There once was a time when I was truly, madly, deeply in love with one of the most feature laden, cleverly designed Mac library apps ever. It would track and categorize CDs, DVDs, books, and other items that came with a bar code. Stuff we don’t buy anymore, thanks to the digital revolution.
Those days of buying physical media are mostly gone, despite the fact that Delicious Library is better than ever. Within a few years I expect to have everything that once got stored on my Mac to be stored somewhere in the cloud. Yet, having a library app to manage it all makes sense.
First up let me tell you that there’s really not much to not like about Delicious Library, especially if you’re a fan of organizing, love skeumorphism, and have a touch of OCD. All this modern and mature app does is manage your media and almost anything else you own. Books, music, movies, video games– all the stuff you’ve been collecting for years.
No app I’ve come across does it better. The interface could not be simpler– it’s like looking at digital library shelves. All your stuff is just there. Delicious Library lets you scan barcodes so you get the exact information you need to store for each of you CDs, DVDs, books, games, and so on.
Got tools? Got parts? Got anything that comes with a bar code, price tag, or installation instructions? Delicious Library can help you store all the information.
Because it’s internet savvy, Delicious Library grabs all the details on books or other media, including author, release date, artist, description, cover art. Use your Mac’s built-in iSight camera to scan the barcodes. Delicious Library does the rest.
You can enter details by hand but don’t bother. Almost everything you need to know about what you own is online and Delicious Library does a good job finding it all.
So, what’s the problem?
Delicious Library is being retooled as a collection library. A Mac app that catalogs almost anything you own, and lets you see who borrowed what and when. Not only does the app managed to help you find and organize what you own, then let your friends or neighbors borrow it and keep track of when and who and even why they borrowed it, Delicious Library can help you sell items online.
Stats? We got your stats here, too.
Think of Delicious Library as a way to inventory everything you own, too. That’s perfect to show your insurance company all the pertinent details about what you own, what it cost, how it was maintained, where you bought, all the warranty details and more– just in case a thief runs away with what you thought you owned.
There’s much to like because Delicious Library can do far more than store data about whatever books or CDs or DVDs you own. It’s also try-before-you-buy and you must try. It’s not cheap, but it is multi-purpose and gets updated a few times a year.