ACAT Alternatives

    ACAT is described as 'Advanced CATaloguer allows adding, searching out files stored on all kinds of digital media. Hard drives to other kinds of modern removable media. Keeps tracks of contents by indexing drives and allows quickly identifiable and searchable results' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ACAT for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Agent Ransack, which is free. Other great apps like ACAT are GCstar (Free, Open Source), FileLocator (Freemium), Virtual Volumes View (Free, Open Source) and Cathy (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

    1. Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!
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    2. GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.
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    3. FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find. It is a free reduced functionality version of FileLocator Pro. It is free for both personal and commercial use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      VVV is an application that catalogs the content of removable volumes like CD and DVD disks for off-line searching. Folders and files can also be arranged in a single, virtual file system.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CDs, DVDs or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media.

      Discontinued

      Last version to v2.31.3 in 2013-10-03 still for windows xp

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    4. Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GWhere allows you to manage a catalog of your CDs and any other removable media (such as hard disks, floppy disks, Zip disks, CD-ROMs, etc...) indexed in a database.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.2.3, released in 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Disclib is a CD collection organizer program. It may be used as a catalogue of CDs.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      CD Archiver allows you to organize and catalog your folders and disc collection. Features: - Flashearth links are added to images that contain gps information. - Ability to print and export reports in HTML, RTF, Text and XML.
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    6. CatDroid is a Disk Catalog Browser and Search tool. If you have many CD's, DVD's BLU-RAY and/or external drives, you may occasionally find yourself searching through your massive amount of disks to find a file you need.
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