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Delicious Library 2.0 speeds up, adds categories

updated 11:40 am EDT, Tue May 27, 2008

Delicious Library 2.0

Delicious Monster has released the second edition of Delicious Library, its personal inventory application. The software catalogs personal belongings in a variety of categories, including books, music, videos and games, and lets users publish the information to the web, or sync with most Apple handhelds except for the iPhone and iPod touch. Items can in some cases be scanned in using an iSight camera, or marked as loaned to friends by dragging to an Address Book contact.

The v2.0 makes a host of major revisions, notably the addition of new categories, including tools, toys, software, gadgets and clothing; in a similar manner, new cover graphics have been included for Blu-ray, HD-DVD and UMD movies, more music formats, and a variety of new and old console formats.

Performance has been improved in several respects, such as through the support of OpenGL rendering, decreased priority on cover art, and improved loading that adds items in under a second per object regardless of database size. iTunes shelves, meanwhile, can be created automatically from an iTunes library, and objects can be sorted under various criteria by using "smart" shelves.

The software costs $40, and requires at least Mac OS X 10.3, though some features may only available on 10.4 or later.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Horsepoo!!!

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0 requires 10.5

    DL2 is 10.5 only. Sheesh, who writes this stuff?

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Leopart features

    Even before Leopard officially came out in October, Delicious has been talking about their new version, which was supposed to take advantage of all the neat Leopard graphic features grouped under 'core animation'. They even won some award for their early beta, which showed off core animation -based features. I've been wondering what took them so long to actually release the final version of it.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Story almost wholly wrong

    Almost every assertion made in that article is misleading or false. DL2 is indeed built for Leopard, not 10.3 or 10.4. No, you can't sync to iTouch iPhone notes, because you publish direct to them with a specially optimised web export. Items with UPC barcodes can be scanned in, clothes can't 'in some cases'.
    What is this - a LAT leader writer moonlighting?

  1. Chopper3

    Joined: Dec 1969


    10.5.3 can't be far away

    When DL2 starts it moans about running slow because I'm only on 10.5.2, not .3 - can't be far away then I guess.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    There's actually people who want to categorize their clothes? Really?

  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Upgrade cost?

    I have a purchased license to DL 1.x. Will that license automatically work on 2.x or will I have to pay full price for the upgrade?

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Looks like full price mention of an upgrade price so far, though I can't actually pull up the store from where I am right now because the network is too locked down and I don't control it.

    Anyway, $40 isn't terrible if there turns out to be no upgrade price. DL is a great app. Might even spring for the Bluetooth scanner this time around.

  1. dvaklyes

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Upgrade pricing

    The upgrade price is $20 if you purchased before 1 Dec 2007, free if you purchased later. You upgrade/purchase from within the application.

  1. Susan

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A big step backwards

    I bought v. 1 in October 2007 and was able to install V. 2 without paying for an upgrade.

    But I don't like it at all. It's slower, it's bloated with features that complicate the interface without adding value, and for some reason it's importing prices/details from Amazon Canada (I'm US). I can't find where to change that in Preferences, the menus, or the Help files. I'm reverting to version 1 until these fellows work the kinks out.

  1. tliszt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Released Prematurely!

    I am registered for v1.6.6, and just upgraded to v2.0, but my license code is not accepted.

    Upon launching the software, I am told that the software will "crawl" along slowly since I don't have the "current" version of Leopard OSX v10.5.3, informing me to upgrade.

    But the current version is just 10.5.2, so these folks are putting out confusing info at best.

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