Touvaly
Touvaly
1.3.1

3.5

Touvaly free download for Mac

Touvaly1.3.1

29 April 2016

Make pseudo copies of files, folders, and more.

Overview

Touvaly is a novel app for making "pseudo" copies of files, folders, CDs and volumes, preserving folder structure. A pseudo copy of a file is an empty file with all the same attributes as the original file, such as creation date, modification date, type, creator, and name. You can use Touvaly to create virtual catalogs of large collections of files, and these catalogs will have a very small footprint compared to the original collection. You can search or browse the pseudo file catalogues by their "outer" file attributes, just as though they were the real files. Select the preference option to make pseudo files "openable" using Touvaly and when you double click them the actual file will be opened in the proper application.

Using the app is very easy:

Launch the app and the status window displays. Then simply drag a folder, CD or volume on top of the Touvaly application icon in the Finder or into the status window. Touvaly then prompts you to navigate to the destination of the pseudo copy (unless you set a destination in Preferences.) After you choose the destination Touvaly immediately begins to traverse the folder creating pseudo copies of all the files it finds inside it, preserving folder structure.

Preference options available:
  • Only copy plain folders. Only copy plain folders and do not copy files, packages, applications, etc.
  • Don't copy applications. Don't copy applications, but do copy files, folders and other packages (bundles, plugin's, frameworks, etc.)
  • Make pseudo files openable. Select this option to have Touvaly open the original file when you double click the pseudo file (or drop it on Touvaly.)
  • Copy resource fork. Preserve the resource fork of the file (useful for preserving custom icons.) Note that this will increase the size of the pseudo copy.
  • Size threshold. Touvaly will not create pseudo copies of files whose size in bytes is less than this value. A real copy of the file will be made instead. Set to 0 or leave blank to turn this feature off.
  • Copy Finder comments. Copy all file and folder comments.
  • Append original file size to the Finder comment. Append the original file size, in bytes, to the comment of the pseudo file.
  • Quit when done. Touvaly will quit itself automatically when the copy is complete.
  • Log to console. Touvaly will log entries to a console log file detailing its progress.
  • Verbose. Log more details than plain console logging.
  • Copy to. Set a default destination for the copy.

How to use: drag a folder, CD or volume on top of the Touvaly application icon in the Finder or the main window. Touvaly then prompts you to navigate to the destination of the pseudo copy. After you choose the destination Touvaly immediately begins to traverse the folder creating pseudo copies of all the files it finds.

Various options are available using the Preferences window. For example, Touvaly can optionally record the original file size in bytes in the files comment or preserve custom icons.

What's new in Touvaly

Version 1.3.1:
  • Maintenance update.

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20 Reviews of Touvaly

Dalahast
17 December 2007
Version: 1.1.7

Most helpful

You guys need to make up your mind, seriously. Softpedia lists it as freeware, which is how I came across it (my MU filters are set to freeware only, which is why I never saw it here). I opened it up and… "Your demo expires in 11 days." Well, that really turned me off to it already. Now, I go to Limit Point's site and see that I need to "make a donation" in order to unlock all the utilities on the page. Am I buying it or am I just making a donation? I found a link that says purchase, so it seems that donate has become a more pleasant-sounding word for buy. I really don't even know what to say.
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RJC.NJNYC
06 November 2014
Version: 1.2.10
AVOID. This developer is useless, as well as their website. I have their "Limit Point Software Utilities Bundle" where you get all of their apps with updates forever. Yeah, good luck. Anyone else having problems? Leave a comment, and maybe I'll start legal action to get them to honor their comments.
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Prince-Isaac
21 January 2014
Version: 1.2.10
@ MacUpdate Administrator: Clicking the download link above lands on this page http://www.limit-point.com/Touvaly/Touvaly.dmg but rather than an automatic download of a disk image, the following message is displayed: We couldn't find the page you were looking for. This is either because: There is an error in the URL entered into your web browser. Please check the URL and try again. The page you are looking for has been moved or deleted. You can return to our homepage by clicking here, or you can try searching for the content you are seeking by clicking here. I suggest you try to contact Limit Point to see what the devil is going on. This isn't the only app that's giving this problem. Thanks!
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5
markrfriedman
28 December 2013
Version: 1.2.10
I'm glad this was resolved and I'm disappointed to see ANYONE give less than a 5 star rating to any of limit-point's utilities. I run this utility every time I archive to off-line storage and am completely dependent upon it. I didn't need it yet since 10.9 came out so I hadn't had the problem Civ experienced; but I know how responsive Joe is and would expect it to be resolved quickly once he knew someone needed it (everything has a priority). The limit-point utility bundle is one of the best buys anyone with a technical background could ever ask for - with a life-time warranty for upgrades at a laughable price that includes all of the utilities. A few, like Blue Crab and Touvaly, are purchased separately for the "full" copy. Compared to their functional value (to me), the software is almost free. There are a few holdouts from the golden age of programming who are invested in their work and care about it's quality, usability and customer base. Joe is one of those (Ed Hamrick - author of VueScan is the other person who comes to mind.) and I'd like to say "Thank you for not abandoning us" as other software vendors have done when changes on the OS required significant changes to their software.
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0.5
Civ
25 November 2013
Version: 1.2.9
This has been a five star app for my needs until now. Unfortunately, it doesn't work any longer in Mavericks (it crashes within about five seconds after opening). I've written twice both to the developer Joe Pagliaro and to support at Limit-Point but, after three weeks, I have still not received any acknowledgement. It looks like they have either abandoned this app or closed down completely. Too bad. 0.5 star (because I can't give less) for Mavericks users.
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4.5
Bob-Church
11 May 2012
Version: 1.2.9
I am a digital packrat. I have dozens of large hard drives filled with digitized television shows, music, audio books and even a few computer programs. It once took forever to find something and to sort out duplicate files. Touvaly is a program that addresses the problem of indexing and searching all your stored files on multiple drives, giving you a complete record of everything you have and where you have it. It makes cataloging and finding files as easy as possible. Touvaly scans each drive and creates a pseudo-listing of the contents of that device. When opened, the folder looks exactly like all of those drives are mounted simultaneously. Because it's so fast and easy to make these pseudo folders, you can make separate ones for your music drives, images, and text files, in whatever manner your files are organized. You can search for files by name, just as you would if the drives were mounted. The beauty of this is that although the folder contains an exact image of your disks, minus the data in the file of course, the folder size usually measures in kilobytes, making it easy to store and distribute. As for distribution, you don’t need Touvaly installed to read any pseudo-drive created by the program. These pseudo-listings can be accessed like any other folder. You can email a folder containing the pseudo-contents of dozens of drives to any user, who can then search for what is available. If you're tired of spending more time looking for files than getting actual work done give Touvaly a try.
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Easer
15 November 2010
Version: 1.2.7
Well, it's been well over a week now since my donation and e-mail inquiry. Not a word. Save your money. The program works; the developer, apparently, does not.
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Easer
10 November 2010
Version: 1.2.7
How long did it take for the rest of you to get a serial number? I made a donation for Touvaly Lite 3 days ago and haven't heard a thing. I also wrote to the developer and haven't heard a thing. Their site says, "If you registered a product and have not yet received your permanent password please note that registrations are processed periodically, and as frequently as possible. You should usually receive your registration confirmation the same day you placed your order." That's obviously not happening. I've also carefully screened my junk mail, just in case it went there. I'd be cautious with this developer. I would rather have donated that money to a charitable cause than simply throw it away for a program I now cannot use.
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5
markrfriedman
06 March 2010
Version: 1.2.2
This is one of Limit-Point's most useful programs (for me). I've been using it since I bought my G5 (when it was new) and it has always worked flawlessly. I admit to being a hoarder. I collect music, PDFs, books, pictures, videos and etc. I have a 'Burn Me' folder that I've been reusing since the outset (I append the date before burning it to disc). This utility allows me to find everything I've collected that's since been moved to disc with ease. Touvally is consistently reliable and has my highest recommendation. It's especially pleasing to see the developer adding new functionality.
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Dom21
26 December 2007
Version: 1.1.8
What's missing from the description above is WHY you'd want to make "pseudo files." Anyone know???
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Dalahast
17 December 2007
Version: 1.1.7
You guys need to make up your mind, seriously. Softpedia lists it as freeware, which is how I came across it (my MU filters are set to freeware only, which is why I never saw it here). I opened it up and… "Your demo expires in 11 days." Well, that really turned me off to it already. Now, I go to Limit Point's site and see that I need to "make a donation" in order to unlock all the utilities on the page. Am I buying it or am I just making a donation? I found a link that says purchase, so it seems that donate has become a more pleasant-sounding word for buy. I really don't even know what to say.
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Jdub800
14 December 2006
Version: 1.1.5
Looks interesting, possibly useful - but expensive at $25..
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Sanjinko
06 July 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Touvaly 1.1 shows no price tag, and now there it is, in version 1.1.1, costing $25.
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Maclover1-1
06 July 2006
Version: 1.1.1
To Anonymous below: read again, use the soft, practice.. then ask dumb questions LOL But then again if u'd understand u wouldn't ask them... now, would u !!! COOL SOFT BTW :-)
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4.75
Modix
15 November 2005
Version: 1.0.6
This is a great, easy to use little app. I use it to create a virtual database of my multi-gigabyte work projects for reference when I'm away from the source. It's become indispensible and very handy in my finder toolbar. Many thanks, db Herzogenburg, Austria
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Anonymous
15 November 2005
Version: 1.0.6
What's wrong with option click, drag drop ? You get an actual copy that way.
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Anonymous
05 September 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Did a test to make a directory with 'pseudo-copies' of the items of a folder. This program fails in what every other program (to my knowledge) also does: - Maintaining the Finder file comments...!! Now, I suspect this problem has got something to do with what I believe is a major glitch caused by Apple themselves, i.e. the developer of this program is not to blame. Although, this is sad, because it would have made this program very useful for me, if only these comments would stay. But they aren't. Every time you do something with the files, such as copying them, listening to them in QuickTime (if they are sound files), edit their comments while temporarily switching to a web browser window to check up on something and then switch back to Finder and the file comment window again, the comments disappear, vanished. Valueable comments that used to be working in the ancient Mac OS 9 and below... I miss that.
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Anonymous
04 September 2005
Version: 1.0.2
1. Does this also copy meta data used by Spotlight? 2. WHat happens if you burn these psudo files to a CD & then copy them back to another computer or store them on a network? Is all info retained? I would guess most of it would be but I'm not an expert on meta data.
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Anonymous
02 September 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Comes VERY close to something I've always wanted; something to replicate complex/extensive directory structures, but not the files contained within. This is helpful when you need to recreate or duplicate storage layout on another system. Maybe "Duplicate folders only" can be added as a preference? If anyone has a script or command line that does that too, that would be great....
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4.5
Anonymous
02 September 2005
Version: 1.0.1
this is outstanding! very clever, inventive way of cataloging, with no worries about a corruptable database. it's not suitable for disks full of jpgs because the technique it uses doesn't save the icons, and, like autocat, it scans apps as if they were folders (but the only impact of this is it takes slightly longer than it could) the first releases bugs were fixed fast too! highly recommended
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4.25
Anonymous
31 August 2005
Version: 1.0
great concept! integrate disk tracking with standard finder document searching. I like it. However, it doesn't work so great - when i feed it DVDs with lots of backed up files on them, it stops after like 2/3 of them saying it is finished, when there really is more stuff on the disk. Also i would like to see an option to not go into app packages (would save time indexing useless (for cataloging purposes) files inside them)
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$24.99

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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