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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good but needs some work."

    September 6, 2005  |   By rubaiyat

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.5.5b5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It would be very helpful if it auto ejected media as you catalog. At the moment it couldn't be clumsier because to have it recognise inserted media you need to be in the program where you can't cmd E to eject. It even requires you to click OK for every media or manually drag it onto the catalog.

    I lost a large and tediously accumulated catalog because it does NOT save as you go.

    To edit volume names, it forces you to select, get info and then be careful not to hit the customary enter or return when finished because these actually insert a return in the name.

    It will not work with CDs inserted in an external FW drive.

    It can be extremely slow cataloging a volume with a large number of files on a volume.

    On the positive side I do like the look of the program and it allows name changing, which DiskRecall my previous favorite did not allow.

    DiskRecall was brilliantly fast (near instantanious for a CD) )but never made it to OSX.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Used this for years"

    June 28, 2005  |   By tmcdanel

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.5.5b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Good for what it does. I always have one specific improvement recommendation:

    When i "find" a file with OSX Finder, I can click the "+" and add a second "name contains" criterion. If i put "Epson" in the first "name contains" field and "driv" in the second "name contains" field, it returns a file list that includes: "Epson driver", "Epson cx4600 driver installer", "Driving lessons by Epson".... This is a very handy feature because i often cannot remember the exact file name and syntax. DCM needs this facility in it's search. If i have to find a particular Mac OS installer i come up with many hits but never includes both "MacOS install" and "Mac OS install" and "MacOSX install" without searching for each individually. Try searching for files that begin with "Mac" and you will go nuts.

    But, searching the results of a search DOES work now. Thanks. Which maybe compensates for the need i just described. Wish i had discovered this a while ago.

    In any case, many thanks to the developer for a good reliable utility. I have way too many files archived and disks catalog to switch to anything better, so make a good improvement in v4, charge for the update, and i and others will probably shake loose some more change.

    Cheers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good"

    May 10, 2005  |   By dmarcoot

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.5.4b5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    i have been using this app ever since OS X 10.1 and i have found it to be very useful. I have over 500 cd/dvd's of back up data and this little gem allows me to find anything in secconds.

    what i might like to see in future, perhaps a Spotlight plugin for it might be useful to search it from finder.

    or an automator script to scan media after it has been burned

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A little confused"

    December 29, 2004  |   By megabyte1

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Not sure what  mpbritt  is talking about. You can clearly catalog many DVD-R's ina single catalog window. What's the problem ?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Solid"

    November 8, 2004  |   By megabyte1

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.5b3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is an excellent disk catalog program. It is VERY simple to use and very fast. One feature that it posse's that many of it's competitors do not is the ability to catalog a folder not just discs (this can be very useful). There are several programs on the market that catalog disks. DiskCatlogMaker, Disk Tracker, CD Finder are all solid and have been around (OSX around) for some time. It bothers me that CatFinder took so long to go to OSX and it still seems to missing a lot of features. Stick with this one or check out Disk Tracker. My two cents.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "CATFINDER much better"

    October 4, 2004  |   By mark_cairns

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.5b1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Have tried this extensively but still prefer the classic CATFINDER by Keith Turner. He's just updated it to OS X in September 2004 as well, so 10 years of development can't go wrong as far as seeing what your customers actually want and need... a cataloguer that is bloody simple and super quick.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good, fast and simple."

    April 26, 2004  |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Does just what it needs to and nothing it doesn't. My only complaint is the way a catalog window will pop up a path menu when you just click on the name in the title bar. This is a great feature, but it should only happen when the command key is pressed. There is a reason why the Finder works this way, and DiskCatalogMaker should do likewise. Apart from that, this is an excellent little program.


    Perhaps best of all, it is NOT from Haxial, so it has a real gui.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "multiple find"

    March 11, 2004  |   By cyenobite2

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Although the program does what it says (catlog's a disk) I noticed a bug where the "find" menu was grayed out, yet I was able to hit the 'command-f' and the find dialouge appeared. But my biggest suggestion is to incorporate a multiple find so you could enter "Big" and "Blue" to fine a file called "Blue Big Box" - otherwise you have to know the Exact name of the file you are searching for.
    I'm marking this as "not recommend" only because of this. If you are looking for a simple catalog program this may work for you.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Feature suggestions"

    February 27, 2004  |   By depeche

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Perhaps you could implement a feature which would allow you to type in catalog window and get you to the disc you are after? As an example, I catalog all my discs in a serial order (001-999) and it would be useful if I could type in '439' and get to that disc entry. Maybe the PgUp/PgDn, Home and End keys could also be implemented here. Otherwise, I'm a very happy user of this software.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Some Data DVDs catalog very slowly..."

    December 19, 2003  |   By douglasallan2001

    Version: DiskCatalogMaker 3.2b1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    ...like 4 or 5 mins (this is normal with most disk cataloging utilties) But some, with just as much data, catalog in a matter of seconds, just like CDs.

    Any thoughts here?

    Love it though!

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