PCB Desk
PCB Desk
2.1

0.0

PCB Desk free download for Mac

PCB Desk

2.1
09 July 2018

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

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 PCB Desk

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

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3 PCB Desk Reviews

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Spudboy
12 September 2014

Most helpful

This app did nothing. Removed.
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Version 1.5
Atxx
06 February 2017
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
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Version 1.0
Prince-Isaac
19 September 2014
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.
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Version 1.7
2 answer(s)
Atxx
Atxx
24 September 2014
Well the Icon is a question of taste surely first, secondly, the App does nothing for you if yoyu don't use it right, PopClipBuddy relies on PopClip and it is an extension to its functionality, it cannot do anything by itself if you don't use PopClip to request any Action, thats not a standalone App, thats an extender to PopClip, so thats why it offers you to install PopClip Extensions to be able to perform anything with PopClipBuddy, well finally, the App Name says everything you should know about this App...
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Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
24 September 2014
@ Atxx: Thanks for responding here. I must admit that perhaps I did something wrong when I first downloaded/installed the extension.

I have deleted and reinstalled the extn into PopClip and the first thing I found was that I also needed to download/install the Freebase extn, which I did. Now using the cmd-opt-p combo Freebase pops up and I'm able to use it. Launching PCB and clicking the menu bar icon (sorry for my taste!) brings up a window with a dropdown menu with the choices of Freebase and Wikipedia. If I select Wiki and type in a word (I used Berlin), the WikiMonstAr window opens and displayed a window full of info on Berlin (city), Humboldt Uni, Irving Berlin... , which is nice.

Unfortunately to the right is a toggle labeled "Sprache Deutsch? Ja/Nein". While my German is good enough to lead seminars, I prefer English, so I clicked the Nein. This helped as the entries listed were all English but those who don't read German may not understand what "Schrift," "durchsuchen," "Suchen," and "ergebnisse für berlin" mean, so you might want to fine-tune the page's translation.

In the end, I am please to tell you that after a little experimentation, I'm finding that I like this extension. It has a ways to go but it's still functional and handy.
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Spudboy
12 September 2014
This app did nothing. Removed.
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Version 1.5