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Simple, smart and fast.

DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks and folders.

》 Key Features

Catalog your discs

● Drag and drop your disk icon onto the catalog window.
● Use batch scan mode for multiple discs.
● You can also use the generate thumbnail images option.

View your catalogs

● Finder like intuitive look and feel.
● You can print a catalog.
● Use “Select Original” to reveal an item on Finder.
● Use “Open Original” to open an item directly.
● Use “Quick Look” to preview an item without even opening it.

Search through your catalogs

● Find by name and other file attributes.
● Use AND/OR boolean search expressions.
● Search through your catalogs via Spotlight.

》More Features

● Super fast search algorithm.
● Opening multiple catalogs at once.
● 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, gzip, bzip2, CompactPro and LHA archive formats support.
● CD-TEXT format support.
● Cataloging a folder on a network volume.
● Long unicode name and Asian languages support.

What's New

Version 7.3.2

- A few minor updates to make this app better.
- Added “Show Package Contents” to the contextual menu.
- Fixed compatibility issues with LTFS and other FUSE file systems.

Ratings and Reviews

Does everything it needs to do. Some things could be more convenient.


This reviews DiskCatalogMaker as used to keep track of about 4 million files with considerable redundancies and different versions of files that need to be distinguished.

Cataloging is fast. Boolean searching is straightforward. When a find target file or folder is double clicked, the software prompts mounting the appropriate volume and navigates to the target for opening. There seems to be a comprehensive set of features and configuration options. Exploratory search and browsing wants a good bit of screen real estate. It operates across two open windows, and thumbnails display requires screenflow which opens an extra column. Use of contextual menus for some information would be helpful in reducing the need to have both windows open. Also, quick look requires the original files, thus mounting their volumes. It would expedite searches if quick look, particularly in the find window, could show the names and/or thumbnails of a target folders contents. These are minor inconveniences.

You can export the catalog and read it elsewhere


I received a WIndows NT external disk that contained 50,000 files for archival purposes. I needed to “catalog” this so a client could see the file/directory structure of the disk. I mounted the disk, ran DCM, and exported the resulting (dcmd) file. Asked my client to purchase the program so he can review the catalog of the disk. Super easy, and way worth the price. I emailed him the dcmd file and not the entire hard drive.

I saved the dcmd file for later examination here even though the drive will be on a shelf in storage.

I also exported a text version of the scan, messed with this tabbed version a bit, and was able to make an Excel-readable CSV that also shows the hierarchy. (The DCM program doesn’t do it, but it took me 15 minutes total.)

For these basic purposes this was a super program with no snags or gotchas.

Woefully archaic


I hate to say anything negative about something I'm sure someone has worked hard to create but I also hate spending money on something that is so woefully inadequate to the task at hand. Yes, this is a *simple* disk cataloging tool. Thats where it ends. Its too simple and actually quite infuriating in that the interface mimics the mac os but functions very little like it. If you like Mac OS 9 you will probably love this app. What is a shame is that NeoFinder is not on the Mac App Store - because it would sell very well. NeoFinder is pretty much what I wanted and was hoping to get in DiscCatalogMaker.


katsuya fujiwara
5.9 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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