Delicious Scanner is a companion app to Delicious Library 3 for OS X that scans UPC and EAN barcodes.
If you don’t own Delicious Library 3, do not get this app, it won’t do anything useful for you.
• Alongside manually entering EANs and UPCs, we added support for 10-digit ISBN codes from older books. (If the ISBN ends in ‘x’ type only the first 9 digits.)
Ratings and Reviews
Seems like an incomplete solution
All you can do is scan in (or type in) the ISBN number for an item - everything else has to be done back on the macOS app. About 30% of the books I scanned with this app came back with the wrong title looked up, and I couldn’t edit or change them on the iOS app - all I could do was delete them. I finally dug out an explanation on the DL3 support forum - it has to do with the type of barcodes used on some books. If you are using the trial version of Delicious Lib 3 on your Mac, this app stops working without any error message or indication of why it stopped after you enter 25 books. So you have to bop back and forth from the iPhone app to the Mac app during the entry process to keep things going. All in all, it’s a thin veneer of functionality on top of DL3 (which is itself getting long in the tooth).
Better than a hand scanner
I've been using Delicious 2 for years to maintain a list of thousands of books, music, video games and movies we own. Upgraded to Delicious 3 and I've been able to check in / verify our library so much faster with this app.
I'd gladly pay $20 for a "pro" version that kept a CSV file (or the like) synced between the phone and the Mac so when I'm out at the used books/CD/DVD store that I can confirm already have or "buy it" right there.
For now I export to Numbers, cleanup in Excel and keep a copy on my Dropbox.
Great functionality with companion OS software
(1) Sync phone with Mac Software
(2) Scan Barcode or type in ISBN
(3) Verify correct edition/book
(Sometimes barcodes are linked to incorrect book as a result of the nature of barcodes and not the app)
(4) Make adjustments
This app works like a charm with an incredibly versatile OS software. I have a plethora of old resource books. When the wrong edition pops up, I can quickly edit the information in the OS software. I can copy and paste correct cover art without opening endless menus. I highly recommend the OS software.
While the app lacks the ability to access your library in the OS software, you can export your library as a PDF and use kindle or another reader to search your database while out shopping.
I'm hoping to see improvements on these features in the future.
- Delicious Monster Software, LLC
- 15.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Delicious Monster Software, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.