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

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.

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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.
"We cranked up all the visuals and then cranked down every visual effect so it was something you didn't notice very much," [Delicious Monster CEO Wil] Shipley said. "This has all the graphics effects and polish of a game from a couple years ago. As far as I know, nobody else has used OpenGL in consumer products like this at all, much less the environment mapping and other stuff like that."
Other enhancements include a new stats pane to give users quick overviews of their collections, as well as a completely revamped recommendation engine.
"This isn't about what I own, it's about getting my personality in the computer," Shipley said. "Now, if you scan your whole DVD collection, it provides a bunch of recommendations based on the aggregate of that information. Then if you rate them all, it'll refine the recommendations."
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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]

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16 months ago

I bought this app a couple years ago. It doesn't really do anything.


Yeah I bought some Extreme Doritos! once and I fully expected to open the package and have the contents fly up into the air and into my open mouth where the chips would self-masticate.

Wow, was that a disappointment.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

$24? No upgrade pricing.


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.

:cool:

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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.


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 ...
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
Crown molding chrome on an app??? Are you FREAKING kidding me??? This is the most disgusting design I possibly have ever seen! This is like the poster child of what NOT to do with skeuomorphism!!!!!! :mad::eek::confused::(
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
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...

Sigh.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago

Same here. Anyone care to give some clarification?


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.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
The oiginal skeuomorphic app? It's the first one that I really remember...
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
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.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

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.


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.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago
I'm not really sure what this is? Can someone summarize what this app does and is good for? :confused:
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

$24? No upgrade pricing.


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:
Rating: 2 Votes

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