Delicious Library
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Delicious Library allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library.

Run your very own library from your home or office using our impossibly simple interface. Delicious Library's digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog.

A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the Internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover. Import your entire library using our
What's New
Version 3.1.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8.3 or later





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Delicious Library User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Rickzeman commented on 22 Dec 2013
I'm so over this app. It does me no good to have a pretty collection sitting on my Mac when I'm out and about. They need to be like 1Password and have a read-only phone app that synchs with the Mac (that wouldn't use any Amazon API). Otherwise, it's mostly useless unless one solely shops from their couch; one can't even publish as a site to MobileMe (iCloud) any more.
[Version 3.1.4]


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macspec reviewed on 03 Sep 2013
Heard lots of good things about this software over the years and finally came to the point where I thought I could use it. Scanner integration is nice and was the feature that pushed me over the edge and made me purchase. Soon after I ran into issues that gave me buyers remorse. iTunes integration is weak (no support for multiple or external iTunes libraries) and sends my cpu through the roof. Reading user forums reveals lots of excuses and rationalization why this or that doesn't work the way users would like. Their commitment to Amazon APIs delivers a simple app that performs mostly great lookups, but it fails in delivering what could be (or used to be) a killer app for different levels of users. I'll use it for my physical dvd/book collection, and may recommend it to others with large physical collections, but will look somewhere else to catalog my gigs of digital movies and ebooks.
[Version 3.1.2]


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Makosuke commented on 13 Jul 2013
I shouldn't be surprised by this, given the target audience, but if you scan your old laserdiscs, it actually draws them correctly and to proportional size on the shelf. Which looks weird, because they're huge (would be nice to have a toggle to turn it off, honestly), but it's still sort of amusing.
[Version 3.1.1]


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Fightingcat commented on 28 Jun 2013
I working with Version 2.0 a long time and was happy with it to manage all of my movies, but with the time I start to missing some things. For example I was not able to put Movies from the iTunes Music Store in a library or intelligent library or there is no option to link to a trailer on YouTube or a digital file. With the time this made me crazy. So I decide to switch to DVDpedia who's cheaper and give me much more options to complete my management around my big DVD and BD collection. The support of this Software is awsome and fast. I can't remember me that I got an answer to my problems on Delicious in one day or less.
Anyway... Now this company released version 3 and they give a great focus on a new layout for this app, but they still ignore what users want. Still no drag & drop from movies from the iTunes Store for example, still no file linking or a weblink to trailers for the movie. Also I must note, that the performance of this app start's to be not so delightful. Yes, it looks great and the effect with the shadows or when you moving over a DVD Cover or an Item are outstanding and I never seen it before, but what will helping me that to manage my stuff in this application?
Oh and there is still no iOS application. I know... In the past there where one, but it was dropped because of amazon and the using of the API. I never understand why this company decide to drop the amazon API for the iOS app and bring it back to life. I need a platform to watch at my list, if I'm in a shop and looking for new DVDs or BDs. Two times I bought a DVD doubled, because I has no overview of my collection... Thanks to Delicious Lib.

Well... If you want to have a good looking user interface and some nice effects, you will love this app. But if you need good solution to manage more than 50 DVDs, it's better to spend DVDpedia a bit of time. You will safe some money and some frustrations, I think.
[Version 3.1]


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Mar6473 commented on 19 May 2013
I guess this is just my opinion so I'm not giving it a bad rating; however, I think buyers should be aware that they released version 3 less than two months after running a big sale for version 2.

In my mind this is dishonest marketing and just inconsiderate.

I am sure that most people who bought version 2 at the sale, including myself, would have waited if they had known that a completely new version was on the horizon and was going to cost the same for everyone.
[Version 3.0]


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Endymion0000 commented on 06 May 2013
In addition to the many other issues people have mentioned about 3.0, here's what I'm seeing with the huge memory use.

Library - 3,276 items - 30 shelves.

With 2.0, open the app - 163 MB used, clicking through every few seconds each of my shelves - 1.3 GB used, then after a bit it drops to 660 MB. Not great even with this version, but useable.

With 3.0, open the app - 402 MB used, click through the 30 shevles - 3.3 GB…. memory doesn't begin to go down… click back through some of the shelves and resize zoom (that never remembers it setting the next time you launch) grows to 3.7 GB… wait, still doesn't drop.

So, way way way too much memory for this app under 3.0.
[Version 3.0]


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gatorjim reviewed on 05 May 2013
Skeuomorphism to the Max!

If you like crown molding and a baseboard on your window, over twenty kinds (count 'em!) of wood bookshelves, jiggling objects, moving lighting effects, eraser dust on your chalkboard, and much more...then you'll love this software. But if you are like me, and apparently many others, that want a way to turn off all this stuff so it doesn't get in the way--forget it. You can't. Not to mention that the implementation eats up screen real estate, sucks up 1 gigabyte of real memory, and causes other performance hits.

This application has great potential to be a productive tool, and could be fun to use to catalog your books, DVDs, software, video games and gadgets (a catch-all for any kind of technology-related stuff). But the developers have lost their way with all the skeuomorphism. I'm sure a lot of effort has gone into the design and implementation of the appearance of this application. Too bad the effort didn't instead go into features and functionality that make it easy to use and manage your information. For example:
- Displaying the details of your stuff is truly laborious with a small pop-up window and unintuitive controls. And you can't edit some of your data after it's in the database.
- Controls that should be on toolbars are hidden in menus.
- Virtually no customization of your data...what the developer wants is what you get, nothing more.
- No preferences? Really?
- There's no built-in backup/restore. You can lose a library of hundreds of items without a way to recover.
- It hooks up with your iTunes library, but you get the whole thing. I could care less about another app cataloging my music collection, but I can't exclude music. It sucks in the whole iTunes library. Except eBooks! The one category I would want added to the Delicious Library can't be added. Huh?

And there's serious bugs:
- The main window resets itself to a small size every time you quit the app. It doesn't remember anything, including thumbnail sizes and other things you set in a session.
- The app crashes while simply mousing around the features.

On the plus side, the companion iOS app to scan barcodes is great, and works well. Unfortunately, all it does is scanning. In an age where we are becoming more and more mobile, there's no way to sync your library to an iPad or iPhone...there's no companion library app. You can publish a website or print a PDF, but that's it. Neither is a good solution for a large library of hundreds of items.

If you are using the previous version, can't recommend upgrading at this time. Stick with what you've got. If you are considering a new purchase of this application, download the trial (25 items max) before you spend the $$. And definitely don't take my word for it...spend some time on their support forum. A lot of long-time users have some telling comments about this new version.
[Version 3.0]

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Xenophile replied on 22 May 2013
Reminds me of those 1970s station wagons with the fake wood siding. To imitate those atrocities with a computer application would be a funny joke, but I don't think the people behind this app are joking. Even if the fake wood siding could be removed, the GUI underneath it isn't anything special. I find there is just too much mousing around required for repetitive tasks, and information is displayed rather clumsily.
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gatorjim replied on 22 May 2013
Here's an update regarding version 3.0.2

1. Good news...they have fixed the window resizing issue. It remembers the last size and position when you restart.
Bad news...the app frequently forgets the thumbnail size you set and reverts to unusably large thumbnails. You have to keep resetting the thumbs to the size you want.
2. Good news...displaying details is now easier. You can open a details window, resize it, and it updates to show the details of the selected item.
Bad news...the app frequently (like almost always) crashes when you drag and drop the information window away from the selected item.
3. You can now add your own synopsis to an item. One other field can be used for your notes, but that's it as far as customizing information goes.
4. You can now create a backup by way of a copy of the SQLite database.
5. The iTunes connection sees some books in your iTunes library, but not all of them. Sorry, half a library is almost worse than no library at all.

Still no mobile solution in sight...the developers blame Amazon licensing restrictions but offer little in the way of an alternative solution.

And the app crashes a lot.

OTOH, the developers appear to be putting in the effort to keep fixing and improving this app, but they have a long way to go. Purchase or upgrade? Your call. Keep your DL2 stuff around, though, if you are upgrading.
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Makosuke replied on 13 Jul 2013
The proportionally-sized items on the shelf is actually kind of nice in a way, even from a non-skeumorphic design perspective, and I don't even mind the 3D-ish items that much. The inability to turn off the ridiculous Greek Revival chrome, however, is an embarrassment.

That said, they're rapidly working out all the OTHER kinks with v3, and you have to give them some credit for not just embracing their hardcore skeumorphic bookshelf design, but going completely over-the-top with it when everybody else is going the opposite direction.

And whatever other issues v3 may have, the iOS barcode scanner (that can even cache when you're not on the same network or your library is closed) is such a ridiculously awesome, absolutely killer feature that it would make me willing to put up with pretty much ANYTHING else wrong with the program.
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L-I-N-K reviewed on 01 May 2013
Version 3 did not work stable on my machine. Hangs on 2.0 library import, barcodescan crashes the app, the skeuomorphic design is not appealing to me (unfortunately) and reminds me of bad Mac OS skins back from the 90’s.
Finally and most annoying/important drawback: The is NO detail pane or window on a item anymore!!!
All you get is a far too small tooltip that not support convenient editing.

I’ll stop by with version 3.x - but don’t expect much to change at the overall a 2 star rating.
[Version 3.0]


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Harristype reviewed on 30 Apr 2013
After playing with the demo of version 3, I must say that the interface if just too over-the-top. I just want to scan and catalog my collections, not feel like I'm playing a video game. I have now removed version 2 since the future looks dim for this series and have moved back to DVDpedia. I really did like version 2 and will miss it, but version 3 is a step back.
[Version 3.0]


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Phillat5dock reviewed on 29 Apr 2013
Don't bother upgrading from DL2 to DL3.
The new layout is annoying. I much prefer the older side by side details view.
The barcode scanning has a mind of its own.
The much desired extension to include other sellers apart from only Amazon has not made it to version 3.
I rarely revert to an older version of software but in this case I have done.
[Version 3.0]


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Eatrocks had trouble on 28 May 2013
Barcode scanning with details pulled from Amazon is cool, but I don't see a way to add a second image, like a receipt, or an instruction manual, nor warranty information. Is it there and I missed it, or is it really designed for "Library" like functionality?
[Version 3.0.2]


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truthhurts had trouble on 11 Jun 2009
Never make it hard for people to give you money. I guess I just saved myself $40.

"Unable to Place Order
Please try again later.
If you are still having problems please e-mail support@delicious-monster.com for further assistance.
(Secret Error code: "can't open input stream, has status 0, error is (null)".)"
[Version 2.1]


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achim2 had trouble on 06 Apr 2009
The built-in cam in the iMac works fine - but the "old" external iSight is even faster for recognition. There was only one of my DVDs that I couldn't get to work, even with lots of trying.

Also works fine with german DVDs and books, so the critics below that say it wont work outside of the USA must be old reports for previous versions.

What bugs me and will probably lead to me not using it any more eventually: the program tries to get into my personal login keychain on every startup (and I have to forbid it every time) - what the heck does it want with my login data?
[Version 2.0.7]


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kbot had trouble on 27 May 2008
Fails to launch on my macbook. Running 10.4.11.
[Version 2.0]

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Djerkwhad commented on 27 May 2008
Of course it doesn't...DL2 is 10.5-only.
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blloyd replied on 27 May 2008
Lesson... read the release notes.

10.5 only.
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kbot replied on 27 May 2008
in my excitement I overlooked the requirements--thanks.
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consumer had trouble on 15 Sep 2007
Bugs:

Release date: can change year, but the month and day is forced with some arbitrary date

Number of Media: will not keep value entered
[Version 1.6.5]



sonyu rated on 23 Mar 2014

[Version 3.1.6]



amaze rated on 22 Jan 2014

[Version 3.1.4]



Shadow-Runner rated on 08 Nov 2013

[Version 3.1.2]



+60

Endymion0000 rated on 17 May 2013

[Version 3.0]



Tquillinan rated on 28 Jun 2012

[Version 2.7.8]



+4

Sojourner4869 rated on 16 Jun 2012

[Version 2.7.8]



-12

cheewee rated on 27 Mar 2012

[Version 2.7.7]



ejrb rated on 15 Mar 2012

[Version 2.7.7]



+27

Rc62 rated on 15 Mar 2012

[Version 2.7.7]



+89

Zx rated on 09 Dec 2011

[Version 2.7.5]


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Date:05 Mar 2014
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Delicious Library allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library.

Run your very own library from your home or office using our impossibly simple interface. Delicious Library's digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog.

A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the Internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover. Import your entire library using our exclusive full-speed iSight video barcode scanner, our Flic Wireless Laser Bar Code Scanner, or (the slow way) entering the titles by hand. Once you have all of your items in your Mac, you can browse though your digital shelves, check stuff out to friends using Apple's built-in Address Book and calendar, and find new items to read, watch, and play using Library's recommendations.

Quickly importing your stuff into Delicious Library doesn't require a dedicated barcode scanner - you can use any QuickTime-supported digital video camera, like your Apple iSight. Just hold the barcode on the back of any book, movie, CD, or video game in front of the camera and your item magically shows up on your digital shelf seconds later. Using the same technology found in $800 industrial-strength CCD barcode scanners, Delicious Library reads every single frame of digital video; seeking out, targeting, and instantly decoding any visible barcodes. This results in a seamless process of scanning that lets you import about 750 items an hour (assuming you can move your arms that fast). At that rate the staff of the new downtown Seattle Central Library could work together to import all of their 1.4 million books into Delicious Library in just over 5 hours.


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