BigOven for iPhone 10.1 Release Now Available

iPhone-6--Screenshot--Homescreen--No-Background-2The latest update to BigOven for iPhone is now available! It’s free for all users.

It includes:

Add Notes to your Menu Planner

In the Menu Planner, click the “+” button, then ‘Add note’. Enter your note or meal idea, choose the date and meal, and then Done.

Create Grocery Lists from your Menu Planner

In the Menu Planner, simply click the “Edit” button on the left, then tap the recipes you’d like to add, then “Add to Grocery List” at the bottom of the screen.

Add a Photo to your recipes

In recipe detail, you can add a photo by tapping the 3 dots (…) and choose the option to ‘Add Photograph’.

Several bug fixes

Including an important one related to login. If you were having trouble signing in, please Sign Out and then sign back in again. (To sign out, click the alarm bell, then the gear, then Sign Out. Also fixed were a couple of crashing bugs, more efficient downloading for large accounts, and more.

You can find the update by searching “BigOven” on the App Store, or this link.

Happy cooking!

 

Meet the all-new BigOven Android App Menu Planner

Let’s get planning!

Eating out can quickly rack up costs and calories. Why not plan your meals to help save time and money? Plus, get the added benefit of spending time with your loved ones over a delicious, more nutritious, homemade meal. Meals enjoyed at home create memories, stories and conversations. The new BigOven menu planner makes it easy to plan meals ahead of time.

Getting Started

Get started with over 350,000 recipes on BigOven or get inspiration from our Get Ideas section. Choose a recipe that strikes your fancy, go to recipe detail, and add it to the menu planner by tapping the red (+) button and choosing Menu Planner. Pick the date and meal option of breakfast, lunch or dinner.
In the menu planner, you can access all of your recipes — Favorites, Try, Added, as well as Custom Folders if you’re a Pro subscriber. To add a recipe to the menu plan, tap the red (+) button to type in one of your recipes, then pick a date and meal option. Opting for takeout or have a certain wine to pair with dinner? Add notes as a reminder or to help you plan what you’re making.
That’s all there is to it! Now you can plan meals a week at a time or a month out. It’s up to you.

Upcoming features

We will be adding a handful of features and improvements to the menu planner in the coming months: the ability to edit recipes, transfer items from your menu planner to the grocery list, and much more.
We want to hear from you so let us know what you think about the redesign. Leave a comment below or send us feedback. Thanks and happy cooking!
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Suggest recipes for your friends to try

Ever have a great cooking experience that you want to make sure another friend will try? Or did a friend of yours just join BigOven? Now, you can easily start them off with a suggestion or two.

Get your friends cooking.

With BigOven, you’ve always been able to email recipes, or text them to others via the app. But sometimes, even those ideas are fleeting, and can get lost days or weeks later. Now you can recommend recipes right on your friend’s profile page, or from the recipe detail page on BigOven.com, and those recipe recommendations will go onto your friend’s Try list, and a message from you will be placed in their Activity area. (If they’ve enabled notifications, they’ll also see a notification from you.) This message comes with a handy link to the recipe, and the recipe will be placed in their “Try” list for their consideration. (They can always remove it by clicking on the bookmark again, to un-set that flag.)

Use it to suggest a dinner idea, or pass along a great recipe that you’ve just had!

You’ll need to know the BigOven username of the cook in question. To find their username, you can visit the BigOven cook directory.

Two easy ways

Recommend a recipe
Recommend a recipe right on the detail page
  1. Find a recipe on BigOven, and click “Share”
  2. Enter their email address or click the dropdown to choose their BigOven username

or, method 2…

If you’re on the cook’s profile page, click “Recommend Recipe”

Recommend a recipe right on a cook's profile page
You can recommend a recipe right on the profile page
  1. Find their user profile page — it will be at www.bigoven.com/user/<username>.  Or, you can get there by clicking on their avatar, or searching our directory.
  2. Once you’re on their profile page, click on “Recommend a Recipe”, which is short for “recommend recipe to this person”
  3. You’ll get a popup window that lets you choose the recipe. Enter your comments and you’re done!

What they see

Your friend will get an email from you with a link to the recipe. Plus, if they’re using the latest version of our apps (or the BigOven.com website), they’ll see the recommendation, and your brief comment about it, right there in their inbox.

Under the bell, I see a message from bradygirl, with the recipe she recommends
Under the bell, I see a message from bradygirl, with the recipe she recommends

 

 

You'll also see the notifications area in the navigation bar on BigOven.com
You’ll also see the notifications area in the navigation bar on BigOven.com

The activity area is available in the new iOS app, the bigoven.com website, and new Android update available in May

More than 2,000 Food Blogs Add the BigOven “Save Recipe” Button

Looking for an easy way to expand your cooking horizons?

Follow a new food blogger today. There are now more than 2,000 food bloggers who’ve installed the free BigOven Recipe Plugin. As a BigOven user, you have the easiest way to save the recipes to make later. Build up your own private collection!

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A Calculated Whisk
Budget Bytes

 

Visit any of the 2,000+ participating sites. Find a recipe you like? Click the “Save” button on the recipe detail page and it’s added to your collection. You can then take it with you to the store via the free BigOven mobile apps — when you search your collection for the keywords or ingredients, it’ll be there. You can even add it to grocery lists that automatically sort by aisle and are shared by members of your household.

Example

This great-looking Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapenos recipe is on the Budget Bytes website:

CHEESY SCALLION STUFFED JALAPEÑOS from Budget Bytes
CHEESY SCALLION STUFFED JALAPEÑOS from Budget Bytes

Yum. Want to save this? Simply look at the recipe detail, and click on the Save button:

Recipe Save Button

When you do that, up pops a window for you to sign into BigOven (if you’re not already). Click “Save”.

That’s it. The recipe is saved to your collection. The ingredients, a hero photo, and a handy link to the recipe is always there, wherever you use BigOven. You can add the items to your grocery list and you’re all set.  (Why not the full instructions? Read Our Pledge to Food Bloggers.)

Discover a new food blog you love, and easily save recipes to your own collection by browsing through our partner directory. You’ll find great food bloggers writing about the following topics:

Baking:

www.halfbakedharvest.com, www.bakerita.com, bakelovegive.com, themondaybox.com, thebakermama.com,
www.baking-sense.com, rosebakes.com, www.bessiebakes.com, mooreorlesscooking.com, bakergatherer.com,
bakedbree.com, www.christmaskitchen.biz, www.angelicbakehouse.com. bakingamoment.com, bakeatmidnite.com

Vegan and Healthy Cooking:

www.vegrecipesofindia.com, theedgyveg.com, www.nomeatathlete.com, www.mypureveganfood.com,
www.feastingonfruit.com, thevegan8.com, www.vegkitchen.com, yesiamvegan.com, www.astigvegan.com,
naranjasylimones.es, www.spabettie.com, www.brandnewvegan.com, vanillacrunnch.com, www.theedgyveg.com,
www.vega-licious.com, yupitsvegan.com, gluten-free-vegan-girl.com, www.contentednesscooking.com, theveganyear.com

Paleo:

cookeatpaleo.com, gutsybynature.com, ultimatepaleoguide.com, www.paleoplan.com, www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com,
thepaleofix.com, www.amazingpaleo.com, littlecoconutty.com, acalculatedwhisk.com

Nutrition and Diet:

www.lowcarbzen.com, www.paleoplan.com, thepaleofix.com, sibodietrecipes.com, www.thebudgetdiet.com,
runawayapricot.com, myplantbasedfamily.com, www.jtawellness.com, www.bodyholic.at

Food Photography:

www.juliesjazz.com, www.platingpixels.com, simplybeautifuleating.com, www.whiskaffair.com,
rosebakes.com, www.hungrygirlporvida.com, www.chopstickchronicles.com

Budget Cooking:

www.budgetbytes.com, frugalfamilyfavorites.com, www.meetpenny.com, www.cheapcooking.com,
www.thebudgetdiet.com, www.frugalfamilyhome.com, dishesanddustbunnies.com, myplantbasedfamily.com

… and more!

For a complete list of Recipe Partners, see http://www.bigoven.com/site/partners. Are you a food blogger? Give your readers handy mobile features, and get free exposure with the BigOven Recipe Plugin!

Introducing the All-New BigOven Android App: Cooking Simplified

We’re proud to be introducing a brand new version of our Android app next week! Want to get a sneak peek now? Join our Early Access Program.

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The all-new BigOven gives you delicious, seasonal recipe ideas every time you launch the app.

The BigOven app for Android is a ground-up rewrite that we started in our studio over a year ago. We’ve taken the things you love about BigOven — recipe lookup, shopping and sharing — looked closely at each area, and made them better. We’ve streamlined them and added some important new capabilities. We’ve added new ways to see the activity of the cooks you like, follow new ones, and see the activity on recipes most relevant to you. Our goal is to make it even easier for you to get a delicious homemade meal on the dinner table.

We aim to be the most-used, best-loved app for home cooks. We want to help the home cook as they cycle through discovery, planning, shopping, preparation and sharing meals every day of the week. We constantly look at each of those activities to see how we can make it easier.

 

We need your feedback below

We’ve put a lot of work into this app, but we know we couldn’t possibly get it all perfect in one go. So please, help us help you. Our development team is reading the comments section below, so let us know if we’ve missed something important to you and we’ll be sure to consider it for a future update. We plan updates for the indefinite future, so let us know what would make your tasks as a home cook, menu planner and grocery shopper easier!

 

What’s new

  • Get inspiration from friends, family and food bloggers
  • Find recipes even faster with all-new Search
  • Shop faster at the grocery store, including off-line and household account sharing
  • Get around the app faster with clearer navigation
  • See activity on your recipes with an all-new Activity view
  • All-new technical foundation: fully rewritten in Swift, with a new back-end to power it

Get inspired by your friends, family and favorite food bloggers

Now, when you join or link by Facebook, you’ll see all your friends that use BigOven, and can follow them. When you follow a cook, you’ll see recipes they love (rate 4 or 5 stars) right in your home screen feed. You’ll also see recipes added by your favorite bloggers, who you can also follow right from the app.

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You can now follow food bloggers, like Half Baked Harvest, in the app.

BigOven makes recommendations for you the more you use it

BigOven will bubble up recommendations based on how you’re using it. Our goal is to help you get unstuck, and eliminate that “what am I going to make tonight?” problem we all encounter.

Getting around BigOven is easier

BigOven’s navigation has been streamlined to get you quickly and easily from one feature to another. Whether it’s getting recipe ideas on your home screen, accessing your own recipes, creating a grocery list, making a meal plan or checking on messages, it’s all within easy reach with our updated navigation bar.

Activity keeps you up-to-date

View your messages in one place. Find Facebook friends who are also on BigOven. Get a message if someone comments on a recipe you’ve posted, if an action has been done on a recipe you’ve commented on, or if someone has @mentioned you. Personalize your profile page by adding a photo, see your recipe count, along with how many cooks you follow and how many cooks are following you.

Find recipes even faster with all-new Search

Looking for a recipe? Just type in the title, ingredients or any keyword. You can get back to all the recipes you’ve viewed recently by tapping on the magnifying glass and then “All Recipes”. More recipes are displayed on each screen, and related recipes are shown to you right on the recipe detail screen.

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The Search area of the app (magnifying glass) gives you easy access to your search history, most recently viewed recipes, recent raves and more.

Searching is faster

Some searches of your recipe collection are done locally on your phone, making them very fast. Plus, with an all-new search back-end, you’ll find many common searches are faster than in the old app, particularly seasonal collections.

Autocomplete saves you typing

BigOven now autocompletes your recipe searches with some of the more common recipe titles. (If you don’t see it suggested for you, be sure to search anyway; these are just the most common recipe titles.)

BigOven remembers your most recently viewed recipes

Enter your search, and you can choose to target all the recipes or just your own recipes. BigOven shows you the most recent recipes you’ve viewed. And a handy autocomplete will suggest searches for you based on what you’re typing.

Tap the magnifying glass and choose how you’d like to search within the app. Are you on a quest to discover new inspiration from BigOven’s 350,000 recipes? Or would you prefer to locate a specific recipe in your recipe box? Or would you like to find a particular cook, blog or website on BigOven? We have many options for you to choose.

Faster, Shared Grocery List

We recently debuted a shared grocery list and with our redesigned app, it works even better. Now your household can have a common grocery list and you can avoid unnecessary return trips to the store.

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Tap to strike-through an item when you’re at the grocery store. A long press on each grocery line item allows you to edit the item.


We’ve added enhancements to make our grocery list easier to use as you add items, sort by department or by recipe, and mark off or delete as you grocery shop:

  • Tap on an item to strike it (tap again to unstrike it)
  • Edit an item by doing a long press on the ingredient name
  • It’s faster — far fewer “synchronizing with server” moments
  • It’s local — you don’t have to be connected to the server to use it
  • Multiple BigOven accounts can share the same grocery list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming features

We will regularly update the app to add features and improvements. We are in fact in the midst of adding more features to menu planner. Future updates will include: the ability to edit recipes, add recipes from your menu planner to the grocery list, and much more.

BigOven continues to help home cooks get inspired and organized, in the kitchen and on the go. Give our redesigned app a try! Sign up for Early Access if you want to get the latest version before anyone else.

We want to hear from you so let us know what you think! Happy Cooking!

We've upgraded BigOven's search to a faster, more powerful platform.

Recipe and Grocery API, Version 2.0

We’ve released a new version of our 350,000+ Recipe and Grocery List Application Programming Interface (API), now available at http://api2.bigoven.com. This API gives developers and data scientists working on applications in the food-tech, health, grocery delivery, home automation field easy, searchable access to recipes at affordable prices.

What’s New

The biggest advancement with the API is that it’s refactored to be much more RESTful. The new Swagger-based endpoint brings with it great productivity improvements for developers.

If you haven’t heard of Swagger, it’s an open API initiative aimed at making powerful, consistent and sharable definitions of RESTful APIs. We’ve provided developers a handy playground to experiment with the BigOven API v2, where you can input parameters in a web form and see actual responses, plus you get code generation tools so you can take the Swagger API definition and build simple “recipe and grocery list building blocks” in your language of choice. So if you’re using Java, Ruby, C#/.NET, jQuery, php, Python, or a popular mobile development framework, you can build your own components that work with the recipe and grocery list API.

Benefits

  • Quickly test out the 350,000+ Recipe and Grocery List API via the Swagger-based developer interface. Very handy during exploration, development and debugging.
  • Get quickly up to speed with Swagger-based documentation. We’re still putting the finishing touches on the documentation, but you’ll find much more extensive descriptions of the endpoints, as well as seeing what each endpoint does.  (Tip: You can put your api_key in the upper right hand corner of the Swagger playground interface and it’ll be remembered between calls.)
  • Use code generation to jumpstart your work in Ruby, Node.js, C#, .NET, Angular.js, jQuery and many more programming languages and frameworks.
  • More REST-ful, newly refactored endpoints for search, recipe display and more
  • Photo redirector – You now can get recipe and user images in a variety of square tile sizes to fit your needs with our photo redirector. These are spread out throughout a Content Delivery Network (CDN), making the experience faster worldwide
  • Recipe categories and subcategories
  • Recipe Collections
  • Support for recipe folders
  • Glossary terms

API2 is being used in production today for our own apps and website, as well as new updates in the works.

Our terms of use and pricing have not changed.

Migration Notes

  • We recommend all new developers start with v2 of the API.
  • We plan to support the older v1 of the API well into 2017, and will monitor usage of that endpoint to determine end-of-life date after January 2017. API v1 is now deprecated but maintained – we will certainly continue to fully support it. We strongly encourage new developers to use API2, and existing API v1 developers migrate to API2 as soon as your development cycle allows, since new features and improvements will be solely on the API2 endpoint.
  • You can use your v1 API key on the new v2 API. Each key will work on both. Starting on a date in 2017 (specific date TBD based on usage and your feedback), API keys will only work on API2.
  • Read other technical migration notes.

Introducing the All-New BigOven iOS App: Cooking Simplified.

We’re proud to introduce a brand new version of our iOS app!

Got feedback? Leave it in the space below.

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The all-new BigOven gives you delicious, seasonal recipe ideas every time you launch the app.

About the All-New App

The BigOven app for iPhone is a ground-up, all-new rewrite that we started in our studio over a year ago. We’ve taken the things you love about BigOven — recipe lookup, shopping and sharing — looked closely at how you’re using the app and thought through how to make it easier and faster. We’ve streamlined common tasks. We’ve also added new ways to see the activity of the cooks you like, follow new ones, and see what’s happening on recipes most relevant to you, such as being notified when people comment on recipes you post.

Our goal is to make it even easier for you to get a delicious homemade meal on the dinner table.

We aim to be the most-used, best-loved app for home cooks. We are home cooks ourselves, and want to help you as you discover, plan, shop, prepare and share great dinners. As software craftspeople, we look closely at each of those activities to see how we can use mobile, the cloud, personalization, social and more to make it even easier.

Our beta tests have included dozens of home cooks around the world, and they’ve helped us shape this major new update. We’ve gone through feedback on the App Store, emails to customer support, as well as the usage data in the app itself to see what’s important to you.  You’ve let us know the things about BigOven you love and the areas you’d like to see improved. We also know you love the old BigOven, and we want to bring the most important features you know and love forward into the new app.

We need your feedback below

We’ve put a lot of work into this app, but we know we couldn’t possibly get it all perfect in one go. So please, help us help you. Our development team is reading the comments section below, so let us know if we’ve missed something important to you and we’ll be sure to consider it for a future update. We plan updates for the indefinite future, so let us know what would make your tasks as a home cook, menu planner and grocery shopper easier!

[ED: On June 1, 2016, we released version 10.1, which adds Menu Planner Notes, Create-Grocery-List-From-Menu-Plan, and more.]

What’s new

  • Get inspiration from friends, family and food bloggers
  • Find recipes even faster with all-new Search
  • Shop faster at the grocery store, including off-line and household account sharing
  • Get around the app faster with clearer navigation
  • See activity on your recipes with an all-new Activity view
  • All-new technical foundation: fully rewritten in Swift, with a new back-end to power it

Get inspired by your friends, family and favorite food bloggers

Now, when you join or link by Facebook, you’ll see all your friends that use BigOven, and can follow them. When you follow a cook, you’ll see recipes they love (rate 4 or 5 stars) right in your home screen feed. You’ll also see recipes added by your favorite bloggers, who you can also follow right from the app.

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You can now follow food bloggers, like Half Baked Harvest, in the app.

BigOven makes recommendations for you the more you use it

BigOven will bubble up recommendations based on how you’re using it. Our goal is to help you get unstuck, and eliminate that “what am I going to make tonight?” problem we all encounter.

Getting around BigOven is easier

BigOven’s navigation has been streamlined to get you quickly and easily from one feature to another. Whether it’s getting recipe ideas on your home screen, accessing your own recipes, creating a grocery list, making a meal plan or checking on messages, it’s all within easy reach with our updated navigation bar.

Activity keeps you up-to-date

View your messages in one place. Find Facebook friends who are also on BigOven. Get a message if someone comments on a recipe you’ve posted, if an action has been done on a recipe you’ve commented on, or if someone has @mentioned you. Personalize your profile page by adding a photo, see your recipe count, along with how many cooks you follow and how many cooks are following you.

 Find recipes even faster with all-new Search

Looking for a recipe? Just type in the title, ingredients or any keyword. You can get back to all the recipes you’ve viewed recently by tapping on the magnifying glass and then “All Recipes”. More recipes are displayed on each screen, and related recipes are shown to you right on the recipe detail screen.

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The Search area of the app (magnifying glass) gives you easy access to your search history, most recently viewed recipes, recent raves and more.

Searching is faster

Some searches of your recipe collection are done locally on your phone, making them very fast. Plus, with an all-new search back-end, you’ll find many common searches are faster than in the old app, particularly seasonal collections.

Autocomplete saves you typing

BigOven now autocompletes your recipe searches with some of the more common recipe titles. (If you don’t see it suggested for you, be sure to search anyway; these are just the most common recipe titles.)

BigOven remembers your most recent searches

Enter your search, and you can choose to target all the recipes or just your own recipes. BigOven shows you the most recent recipes you’ve searched as well as your most recent search terms. And a handy autocomplete will suggest searches for you based on what you’re typing.

Tap the magnifying glass and choose how you’d like to search within the app. Are you on a quest to discover new inspiration from BigOven’s 350,000 recipes? Or would you prefer to locate a specific recipe in your recipe box? Or would you like to find a particular cook, blog or website on BigOven? We have many options for you to choose.

iOS Spotlight Search Now Has Your Recipes

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You can now search your own recipes from Spotlight search on iOS! Just swipe left on the home screen.

Want an even faster way to search? Look for BigOven recipes using iOS Spotlight Search. Swipe right to access Spotlight Search from your home screen. Type in an ingredient or the name of the recipe you’re looking for and BigOven results will appear. Tap on the recipe and your BigOven app will launch and take you directly to that recipe. It’s easy and convenient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Faster, Shared Grocery List

We recently debuted a shared grocery list and with our redesigned app, it works even better. Now your household can have a common grocery list and you can avoid unnecessary return trips to the store.

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Tap or swipe-left to strike-through an item when you’re at the grocery store. Click on the (i) circle to the right of each grocery line item to edit the item. When done, click “Edit” and then “Delete marked items” to remove.

We’ve added enhancements to make our grocery list easier to use as you add items, sort by department or by recipe, and mark off or delete as you grocery shop:

  • Tap on an item to strike it (tap again to unstrike it)
  • Edit an item by tapping on the (i) to the right
  • It’s faster — far fewer “synchronizing with server” moments
  • It’s local — you don’t have to be connected to the server to use it
  • Multiple BigOven accounts can share the same grocery list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BigOven continues to help home cooks get inspired and organized, in the kitchen and on the go. We will regularly update the app to add features and improvements, so let us know what you think!

Happy Cooking!

Use the free Grocery List and Menu Planner and share with other members of your household

One Household, One Grocery List

NEW: Notifications When Your List is Updated

Do you have more than one person in your home that does — or should do — the grocery shopping?

A couple months ago, BigOven introduced shared grocery lists and menu plans within a household. This lets you use a single, joint grocery list within your household, where everyone sees a common, editable list. This way, everyone in your household can add items, recipes, or remove them from a single list.

This handy feature saves last-minute texts, phonecalls and more – simply update the list with your items, and whoever hits the grocery store first checks the list, and grabs the items! BigOven’s grocery lists also come with powerful features like automatically grouping items by aisle, letting you add entire recipes at a time to the list, sending a grocery list via text, and more.

We’ve gotten some great feedback on Household Account Sharing, and today, we’re releasing push notifications that let you know on your mobile device that your grocery list has been modified. A few moments after someone updates your grocery list, you’ll receive a push notification on any of your devices letting you know that your list is updated. This message, if you tap on it, will take you right to your grocery list. Simply tug down on the grocery list to force an update and re-sync.

How to get started

Make sure everyone in your household that does grocery shopping installs the free BigOven app. (Or, you can skip this step if you’d like; inviting them by email will send them a link.)

Invite Other Members To Your List

It’s simple to add more members to your grocery list. Just add up to 3 email addresses, and BigOven will email them, inviting them to join (if they’re not a member), and letting you know when they’ve accepted your invitation. After that, your accounts are linked, and you’ll see changes they make to the grocery list. TIP: Be sure to allow push notifications, since you’ll get a message when they update the list.

Only one user per household (internally, we call this the “master” of the household), can invite additional users to use their list. That is, once you’ve invited someone to share your list, only you (and not they) can invite others to use your household list. The participants you invite can only accept, decline or revoke participation.

Tip: Be sure to Tug down on the Grocery List to force a Refresh

To ensure you have the latest copy of the grocery list data, you might want to tug down on the grocery list to force a refresh.

 

For more details, see our original post announcing this feature. Happy cooking!

BigOven Desktop Uploader Makes Migration Easy

Got recipes in the BigOven for Windows desktop application? Earlier this year, we announced that the installed desktop .exe has been sunset. There are many reasons for that change explained in the linked post.

Not to worry, though – you can migrate your recipes to the cloud easily with the free BigOven Uploader tool, and get your recipes anywhere. We released an update today (v1.1) which fixes a couple bugs and makes the process easy.

Note that it doesn’t require that the BigOven for Windows application be running on the machine. But you’ll need Internet access, and since it sends a bunch of data to the servers, we recommend you use a fast internet connection.

Here’s how:

  • Download the free Cloud Uploader utility. (1.46Mb) Save the zip file to your computer. Extract the one file (setup.exe) and double click to run it.
  • You’ll get a sign in dialog. Enter your email and password. (BigOven PRO membership is required.)
  • By default, it’ll load the startup recipe box that you used in Windows.
  • Choose the recipes you’d like to upload and click the right arrow to add them. Tip: Hold down ctrl or shift while you click to highlight more than one recipe.

When you’re ready, press the Upload button. It will go through each recipe and upload it to the cloud.

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