DiskCatalogMaker
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Catalog your disks.   Shareware ($29.99)
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DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.
  • Simple, light-weight, and fast.
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel.
  • Super-fast search algorithm.
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space.
  • Can generate thumbnail images.
  • Long Unicode file name support.
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support.
  • A Mach-O application. (Mac OS X native format.)
What's New
Version 6.4.9(f):
  • Fixed a compatibility issue when drawing icons on OS X 10.9.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later





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DiskCatalogMaker User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Dmarcoot reviewed on 03 Nov 2013
Great app and great developer
[Version 6.4.7b1]

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jerryc_@cox.net replied on 26 Jan 2014
Misspelled word: 'Genarating' thumbnail images.
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BigJohnson commented on 29 Aug 2013
I used DCM for a few months earlier this year (don't remember which version) but kept having problems with it, not the least of which was continually forgetting where the catalog file was, and opening up a new, blank catalog instead.

I had asked the developer that a "scanned date" column is needed, because It's impossible to tell when the volume was last scanned without this.
The dev. replied: "To add the new columng, we should change the catalog database format. It would be a major update version. I can not promise about the release date of the future versions."

Doesn't seem like adding a column would require a major update, but what do I know?


I've been using NeoFinder for several months now, and haven't encountered any problems yet. My catalog keeps track of two internal partitions, as well as 26 partitions and 7 folders on 18 external drives.
That's a lot to catalog, but NeoFinder handles it well.
[Version 6.4.6b2]


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Immdb reviewed on 15 Jul 2013
I've been using DiskCatalogMaker for several years (at least since mid 2007). When I was researching the different cataloging software that was available at that time there wasn't anything on the market that would catalog as fast as DiskCatalogMaker.

The following version upgrade message from Fujiwara Software for the past 6 years has definitely help to keep me loyal:
"This major update version is a free upgrade for registered users of DiskCatalogMaker."

FREE…FREE…LOL…are you kidding me. Who else does that on major releases for years? From their version history it appears they have been giving free upgrades (at least) since 2002, when version 3.0 was released. I wish I purchased the initial release of DiskCatalogMaker just to know I was getting free upgrades for 24+ years)

I would think the competitors have improved (maybe not) since my original analysis but DiskCatalogMaker gives me what I want and it gives it to me fast. Granted, I don't need all of the bells and whistles but DiskCatalogMaker keeps me cataloged.
[Version 6.4.4b2]


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Mhoutman commented on 09 Jul 2013
This developer is now really listening ! Finally Sparkle update support.

Centering window would be nice too :)
[Version 6.4.4b1]


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Mhoutman reviewed on 16 May 2013
Leaving this app and going. Despite new updates developer seems in constant sleep mode. I just want to center a screen and use Sparkle for updates. Design is outdated too !!
[Version 6.4.2b1]

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Mhoutman replied on 26 Jun 2013
great, developer finally replied on Twitter. He is willing to add my issues to his feature request list. Sparkle update and centered screen
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Mac Os X 4ever reviewed on 13 May 2013
Super lame bug or design flaw.
I mounted all 6 of my NAS volumes before going to bed and tried to scan them while asleep, knowing that it would take a long time for that much data.
The design flaw is so stupid that after all night, in the morning, it had only scanned 1 of the 6 volumes, and had a dialog box up asking if I wanted to eject the first network volume that it had scanned.
This is totally stupid! I can understand asking to eject optical or removable media, but a hard drive or network volume is just plain dumb.
Now after waiting all night, nothing got done.
I will now look for options in the prefs to see if there's a way to fix this flaw, and if there is, it should have been flipped the other way by default.
What a waste of time!
[Version 6.4.2b1]

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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 13 May 2013
After checking, it is really bad design. There is an option to eject that should have been off by default, but it is not smart at all.
There is no way to distinguish removable media from fixed or network media.
So, in the real world, you would beed to have it ask to eject optical drives, and flash drives, but not fixed or network volumes.
There is no option for this. It is all or nothing.
I am now going to try NeoFinder, DiskLibrary, and DiskTracker.
This design flaw makes the program unusable for practical purposes.
I suppose knowing the flaw, I could just turn it off as it should have been by default, then manually eject removable media each time, but before doing that, I am going to look into the other programs first.
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Cowicide commented on 06 Mar 2013
I used to use this years ago and switched to CDFinder for reasons I can't remember now. I decided to check back with DCM and put it up against NeoFinder (CDFinder's successor).

DCM certainly loads fast and seems to maybe even index a drive faster than NeoFinder in my very rough, preliminary testing, but there's glaring problems that need to be resolved.

For one, the app forgets where you had the window last and shoves it back into the top-left corner each and every time you re-launch it. No good.

Also, the GUI is slightly more cumbersome than NeoFinder. I would test more, but the app forgetting the window placement is annoyance enough for me to stop here.

Hopefully the developer will address this and I'll come back, try it and give it further review.
[Version 6.4]


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Gambo reviewed on 04 Mar 2013
Works great.

I have never hang, crash or other issue with DCM.

The price is a little high compared to AppStore's apps.
[Version 6.4]

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Mhoutman replied on 04 Mar 2013
Seems to work great but looks and GUI are so outdated. Can't even center screen and no Sparkle update implementation
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Flyboy commented on 27 Jan 2013
Can someone explain what "Free ($29.95) means?
Sounds somewhat conflicting to me.
[Version 6.3.9b2]

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Ean replied on 27 Jan 2013
Hi Flyboy, It means $29.95. Sometimes developers list wares as free as in "free to download" or "free while in beta." IMO, it's misleading in both cases.
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 02 Feb 2013
Thanks for pointing this out, this was actually an error on our part and not the developers. I've updated the listing to reflect the proper license :)
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Michel-Tribet reviewed on 12 Oct 2012
I have DiskCatalogMaker RE (Roxio Edition) given with Toast Titanium 11.1 updated to the latest version and MUD wants me to update it to DCM not RE ! What's the problem ? Is DCM RE dead ?

Please create
[Version 6.3.6]

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Michel-Tribet replied on 12 Oct 2012
... a page for DCM RE if it's not dead !
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Vitu replied on 08 Nov 2012
There you go: http://diskcatalogmaker.com/faq/disccatalogmaker.html
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sjk replied on 08 Dec 2012
Looks like there will be no more updates beyond DCM RE (currently 5.6.2) that's bundled with Toast 11. It still works for my minimal purposes on 10.8.2 but I won't seriously rely on it in case it eventually fails.
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Vitu replied on 09 Dec 2012
Its minimal purpose is still faster than most other options. And no fails on my 10.6.8 end.
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Michel-Tribet replied on 16 Dec 2012
When I have posted the questions, I was thinking it was an error, but now, I think I will have to give a little more money to the developer... I will take profit of the beta to learn how it works and buy it ! Thanks to all to have put me the right way !
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RavenNevermore replied on 01 Jan 2013
You can upgrade from RE for $19.99 USD. Not too bad of a deal. I'm still using the RE version.
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Michel-Tribet replied on 01 Jan 2013
Just bought it today ! Thanks all for your infos !
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Rubaiyat had trouble on 02 May 2009
I am wondering if it is worth upgrading from Toast version to the full version.

Whilst the RE version that comes with Toast works reasonably well, there are quirks. Because the search and find is cumbersome for catalogs of for instance my RIPed DVDs, I make up an indexed list by copying from the DiskCatalogMakerRE list, hopefully as large a range as I can, usually from each archive disk.

Unfortunately it is extremely difficult to select the text. I have tried everything: holding down modifier keys, double or multiple clicking, sliding into each part, clicking on a higher hierarchy then a lower. When I finally succeed I have no idea why. Sometimes it just stubbornly won't let me select the text at all.

I have exported the data as text hoping to clean it up and use that but it doesn't produce a clean tab delimited text file. Volume names run into file and folder names. The only tabs are used to separate the file size data and creator dates.

The developers are uncontactable, the website offers no feedback, forums nor contact emails. This certainly bodes ill for me should I upgrade to the full version and still encounter these problems.

More than a shame really, why would you want to hide from your users and their potentially useful suggestions and bug reports?
[Version 6.0.2b2]

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sjk replied on 08 Jun 2009
> I am wondering if it is worth upgrading from Toast version to the full version.

One advantage of upgrading is that there's no guarantee RE versions bundled with Toast will get future updates, including certain bug fixes made in the full version. For example, 4.2.3 RE is the last version Roxio updated with Toast 8.x even though 4.4.1 is the last full version released. I've never made enough Mac-only data disc archives to justify upgrading to DCM full, nor from Toast 8 because 8.0.5 works well enough for my purposes on Leopard and Roxio's "upgrade" policy/pricing is extortionate.
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kSchlobynski replied on 25 Jun 2009
That is very unfortunate, indeed. I have tried this with CDFinder, and it does work fine there...
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Djinibaby had trouble on 11 May 2007
can´t import from cd finder :-(
[Version 4.2.2b2]



MarkR1840 rated on 14 Mar 2014

[Version 6.4.9]



Wenningch rated on 01 Mar 2014

[Version 6.4.8]



Martin Loosli rated on 30 Jan 2014

[Version 6.4.8b2]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 12 Jan 2014

[Version 6.4.8b1]



+77

Greedyfranky rated on 11 Aug 2013

[Version 6.4.5]



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fishbonelpc rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 6.3.7]



Kfc rated on 25 Aug 2012

[Version 6.3.3]



+153

Old_guy rated on 17 Aug 2012

[Version 6.3.3]



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richardtoo rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 6.2.7]



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Imwerden rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 6.2.7]


Downloads:415,888
Version Downloads:5,312
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:09 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks.
  • Simple, light-weight, and fast.
  • Finder-like intuitive look and feel.
  • Super-fast search algorithm.
  • Can compress catalog data for disk space.
  • Can generate thumbnail images.
  • Long Unicode file name support.
  • ZIP / RAR / 7-Zip / StuffIt / tar / gzip / bzip2 / CompactPro / LHA archive formats support.
  • A Mach-O application. (Mac OS X native format.)


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