Download of the Day: Library Books


Whenever I sign out books at my local library (yes, I still do this), I always have to remember to record the due dates in my online calendar - or else I'm a late fees prime target. Thankfully there's a new Mac OS X application called library books that can track all the library books you've borrowed online.

Library Books connects to your library's cataloger and downloads the list of books you have checked out. The books are then displayed in your menu bar. You can also add due date alerts to iCal, which will be useful for forgetful me. Library books is supported across nine countries (180 in the US) and can work with multiple libraries as well.

To learn how to post your favorite sites to the Download of the Day group, read more

I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Download of the Day group
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Download of the Day")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you love the download, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the Download of the Day group and share information about all your favorite downloads! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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