Bookshelf® Mac Desktop 8.0 - Transition Guide

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We are excited to announce the release of the Bookshelf Mac 8.0 desktop app. The new version of Bookshelf includes an updated interface, making it easier and more intuitive to navigate.

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Download Bookshelf 8

Visit the Bookshelf 8 download page to get started with Bookshelf 8.  

Library

We redesigned the library and organized into swim lanes. We have added a Collections folder and an Options menu that enables you to filter the library view. We also replaced the Inside the Book feature with a search field that you can use to locate a book by title, VBID or author. You can also perform a content search for a keyword across all downloaded books in your library.

Bookshelf 7.5.1 Library View

Bookshelf 8 Library View

Library Options

   

Collections View

Reader

The Reader left navigation bar now includes icons for search, table of contents, notebook, bookmarks, and figures. 

Bookshelf 7.5.1 Reader

Bookshelf 8 Reader

A collapsible bottom navigational toolbar includes the go-to-page, bookmark, font size, TTS, citations, and URL copy options.

Table of Contents

In addition to a new design, the table of contents has a new search field to locate top-level and sub-chapters quickly.

Bookshelf 7.5.1 Table of Contents:

Bookshelf 8.0 Table of Contents:

In Book Search

In Book Search has a new design with similar functionality  

Bookshelf 7.5.1 Search:

Bookshelf 8 Search:

Creating a Highlight and Note

In addition to a design update, we simplified the process for making a highlight. Select the text and click the highlighter from the context menu. To change the color of a previously made highlight, click on the highlighted text and select a new color. Notes can be added to a highlight using the context menu or the notebook panel.

Bookshelf 7.5.1 Highlights and Notes: 

Bookshelf 8.0 Highlights and Notes:

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Notebook

We added a search field and a new options menu that combines the filter and sort options. You may also navigate to a highlight or note in the text by clicking on the passage in the notebook.

Bookshelf 7.6.1 Notebook:

Bookshelf 8.0 Notebook:

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Manage Highlighters

We added a manage highlighters panel which enables users to create, edit, and delete highlighters in a unified window.

Bookshelf 8.0 Manage Highlighters Panel:

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Figures

The updated figures panel now includes chapter level navigation and the ability to search for figures by their caption.  If a title does not support figures, Bookshelf disables the Figures icon. 

Bookshelf 7.5.1 Figures View:

Bookshelf 8.0 Figures View:

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