Software: Catalog Programs

Over the past few months, culminating with today’s release of Delicious Library 1.0 (from several of the folks formerly with OmniGroup), there have been a large number of updates and releases for catalog software for books and the like. Everthing from freeware through shareware, including many applications that can use external input devices and internet lookups. For those of you with large collections of books, you might want to spend a few minutes going through this list (note that it is not comprehensive, this is just a recent sampling).

Note: *External Input Device: Barcode scanners, iSight, other webcams, etc. – Check each site to see what devices are actually supported.

Delicious Library 1.0 11/8/2004 $40
Can use external input device*
Official Site 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.

Readerware 2.91 11/8/204 $40 (Also Palm Pilot, Server Versions)
Can use external input device*
Official Site Readerware is the tool for book lovers, collectors, researchers, anyone who has to catalog and maintain a library. Easy to use yet powerful enough to manage the largest collections. Readerware is a book lovers dream come true.

Books 2.3 11/7/2004 Free
Can use external input device*
Official Site
Books stores, sorts, and searches a “virtual card catalog” for a personal library. Books makes it simple to enter new books, edit the information of older books, and sort the books by attributes such as title and author. Books also includes built-in searching for quick book information retrieval and XML support for importing and exporting collection information in HTML and XML.

Library ISBN Barcoder 2.0 11/5/2004 $5
Official Site Library ISBN Barcoder is a shareware library cataloging program intended to facilitate the building of a library database using ISBN numbers.

Booxter 1.5.3 9/13/2004 $15
Can use external input device*
Official Site Booxter is an easy to use application to help you manage your book collection. It gathers book information from various sources on the internet to allow you to view, edit, sort, categorize, export, and print books in your collection.

Bookpedia 1.1.3 9/10/2004 $18
Can use external input device*
Official Site Bookpedia is a book cataloging software for Mac OS X. To save you time and effort, it retrieves all book information from the Internet and lets you arrange your books in any which way you like, using smart lists for example. Using Bookpedia comes naturally because of it’s familiar iTunes style interface.

Library 2.1.2 8/4/2004 $15
Can use external input device*
Official SiteLibrary is an application that lets you catalog all of your books in a database. It has many features to make cataloging easy. Library’s greatest feature, autofill, lets you type in a book’s ISBN and with the click of a button, Library will query Amazon behind the scenes and after retrieval, automatically fill in all of the book’s information, and even download the cover image for you.

*External Input Device: Barcode scanners, iSight, other webcams, etc. – Check each site to see what devices are actually supported.

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