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Readerware is the easiest, fastest way to catalog your collections: books, music, or video.

Unique and innovative library management, inventory and database solutions for collectors, booksellers, schools, churches, libraries, and other organizations all over the world.

Please note: All three Readerware apps are included in the download: Books, Music, and Video.
What's New
Version 3.35:
  • Added new portable install creator in Readerware. You can now create custom installs of Readerware plus database. You can create portable installs on a thumb drive and access Readerware from any computer, you can make a CD install and distribute Readerware and your database, you can create a network install and let Readerware Client/Server Edition users run Readerware without installing.
  • Added a new Row # column to the table view. This is just a sequential spreadsheet like line number. You can add the column to the table view, print it etc.
  • Readerware export will now export the item status to UIEE and Homebase formats. This means that sold items will be deleted from your listings and for sale items added.
  • When printing barcode labels you can now add an additional line of text to the label. This can be static text, "Property of..." or a database column, Title, Author etc. You can format the line using report writer keywords.
  • Added support for Dymo LabelWriter printers, you can now print barcodes on single labels as well as label sheets.
  • Added new way to print spine labels, select File->Print->Spine labels. Readerware can now print Dewey Decimal Number and LOC Call Number spine labels to Dymo LabelWriter printers. We plan to add support for full sheet labels and welcome user suggestions on which label stock to support.
  • The Status list is now customizable. You can add new status codes but you cannot remove or change the standard status codes. Right click in the status field and select Edit from the popup menu.
  • There was a problem deleting the contents of numeric fields using the Delete key. The data would return once the record was updated. The delete key will now set the contents to 0.
  • When importing text files, Readerware will now look at the contents of the file to determine the encoding automatically. You no longer have to select the correct encoding although you can override the automatic selection if necessary.
  • Readerware had a problem reading the JPG files generated by some digital cameras. This should now be resolved.
  • Added a new Simple Report table view to all products to make it easier for new users to print table based reports.
  • Readerware would sometimes choose the wrong IP address when a computer had multiple IP addresses assigned. We have reworked the way we choose the current IP address to hopefully yield better results. We now also display all assigned IP addresses in case there are still issues. If you have trouble connecting from a Readerware Mobile device be sure to try all IP addresses listed.
  • Fixed a tree view selection problem after updating a record in the database.
  • Fixed an exception changing categories in the tree view.
  • Fixed a problem with report writer Series Number keyword. the -H tag will now work correctly and hide series number if empty, i.e., 0.
  • When switching between different monitor configurations, Readerware could open off screen if monitor configuration changed since last Readerware run. Readerware now resets the display on the main screen if last used display is no longer present.
  • Using auto-update to fetch new track information would update the run time in the detail view, but not in the table view.
  • Added external database support for Microsoft SQLExpress and SQLServer
  • Readerware Mobile now remembers your last five searches, you can easily rerun a search by clicking on the icon to the right of the search for field.
  • You can now set your preferred image size in Readerware Mobile Connect (sync) settings.
  • Readerware Mobile now uses your defined name when displaying user defined columns.
  • Readerware could not export the External ID column to Readerware Mobile.
  • Added Readerware Mobile remote debugging to help with problems in the field.
  • Fixed a scrolling problem in Readerware Mobile, the search results list could suddenly take off.
  • Fixed a scanning problem when running on iOS7. Readerware would hang after scanning a couple of barcodes.
Version 3.35:
  • Added new portable install creator in Readerware. You can now create custom installs of Readerware plus database. You can create portable installs on a thumb drive and access Readerware from any computer, you can make a CD install and distribute Readerware and your database, you can create a network install and let Readerware Client/Server Edition users run Readerware without more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Readerware Books User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Dana Sutton commented on 02 Jun 2013
This app. has the same limitation as Delicious Library and every similar one I've seen. It may be fine for e–books but can't handle all the incredibly large number of books downloadable in PDF format from such sources as Google Books and Internet Archive. I doubt I'm the only person in the world who has a lot of these accumulated on my h. d. and urgently needs help in riding herd on them?
[Version 3.30]

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Koloraro replied on 02 Oct 2013
Have you tested iDocument?
This is the app I'm using for my PDFs, epubs and such. Have it a try !
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 26 Oct 2012
Excellent app.Well worth the money.
[Version 3.17]


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Studiodave56 reviewed on 19 Feb 2012
Not as pretty as Delicious Library but does the job and seems easier to enter your own info with plenty of options. These are 3 different programs one for books, audio and videos. You get a free scanner if you have it shipped instead of download. I have used it for years and it has never failed me or my family.
[Version 3.10]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Apr 2004
Nothing that cannot be done in FileMaker Pro. The GUI is downright Windoze.
[Version 2.87]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Nov 2003
Counterintuitive compared to Library, which I use. In the time needed just to get past the required posting of the Help Readme, figuring out which icon to pick to add a book, and become confused by the Windows-install-like window in Readerware, I had already viewed my Library booklist, typed in the ISPN, received the listing from Amazon, entered the gendre, and quit Library.
[Version 2.86]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Aug 2003
Great to see this program finally listed on Macupdate! Readerware has set the standard for book cataloging software, and it is still the best choice for book collectors who need a powerful yet easy-to-use database solution. The smartest feature of course is that you can type an ISBN number (or scan it with a barcode scanner) and let Readerware look it up on internet sites like Amazon or the Library of Congress. It will automatically add the appropriate entries to the database, complete with a cover image and the current reselling value of the book. A real time-saver. - There are also Readerware versions that let you catalog DVDs and CDs in case you believe that your J-Lo movies and Britney Spears albums are worth being entered into a database :)
The program clearly shows that it's a work of love and labor. The author is very responsive to feature requests and inquiries, and the frequent updates and bug-fixes prove his exceptional commitment. Readerware is not a bargain, but it's worth the $40 - you will get a solid and powerful program and very good support.
The only drawback that you will have to get used to is the fact that this is a cross-platform Java program. Like all Java apps, it feels kinda clumsy and sluggish on older machines. The UI shows that the author was primarily concerned with Windows interface guidelines and only added some Aqua eye candy to the ported version. But while there is still room for improvement, I'm more than glad that RW has made it to the Mac, and I'm looking forward to the next revisions.
[Version 2.85]


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Type:Home Personal : Home Inventory
License:Demo
Date:02 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Readerware is the easiest, fastest way to catalog your collections: books, music, or video.

Unique and innovative library management, inventory and database solutions for collectors, booksellers, schools, churches, libraries, and other organizations all over the world.

Please note: All three Readerware apps are included in the download: Books, Music, and Video.


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