Are you the kind of guy who needs to compulsively catalogue everything in your life? Good news. Delicious Monster have just released a brand spanking new version of Delicious Library 3, a (no pun intended) monster of an updat that will allow you to easily and beautifully catalog all of the physical media in your life, publish your collection to the web, see how much it’s worth at a glance… and use your iPhone as a scanner. Wow!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of Delicious Library 2, and by all accounts, version 3 — five years in the making — is a powerhouse update, adding some sick new features and graphical overhauls.
The famous Delicious Library bookshelf interface (which developer Wil Shipley has always said Apple stole for iBooks) has been redesigned. It’s now rendered in 3D with multiple light sources, and items in your collection move to face your cursor as you whisk it around the screen.
The biggest new feature for me is that there’s a new companion scanner app. Called Delicious Scanner, the app is a barcode scanner app that pairs over WiFi with your Mac. It doesn’t do much besides scan — it would be nice if you could access you Delicious Library over it, properly — but it does mean you don’t have to drag your books over to your computer to input your library.
There’s also a great new stat screen that shows you the breakdown of your collection, including your favorite authors, the value of your collection, a pie chart of how your media breaks down, and so on. And a new recommendation engine means that Delicious Library 3 can always be on the lookout for new books, movies, music and games that you might like.
Delicious Library 3 costs $25. If you’re a cataloguer of any magnitude, this is one of the best apps on the Mac. Go get it. If you want to know more, check out Ars Technica’s fantastic overview of the app.
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