Brings Popular “Tagging” Feature to Recipes and Cooking Category

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Tens of thousands of cooks around the world now use the award-winning recipe software and online archive to tag and swap recipes online

BigOven, a rapidly growing Web and Windows® PC recipe sharing network, announces the immediate availability of several new features for its innovative recipe sharing network:

  • Free recipe archive: Search 150,000 recipes instantly!
  • Recipe tagging: Recipes can be tagged with keywords like “spicy”, “grill”, “low-carb” and more, and posted to the site.
  • Photo posting and sharing online: Photos can be posted for any given recipe, and imported into the award-winning BigOven for Windows recipe software with a single click of the mouse.
  • Search-as-you-type: Recipes can be quickly found by title or ingredient as you type. See
  • Leftover Wizard: Simply type up to three ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry, and BigOven instantly tells you what you can make. See
  • Recipe sharing: Recipes can be posted to the online recipe archive, shared with cooks around the world, who can try out then rate the recipe

About BigOven’s Group Tagging

BigOven for Windows users can post as many recipes as they want, free of charge, to the shared online recipe archive at They simply enter the recipe into the program and click the “Post Recipe” button on the toolbar. Cooks can “tag”, or mark up, a recipe with keywords indicating its cuisine, ingredients, style of cooking, occasion served, diet style and more. Other cooks can then see all tags within a particular category, essentially creating a browsing structure designed by the user community, rather than a set of editors.

“By posting their favorite recipes and tagging them with descriptive terms of their own choosing, BigOven becomes more naturally organized the more people use it. Since other cooks can try and rate recipes, that are posted, it’s like having a giant, shared test kitchen used by people around the world.”

BigOven combines powerful desktop recipe organization software with seamless access to an online recipe archive. Using the latest XML and Microsoft .NET technologies, BigOven is able to provide the benefits of both a massive shared recipe archive with the quick data entry and recipe storage features of desktop software.

Since its first release in February 2004, BigOven has received 5/5 stars from sixteen consecutive independent reviews, including the highest possible honors at Tucows,, Sofotex, Global Shareware, and Promaxum. BigOven also received mention as Pick of the Day by and ZDNet. In October, BigOven earned the Windows User Group Networks (WUGNET's) coveted "Shareware Hall of Fame" and "Shareware Pick of the Week" designations, awarded to less than 2% of applications they review. BigOven has also been featured by Microsoft's as a top shareware pick.

System requirements

BigOven for Windows requires a PC with Microsoft Windows® 98 / 98SE / 2000 / NT / XP and 15 Mb of memory. The Palm OS BigOven Recipe Companion requires PalmOS version 3.0 or higher. The BigOven Windows Mobile Companion requires a Windows Mobile Pocket PC with the .NET Compact Framework installed, and 1Mb of free memory.

Price and Availability

Download a Free Trial At .

BigOven for Windows is free to try for 30 days, $29.95 to purchase thereafter; posting and retrieving recipes from the shared archive is free. Palm OS and Windows Mobile PDA companions are currently available free of charge.

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