World Book for Mac

World Book for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    628
  • Date Added:
    March 24, 2004
  • File Size:
    23.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2/10.3

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4 stars

"makes my Macintosh smarter"

October 26, 2007  |  By Lickableunix

 |  Version: World Book 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
- generally geared toward high-schoolers -
WorldBook for Macintosh 2005 Tiger Edition version 9.0.x came with my iBook 1.33GHz G4 with OS 10.4.2 as the OEM OS, two years ago and has been a fairly solid, reasonable mini-encyclopedia resource, right here on my local hard drive. 'Not exactly sure, but I believe the whole thing takes up a little less than 1.3 GB with all free updates. Of course the multi-media features are well beyond a mini-encyclopedia with mini-films and many images, but most text articles are short and seem to be geared toward a high-school reading level. That can be quite useful if you just need a quick idea of a subject. More complex topics are often not included at all, not a part of the data base; such as complex medical subjects, and that has been a disappointment. Entries tend to be sanitized of most controversy, mostly void of criticism of mainstream figures, organizations etc. The multi-media stuff adds a few seconds to launch time, makes it a little top heavy, but not too bad. It's colorful and somewhat interactive and so might grab some interest from a teenager. WorldBook for Macintosh "is what it is" and I'm glad I have it. It's useful.

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1 stars

"Don't Waste Your Money"

February 19, 2005  |  By maclindamood

 |  Version: World Book 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
WorldBook 6.0.2 came with my iMac, and all features worked for a while. When I could no longer perform the article updates, etc., I found "NOTE: World Book Update Server is Down" on their website. I requested a notification when the server would be back online through their link provided, but never heard from them. That was well over a year ago.
Assuming that the newer version replacing the older version might solve my problems, I purchased the upgrade - Worldbook 8.0. Guess what? THE SERVER IS STILL DOWN. The advertised features like "Update Now", "Article Update", "The Month in Brief", "Web Sites", "Back in Time", "Special Reports" and "WorldBook on the Web" either do not work at all or are completely out of date (over 3 years old).
The support applications which come with WorldBook, like Chart Wizard, Quiz Wizard, Report Wizard, and Timeline Wizard, are still version 6. So, all you get with the $ upgrade is a spinning globe and an updated Notepad, with a three year outdated encyclopedia. Wow! I definitely don't recommend this product.

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2 stars

"Stagnant product???"

October 04, 2004  |  By tk.web

 |  Version: World Book 7.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For just under a year now online updates continue to fail whilst we wait for Mackiev to build a new update server. It leads you to question if this product has a future once it comes out of the box- at the moment it is a stagnant resource. Anyone wanting a comprehenisve - UPDATED resource should get Britannic on DVD (now 2005). I have had both for last three years and I continue to be impressed with Britannica's product, support and customer service. If anyone at Mackiev is listening, turn off your auto responders and get your act together!

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5 stars

"7.1.2 update worked beautifully for me"

January 31, 2004  |  By BloodH0und

 |  Version: World Book 7.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I had version 7.1.1xx on my G5 (from an iBook installer CD). Would not run under Panther. I just discovered this 7.1.2 updater and it ran fine. For those with problems, note there are two updaters on the form page, one for the preinstalled version (if it came with your Mac, probably iMacs and iBooks), and another updater for retail purchases. The preinstalled updater worked great for me.

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5 stars

"I think it's great..."

January 30, 2004  |  By Titanic

 |  Version: World Book 7.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've never had problems with World Book. I have version 6 on my old Blueberry iMac with OS 9.2.2 and version 7 on my 17" Flat Panel iMac with OSX 10.2.8. I'm sure it's not perfect and probably has a few mistakes like Bobbit said. But it's still awesome.

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1 stars

"Now World Book doesn't run"

November 05, 2003  |  By dan55304

 |  Version: World Book 7.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Gee, such a usefull update. World Book ran fine on Panther for me. Ran this updater and now it says a folder is missing and I need to install off the original CDs. Thanks a bunch. Stay away from this update unless you want to to do a clean install from the CDs. The download is a form too. More spam if your foolish enough to give them your email address.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Software MacKiev
Publisher web site http://www.mackiev.com
Release Date March 24, 2004
Date Added March 24, 2004
Version 7.3
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.0, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X
  • Download Information
    File Size 23.54MB
    File Name world_book.html
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 628
    Downloads Last Week 2
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    License Model Update
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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