Bookpedia
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Book cataloging utility with iTunes-like interface.   Shareware ($18.00)
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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:

New:
  • New Doghouse server for faster, more reliable searches and and a modern programming language for future improvements.
  • Easier sign up for moderators by including an email in the Doghouse settings window.
  • New tag for details template "isModerator" to indicate the user is a moderator.
  • Detail view filters are now applied only to the clicked field.
Fixes:
  • Bug fix: Contextual menu in collection view would act on selection and not on the row clicked.
  • Bug fix: Improved response time of multiple edit update for smart collections for users with tens of thousands of items.
  • Bug fix: Changing My Rating stars with a mouse click on the multiple edit was off and made it difficult to select a 5 star rating with clicking.
  • Bug fix: Bol NL plug-in updated.
Version 5.2:

New:
  • New Doghouse server for faster, more reliable searches and and a modern programming language for future improvements.
  • Easier sign up for moderators by including an email in the Doghouse settings window.
  • New tag for details template "isModerator" to indicate the user is a moderator.
  • Detail view filters are now applied more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Bookpedia User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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FuchsiaG1905 reviewed on 25 Feb 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.
[Version 5.2]


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gottadoit2004 reviewed on 26 Aug 2013
Excellent collection manager undergoing constant improvement.
[Version 5.1.6]


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Xenophile commented on 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!
[Version 5.1.4]

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Billybob152 replied on 23 Nov 2013
You should contact the developer.
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Anon-Bud reviewed on 21 Jan 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.
[Version 5.1.3]

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Anon-Bud replied on 14 Feb 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 (developer) replied on 28 Dec 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 commented on 24 Dec 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.
[Version 5.1.3]


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djjg reviewed on 15 Dec 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.
[Version 5.0.1]


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Ahmed Al Sahaf reviewed on 29 Nov 2011
I'm not able to get update book information from amazon. actually, amazon is not listed after I updated to version 5.
[Version 5.0.1]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 07 Dec 2011
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
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givemebreak reviewed on 17 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 5.0.0]

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givemebreak replied on 05 Dec 2011
Update- All my other library applications do not require registration w/ Amazon. DL can now import info for kindle books.
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Bruji (developer) replied on 07 Dec 2011
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.
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becreedy commented on 28 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 4.6.8]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2011
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.
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becreedy replied on 29 Sep 2011
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.
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Bruji (developer) replied on 30 Sep 2011
If you have a custom field for the number of copies then you can't access the copies individually, no.
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Parkerbennett reviewed on 21 Jul 2011
Just to note, the download link as of 7-21-11 is for dvdpedia, not bookpedia. Getting it from the author's site.
[Version 4.6.7]


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Joerg73 had trouble on 28 Jan 2008
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.
[Version 4.1.2]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 05 Feb 2008
The very latest Macs have a different iSight and we're working on getting our code to include those. It's proving a lot trickier than we anticipated originally but hopefully we'll have a solution soon.
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Bruji (developer) replied on 25 Apr 2008
Have you tried the latest version, 4.2.1? We've completely re-written the iSight code and users are reporting that it's working great with their MacBook Pros now.
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AndyAU had trouble on 27 May 2005
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!)
[Version 2.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Jul 2005
Thanks. When changing to the new date format, there were some date fields that we forgot to update in the early release version. The database rebuild takes care of fixing the dates to work with the new version.

katlinquinn rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 5.1.6]



jhofherr rated on 11 Aug 2013

[Version 5.1.6]



1024jp rated on 09 Jul 2012

[Version 5.1.1]



+5

Aaron-T. rated on 15 Jun 2012

[Version 5.1.1]



Mccbaar rated on 31 May 2012

[Version 5.1.0]



+4

Maksym Cherniaiev rated on 13 Jan 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



-3

craigfin74 rated on 22 Aug 2011

[Version 4.6.7]



+16

Michaelfuchs rated on 21 Feb 2011

[Version 4.6.4]



Joseluismen rated on 09 Jan 2011

[Version 4.6.2]



-3

craigfin74 rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 4.6.2]


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Version Downloads:711
Type:Home Personal : Arts
License:Shareware
Date:23 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $18.00
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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.


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