'Delicious Library 3' Launches With New Look, Revamped Recommendations, and Mobile Scanner App

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier this week, we gave a brief preview of Delicious Monster's Delicious Library 3, a brand-new version of the company's popular cataloging app for OS X. The app is now available in the Mac App Store [Direct Link], and Ars Technica has a thorough overview of the new features.

    Among the most immediately obvious changes for existing users of Delicious Library is its updated look, which includes the use of SceneKit to boost the realism, along with subtle animation that allows shelf items to constantly move to face the user's mouse cursor.
    Other enhancements include a new stats pane to give users quick overviews of their collections, as well as a completely revamped recommendation engine.
    Finally, Delicious Monster has released a free companion iOS app, Delicious Scanner [Direct Link], that will pair with the user's Mac over Wi-Fi and allow his or her iOS device to serve as a mobile barcode scanner.

    Delicious Library 3 is available now in the Mac App Store for $24.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Delicious Library 3' Launches With New Look, Revamped Recommendations, and Mobile Scanner App
  2. macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    The oiginal skeuomorphic app? It's the first one that I really remember...
  3. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    They had many in the early 90's during the Multimedia CD age. Also Microsoft Bob was an extreme case.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    I'm not really sure what this is? Can someone summarize what this app does and is good for? :confused:
  6. macrumors 603


    Jan 8, 2009
    Seriously. I just bought ver. 2 a few weeks ago, now I need to throw down $24.99 if I want/need the update? :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    According to their website, since the Mac App Store doesn't allow upgrade pricing, they decided to cut the price from $35 to $25 for everyone.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2003
    So looks like because of the veto power Amazon holds, there still isn't and won't be an iOS version of Delicious Library. All we get is a no doubt extremely useful scanner app. Bruji's PocketPedia along with its Mac based DVDPedia/BookPedia/etc. remains the only game in town, but they had to drop Amazon support to be able to do it.

    The feature in Delicious Library 3 that excites me the most is integration with Amazon reselling -- my mom does it, and this program should be a god-sent for her.
  9. macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    Nice of them to drop the DL2 to $9.99. I have DL2, love it, but since I purchased it I moved to all digital for everything that I had in it; thus I really don't need it anymore. Nice app though.
  10. benedetti, Apr 25, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013

    macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2009
    So no upgrade for DL2 users even if they bought it like a month ago.
    Anyway, original app looks way better then this one. As someone said,"they never really recovered from Mike Matas departure many years ago". And from the blog posts it seems that it's "3 people company", so expect many, many bugs just like with ver.2
  11. macrumors 6502a

    I WAS the one

    May 16, 2006
    This app is cute. Useless. I tried and tried to use it and make it part of my organized live but I always ended up using other options.
  12. macrumors 603


    Jan 8, 2009
    I bought it in March, I sent an email expressing my disappointment. I realize it may be a significant update, and perhaps they dropped the price to $24.99, they also dropped ver. 2 to $9.99. Perhaps allowing users with a valid ver. 2 purchase a $9.99 upgrade price would be better suited. Either way, don't need it, not buying it.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    How nice of them, aren't they sweet?

    Nothing to stop them from having a non app store version upgrade, is there?

    TuneUpMedia does it.

    I am loving this new age of subscription pricing.
  14. Guest

    I think we should give you some "upgrade wage". We only pay you the first month fully, then you only get an "upgrade wage" like only 50% of your salary until the end of your job.

    Seems fair to me, after the first month, you are not new anymore and you are doing always the same work. So your employer shouldn't pay you more as it sounds like an upgrade work month and not revolutionary work month.



    While I am trying to do the same (works great for audio and videos), you just can't do it yet totally for books.

    A lot of books are not available as ebooks, when they are, a lot of them has DRMs with it and is attached to seller solution. Moreover, ebooks are still not very good for complex layout like used in design books, drawings, etc ...
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
    Same here. Anyone care to give some clarification?
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    You all should try either the iCollect set of apps or search "Sort It Apps" on the App Store. Much better than Delicious Library by far!


    Here is a link:

  17. macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    I've previously used DL to catalogue my (somewhat insane) games library across many different formats. Having them searchable by things like no of players etc makes it pretty handy.

    It's also a very efficient way of keeping an inventory for insurance purposes.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    I don't see it in the article so I thought I'd mention it in the comments here. You can also download it straight from their site and purchase it through them instead of the MAS. They make a bit more money that way, and it also means you get earlier access to new releases. It's at Delicious-Monster.com
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    I think it's purpose is to help us realize that we have SO much junk that we need an app just to remember it all. It's pretty sad knowing that there's a whole market dedicated to apps that just tell you what stuff you have and suggest what you need more of.
  20. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2009
    Haha, yeah, it's quite crazy…
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
  22. macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2004
    All I want to know is...

    All I want to know is, can you turn the "recommendation" crap off?

    I'd pay $50 for a version that included a *full iOS app* and none of the "recommendation" crap...

  23. macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Step up and state those options

    What other options? Please state.
  24. macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    Downloaded v2.0 but never bought it. Might just purchase this new version to catalogue my books and media.
  25. macrumors 65816

    Oct 11, 2008
    So still no iOs App where I can check to see if I already own the title when not at my computer? Ugh.

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