Wednesday, April 24, 2013

World, meet Delicious Library 3!

After five years of sweat and toil (and a few mojito benders), we are stoked to introduce Delicious Library 3, specifically designed for a post-hard copy world.

So what makes Delicious Library 3 more The Godfather, Part III and less Scary Movie 3?

Smart recommendations. We've always helped you know what you own, but now Delicious Library is even better at helping you discover more things you love. We integrate your collection, ratings, and wishlist to generate recommendations based on your collector profile. If your friends own any of the recommended items, Delicious Library flags them for you.

Better sharing. Pool resources by sharing your library with friends. Borrow stuff you want, loan items out–Delicious Library 3 makes it easier than ever to keep track of items.

Charts. You requested this feature, and we've finally answered. See the current value of your collection, total page count, and other fun data rendered in cool charts.

An awesome iPhone app. Delicious Scanner is finally here! Scanning is now more mobile, literally. Got an iPhone? Download our app and you, too, can carry a hand-held scanner in your pocket.

MOAR WOODS. Seriously, so many gorgeous woods. Mahogany for art books, pine for garage tools, European yew for French films–it's up to you. Customize all of your shelves.

Delicious Library 3 is now available in the Mac App Store, or download and try it for free from our (new, improved) website. Let us know what you think!

Monday, April 01, 2013

We’re looking for a new support monster!

Delicious Monster is looking for a new support person in San Francisco.

You will answer customer e-mails and do basic bookkeeping. Our online support system makes responding to customers intuitive, but there are always curveball questions, so you’ll learn a lot about software. Bookkeeping for us means entering like twelve bills a month into Quickbooks, making sure the autopay system works, facilitating our ongoing transition from Evil National Bank to First Republic, and running interference with our accountant.

If you are smart and eager, you could also do a million other things. There are only 2½ of us right now, and 80% of us are programmers, so there’s a lot of room to create your own position. Into project management? Give it a shot. Want to attempt PR? Be our guest. Marketing your thing? I don’t even know what that entails. L33T web skillz? You know the drill.

We want someone bright who knows their way around a Mac, but a ton of tech experience isn't necessary or even desirable. Personality fit is key: we have to stare at your mug all day and you have to stare at ours. A sense of humor is required.

Previous support employees have gone on to be a product manager at Apple, a facilities planner at Square, and an assistant to the board of a national health charity.

Delicious Monster is a tiny company with a huge customer base. We created the skeuomorphic bookshelf look adopted by iBooks and Newsstand. We’ve won three Apple Design Awards. We invented video barcode scanning. We presented our first product at TED2005; it was later featured in the Mac App Store launch.

We work out of a coffee shop in San Francisco's Mission District and generally have a caffeine-fueled good time. Join us. E-mail wjs (at)