I don't have BS, so I can't compare, but it is very easy to tweak recipes, to scale them for larger/smaller batches, keep track of when various batches have been brewed, etc. I really love this app, it is super easy to use and very helpful. Also, if you run a mac, I've heard that Beer Alchemy is a good program. I also have a mac, but don't find it necessary to use BA because of iBrewmaster. For what its worth I hope it helps.