Download a 30-day free trial
In its current version, vBook is only distributed via the Internet. It is available for download on this website or on partner websites, first as a trial version which can be converted into final version by purchasing the activation code.
The trial version is valid for 30 days from the first launch of vBook on your computer.
Requirements for Mac *
OS X Sierra v10.12
OS X El Capitan v10.11
OS X Yosemite v10.10
OS X Mavericks v10.9
2 GB of RAM
Please note that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X Lion 10.7 are no longer supported.
Requirements for Windows*
Windows 10 Pro Edition
Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
Windows 8.1 Standard Edition
Windows 8.1 Pro Edition
Windows 8 Standard Edition
Windows 8 Pro Edition
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium
Processor: x86 or x64, 1 GHz or faster
1 GB of RAM
* The specified parameters are minimum requirements. The software can work with latest hardware and software configurations.
If you have to manage a large number of works, a recent computer with important RAM (4 GB or more) is highly recommended.
Updates (only for vBook v3 users ):
vBook can search for updates automatically if this feature is enabled in User Settings. If it does not, you can download the latest updates below and apply them manually:
Purchase vBook for only €49
You can download, install and test vBook for 30 days, freely. If you decide to purchase the software, an activation code will be sent to your e-mail address, generally within 24 hours after your payment validation. This code, once entered, converts the trial version of vBook into a fully functional version.
The data entered during the trial period are recovered after the activation.
Purchase by secure online payment
To ensure the security of your payments, we chose PayPal. You can purchase vBook online by Visa or MasterCard using the Purchase Now button above.
You will be redirected to the PayPal secure server.
If you have a PayPal account, log in and click Connect. If do not have a PayPal account, click on the link Don't have a PayPal account? Then, follow PayPal instructions and go to the end of the purchase process. If the transaction is successful, a confirmation page will appear. We will send you by email your activation code within 24 hours.
Purchasing via bank transfer
If you wish to purchase vBook via a bank transfer, please use the contact form for a detailed procedure. You will receive the activation code after your payment is confirmed.
Before checking the online documentation below, you can perhaps find the answer to your question in the following FAQ:
To activate your copy of vBook, launch it and go to the menu Help -> Enter Activation Code at the top of the screen. Enter the parameters you received by email (use copy paste to avoid typos), then click Activate.
You can download and install a new trial in replacement of the former one. You will have another 30 days for the test starting from the first launch.
Yes, all the data entered during the test period are saved, you will find them once you activate vBook.
If you can not find the email you received at the time of purchase, use the contact form on this website to ask for the activation code again. Remember to indicate the username and/or the email address you used for your purchase.
The current version of vBook is fully compatible with iPhone; if you use vBook 3, we advise you to upgrade vBook to the latest version. The method of using vBook on an iPhone is explained in the vBook Help (chapter Installing and Running -> iOs).
In the current version, it is possible, but you cannot work on the database simultaneously. You can install vBook in a shared folder such as Dropbox; the database file will be automatically synchronized on all computers connected to Dropbox. All users should work under the same operating system (Mac OS or Windows).
If you are managing a unique database (the same artist or identity) you can install vBook on two computers with the same license.
To install vBook in the Dropbox folder, select this folder during installation by clicking the Select Folder button, or if you have already installed vBook, move the whole vBook v4 folder to the Dropbox folder.
To run on iPad, vBook needs FileMaker Go for iPad. This is a free app available on App Store. After installing FileMaker Go, you need to copy the database file vBook_db.vb4 in FileMaker Go, using iTunes. See the chapter Installing and launching of vBook Help for the detailed procedure.
There's no differences between computer and tablet, vBook works the same way on both devices.
Unfortunately this is not possible, vBook mobile version works only on iOS (iPhone and iPad).
Yes, you can print a list of works (as a list or catalog) as well as labels from the Works and/or Events module. Events module also allows you to export data to Microsoft Word which gives a quite unlimited choice of label templates.
Yes, vBook recognizes the vCard format; export your contacts from Mac Contacts then import them into vBook (go to File -> Import vCard).
If you have created groups in the Mac application, the group name will be imported into Category 2.
Yes, you need to replace the sample images of the trial version with your own header and footer. Your files should be prepared in one of the following formats: PDF (595 x 90 px), PNG or JPEG (2479 x 375 px), with a white background, at 300 dpi.
Tip: make a right-click on the sample image then export it and use it to prepare your own header and footer. See also the vBook Help, chapter Basic features -> Options -> Identity for more information about it.
If you have an image folder on your computer and you did not start yet to create records in Works module, the faster way to create records is to import a folder containing the images first, then complete the fields (when you import a folder, a record is automatically created for each image file).
To import a folder of images go to File -> Import Records. In the following steps choose Works as module name and Folder as source. Indicate the location of your images folder, click Continue then Import in the next window.
If you import a large number of images in high definition and if your computer is not recent, it can occur that the execution of certain commands cause slowness in displaying records. To solve this problem, import your images only as reference or reduce their dimensions.
Sometimes, replace vBook database file (vBook_db.vb4) with a saved compacted copy can also help. Also, you should maybe defragment your hard disk.
When you create a new record in vBook, it's set by default as a first copy. If your work consists of several copies, you can add it by clicking the Duplicate button. A dialog box asks if you simply want to duplicate the work's record or create a new copy of the same work.
If you click Duplicate while pressing the Alt key, the record will be duplicated without the dialog box.