If you're like us, you have managed to create your own mini-library of books, magazines, games, CDs, software titles, and movies. It is difficult to sort through all of them to see which ones you have on file, or to find where you last shelved a particular one. Librarian Pro is a complete personal inventory system!
Organize items into smart collections, add them to the in-program Amazon shopping cart, mark them as lent out to friends, and even export for the web or your iPod! Librarian Pro also supports importing from other cataloging applications like Delicious Library and DVDpedia.
Search for items in-program on Amazon by author, artist, title, and keyword. Details will automatically fill into new items — including product images! Additionally, up to five Amazon reviews are also retrieved for your reading pleasure. Afterward, even add your own reviews!
Fixed bug that reported an error in the summary chart.
Ratings and Reviews
Good approach, and support is back!
This is a good appliance for managing my movies. It would be more user friendly if the date fields would allow for textual entry, even if it required a particular format. Repeatedly entering “Previous Decade" over and over, eventually reaching a date (that on classics could be a half-century into history) is exceedingly tedious. Exploring the Web for the right movie template went away just before this latest release, and now is back in an even more robust format, making finding the right movie template (with the right photo that matches my movies' cover) even easier. Good on ya' for that!
This is an excellent start; well worth the money in my opinion. Still, it could use some usability refinements. Keep at it, guys; but Good On Ya' for coming this far.
Works well for my home library
This works extremely well for my home library. I have not experienced any of the technical issues (crashing, long load times, search issues, etc) that were mentioned in other reviews. It should be noted that I use a relatively limited number of features, cataloguing each book in my collection with title, author, ISBN, copyright year, date last read, and a self-assigned stock number. (I add notes to some books, particularly those signed or those with family history to record.)
This works well for my purposes.
Few things broken in v3.0 - not worth the upgrade
I've used this application for many years, starting with version 1. Believe it or not, each version gets worse and worse. It's a nice app, but basically once you get all your collections in (100+ movies, 800+ music albums and 20+ electronics for me) there's no going back, and no changing to any other system.
They have NEVER had any built-in reports, which is totally inexcusable for a database program. With version 3,0, the Export functionality is broken. So, I used to export to CSV about once a year for a hardcopy backup, but as of to-day that isn't possible. You cannot PRINT anything from the program. All of my album release dates have always been entered as the YEAR only. After updating to version 3 they all now display as "Dec 31, YYYY". Awesome! And you can't change it - you cannot even type numbers in the date field, only point and click on a dumb pop-up calendar.
Check out Home Inventory for a great database application - great for everything (except books, movies and movies) with nice built-in reports.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.