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Old 10-10-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Is anyone out there using BeerTools Pro my 21 days is almost up with Beersmith and I wanted some feedback about BeerTools before I purchase one of them.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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I don't mind yapping it up again on this one. I bought BTP and regretted it for a while until I learned to use it. The problem is, it doesn't quite do all that beersmith does. If you've used beersmith for a while, you're going to find BTP to be counterintuitive. They're both cheap enough IMHO that you can buy both and play with them but if I had to choose, I'd go with Beersmith because it's more intuitive.

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Old 10-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
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I love Beersmith as well. It could do things better and has some very wierd errors in it, but nothing I can't live with. I should submit them, as submitting bug fix requests is what I do in my day job, but I just don't feel like fighting the system at home after doing it all day.

If you want something to calc recipes and keep track of your inventory and what you brewed, it's pretty cool.

I personally would like to see it do more, and if BTP doesn't do all Beersmith does, then it probably isn't worth it.

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Old 10-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #5
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I have both, but I prefer BeerSmith. BeerTools has a lot of nice features, but I find its recipe creation interface to be a bit of a PITA.

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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BeerSmith is simple and I like it's windows explorer style folders layout.

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
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I have Beersmith and it recently upgraded at no extra cost. As with all software, there's always a need to tweak and upgrade so that the consumer will stay with that product. I like Beersmith and recommend it, only because of the price and ease of use. Even if you already know what you're doing it's helpful to use.

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Old 10-11-2007, 12:40 AM   #8
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Thank you I think that is what I needed to spend the $$ on Beersmith. Sorry about not searching still new to this site

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Old 10-11-2007, 01:10 AM   #10
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Beersmith for me as well...very easy to use and has a better layout than Promash, or Beertools.

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