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Dazzling Effects and Welcome New Features in Delicious Library 2

Delicious Library 2Delicious Library 2, the ultra-slick Mac software that makes it easy to catalog your books, movies and music, is now available. Version 2.0 is a worth successor to the app that spawned a whole category of animation-heavy, eye-candy-saturated Mac applications — often referred to as the Delicious Generation.

But for those unimpressed by visual pizzazz, fear not, Delicious Library 2 packs in the new features as well. Wil Shipley, creator of Delicious Library gave Wired.com a sneak peak of the app when it was still in beta form, be sure to check out our screenshot tour.

Delicious Library’s killer feature remains the ability to hold a book, CD, DVD, video game and nearly anything else with a barcode up to your webcam and get all the relevant data — cover, summary, reviews etc — which displays on a photorealistic shelf. Creating a catalog of you physical media doesn’t get much easier than that.

New features in version 2 include a more robust and faster database back end (an sqlite database replaces the old XML flat file), automatic syncing with iTunes, one-click web publishing, smart shelves, the ability to browse friend’s shelves and more.

Delicious Library 2 also fixes a number of annoyances and offers improved performance for large libraries.

For a full list of what’s new, check out the extensive release notes.

One strange quirk in the new version is the presence of a message which tells you that Delicious Library 2 will run slowly on OS X 10.5.2 and suggests that you upgrade to 10.5.3. In a way it’s a nice touch, but there’s one serious problem — Apple hasn’t actually released 10.5.3.

OS X update quirks aside, Delicious Library 2 packs a punch and will no doubt be a hit with Mac fans. You can grab your copy today from the Delicious Monster site. Delicious Library 2.0 is $40.

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