CATraxx

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 91 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.20.03
  • Total Downloads:
    152,923
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 20, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Highly Customizable"

January 17, 2009  |  By Parforthecourse

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

1) Highly Customizable
2) Extensive Feature Set
3) Responsive Developer

Cons

1) There is learning curve for advanced features, but most basic features a pretty easy figure out.

Summary

Have been using Catraxx off and on for about 10 years. Every six months to one year I investigate the competition because I am always looking for something better. I continue to be amazed that none of the larger (or smaller) developers offer media playing/cataloguing software that offers the feature set and customizability that Cattraxx does.

There is a learning curve with this software and some of the conventions of the software might be contrary to typical PC software - think Microsoft- but if you want software that you can grow into and that will allow you to customize the software to make it work the way you want it to work, this is the best solution I have found. You could say there is a trade-off between power versus useability, which is true to some extent. But I also think that most of the basic features of Catraxx are faily easy to use from the get go.

As mentioned above, I have tried most of the competitors, but I have always come back to Catraxx because I invariably get to the point with other software where i say "now how am I going to accomplish that?"- and when I figure out that there is no way to get the software to do what I need it to do, I chuck it and go back to Catraxx. If you want something basic, other software might do just fine. But if you are frustrated with the limitations and lack of customizabilty of other software, you might want to check Catraxx out. I would point out that I don't use even a quarter of Catraxx's features and I am not some sort of software geek, I just want the software to do what I want it do, and I am willing to spend a moderate amount of time to figure that out.

One other note, in my experience the developer is very responsive to questions. Over the years, I typically have gotten a response within one day.

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5 stars

"is the best"

October 06, 2008  |  By paulofazvc

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

i use it for 5 years and I experiment various softwares but CATrass is the best

Cons

the price in brazil is very expensive

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5 stars

"great, enormus"

September 24, 2008  |  By trappertje63

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

complete program

Cons

nothing missing

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5 stars

"The most comprehensive CD Organizing software ever."

September 01, 2008  |  By jctcom

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

Easy to use. Capable of putting virtually any info you might want to record about your CD's or MP3's. Full set of predefined fields as well as an abundance of user definable fields. Excellent and complete search functionality. HTML Export Function

Cons

Player could be better especially in the play list creation flexibility. The ability to be able to rate a currently playing song needs to be addressed.

Summary

I have been using this software since it's early days. the support is second to none. the updates are frequent and major updates are done at a very reasonable discounted price.
This is enterprise quality software and functionality at shareware prices.
Simply put your CD into your drive and tell the software to read the ID from it. it will go to the internet and download all the info such as Artist, Tracks (Titles, number etc...) Then you have a huge array of additional fields to further detail your CD music database. Enter in such things as how much you purchased you CD for, Where you purchased it when. If you want to sell it and for how much. it even has the ability to track if you lent it out and to whom and when and when it was due back. there are too many predefined fields to be able to mention them all here and of course there are also the custom fields. There is even the ability to take a predefined field that you might not have use for and change the label to turn it into a custom field for your own use.
you can even fill in the members of a bands lineup, when they joined, When they left, birth dates, biography's, Death dates.... Cross reference artists with the various bands they might have been in.

Bottom line for cataloging your CD / music collection there is nothing out there that even approaches this.

Carl.

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5 stars

"undoubtably the most complete data base you will ever need"

May 09, 2007  |  By bradb9

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

Total Flexibility with data fields.

Cons

Give yourself a week to master this comprehensive program

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5 stars

"best clean catalog system around!!"

February 24, 2007  |  By theicemanx

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

does just about all + more

Cons

can not down a great product it only gets better

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5 stars

"Fantastic Software"

February 18, 2007  |  By esembe

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

I have been using this software for years and each version just gets better and better. With an amazing array of customization options available, I find it can handle anything that I throw at it.

Support has also been outstanding. The developer is very active in the user forums and is quite receptive to suggestions and enhancements.

Cons

Not really a con but I do think it can be overwhelming at first because of all the customization options and flexibility that you have to make it work like you want. This is countered to a good extent by excellent help and the support forums though.

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5 stars

"Easy to use but with endless options"

January 10, 2007  |  By Ruud Gras

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

All basic functionality easy usable. But also when needed completely adaptable by user. I never saw a more complete music database program.

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5 stars

"5"

December 12, 2006  |  By goldwing1200

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

I like this flexibility. I have use this program since the start in middle of the 80's.It's a great program.

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5 stars

"The Best And Uncomparable "Music Organizer" On The Planet !"

December 06, 2006  |  By cisilay

 |  Version: CATraxx 7.20.03

Pros

One word is enough : Excellent. I'm using it since 1998. It's the best.

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General
Publisher FNProgramvare
Publisher web site http://www.fnprg.com/
Release Date June 16, 2006
Date Added June 20, 2006
Version 7.20.03
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
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File Size Not Available
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Popularity
Total Downloads 152,923
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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