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View Poll Results: Which of the big three do you use.
BeerSmith 1,114 65.30%
BeerTools Pro 154 9.03%
Promash 220 12.90%
another software 218 12.78%
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #131
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I think everyone should realize that Beertools Pro is a standalone program that is on your computer and that the Beertools Basic and Gold memberships are web based products that dont affect each other in any way other than if you have a memership, you can download other members recipes into your Beertools Pro program.

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Old 01-26-2011, 06:09 PM   #132
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No problem saying it again but I said

"I think the thing you're getting confused about is using Beertools, the online recipe tool vs. Beer Tools Pro, which is an installed application on your computer. The latter doesn't care about the website and you can store as many recipe files on your hard drives as you want."

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Old 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM   #133
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Thanks guys. I believe my confusion stemmed from the fact that I was comparing the web based tools rather than the stand alone version.

I now understand....

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:25 AM   #134
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Am I just too demanding, or does it seem beersmith, BTP, and Promash seem hideously out-dated? The interfaces remind me of stuff I was using on Win 95, or hell 3.1!!

I can't understand why there isn't just one option with a modern, slick GUI that makes them easier to use and more intuitive.....

I just spent the last 20 minutes trying to get 'My Equipment' entered in BeerSmith, and I'm no closer to being finished than when I started.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #135
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Am I just too demanding, or does it seem beersmith, BTP, and Promash seem hideously out-dated? The interfaces remind me of stuff I was using on Win 95, or hell 3.1!!

I can't understand why there isn't just one option with a modern, slick GUI that makes them easier to use and more intuitive.....

I just spent the last 20 minutes trying to get 'My Equipment' entered in BeerSmith, and I'm no closer to being finished than when I started.
It's better with the new version
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:49 AM   #136
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I'd like to see BeerSmith as an online application that a user could log into and run from any computer, or mobile device. I love the features of BS, but end up using iBrewmaster cause I hate being tied to my desktop.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:09 PM   #137
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I'd like to see BeerSmith as an online application that a user could log into and run from any computer, or mobile device. I love the features of BS, but end up using iBrewmaster cause I hate being tied to my desktop.

I thought Beersmith had a mobile phone app. I have beertools and was thinking of switching to beersmith for that reason alone. I guess I better look into it somemore. It would be nice to develop recipes at home, load them onto your smartphone and then have all your recipes on you. That way you could have your recipes available at homebrew meetings or when your brewing at a friends house.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:46 PM   #138
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I've been using beertools for 2 1/2 years now and I like it. I recently tried the new beersmith and was kind of impressed but the trial version didn't have malts and hops that I use. I'm happy with beertools and will stick with it. I aslo just print the recipes in PDF and email them to my stupid phone.

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #139
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Beer Tools Pro, mainly because it's the only one with a Linux port.

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Old 01-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #140
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Used Promash for the first year doing about 15 AG brews. Like the simplicity but hate how dated it is and lack of features and missing ingredients.

Downloaded the Beersmith trial software and have to say that I am impressed, its a little bit overwhelming at first with all the windows and tabs but once you spend an hour or so looking it over its simple enough to use. Love the added features such as scaling the recipe for gallons and eff, plus the ingredient database is much more complete compared to Promash. I'm sold, gonna buy the full version once my trial is up.

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