Delicious Library 2.4 | Mac OS X | 19.7 MB
Delicious Library allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music and video games with Delicious Library.
Run your very own library from your home or office using our impossibly simple interface. Delicious Library's digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog of your books, movies, music and video games.
A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover. Import your entire library using our exclusive full-speed iSight video barcode scanner, our Flic Wireless Laser Bar Code Scanner, or (the slow way) entering the titles by hand. Once you have all of your items in your Mac, you can browse though your digital shelves, check stuff out to friends using Apple's built-in Address Book and calendar, and find new items to read, watch, and play using Library's recommendations.
Quickly importing your stuff into Delicious Library doesn't require a dedicated barcode scanner - you can use any QuickTime-supported digital video camera, like your Apple iSight. Just hold the barcode on the back of any book, movie, CD, or video game in front of the camera and your item magically shows up on your digital shelf seconds later. Using the same technology found in $800 industrial-strength CCD barcode scanners, Delicious Library reads every single frame of digital video; seeking out, targeting, and instantly decoding any visible barcodes. This results in a seamless process of scanning that lets you import about 750 items an hour (assuming you can move your arms that fast). At that rate the staff of the new downtown Seattle Central Library could work together to import all of their 1.4 million books into Delicious Library in just over 5 hours.
The video barcode scanner has been rewritten to be 700% better, so iSight scanning is much more responsive. This is the third generation barcode scanning algorithm for Delicious Library, and is being provided for free to Delicious Library 2 users.
Apple's late 2009 iMac machines use a lens whose fixed focal distant starts at around two feet, which is very far compare to other Macs, and makes scanning barcodes very difficult. This new algorithm makes it possible to scan with these iMacs, but it can be a bit twitchy. When scanning with any Mac, if you are having problems try tilting your item up and down to remove any shines on the barcode from the screen of from nearby lights. Also, if an item isn't scanning, make sure the barcode completely fills the width of the target area--this is the width that has been determined to scan best for your model of camera.
Mac Platform: UB
OS version: 10.5 or later