Whether books line every wall of your house or barely fill one shelf, Bookpedia is the perfect application to help you keep track of them. Entering the information for each book is fast and easy since the program retrieves all the information from the Internet for you. So you can sit back and relax with a good book.
Bookpedia gives you access to numerous international book sites as well as Doghouse, Bookpedia's own media server, the Library of Congress and libraries attached to the z39.50 server system. Search for your books using keywords - title, author, publisher, ISBN etc. - or scan the UPC and let Bookpedia do the rest.
Create smart collections and start a wish list for those books you don't own yet and a borrowed collection for those you want back. View your entries as a standard list, browse only the covers or use the info view for a personalized look of Bookpedia. Share your collections with friends using the customizable HTML export templates and learn more about your own collection with the Statistics feature. Bookpedia comes with full Spotlight integration.
Stability fixes for pre-macOS 10.12.
This will be the last release that supports the older macOS 10.5 to 10.11.
Improvements to the Amazon search for reliability.
Local links to other items can now be exported in HTML templates that have details using UID naming with includeLocalLinks meta tag.
IBS search updated.
Ratings and Reviews
Goodbye Delicious Library… Hello Bookpedia!
I've been using Delicious Library for several years now and have been increasingly disappointed in its featureset and overall usability. Moreover, until it released version 3 just a few days ago, it had been stagnant for several years.
I decided to try looking for something new and found Bookpedia. Tried the demo and found it much more streamlined and does exactly what it promises. When I had questions or concerns, I was able to raise it in their online forums and found a lot of helpful advice -- from other users and Bruji employees. Moreover, it has a nice plugin framework that one can build his or her own search plugins to enhance what is an already great product. Even obscure books that I have in my collection that are in Chinese can almost always be found via the built-in Google Books search.
After purchasing the full product and using almost daily for the last week or so, I am very satisfied. Just purchased the Pocketpedia companion app for my iPhone and it seems to work just right too! Thanks to Conor and his team.
Solid and great support
We’ve used Bookpedia for over 5 years and never had a problem. We are cataloging a small library with it and currently have about 8000 entries in it. It is working just fine with this many entries. Recently we had some questions about how to customize it for our specific needs and Conor, the developer, spent no small amount of time corresponding with me about how to achieve what would work for us. At one point he even took our file and worked on it to save us time. Can’t ask for better support. It is flexible and allows for customization which is key for us. Highly recommended. I am not aware of anything else like this for books for the Mac, especially at this price.
Good application, very flexible
This is a good application.
My wife and I just moved 700 books into a couple of different Bookpedia libraries quickly and efficently using a barcode scanner. Lots of flexibility including ten custom renamable fields, several different views with customizable column order, collections and smart collections to group books in a variety of ways, good search and sorting capabilities. I added a Cuisine field for cookbooks, then was able to select individually a couple of dozen cookbooks from a collection of 500 and set their Cuisine column to "Mexican" in one step. Again, seems to be a very flexible application.
The database is in Sqlite so I was also able to extract some data, manipulate it in a particular way and put it back (not something everyone could do or would want to do, but I was happy it could be done).
The developer is very responsive both on their forum and in response to support emails. We were moving from BookCat on Windows and are very happy with Bookpedia (and have also now purchased their DVDpedia app).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.