A brand-new version of Delicious Monster’s Delicious Library 3, the company’s popular cataloging app for OS X, is now available in the Mac App Store. The updated app offers a new recommendation engine, 3D cover-view interface, interactive charts mode, flexible smart shelves, and more.
Among the most immediately obvious changes for existing users of Delicious Library is its updated look, which includes the use of SceneKit to boost the realism, along with subtle animation that allows shelf items to constantly move to face the user’s mouse cursor.
“We cranked up all the visuals and then cranked down every visual effect so it was something you didn’t notice very much,” Delicious Monster CEO Wil Shipley said. “This has all the graphics effects and polish of a game from a couple years ago. As far as I know, nobody else has used OpenGL in consumer products like this at all, much less the environment mapping and other stuff like that.”
The app also includes a new stats pane to give users quick overviews of their collections, along with a completely revamped recommendation engine.
“This isn’t about what I own, it’s about getting my personality in the computer,” Shipley said. “Now, if you scan your whole DVD collection, it provides a bunch of recommendations based on the aggregate of that information. Then if you rate them all, it’ll refine the recommendations.”
There is also a companion app for iOS, called Delicious Scanner. The app pairs with the user’s Mac over Wi-Fi, and allows the iOS device to act as a mobile barcode scanner.
Delicious Library 3 is available now for $24.99 in the Mac App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
Delicious Scanner is available FREE in the iOS App Store. [DIRECT LINK]