I was looking into moving into the digital era with a nook (or similar), mainly to control the massive space my cookbooks take up. When I browsed the digital cookbooks, however, none (that I saw) included any index. So there is no way to "scan" for what chicken recipes are in the book, or if there is a recipe for artichokes (for example). You can "search" with a traditional search box, but as a recipe user, the results are completely unusable. It shows you every instance the word is used, without any context as to what the recipe title is. They might have had a new customer if they had simply kept the indexes in the back of the digital books.
I'm mainly looking for feedback on people's experiences with e-versions of cookbooks and if they have found a way to work around these difficulties.... I can't imagine browsing a 1000 page cookbook without the index lol. Am I the only one who browses cookbooks by the index (back listing instead of front)?