Online Categories

How do I get rid of or edit categories in my recipes?

Categories are global in your account.

The only way you can edit, add, or delete online categories is through the mobile app. Go to the Settings screen in the mobile app. Select Manage Categories. Tap and hold a category name to edit or delete from your online account.

Categories are part of a cookbook in MasterCook on the computer. To add, edit, or delete categories in MasterCook on the computer, open one of your cookbooks. Select Modify > Categories from the Tools menu. Each cookbook has its own set of categories (You wouldn't want a fish category within a dessert cookbook for example), so you have to edit each cookbook separately. It's possible to have the same category in multiple cookbooks.

There are a dozen mandatory online system categories that are part of Those cannot be deleted. You can use them or ignore them. These are the ones that are online system categories:

  • Appetizer
  • Beverage
  • Bread
  • Breakfast
  • Condiment
  • Dessert
  • Main Dish
  • Salad
  • Sandwich
  • Side Dish
  • Snack
  • Soup
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