Chilp82
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burypromote
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chilp82 reviewed on 02 Sep 2007
So much easier than the dashboard calculator!

Always available when you need it. A keystroke to bring it up and then type in the calculations you need done (as opposed to the dashboard - keystroke, wait, use the mouse to make sure calculator is selected, then use the keyboard or mouse to type the calculation in).

It can also do a few more advanced calculations (trig, logs, square roots etc).

And it's free!
[Version 1.4.2]



burypromote
+5

chilp82 reviewed on 02 Sep 2007
Overall:
A good start (v1) to the already crowded 'collection apps' market.

It is a step up from Delicious Library but a step down from Bruji's pedia apps (which I'm currently using).

Details:
Features:
A few features here that you would really appreciate if you had been using DL (which is sorely missing some of these) like smart collections, multiple ISBN entries and additional entry fields. However there are many missing features here that are present in the pedias and/or DL: iSight scanning, Full screen mode, wishlist, multiple collections, iTunes integration, statistics, multiple download sites (rather than depending on just Amazon) among others. There is the inclusion of a few additional categories not seen in others (Hardware and Software) which may be of interest to some (but for me it didn't make sense to have a listing of what was in my apps folder).

Interface:
Looks OK. But, the blue/white lines on the left panel annoy me a bit (I think mainly because they clash and don't line up with the ones on the right).
It was less intuitive than the competition (it was even hard to find out how to add an entry from amazon without the help files)

Price ($29.95):
Competitive compared to DL ($40) and Pedias ($18 for 1, $39 for 3) but it also depends what features you are after.

Stability:
Didn't crash at all. But did have some trouble doing the imports from Bruji

Summary / Outcome:
I'm sticking with Bruji's apps. Easier to use and more features.

If you were considering Librarian Pro against Delicious Library, I'd probably go with this just for the price and the smart collections, but you'd miss out on the iSight scanning.

Coming from Koingo Software, I'm sure this will improve with time and as such will definitely be one to keep an eye on.
[Version 1.0.2]



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