I didn’t tell you guys that I bought Delicious Library [http://www.delicious-monster.com/] the other day. I had been using the free application Books [http://books.aetherial.net/] but thought the benifits gained from paying for Delicious were worth it.
I had a cue cat barcode snanner that I bought from ebay an age ago that was perfect for fast input, it beats the hell out of using your iSight (or any other firewire webcam). It took my two nights to scan in our books, DVDs, CDs and Games via the barcode scanner. About 2% or so wouldn’t scan, Delicious should have picked these up but I do have some weird old books. Some of these didn’t enter by ISBN either, although very few had to be entered manually. Good job too, 470 odd books later we have a lot of enteries in that application.
It’s slower to start now, but still searches and finds as fast as lightening. Which brings me to my gripes about Delicious Library:
- You can’t play the item in the library. For example, if I click a Prince CD it should have the option to play it, if the songs are in iTunes. Same for a DVD if it is in the drive or ripped to your movies folder
- The search is so basic it hurts. Enter a keyword, that’s it. I want searches like the playlists in iTunes, ‘female artist, 1990, on EMI not modonna’ or whatever. Complex searches
I’ve yet to add comics, anime and PC/Mac applications in yet, when I’m done I’ll then have a nice library of all my media. Can’t scan those in though so it might take until 2008.