What can (can't) I do with the free version of BreadStorm?
With the free BreadStorm you can create 1 trial formula. You can edit, delete, and recreate the trial formula as many times as you like, to evaluate the software for your needs. You can scale the trial formula for baking. (You cannot export the trial formula as a .bun file, print it, nor take a snapshot of it.)
You can also import bread formulas created by other BreadStorm users into the free BreadStorm. You can scale these formulas for your own baking, export them, print them, and take snapshots of them. (You cannot edit the formulas you've imported.)
Does the free version of BreadStorm expire?
No, the free version of BreadStorm does not expire.
If I buy a Key and unlock BreadStorm, what do I get?
You get the ability to create and edit an unlimited number of bread formulas, without doing any math. (No more spreadsheets!) You can scale these formulas for your own baking. You can export these formulas as .bun files and share them with bread-baking colleagues, students, and/or friends—who can read and scale your formulas using the free BreadStorm.
If you have a bread blog or website, you can share .bun files and snapshots of your formulas with your readers.
If you like to print out your formulas and take them to the kitchen for baking, you have this option.
You get all of your bread formulas in an easy-to-search database, which you can backup and restore in seconds.
Does BreadStorm support grams? Kilograms? Ounces? Volumes?
BreadStorm supports both grams (g) and kilograms (kg) when entering, editing, and scaling bread formulas. The software does not support other units of weight nor volumetric measurements.
Is it worth it for me to buy a Key and unlock BreadStorm?
For most bread bakers, no. If you mostly like to bake from formulas developed by other bread bakers, then the free BreadStorm is likely a good fit for you.
If you're a professional bread baker, serious home baker, or bread blogger and you enjoy—or rely on—developing your own bread formulas, we recommend that you buy a Key and unlock BreadStorm. You'll benefit from being able to execute your formulation ideas in seconds, whether creating a new formula from scratch or tweaking an existing formula. You can forget about arithmetic and calculations—BreadStorm will handle these for you.
We also recommend buying a Key to those who want an easy-to-search, easy-to-backup database of bread formulas for research purposes, for education, or simply for the pleasure of baking. Entering a bread formula from a book, a blog, or the BBGA archive into BreadStorm takes 1-2 minutes, and the software catches any errors you might make. If you're writing a book on bread or are a researcher in bread science, you'll find BreadStorm an indispensable tool.
Is BreadStorm available for the PC?
No. Currently BreadStorm is available only for Mac OS X 10.6+. The BreadStorm iPhone app is in beta.
What is a .bun file?
The .bun file is BreadStorm's native format for bread formulas. You can import .bun files created by other BreadStorm users into your BreadStorm. Please visit the BreadStorm formula page to browse .bun files for download.
If at some point I stop using BreadStorm, what will happen to my bread formulas?
At any time, you can export your BreadStorm bread formulas as CSV files, which are readable by spreadsheet programs.
Are BreadStorm Keys available for purchase where I live?
BreadStorm Keys are currently available for purchase in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the countries of the European Union. We'll be offering BreadStorm for sale in more countries soon. If you would like BreadStorm to be available in your country, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know where you live.
Can I buy BreadStorm Keys as gifts?
Absolutely. When you buy BreadStorm Key(s), we send you an email with those Keys. You can give these Keys to whomever you wish. Each Key unlocks one copy of BreadStorm.
If you would like the gift recipient to receive a special gift email from the co-creators of BreadStorm, email us (email@example.com). Please tell us the name and email of the gift recipient, the 12-character Key you're giving as a gift, the day you would like us to send the email, and your name. We'll reply to you within 24 hours, and we'll copy you on the gift email the day it goes out.
Is my purchase secure?
Yes. We use stripe.com to process your credit card purchase. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification available.
If I'm not satisfied with my purchase of a BreadStorm Key, may I return the Key for a refund?
Yes. Please email us within 45 days of your purchase. We'll be happy to refund your full purchase amount to your credit card.
I received a BreadStorm Key as a gift, and I would like to return it. What should I do?
Please let the gift giver know you that you would like to return the Key, and ask her/him to email us and request a refund. Refunds are issued to the credit card holder who made the purchase.
It's our pleasure to answer them. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We do our best to answer all emails within 24 hours.