Bookpedia
Bookpedia
5.6.1

4.1

Bookpedia free download for Mac

Bookpedia

5.6.1
11 June 2018

Book cataloging utility with iTunes-like interface.

Overview

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 in Bookpedia

Version 5.6.1:
  • Stability fixes for pre-macOS 10.12.
  • Improvements to the Amazon search for reliability.
  • Number of other small bug fixes.
  • IBS search has been improved.

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TSMelo
11 June 2009

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I own licenses to both DVDpedia and Bookpedia but have never been able to really use the softwares, because the Info Views are so bad. Delicious Library on the other hand is beautiful to look at (it has a truly designed interface) but it doesn't offer all the functionality of the 'pedias. Oh... How I wish the "Info View" in all these 'pedia apps was not ugly as hell... And yes I tested them all, including every single extra listed in the site... There's not a single one that looks even slightly "designed"... they're just "put together". How hard is it to hire some real and talented designers to create amazing and professional looking templates to make the apps "look" as good as I know they "are"? What good is it to rely on user contributed templates if (apparently) only amateur and/or bad designers seem to give it a try? This is just a comment... I will not post it as a review (with stars) because I really believe these apps ARE good and I really hope they LOOK good in a near future... But still, the lack of proportion, alignment and visual hierarchy to the information, in all these view templates is incredibly low quality... I know taste is a matter of personal opinion, but I truly don't believe ANY good designer can take a look at those templates and not be disgusted.
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Version 4.4.3
stanblues999
21 April 2019
Constantly Freezing and doesn't find all items This app constantly freezes and I find myself force quit all the times. I tried Searching a general well known book "The Harvard Dictionary of Music 4th edition by Don Randal". None of its search databases has this item. I had to export from Delicious to Bookpedia. If this generic item cannot be cataloiged I wonder all the otehrs...but I'll stop using it.
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Version 5.6.1
Mirsky
23 June 2017
I use a lot of apps but I rarely write reviews on here. However, I'm so happy with Bookpedia that I felt obligated.

I had been using Delicious Library 2 but I wanted to be able to create tags for my books and also edit the names of Genres and also do more sophisticated sorting.

For instance, with regards to sorting, I wanted to sort all my books by Genre and then within each Genre sort the books by author's last name. Bookpedia can do this, Delicious Library cannot.

I also tried Delicious Library 3 a while back and I liked it less than Delicious Library 2.

I believe that Bookpedia is now the best app available for Mac for cataloging books. I highly recommend it.
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Version 5.5.2
RobairSF
03 March 2016
Special call out on this software to the support Team (Colin rocks!). I hit the end of the road with other book library management software (they just did not keep up with modern OS's). Team Bookpedia not only rescued my data; they managed to assure that key fields were properly imported as well. Five stars for support. I have just started using the software and already feel like I have found the future (the previous software I was using was lacking...clearly). Very very happy customer.
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Version 5.4.2
1 answer(s)
bruji-1
bruji-1
04 March 2016
Thank you, Happy to have helped you transition.
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Aapple
29 June 2014
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
1 answer(s)
dvdpedia
dvdpedia
20 July 2014
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.
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FuchsiaG1905
25 February 2014
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
26 August 2013
Excellent collection manager undergoing constant improvement.
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Version 5.1.6
Xenophile
22 May 2013
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
1 answer(s)
Billybob152
Billybob152
23 November 2013
You should contact the developer.
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Anon-Bud
21 January 2013
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
2 answer(s)
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
14 February 2013
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?
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Bruji
Bruji
28 December 2013
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.
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SMcCandlish
24 December 2012
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
15 December 2011
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
$18.00

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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