Difference between Personal and Professional license types

Both types of licenses include the same features and allow installation on any number of computers per a license, but Personal license is restricted to non-commercial or educational use, only whereas Professional / Business license includes all types of use, including enterprise, professional and managed IT, non-profit and government use, plus priority technical and maintenance support.

In other words, if you plan to use WinCatalog at home, it is enough to buy a personal license. But if you want to use it at work or for your business, you should buy a professional license.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: December 26th, 2014

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.7

Hello, we’re glad to inform that a new update of WinCatalog was just released. The version number is 18.7.

This is a maintenance update fixing an issue when the scanning process crashed on processing “bad” mp3 files containing incorrect (or corrupted) audio frames.

If you didn’t force with this issue, you may skip the update (but installing it is recommended).

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.7, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.7 | Category: News | Posted on: February 4th, 2019

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.6

Hello, we’re glad to inform that a new update of WinCatalog was just released. Version number is 18.6.

This is the maintenance update continuing and updating the fix from the previous 18.5 (the last update fixed an issue with abandoned entries when in some circumstances while updating a disk or a folder WinCatalog hid the entries instead of deleting them). We found that the issue was fixed, but the internal structure of catalog files created before 18.5 must be updated to meet the new fix. That is the main reason for the 18.6 update.

When you open a catalog file first time in the new version, WinCatalog will take some time to recalculate some internal values that provide catalog file integrity, it may take a few minutes depending on the catalog size and on the productivity of your computer. The average estimated time is a minute per a million records (files and folder in the catalog file).

The issue fixed in 18.5/18.6 affects 2018 version only; if you still use any previous version of WinCatalog and do not want to upgrade to the latest one, it is safe to stay with your version. Otherwise, if you upgraded to 2018, the 18.6 is free for you and others who own a valid license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased a lifetime major upgrades option.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.6, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: January 25th, 2019

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.5

Hello, we’re glad to inform that a new version of WinCatalog was just released, the version number is 18.5.

This is a maintenance update fixing the issue of the updating process when the Update Report was turned off (by default it appears in the end of each updating process) – WinCatalog did not delete the deleted entries but hid them. In some circumstances the hidden and orphaned entries were available though the Search or linked tags.

When you open your catalog file for the first time in the new update, it will perform an operation of finding and deleting such orphaned entries, the operation may take a minute or two depending on the catalog size.

Download link and upgrade status

The upgrade is free for everyone who owns a valid license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased a lifetime major upgrades option.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.5, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: January 10th, 2019

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.4

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of WinCatalog 2018 (version 18.4) was released today. This is a maintenance update fixing a catalog size issue for catalog files created in WinCatalog 2018, improving the final steps of the disk updating process, and bringing a better look for monitors with a large scaling factor (150% and more).

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.4, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

Please continue reading for the explanation of the added changes. 

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No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: December 14th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.3

Hello, a new update of WinCatalog 2018 (version 18.3) was released today. This is a maintenance update fixing the following issues: the previous version did not update thumbnails for modified pictures. It, actually, did but continued to keep and display an older thumbnail. The other issue was the inability to change the minimum and the maximum sizes for checksums/hashes calculations – the values were always turned back to defaults. Another issue that deserves attention was fixed in this update: WinCatalog sometimes hanged displaying several thousand picture thumbnails located in one folder or in search results.

Now if the “Disk Info Only” scanning profile was used, WinCatalog displays disk used space as the disk size (for other scanning profile, as previously, the size value of each folder, including the root disk record, is the sum of sizes of all the contained files).

Another visual improvement – now if you collapse any section of the Properties panel (located on the right side of the window by default), WinCatalog remembers that and displays this section collapsed until you expand it.

The update is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option. The update is recommended to install.

Please note that this update changes the free trial terms from 10 disks per a catalog file to 30-day full-featured but time-limited trial period. If you don’t have a license for WinCatalog 2018, your 30-day trial will start after upgrading to 18.3. After the trial period ends, if you haven’t purchased a license, WinCatalog will continue working in a read-only mode (and can be used as a reader for previously created catalog files). If you have a license for WinCatalog 2018, WinCatalog will continue working without any limitations and you may skip this notice.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.3, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: November 21st, 2018

 

Celebrating WinCatalog’s 17th birthday

WinCatalog 17th birthdayToday we’re celebrating the 17th birthday of WinCatalog. We would like to take a minute and say thank you for all of you who supports us – WinCatalog would not be here without you!

17 years is a quite an advanced age for a software product, but not for WinCatalog – we’re full of ideas (once again, thank you for submitting all your feedback and suggestions!) where to move and what to implement.

So, see you through the new features and releases and happy birthday WinCatalog!

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: October 15th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.2

Hello, today a new update of WinCatalog 2018 was released. This is a maintenance update fixing an issue of selecting a correct scanning profile (previously if you delete all the scanning profiles from a catalog file and then create a new one WinCatalog used default settings instead of using the selected profile).

The update is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option. The update is recommended to install.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.2, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: August 13th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.15

Hello, we’re glad to inform you that a new version of WinCatalog 2018 was just released. Version number 18.15. This is a maintenance intermediate update fixing an issue of updating a single file (previously WinCatalog dropped file size to zero when updating a single file). There were no issues when updating a folder or a whole disk. Another issue was fixed – now WinCatalog preserves drive types during update process in case if you changed it manually.

This is the minor upgrade, it is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option. The update is optional, you can skip it if you did not notice the issues described above.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.15, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: June 27th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.12

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of WinCatalog 2018 (version 18.12) was just released. This is a maintenance minor update fixing an issue of inability to import one catalog file into another (in the previous version any attempt to import another catalog file finished unsuccessfully). The importing process was also slightly improved and now works faster. In addition, it got its own progress bar.

A command line option to display or skip the Update Report after the update process ends was also added in this update. Use the -UpdateReport key (the short version is -ur) with the following parameters: show to display the update report independently from the value of this option in the scanning profile, skip to skip the update report after the process ends (also independently from the option set in the scanning profile), and default (or def) to use the value from the scanning profile. Instead of using the default option, you can omit the whole -UpdateReport parameter to get the same results.

Examples of usage:

WinCatalog.exe -u -cp "Catalog\Vacation Photos 2018" -UpdateReport skip

Use the skip parameter to turn off the Update Report after the scanning process is finished independently from the value set in the scanning profile.

WinCatalog.exe -u -cp "Catalog\Vacation Photos 2018" -ur show

Use the show parameter to display the Update Report after the scanning process is finished independently from the value set in the scanning profile.

This is the minor upgrade, it is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.12, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: June 15th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.1

Hello, today we released a new minor update for WinCatalog 2018, version number 18.1. This is a cumulative (18.01 – 18.1) maintenance update fixing several issues from the previous release. The issue when the Report window did not show up is fixed. The issue when WinCatalog ignored an option to exclude small files from MD5/SHA256 calculation is fixed. The issue when WinCatalog ignored the option to skip the update report is fixed. Another option was ignored – playing the “ta-da” sound on finishing the scanning and updating processes was always on – it is now fixed as well. Italian, Czech, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Polish, Portugal, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Chinese translations were actualized. An ability to edit Properties from the Update Report was added.

This is the minor upgrade, it is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2018 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option.

To download WinCatalog 2018 version 18.1, please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

No comments yet | Category: News | Posted on: May 30th, 2018