Delicious Library helps you create a comprehensive inventory, share it with friends, and get holistic recommendations based on your collector profile.
Scanning is easy: simply hold barcodes up to your webcam, and items appears on your digital shelves in gorgeous 3D. Rate your items, loan them out, or just revel in the in-depth information automatically downloaded for each one.
Know what you own and discover more things you love: Delicious Library integrates your wishlist, ratings, and friends to generate smart recommendations. If your friend owns a recommended item, Delicious Library highlights it so you can hit them up for a loan.
Archive your life: view your physical collection side by side with your iTunes collection. Publish your collection to the web with one click, put used items up for sale in three clicks, and find out if anything you own happens to be worth serious bucks.
“You've never had so much fun with software...it's just so cool! And it just might buy you some time for more important things.” —David Pogue
“The best of the home inventory managers I tested.” —Farhad Manjoo, New York Times
- Fixed an embarrassing typo in my code that caused some items not to look up (and show “error 0”).
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good for what it does
Overall I am quite happy with the application. I have catalogued nearly 400 books in the past couple of weeks and with few exceptions, the iPhone barcode scanner works well. On those occasions when it doesn't, keying in the ISBN works. In very few instances where neither finds the title, I have used the Good Reads iPhone app to scan a cover - which by the way is excellent - and then from the book details I can get the ISBN and copy and paste into app scanner and add the book.
I would like to be able to specify a back up option as well as veiw shelves for a particular genre or auther but am otherwised pleased. Worth the price if you have alot of books.
I see requests to be able to view your collection in the cloud; you can publish your collection to an ftp or http site. But I have found that for me, the simplest is to export the file in the csv format and then import into your Good Reads account (if you have one) then you have the best of both worlds.
Really missing the Calendar app integration features of Delicious Library 2
I know this gets brought up from time to time, but I'm in the camp that really misses the feature that automatically created events in the macOS Caledar application, whenever an item was lent to someone in Delicious Library 2. I honestly used this feature regularly to help keep track of my public library loans, attributing the ownership of an item in Delicious Library to said public library, and then essentially "loaning" it to myself in Delicious Library, so I could then easily look at the Caendar application on my Mac or iPhone, and see when my public library items were due. Nowadays I pretty much don't even bother opening Delicious Library 3, unless it's to catalogue a new purchase—but even then I forget to do so entirely, as much as I used to when I used Delicious Library 2 to also track my public library loans.
Is there any way for this feature to be brought back in a future release? I see there's a "Remind Me" feature for loaned items in Delicious Library 3, but the fact that all it does is auto generate an email to send to myself is massively unintuitive and inconvenient, especially when I have multiple items I want to be reminded of regularly; I am not going to just fill up my own email inbox with a bunch of superfluous reminder messages.
I love this app.
I have used this app since it first came out. Throughout the years we have moved across country and back again (thank you Uncle Sam), and each time we unpacked the many boxes of books and DVDs, DL has been there to help reorient and reintegrate our extensive library into its new home. It’s nice knowing that I have an approximate value of items should a box go missing or get damaged. I also store my books by publisher on shelves, and sometimes the movers will pack boxes ways that boggle the mind. Calling up my DL library and sorting by publisher as I shelve my books gives me a great idea of what books might still be outstanding and how much room I’ll need to save on the shelf before opening a new box. It just makes *everything* easier.
I’ve tried other apps just for fun as well as other online book cataloging sites and nothing compares. This is by far the easiest catologuing program I’ve used and I hope more improvements are in the development pipeline.
Thanks, Wil Shipley.
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- Delicious Monster Software, LLC
- 89 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.