Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 23:19 UTC
Mac OS X "Back in 2004, shortly before the release of Mac OS X Tiger, Delicious Library 1.0 arrived as a slick looking inventory cataloging application designed to manage listings of books, videos, albums and other media. This year, Delicious Library 2.0, currently in beta and scheduled for a March release, will deliver a major update by taking full advantage of features in the new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Here's an exclusive preview."
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Looks awesome, but why
by chuzwuzza on Tue 4th Mar 2008 07:49 UTC
chuzwuzza
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2005-07-06

I've never really understood the point of these applications. Why would I want a virtual bookshelf of my CDs, DVDs, books etc when I can just turn around and look at my bookshelf filled with... CDs, DVDs and books.

Perhaps I'm missing some killer application of it.

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RE: Looks awesome, but why
by dagw on Tue 4th Mar 2008 10:43 in reply to "Looks awesome, but why"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I've never really understood the point of these applications. Why would I want a virtual bookshelf of my CDs, DVDs, books etc when I can just turn around and look at my bookshelf filled with... CDs, DVDs and books.

Perhaps I'm missing some killer application of it.


I guess some people just think that anything can be made better by adding a computer to the mix ;)

On a more serious note these types of apps can have their use. If your collection is so large/your apartment so small that you need to keep some of your collection in storage in the attic, or if you have your collection spread out over several rooms (or even several houses), it's nice to still be able to check what you actually have and where you have it. I also know people who use these types of apps to keep track of whom they lend stuff to.

That being said this particular app seems to be mainly eye candy and not a serious inventory tool.

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RE[2]: Looks awesome, but why
by optimusg4 on Tue 4th Mar 2008 15:36 in reply to "RE: Looks awesome, but why"
optimusg4 Member since:
2005-07-06

"I've never really understood the point of these applications. Why would I want a virtual bookshelf of my CDs, DVDs, books etc when I can just turn around and look at my bookshelf filled with... CDs, DVDs and books.

Perhaps I'm missing some killer application of it.


I guess some people just think that anything can be made better by adding a computer to the mix ;)

On a more serious note these types of apps can have their use. If your collection is so large/your apartment so small that you need to keep some of your collection in storage in the attic, or if you have your collection spread out over several rooms (or even several houses), it's nice to still be able to check what you actually have and where you have it. I also know people who use these types of apps to keep track of whom they lend stuff to.

That being said this particular app seems to be mainly eye candy and not a serious inventory tool.
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Welcome to the delicious generation.

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RE: Looks awesome, but why
by defdog99 on Tue 4th Mar 2008 16:16 in reply to "Looks awesome, but why"
defdog99 Member since:
2006-09-06

Think insurance, if your collection were stolen.
(UPCs and even prices-of-the-day for the insurance adjuster!)

And search, you can query your dvds for certain actors, etc.

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RE: Looks awesome, but why
by irbis on Tue 4th Mar 2008 21:50 in reply to "Looks awesome, but why"
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

I've never really understood the point of these applications.

Neither am I a maniac collector, and I suppose I can pretty well remember where each of my books, CDs and DVDs are. Maybe if I had lots of friends borrowing my records and books all the time, it would make more sense to have such an app to keep track of the stuff borrowed?

But, there are also many private collectors who do have thousands of books, videos and/or records (etc.).

Besides, these kind of apps could be useful for organizations that have troubles maintaining paper records of their book or other collections but who don't yet have need for real library management software. Say, a small hospital library that has lots of books and magazines both for the personnel and for the patients and that needs to keep records of who has borrowed a certain book or magazine etc.

Edited 2008-03-04 22:10 UTC

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RE: Looks awesome, but why
by bousozoku on Tue 4th Mar 2008 22:12 in reply to "Looks awesome, but why"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

I've never really understood the point of these applications. Why would I want a virtual bookshelf of my CDs, DVDs, books etc when I can just turn around and look at my bookshelf filled with... CDs, DVDs and books.

Perhaps I'm missing some killer application of it.


It depends on what you're keeping and if you have so many that you're not sure whether to buy something you believe you don't have yet.

It would be a lot more useful if it was closer to a warehousing inventory application with locations, for those with large numbers of products. It's long on visuals and amusement but those wear thin quickly. Rather than wait for the webcam to scan my UPC code, I'll enter it myself.

For most people, IMDB offers reasonable online cataloging plus good information about each item.

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