My girlfriend and I aren’t so much collectors of books and records as we are black hole like vortexes to which books and records are inescapably drawn, gravitational wells from which any media that passes our event horizons can not escape.
As such, we’re constantly trying to keep track of the books and records we already have. One of our favorite apps to do so is Delicious Library, a fantastic media cataloging application that lets you keep track of your stuff by using a webcam as a barcode scanner (as well as manual entry), but it hasn’t really seen a serious update in years.
Thankfully, that’s about to change. Delicious Library 3 is coming soon, and it apparently will have some pretty rad new functionality: a recommendation engine, and a corresponding iOS app.
Delicious Monster CEO Wil Shipley explained in a sneak preview what was coming in Delicious Library 3:
We’re centered on the idea of your books (movies, cds, whatever) being an aspect of your unique personality, and our app does neat things with your personal data—like give you cool graphic summaries, or really good composite recommendations.
Delicious Library 3 won’t just recommend new media to you, though. It also will have a new 3D cover-view interface, interactive chats, flexible smart shelves, and so on.
Even better? Delicious Library 3 looks like it’s finally coming to iOS. This is a huge deal for me, because the one thing that was a pain about Delicious Library 2 was you couldn’t use your iPhone as a “scanner” or easily check your catalogue on the run. And since it’s easier to scan your books in your library using an iPhone than dragging them to the laptop and holding them up with a gorilla arm in front of my computer’s iSight, one-by-one.
The new Delicious Library 3 should be out soon on both the Mac and iOS App Stores. I can’t wait. To read more about Delicious Library 3, check out the sneak preview here.