DiskCatalogMaker

Version: 6.4.9 || Release Date: 2014-03-09 || License: Shareware ($29.99) Developer: Fujiwara Software | App Owner: fujisoft

A simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.
- Simple, light-weight and fast.
- Finder like intuitive look and feel.
- Super fast search algorithm.
- Generating thumbnail images of various file formats.
- Optimized cataloging engine for multi-core/multiprocessor systems.
- Trusted catalog database format for scalability and storage of huge data.
- Compressing catalog data for disk space.
- ZIP, StuffIt, RAR, 7-Zip, tar, CompactPro and LHA archive formats support.
- CD-TEXT format support.
- Cataloging a folder on a network volume.
- Shared catalog file access via AppleShare file server / AFP.
- Long unicode name and Asian languages support.
- Localized for 13 languages.

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5 Opinions

Until Mac OS 9, I used FindIt to keep track of the files on 'loose disks'. It came as a freebee with iOmega drives. It was simple and fast, but it didn't work on OS X. So around the year 2000, I tried several disk cataloging apps to find something simular.

Most of them sucked, but DiskCatalogMaker was much like FindIt, and it has only gotten better and more versatile. It has a Finder-like interface, so you can drag-and-drop like you're used to, very intuitive. You can add a ton of disks quickly, use different catalog files if you want to and it's available in several languages.

It has Spotlight support, so you can search all your disks via OS X's Spotlight and it stores and shows OS X's QuickLook previews so you can even see those without placing the disk a file is on.

I use this really only because it came free with other software and I haven't found a better one (yet). It's a bit too basic for my tastes though... I was really hoping for something with tags/labels/groups/folders/whathaveyou (so I could group together my Photo discs, etc.) and a comments field for notes.

I guess technically the version I'm using is DiskCatalogMaker RE, so there could be some differences between it and the standard shareware version... but it doesn't look like it just based on visiting the website.

Fast, straightforward, and uses the modern "unified" appearance.

Very fast and helpful indexing tool.