I'm a recipe gatherer with an elaborate electric filing system who needs to make some improvements on how I search. Right now, my filing system works as everything is categorized by recipe types such as Entrees/Chicken/Breast... with folders within Entrees containing more folders for selecting Chicken, or Beef, or Fish and so forth for each category. This has been useful when I have chicken breast thawing for dinner and I open up that folder with recipes containing my thawed meat to choose from. I tend to shy away from recipe software as I was forever inserting and exporting files as new ones came on the market. The only software I use now is used temporarily when I first find a recipe and insert it into Evernote (evernote.com) which hold pics along with the text until I try the recipe and determine if it's a keeper or not. If it's a keeper it goes into my folder system.
These files are usually in MS Word with a few in PDF files. BUT, since my recipes have grown I would like to search by ingredient within the folder. As these folders increase I'm finding I need more then what I've created.
Is anyone AWARE OF A WAY I CAN SEARCH THROUGH THESE FILES (Word/PDF) so as to identify certain ingredients? I guess I can create more folders within say my Chicken/Breast... folder system to help identify other ingredients... but I'd like to see what's out there!
Along these same lines, I would love to open a folder e.g. Entrees/Chicken/Breast and see "thumbnails" of the picture within each file... like Evernote uses! Does anyone have these capabilities in their recipe storage system?