DELICIOUS LIBRARY 3 MANUAL Building your library is easy. Add by Scanning Scan items in by holding barcodes up to your webcam, or by using our iPhone app or our Recommended ROV Bluetooth scanner. Add by searching Amazon’s database Search for items by typing the title or creator in the search field in the top right. All items that match your search in the Amazon database will show in a drop down bar. You can also open Amazon in your web browser and drag an item from there directly into Delicious Library. When you first open Delicious Library 3, you will have the option to Start with a small sample library. The sample library is a good way to get to know the app. Delete all sample items and start your own new library by highlighting all sample items and press delete.
Veterans If you are a Delicious Library veteran, when you first open Delicious Library 3, you will likely want to Import library from Delicious Library 2. A pop up box will appear asking whether you’d like to import your library from Library 2. If you miss this step it’s still easy to import your library. In the menu across the top of the screen go to File > Import From > Delicious Library 2 File… If you are coming from Delicious Library 1, Import library from Delicious Library 1 using the same method listed above except select “Library 1 File” instead.
New users You can choose to test out the sample library or forget it and jump right in by Scanning items or Searching for items by title or author.
Navigating Delicious Library Toolbar Use the large icons in the middle of the toolbar to switch to different areas of the program: Library, Recommended, Wishlist, and (if enabled) iTunes.
In each area, you have the option to view all items or only items in a single category (books, movies, music, video games and games). In Delicious Library 3 your item types are not shown in shelves but as icons in the bar across the bottom of the screen. Click on one to display different items of that type. If your items all fit into a single category (e.g., all books), the type icons won't display.
Search Bar In addition to using the search bar to find new items you can also use it to display items you already have. Search by title or director or any part of those to show related items. Searching on Shelves: If a shelf is showing you can search for items on the shelf in the search bar. If a shelf is not selected but you want to see which shelf the item is on, click on the down arrow to the right of the Title and select “Show on Shelf”. To add a search result to your library, click on the + icon to the left of the result. You can also drag the item from the search results onto your shelf. (If you have wishlist selected, the item will be added to your wishlist.) Search by cover color using the Activate voice search by clicking the
icon to the right of the Search field. icon.
Shelves List The shelves list is the left sidebar. At any time, click on the arrow icon at the far left of the footer to show the shelves list. Click the arrow icon to hide it. Use the Edit button at the bottom of the shelves list to: • • • • •
choose from a variety of woods for your Library and iTunes collections. undo items you have hidden from the recommendations engine. allow Delicious Library to access iTunes. add shelves that manually or automatically group items. publish your collection to the web (which allows friends with the app to view it in their library). • add friends so you can view their libraries and track loaned and borrowed items. Click Done to save edits to the shelves list.
All About Your Library View your library as a bookshelf, a list, or in charts using the icons in the top left next to the toolbar. Add any field as a column in List View hover in the Title/Creator bar to reveal the 3 book icon.
Details Box Double-‐click on any item to open a window containing the item’s synopsis and details for a read only window. Click away to close the window. To open the Details box as a large stationary sidebar use Command-‐I (⌘-‐I). The box will remain open as you click through different items and throughout your use of the app. Edit details by clicking on individual fields. Blank fields will not be visible unless the edit option is selected.
button to reveal blank fields.
Right sidebar Click on the + icon at the right of the footer to open the right sidebar to show your recently added items and the scan options. Click the + again to close the sidebar.
Scan sidebar In the scan sidebar, use the icons to pair a USB, Bluetooth, or iPhone scanner. (Buy our companion Scanner App in the App Store from your iOS device.)
Click the flag icon to change the Amazon store that the app searches. We support: Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK. Delicious Library will speak the name of items as you scan them; click the icon to turn this feature on or off.
Recently Added sidebar The recently added sidebar will help with importing from your iOS scanner app. When an item does not scan an error message will show up. Check which item was scanned before and after the error to determine which item was not scanned (instead of arbitrarily guessing).
Recommended Mouse over a recommended item to reveal: • the items you own or have on your wishlist that inform the recommendation. • a View button. Click this button to view the item on Amazon. • a + Wishlist button. Click this button to add the recommended item to your wishlist.
The tiny monsters indicate how much the Delicious Monster thinks you will like an item. To rate the item, click on the monsters to set a rating from ★ to ★★★★★. Reject the recommendation by clicking the X in to the left of the image to remove the recommendation. If you happen to own the recommended item, drag and drop it into your library or onto the appropriate shelf.
Right rated items sidebar Click the icon at the right of the footer to open and close the right rated items sidebar. This sidebar shows how your ratings contribute to recommendations. Rate items in the sidebar and see your recommendations change instantly. Rating items ★ or ★★ means you do not want Delicious Library to generate recommendations based on them. (No stars indicates a lack of opinion, not a zero-‐star rating.)
Wishlist Mouse over a wishlist item to reveal a View button. Click this button to view the item on Amazon. Add items from your Amazon Wishlist by dragging the items from the internet into Delicious Library.
Right recommended items sidebar Click on the icon at the right of the footer to open and close the recommended items sidebar. This sidebar shows Delicious Library's recommendations. Drag items from the sidebar onto your wishlist.
iTunes View your iTunes collection as a bookshelf, list, or in charts using the icons at the left of the toolbar. Enable iTunes by opening the shelves list in the left sidebar and toggling the on/off switch. For Delicious Library to access your iBooks, both iTunes and Delicious Library must be open at the same time. The iTunes pane does not have a right sidebar.
Custom Shelves Drag items from anywhere to add them to shelves in the left sidebar. If the shelves list is closed, linger on the left of the window with a dragged item to open it. You can populate Delicious Library 3’s new, smarter shelves by setting rules and manually adding or removing items. Adding an item to a new shelf will not remove it from other shelves. Deleting items from your shelf will not delete them from your entire library. Rules are now inclusive as well as exclusive. You can set rules to exclude Movies but you can manually add a movie as an exception to the rule. The best of both worlds!
Publish Shelves Delicious Library 3 now remembers multiple published sites: set up publishing to Dropbox, FTP site, Google Drive, and other places. You can also live preview published shelves and control privacy settings. Directions on how to publish to Google Drive can be found on our blog here: http://blog.delicious-‐monster.com/2013/05/how-‐to-‐take-‐your-‐library-‐with-‐ you-‐using.html
When All Else Fails Got questions we haven’t answered? Try the Help ▶ Search feature in Delicious Library's menu bar. This feature searches our online forum on Get Satisfaction to turn up the most relevant information on a variety of frequent issues. Go to our forum on Get Satisfaction directly here: https://getsatisfaction.com/deliciousmonster