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Delicious Monster Software
Company typeLLC
FoundedNovember 2004 (2004-11)
Headquarters6252 34th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115-7311
Key people
Wil Shipley
ProductsMac OS X software: Delicious Library
Number of employees

Delicious Monster is a software company based in Seattle, Washington, that sells the shareware software program Delicious Library. Its founders are Wil Shipley, one of the three co-founders of The Omni Group, and Mike Matas, who worked as an interface designer at The Omni Group. Matas left Delicious Monster in 2005 to work for Apple, but left the company in July 2009 to found Push Pop Press.[1]

The company's name is based on the name of a plant that grows in the rainforests of tropical America, Monstera deliciosa.[citation needed] It is colloquially known as the Swiss cheese plant.

Wil Shipley joined Apple in 2021 and published a blog post indicating that Delicious Library will not be further developed beyond keeping the software runnable on newer versions of macOS.


Delicious Library[edit]

In November 2004, Delicious Monster released Delicious Library as a Mac OS X-only media library catalog application and generated $250,000 worth of sales.[2] The software went on to win several Apple Design Awards, including Best Mac OS X User Experience and runner-up Best Product New to Mac OS X[3] in 2005 and Best Mac OS X Leopard Application in 2007.[4] It is currently available as version 3.

Delicious Library is available through the official website[5] and in the Mac App Store.[6]


  1. ^ Mike Matas – About
  2. ^ Kahney, Leander (2005-01-14). "Monster Fueled by Caffeine". Wired. Archived from the original on 2013-04-29. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  3. ^ "Macworld – WWDC: Apple Design Award 2005 winners announced". Archived from the original on 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  4. ^ MacNN Apple Design Awards 2007 winners announced
  5. ^ "Delicious Library 3 - Get It". delicious-monster.com. Retrieved 2023-04-19.
  6. ^ "Delicious Library 3 on the Mac App Store". apple.com. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 2022-07-15.

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