Books

Licence: Freeware
Version 3.2.4 | Release Date: 2009-02-22 | Download

This update adresses problems introduced in the 3.2.3 release. NB: Also available is the beta Books 3.2.5c, which fixes the broken amazon-plugin and is, according to the author "mostly" compatible to Snow Leopard.

Version 3.2.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-04 | Download

Fixes a few bugs in the Quickfill system.

Version 3.2.1 | Release Date: 2008-09-19 | Download

Fixes a crashing bug with Quickfill & 10.4 systems.

Version 3.2.0 | Release Date: 2008-09-18 | Download

This update includes a variety of bugfixes, including some in the smart list and quickfill features.

This update includes support for all of the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese (Matheus Lamberti di Abreu, Marcela Katzin)
Danish (Preben Nielson)
Dutch (Kees Beerepoot, Marjan van de Pol, Rudi Schmit)
Estonian (Kristi Laur)
Finnish (Timo Nevalainen)
German, French (Enrico Richter)
Hungarian (Dragon Zoltán)
Italian (Gabriele Callari, Andrea Bortolameazzi)
Japanese (Ryosuke Iida)
Polish (Piotr Chyliński)
Romanian (Ciprian-Dan Chirila)
Spanish (José Luís Pajares Sánchez-Mayoral, Marcela Katzin)

The translators are listed in parentheses, so feel free to thank them for their hard work. Enrico Richter continues to coordinate the translation effort and deserves special recognition.

Version 3.1.10 | Release Date: 2008-06-30 | Download

This is a bugfix update that fixes problems for 10.4 users introduced in 3.1.9.

Version 3.1.9 | Release Date: 2008-06-28 | Download

This is a bugfix update that improves iSight barcode scanning and includes other minor bug fixes.

Version 3.1.8 | Release Date: 2008-03-29 | Download

This is a minor update that includes the new Amazon ECS4 plugins.

Version 3.1.7 | Release Date: 2008-01-29 | Download

This is a minor bugfix release that fixes a handful of performance and quickfill bugs.

Version 3.1.6 | Release Date: 2008-01-08 | Download

This is a minor bugfix release that fixes a handful of bugs in the main application, Books 2.0 importer, and iPod exporter.

Version 3.1.5 | Release Date: 2007-11-18 | Download

This is a minor bugfix release that fixes a handful of bugs and adds support for a custom date lent/due format.

Version 3.1.3 | Release Date: 2007-10-18 | Download

This is a minor bugfix release that addresses a handful of problems in the French and Dutch translations.

Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2007-09-28 | Download

This is a minor bugfix release that addresses problems searching in the main window.

This release also removes the SBN plugin from the main application. An updated version of the plugin is available via the Plugin Manager.

Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2007-09-09 | Download

This is a minor release that adds support for the following languages: Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese. Enrico and the translators worked hard to get these translations ready quickly.

Credit for this work goes to José Luís Pajares Sánchez-Mayoral (Spanish), Gabriele Callari and Andrea Bortolameazzi (Italian), Rudi Schmit (Dutch), and Matheus Lamberti de Abreu (Portuguese).

Version 3.1.0 | Release Date: 2007-08-24 | Download

This is the major release that we’ve been working on over the past month. We’ve gone through the testing, squashed many bugs, and the program is now ready for your use. This release includes the following:

Updated preferences pane

Gallery View

Other GUI tweaks & improvements (try right-clicking, now)

Many bug fixes and other enhancements

Because of the changes introduced in this release, I’d like to advise everyone still using a 3.0.x version to delete the old preferences file at

~/Library/Preferences/net.aetherial.books.Books

This will minimize the amount of potential problems and get you started with a nice set of defaults that show off the new features. (Don’t worry, there are fewer preferences to set on the new version than the older ones.)

Version 3.1rc6 | Release Date: 2007-08-21 | Download

Books 3.1rc6 is ready for testing. This version fixes some bugs in the GUI and translations. If there are no major problems in this one, it will become the official 3.1 release.

Version 3.1rc4 | Release Date: 2007-08-13 | Download
No changes specified
Version 3.1rc2 | Release Date: 2007-08-10 | Download

No public change log available.

Version 3.1rc1 | Release Date: 2007-08-10 | Download
  • Revised and expanded preferences pane: You can finally set the date format without having to use Terminal.app.
  • GUI enhancements and tweaks: Many more right-click options, cleaned up windows, etc.
  • Gallery view: iPhoto for your book covers.
  • Data compactor: Delete unused covers and files to keep your data from growing out of control
  • Improved Plugin Manager: The list is now searchable.
    New Help Book: Revised and updated to stay in sync with the times.
  • Performance enhancements
Version 3.0.5 | Release Date: 2007-06-17 | Download

This is a bug fix release and includes the following changes:

1. The Tab-Delimited Exporter has been updated to better deal with newlines in fields.

2. The Quickfill system has been updated to solve the recent problem with searching for information online.

3. A donation link has been added within the application.

4. Fixes have been included to solve problems with Books and the new WebKit framework released with Safari 3.

Version 3.0.4 | Release Date: 2007-05-10 | Download

This version fixes the regular assortment of bugs and includes the following notable changes:

1. A “duplicate book” operation has been added to the application that allows you to copy existing entries in your list. This is useful when filling in a lot of repetitive records. To add this to your toolbar, right click on the toolbar and select the customize option.

2. A new Amazon Japan plugin has been added called Amazon ECS4 (JP). This is for the Japanese users who have had problems with the existing plugin finding books by title and author.

3. Enrico has authored a few new display styles: SemperBooks, BooksOnline, and BrushedMetal. These styles can be used in place of my boring ones.

4. The Tab-Delimited Text Exporter has been updated to export user-defined fields. This is useful for anyone keeping price information in Books that they wish to use in spreadsheet apps like Excel.

Version 3.0.2 | Release Date: 2007-04-21 | Download

This version contains some bug fixes and tweaks for date displays, the Books 2.0 importer and the addition of Italian and Estonian localizations.

Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2007-03-28 | Download

Fixed a crashing bug dealing with cover images and included the updated iPod exporter.

Version 3.0.0 | Release Date: 2007-03-26 | Download

Fixes a few bugs in the localizations.

Version 3.0b7 | Release Date: 2007-03-04 | Download

Adds Danish, Portuguese, and Polish localizations.

Version 3.0b5 | Release Date: 2006-10-05 | Download

This version includes the some bug fixes for various crashes and adds a “cancel” option to the smart list editor. There are also various enhancements to the French and German translations. We’re working on a Spanish translation, but it didn’t make it into this release.

Version 3.0b5 | Release Date: 2006-10-05 | Download

This version includes the some bug fixes for various crashes and adds a “cancel” option to the smart list editor. There are also various enhancements to the French and German translations. We’re working on a Spanish translation, but it didn’t make it into this release.

Version 3.0beta4 | Release Date: 2006-08-21 | Download

Includes bug fixes and a new French localization.

Version 3.0beta3 | Release Date: 2006-07-27 | Download

Added German localization

Misc. bug fixes

Version 3.0 Beta 2 | Release Date: 2006-07-13 | Download

I guess the stable version is not supposed to be posted? Someone told me a "very old version posted" but I thought it might be better to post the stable edition rather than a beta. However, here's the beta.

Version 2.2.2 | Release Date: 2006-07-10 | Download
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Version 3.0b6 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download

New camera (iSight) scanning functionality (see blog for details)

Misc. bug fixes and tweaks