Suppose you are surfing the web in your favorite browser, checking the new
section at Barnes & Noble. You find a new book by a favorite author. This is a
have item so you want to add it to your Readerware database. Simply
drag the page from your browser and drop it
Readerware. The book (or album or video), is now cataloged, it's that
You can drag & drop to the main Readerware window. In this case the item will be added to the database. You can also drag & drop to the Want List. In this case the item is added to the database and to your want list.
Let's take a closer look. In the location bar of your browser you will find a little icon that you can drag. You may have already used this technique to add a shortcut to your desktop. The location and image of this icon varies from browser to browser and platform to platform. These days it is often the padlock icon indicating whether you have a secure connection or not.
Note: The Safari browser displays an abbreviated URL. You must first click in the URL field to display the full URL and the drag icon. Then drag & drop.
To import the contents of the current browser page into Readerware, simply drag the icon from the browser to the Readerware drop target icon, the Drag & Drop button at the end of the search bar:
To perform the drag & drop, click on the drag icon in your browser, hold the mouse button down and move it until you are over the Readerware drop target. The mouse pointer will change to indicate that Readerware will accept the drop. Finally release the button. Readerware will popup a dialog while it reads the data, extracts the information and adds the item to your database.
That's it, you're done, you have just added a new book, album or video
to your Readerware database.
The official definition of a 503 status code is:
The server is currently unable to handle the request due to a temporary overloading or maintenance of the server. The implication is that this is a temporary condition which will be alleviated after some delay.This status code is returned by the server Readerware is trying to connect to, we have no control over this unfortunately. If you get this error you can drag & drop from another site or you can save the page to a file using your browser and then drag & drop the file. More
Many browsers support the ability to drag a link, so you can catalog an item without actually displaying the page in your browser.
Imagine you are still on that new releases page at Barnes & Noble. You see a new album, you could click on it to display the detail page, listen to some samples and then catalog it by dragging it to Readerware (Music).
But there are some titles you just have to have. So you can simply
the link from the new releases page and drop it onto Readerware (Music).
will retrieve the contents and catalog it even though you can't see it
in your browser.
Most browsers support drag and drop but there are some exceptions.
If you cannot drag and drop from your browser to Readerware, you can
use the clipboard instead. Start by selecting the URL in your browser
and copying it to the clipboard. Select the Edit->Copy menu item in
your browser. There are typically other more convenient ways to do
this, but they will vary by browser.
Now switch to Readerware. Instead of dragging the URL to the
Readerware drop target, the Drag & Drop button, right click on the button.
macOS users should control click on the button. The drop action
popup menu will be displayed. Select the appropriate action and
Readerware will retrieve the URL and process it just as if you
had used drag and drop.
But you don't have to use the Readerware search pages, use you favorite search engine. It doesn't matter how you get to the page, once you have displayed an item at any one of the supported sites, simply drag it to Readerware and it is cataloged. It's that simple.