downloaded or read reviews on every recipe and or nutrition program known to the internet...but each one was missing something.   I just knew there HAD to be a program for today's MOM, Thankfully BigOven came my way!  The layout is very professional...very cute and easy to manage without having to read a lot of help files.  They start you out with several recipes and you can either download more with a direct import screen from their website (over 100,000 recipes) or ... I can use their cut and paste screen to import web recipes and easily by a click tab each piece of information to file itself in the right place. VERY SHARP...   As a mom I want to ensure the nutritional content is the very best. I can edit and link calories, fat , carbs etc. with a click... This way I can get accurate carbs fat and calories for even my own recipes (and believe me you will be surprised at how much little stuff adds up! 

You will love the feature that in a click helps you increase the recipe to plan our you OMC day!! Its well worth the registration fee I have a feeling when this really hits the market the price will go WAY up. For those hardcore home managers...you can develop your own tagging system in the key words area this enables you to pull it up in a moments notice.. (example I just put all my 300 calories per serving dishes in . I go to keywords and tag them level 1...bam can instantly plan a day within my calorie requirements with all recipes that fit that data.) Very COOL! I'm just now learning all the odds and ends but I have to say next to my Kitchenaid this is going to be my most favorite tool to aid my effort in providing the very best for my family. Great blessing for sure!  Totally worth the download.

"Great software with awesome features"

I bought this when I was looking for software to organize food for a 3 week honeymoon-backpacking trip. The way it helps you organize recipes & shopping lists is incredible - it saved our wedding day! Since I bought it, the functionality has only gotten better & better. I found a few minor bugs, but I reported them and they were fixed right away - within a day or two. Also, I suggested a couple of features in the areas that were just a little difficult to use, and they implemented them! How's that for service! :) ... the functionality is AWESOME - and easy to use!

"One of a Kind!"

I've tried many computer based recipe organizers and have never seen anything that remotely compares to BigOven. It all has a "Automatic" look and feel as you go through and use the program and has many 1-step approaches to getting what you want done. Drag-and-Drop support and add-a-recipe online to your personal collection with a simple button click. Also another wonderful thing I like about BigOven is that they actually read your suggestions for program improvement on their website's message board and although I'm sure is not guaranteed, they've actually implemented a couple of mine in a matter of days. If your the average busy-bee American out there who would like to organize your life in the kitchen without spending 3 or 4 hours a day doing it, then this program is definitely for you. Give it a test drive and you won't be disappointed; I wasn't!

"Great recipe software"

BigOven is a must have in any serious kitchen. Developers are extremely friendly and are always adding customer requested features to an already comprehensive software. The choice for recipe software is overwhelming and I tried at least a dozen of them. This is the best there is.

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