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Cathy is described as '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' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cathy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Microsoft Office Outlook. The best alternative is Agent Ransack, which is free. Other great apps like Cathy are GCstar, Virtual Volumes View, FileLocator and DirLister.

Cathy alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be CD Catalogers or Media Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cathy.
This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021
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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...

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  1. Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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!

  2. GCstar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.



  3. Virtual Volumes View

    • 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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    It works for PC, Mac, Linux & Portable. I need to find files across multiple computers, volumes, & disks regardless of what computer OS I'm using. This looks like my only option. (I sure wish it had a 'grep' type of searching.)

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  4. FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find.

  5. DirLister

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    With the help of DirLister you can create (recursive and filtered) directory listings and save them. Output formats are HTML, TXT, CSV, XML, JSON and MD. You can list just filenames or more.



  6. Copernic Desktop Search

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Instantly find documents, e-mails(full text), attachments, videos, pictures, music(metadata), and other types of files(file names). The size limit of the index of the free version is 75,000.

  7. Disk Explorer Professional

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    This application is a powerful tool for cataloging all CDs, DVDs, floppies, ZIP disks, or other removable media, hard drives, network drives, or even FTP servers on the Internet (they are called volumes).

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.70, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  8. DiskCatalogMaker

    • Mac

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

  9. Index Your Files

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    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.

  10. Beagle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Beagle is a search tool that ransacks your personal information space to find whatever youre looking for.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.9, released on January 2009, can be still downloaded from Gnome repositories

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