- Choose the lists that you want to sync in Preferences > Sharing… If you have a very large collection, it’s probably a good idea to make lists of what you really want to take with you and sync those lists rather than your entire collection.
- If you always want Sharing on when you start MacGourmet, check the Enable sharing at startup box in Preferences > Sharing…
- Turn on Sharing in MacGourmet by choosing Tools > Sharing and pressing the “Start” button…
Note: The Sharing component of MacGourmet currently requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and MacGourmet 2.4 or MacGourmet Deluxe 1.1 or later. If you are running an earlier version or any of these components, sharing will be disabled (or not installed) and you won’t see it.
MacGourmet touch Setup
- Choose the types of items that you want to sync on the Sync tab
- Next, select the name of your Mac in the Sync Source list, once it appears, to start your transfer…
TIP: If you add recipes to your collection, instead of transferring all of your recipes again, you can select the new recipes in MacGourmet, add them to a new list, and the sync this list in Sharing preferences, choosing Add instead of Replace when promoted.
MacGourmet touch File Transfer
- Open Settings and under MacGourmet, set Sync Using Files under Data Transfer to ON
- In MacGourmet touch, select the Sync tab
- Next, open Safari and choose Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks
- In the Collections list, select the Bonjour item
- In the Bookmark list, double-click on the entry for your iPhone or iPod touch
- This will open the web page used to upload files to your device. If for some reason you don’t see your device in the Bookmark list, you can enter the web page URL displayed under the “Files to Import” list on your iPhone. You’ll find instructions for creating and uploading each file type on that web page.
- When your file is uploaded, you’ll see a check next to the type of the item appear to indicate that you’ve transferred your file successfully. When you’ve uploaded all of the files you’re interested in transferring, tap the “Import data…” row to load the data.
TIP: If you add recipes to your collection, instead of transferring all of your recipes again, you can instead select the new recipes in MacGourmet, export them to a Recipes.mgourmet file, and sync this file, choosing Add instead of Replace when promoted. You can also add one new shopping list this way, instead of transferring all of them each time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The name of my Mac doesn’t show up when I have the Sync tab selected in MacGourmet touch. What do I do?
A: Try quitting and restarting MacGourmet, this will usually solve the problem. Also, make sure that sharing is either enabled at start up, or that you have started sharing by opening the Sharing window from the Tools menu and pressing the “Start” button
Q: While transferring my recipes (or other items) the process seems to “hang” and not finish. How do I sucessfully transfer my information?
A: If your transfer hangs, try opening Preferences > Sharing in MacGourmet and reducing the quality of the images by one position and trying again. If you continue to have problems, try turning off the images by moving the slider all the way to the left.
Q: I have both MacGourmet and MacGourmet touch running, and start a sync, but nothing happens, the transfer of my items never starts. How do I get my information to transfer?
A: Try quitting both MacGourmet, and MacGourmet touch. Then, start MacGourmet, making sure sycing is either enabled at start up, or is turned on, and then start MacGourmet touch.
Q: Will MacGourmet touch work with my copy of MacGourmet?
A: MacGourmet touch will work with either MacGourmet 2.4 or later, or MacGourmet Deluxe 1.1 or later.