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PCB Desk

Version 2.1

Quickly lookup media to get metadata and trailers (was PCB3, was PopClipBuddy).

PCB Desk overview

PCB Desk (was PCB3, was PopClip Buddy) lets you perform media-information lookups for everything related to movies and TV shows. It allows you to lookup any title or actor simply by dragging-and-dropping titles or names on the Dock icon, or via shortcut. It offers you full media details, including iMDB ratings, a full cast list, and, if available, the trailer for movies. Are you looking for an actor or actress? You get a gallery mode for photos and all his / her recent movies and TV shows, right in one place. This is also a great discovery tool: PCB Desk will show you planned movies for an actor, even if their titles are far away from official announcements. For example, you may know about Avatar 2, but did you know that there are as many as 4 planned? PCB Desk knows this.

PCB Desk is built on top of theMovieDB data and iMDB.com for ratings. You may know this app from the past: PCB Desk is an evolution of PCB3, which was an ambitious but more an educational project; now, PCB Desk has significantly evolved, and has added some very nice and handy features. It also offers you the ability to check out what's in theaters now, and what will be coming within the next month. It syncs all your lookups via iCloud, and makes them available on other Macs, as well as on all iOS devices.

What’s new in version 2.1

Updated on Jul 09 2018

Version 2.1:
  • MetaNow is now an external Agent Application handled by PCB Desk to launch if needed or terminated if not
  • MetaNow now works with Browsers (Safari
  • Google Chrome) for Amazon Prime Video, allowing you to quickly check out more Details about a Movie and its Cast, it also works with TV Shows, you can get deep infos about each episode, even with Guest Stars if available
  • MetaNow now supports TV Shows in PLEX, now when opening MetaNow over a TV Show, you get an up-to-date Insight about this Episode including Guest Stars if available
  • MetaNow allows you to play Trailers if available right above MetaNow and right where you are...
  • Searching in PCB Desk now reflects if nothing found
  • Fixes a Scroll Cast in MetaNow issue
  • Some fixes for iTunes Movie Lookup with MetaNow
  • Some tweaks to PCB Desk's Memory Usage by using smaller Thumbs of Images
  • Various other bug fixes and improvements
  • Various bug fixes and UI improvements





9.9 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Feb 6 2017
Feb 6 2017
Version: 1.0
To clarify, this Application bases on the Idea of PCB3 or PopClipBuddy, but it was nearly rewritten from ground, and is a completely new and improved Application, all links to the "Was..." Application are history and have nothing to do with this Release
Sep 19 2014
Sep 19 2014
Version: 1.7
Same reaction as Spudboy. Once launched it placed a horrible icon in my menu bar but clicking it does nothing except bring the app to the foreground. It appears to do nothing when using Safari. I read the notes on the dev's page but they were a bunch of technical mumbo-jumbo to me. Please note that the more technical among you might find the notes and the MBI useful. Not leaving any stars as I'm not qualified to review and rate it.
Sep 12 2014
Sep 12 2014
Version: 1.5
This app did nothing. Removed.