Bookpedia
Bookpedia
6.0.1

4.1

Bookpedia free download for Mac

Bookpedia6.0.1

02 March 2020

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 6.0.1:
  • Many improvements and fixes.

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40 Reviews of Bookpedia

2.5
stanblues999
21 April 2019
Version: 5.6.1

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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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2.5
stanblues999
21 April 2019
Version: 5.6.1
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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5
Mirsky
23 June 2017
Version: 5.5.2
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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5
RobairSF
03 March 2016
Version: 5.4.2
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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Aapple
29 June 2014
Version: 5.2.1
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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5
FuchsiaG1905
25 February 2014
Version: 5.2
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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5
gottadoit2004
26 August 2013
Version: 5.1.6
Excellent collection manager undergoing constant improvement.
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Xenophile
22 May 2013
Version: 5.1.4
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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0.5
Anon-Bud
21 January 2013
Version: 5.1.3
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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SMcCandlish
24 December 2012
Version: 5.1.3
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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5
djjg
15 December 2011
Version: 5.0.1
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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4
Ahmed-Al-Sahaf
29 November 2011
Version: 5.0.1
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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3
givemebreak
17 November 2011
Version: 5.0.0
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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becreedy
28 September 2011
Version: 4.6.8
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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5
Parkerbennett
21 July 2011
Version: 4.6.7
Just to note, the download link as of 7-21-11 is for dvdpedia, not bookpedia. Getting it from the author's site.
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4.5
givemebreak
08 April 2011
Version: 4.6.4
I have been using this program for a few days. I own the latest Delicious library version and have been using the trial version of librarian Pro. I wish all 3 companies would get together and combine their talents to make an awesome catalog software. Huge Positives with bookpedia- (reasons I bought the software). Import data on kindle books link books to book picture in the library. I click on the link and acrobat opens the book automatically. Negatives- can only catalog books. Genre on imported books could be better. Interface is little boring when not in cover view. Cover is not real easy to navigate to quickly find authors names. Librarian Pro could be a really great program over time. The interface is awesome, imports kindle books, and can catalog other items besides books. Imports books with the genre label filled in accurately. Can't import using isight. Program has some bugs to be worked out in reference to kindle books not being imported with author names. Saving interface is weird. DL- interface is wonderful. Importing with isight is a breeze. Easy to import numerous books by 1 author. Just have to cmd click and then shift. NO importing of kindle books. I wrote this long winded review b/c before I buy an application I like to know pros and cons of competing software.
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5
Sjha
12 July 2009
Version: 4.5
I use Bookpedia regularly to keep track of my books which are distributed among four different places. I have nothing but praise for this application. It is fast and stable, importing is quick and simple, and the programme is customisable to suit the user's preferences. A five-star product!
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TSMelo
11 June 2009
Version: 4.4.3
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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5
Londonskater
27 December 2008
Version: 4.4.1
An excellent product, meant for serious use. I bought Delicious Library years ago and never touch it. It's a toy application. I love the long list of search libraries, the Z39.50 servers and the export to Bibtex! I can actually use this application for bibliographies with a very high level of accuracy. Brilliant!
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globetrotterdk
28 November 2008
Version: 4.4
I don't have an iSight camera with my G5, so I would be first and foremost interested in this app if there were alternative barcode scan methods. How about barcode scan and sync from an iPhone?
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Kedos
20 October 2008
Version: 4.3.2
I'm testing this and Delicious Library. I prefer bookpedia in features, but also think it's stupid that I can't have combined libraries and would be forced to purchase multiple apps to do the same thing. Also, I'm looking for iSight support because I don't want to manually enter hundreds of books. With delicious library, I stick my book in front of the camera and it's immediately in my library. In Bookpedia, I sit there for several minutes just trying to get the book to scan. When\if it finally does, it takes a while to search for it. Delicious Library just seems more efficient. Perhaps the scanning problem is because Delicious Library allows you to scan the entire bar code and not just the main portion? I'm not sure, but Delicious gets my vote for now. To the developer, let us know when you perfect the barcode scanning as has been done in Delicious, and please consider combining these apps into one.
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Xplicit
19 April 2008
Version: 4.2.1
What about a single "pedia" for all my media stuff? One application for every different kind is somehow annoying. Come on, four apps which do nearly the same, that's a laugh.
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Joerg73
28 January 2008
Version: 4.1.2
Does the new version 4.1.2 support the iSight of the current MacBook Pro? I tried the 4.1.1 and 4.1.2-demo without any success.
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Joshp
18 October 2007
Version: 4.0.4
Two feature requests: 1) Sort by author name should sort by the last name. 2) There should be a field to input numbers for position within a series, and the books should automatically be sorted within their series. Both of these features already exist in Delicious Library. I am just waiting for this program to catch up.
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adfasdfasdfasdf
01 October 2007
Version: 4.0.3
Their apps are a HIT, both in quality and price. Best buy!!!
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Drhjarntvatt
27 January 2007
Version: 3.4
I would never buy this as long as books is free
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Freedman
01 December 2006
Version: 3.3
The icon says this bversion is 3.3, but the "About" menu of the program says it is 3.2.2. When you go to te "Check for Updates" menu, it says this is not the latest version. The other pedias released today do not have this problem.
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Mrfizx
08 April 2006
Version: 2.3
I've found that Bookpedia (and the other 'pedia apps) are just faster. Even though they aren't an all-in-one solution like Delicious Library. It took a little over a minute to scan each book (by Firewire camera, not iSight) in Delicious, but only half that in Bookpedia. Still a long time in my opinion (with about 1000 books left to scan in), but less time total. Scrolling and searching time was even worse in Delicious [this was on an iMac G5 with RAM maxed at 2G, BTW]. Both apps need some speed tweaking, but Bookpedia needs less.
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4
Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 2.2.2
i think i found a problem that i hope the developer fixes.... When i go into preferences and then save it, book pedia always quits....
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5
Anonymous
04 September 2005
Version: 2.2
I've used DVDPedia for quite some time and liked it enough to register, but I've waffled on the databases for books and cds, trying out pretty much every thing else out there and even buying some, like Readerware and Delicious. I never thought that Bookpedia and CDpedia would serve my needs. I finally gave them both a try and now I've settled on the three 'pedias' as the apps to use. The functionality and features are the best I've found and they produce better reports with less work than any other app I've used. Great work!
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4.25
Reflect_Truth
25 August 2005
Version: 2.1.4
I have been in need of a good book cataloging application for quite some time. After testing several different options, I have narrowed my search down to two programs: Bookpedia and Delicious Library. I have compared the pros and cons of each. If you wish to view them follow the link below to the MacOSXhints.com forum. http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=43807 Developers are encouraged to view.
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Anonymous
14 August 2005
Version: 2.1.4
delicious library is my preference
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4.25
Andyau
28 May 2005
Version: 2.0.1
My problem solved by rebuilding the database from the help menu. Thanks anyway Bruji, you offer good support...even though I didn't need it in the end. (adding more stars!)
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2.5
Andyau
26 May 2005
Version: 2.0.1
The database still doesn't update correctly. All the information appears in the Edit pane but nothing appears in the Draw (running OS10.4.1)
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Anonymous
29 December 2004
Version: 1.2.2
We experienced some hosting problems from the 25th till the 29th of December that affected our email server. If you sent us an email during that time and haven't received an answer from us yet, please do resend the message since it might not have reached us. We apologize for the inconvenience. Nora & Conor Bruji.com
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2.25
Anonymous
10 September 2004
Version: 1.1.3
cannot digest accentuated characters french translation really poor tested 15 european ISBNs (english, spanish, french, italian), found 2 in comparison, Books (free) found 12, Booxter got them all. Chosen Booxter, in spite of its slightly poorer interface...
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4.5
Anonymous
17 August 2004
Version: 1.1.2
ahem. http://www.apple.com/itunes/
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Anonymous
17 August 2004
Version: 1.1.1
After purchasing the excellent DVDpedia and hearing a rumor about a forthcoming CDpedia, I was quite excited as there are no acceptable CD cataloging apps out there, free or otherwise. Unfortunately, the author seems to have been sidetracked by this project: yet another book cataloging program, of which there are many excellent free options. Too bad.
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Jimw
16 August 2004
Version: 1.1.1
This very well may be a good product (I have not used it), but with all of the competition and similar products available, many of them free, the smart shopper will do some research first and examine other options first to decide which product will fulfill their needs rather than to accept a couple of comments at face value without any details. That way they can make an informed decision before spending their money, if they need to.
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5
Anonymous
20 May 2004
Version: 1.0.1
This is the best book organizing tool around. Well worth the price! It's simple and clean interface is a joy to use!
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Anonymous
12 May 2004
Version: 1.0
These are the same folks who make DVDpedia - the finest DVD library organizer around and WELL worth the price! I had so much fun organizing my DVD collection now it's time to start on the books! Can't wait to check it out.
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4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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