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Bookpedia is book-cataloging software for OS X. To save you time and effort, it retrieves book information from the Internet, either by entering keywords or using a webcam or a scanner. Create smart collections and start a wish list and a borrowed list so you never loose a book again. View your entries as a standard list, browse only the covers in grid view or Cover Flow, or use the details view for a personalized look of Bookpedia. Share your collection with friends, using the customizable HTML export templates.

What's New

Version 5.2.2:

New:

  • New modern memory managed, making the program faster and lighter on memory use.
  • Yosemite bug fixes and updates.
  • Thinner borders inside the main window to match OS X 10.10 Yosemite UI.
  • Checking Sold or using Mark As -> Sold, sets the sold on date to the current date.
  • Google Books search is now stricter on ISBN searches to more...

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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It does bother me that to use Amazon's service one has to save the apparently very secret codes in an unknown, possibly insecure, form within the application. Does the app 'phone home' with amazon information? Is the interface to Amazon secure for the passing of the credentials? I saw no documentation either on the web site nor within the app on this.

Other than that it looks promising.

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Version 5.2.1
Bruji
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It's not explicitly mentioned as it almost goes without saying that it's secure. The secret code is stored in your computer keychain and encrypted with all your other Mac's keychain information. When communicating with Amazon servers only a signature, derived from the key, is transmitted to verify the API call. The key never leaves your computer. We would never gather any information without consent, let alone your personal Amazon info.

Thanks for trying out Bookpedia, I do hope it fits your needs. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to email us so we can answer right away.

FuchsiaG1905 Member IconReview+0
FuchsiaG1905
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I have Bookpedia and DVDpedia. I had a backup disaster with my laptop recently and couldn't access my pedia Libraries. I got fantastic support from Bruji to help me repair and re-load the Libraries. Excellent support.

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Version 5.2
gottadoit2004 Member IconReview+0
gottadoit2004
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Excellent collection manager undergoing constant improvement.

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Version 5.1.6
Xenophile Member IconComment+693
Xenophile
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Awesome interface and organization. If the developer would adapt this app to actually manage eBooks I would pay good money for this. For now I'm stuck with the free, ugly, and miserable to use Calibre. Please consider upgrading this app to manage my eBook collection!

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Version 5.1.4
Billybob152
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You should contact the developer.

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Anon-Bud
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I've been a long time Bookpedia user [and the other pedias as well] but am now giving it up. The only way to search and enter books using Amazon is by signing up for some kind of associate id in Amazon. I did that, but the app quit recognizing my id info after a few months. Even after re-entering the information and checking with Amazon to make sure that everything is correct, BP still will not allow me access to Amazon searches. So I'm giving this up and am going back to Booxter, which still does allow for Amazon searches without having to sign up for any id, etc.

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Version 5.1.3
Anon-Bud
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I've tried four similar apps for keeping records of books and BookPedia is the only one that demands an Amazon Associate ID. Booxter, Librarian Pro, Readerware and a couple freeware apps all have Amazon searches without the need for such an ID.
Why is BookPedia the only one that requires it? And why would BP do this if long-time customers are getting disgruntled and going elsewhere?

Bruji (Developer)
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As you can see a little further down in the comments, we've already addressed this issue before and explained why the Amazon search is by signup only.

Smccandlish Member IconComment+18
Smccandlish
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Two "make or break" questions for me:

1) Is it easy to add old books that do not have ISBN numbers? I have a lot of 19th century books.

2) Does this handle comics? I have 15,000 comics (most but not all with UPCs). If so, can I simply use a barcode scanner to enter the ones with UPCs?

Well, I guess technically that's three questions.

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Version 5.1.3
djjg Member IconReview+1
djjg
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Not only are we satisfied with Bookpedia and CDpedia, but we just experienced an unusual dilemma in trying to upgrade versions--and the support we received was terrifically professional--helpful, clear, and perfectly fair. The support person was great! Very happy with the software for us.

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Version 5.0.1
Ahmed Al Sahaf Member IconReview+0
Ahmed Al Sahaf
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I'm not able to get update book information from amazon. actually, amazon is not listed after I updated to version 5.

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Version 5.0.1
Bruji (Developer)
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The Amazon connection is still there but you have to sign up for it, the programs don't connect to the sites automatically anymore. To sign up, go into the Preferences/Sites and press the 'Amazon Settings' button and follow the steps outlined here:

http://www.bruji.com/help/bookpedia/adding/adding.html#amazon

givemebreak Member IconReview+7
givemebreak
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Not happy. I updated (free) to 5.0 and now to download info from Amazon's site you have to register with Amazon. Registration requires a credit card number b/c some parts of the site are paid. Look ups are do not cost. I do not want Amazon to track what books I'am reading.
I will probably look for a new book app or install an earlier version of this software. Most likely all book application's that get info from Amazon's website will have the same register issue.

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Version 5.0.0
givemebreak
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Update- All my other library applications do not require registration w/ Amazon. DL can now import info for kindle books.

Bruji (Developer)
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The reason we've moved the Amazon searches to be a sign up option rather than an incorporated one is because we've had several issues with their services in the past, most importantly regarding our iPhone app which we had to remove from the App Store twice because of complaints from Amazon. With this new system, those issues will hopefully be taken care of for good.
Another reason for this is also that users now get the commissions on sales made through Amazon instead of us since it's your associate ID in the program and not ours.

Have you tried some of the other search sites though? Wikipedia and Freebase have good databases as does OpenLibrary. Doghouse, the Pedias own new database, is still growing since it is user-built and we have only just launched the programs. But we're certain it'll become a powerful search option for all Pedia users in the future as well.

becreedy Member IconComment+0
becreedy
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Looking at this software as well as a couple others to run a library for a small school.

Problem is that I can't find where any of them handle multiple copies of the exact same book.

Any ideas? Or am I missing that option? Need to be able to check them out and return them as well.

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Version 4.6.8
Bruji (Developer)
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You can add more than one copy of the same book (if you need to check them out individually) or create a custom field to keep track of how many copies you have of a particular entry.
To create a copy of an entry, select it in the table view and choose copy/paste.

becreedy
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Neither of those ways really work for us though. Some of our books we have 50-60 copies of. This means I would have a very long list of the same book. But if I create a custom field that shows 50 I can't check them out individually, right? It would just check out the one book or listing. Would like to find something that lets me say that I have 50 copies, one listing, but checks them out one at a time and will show me how many I still have on the shelf.

Bruji (Developer)
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If you have a custom field for the number of copies then you can't access the copies individually, no.

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Version 5.2.1
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Version 5.1.6
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Version 5.1.1
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Version 5.1.1
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Version 5.1.0
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Version 5.0.2
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Version 4.6.7
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Version 4.6.4
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Version 4.6.2
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Downloads 46,252
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License Shareware
Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $18.00
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