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.

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.3 | 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!

Comments Off on Celebrating WinCatalog’s 17th birthday | 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.

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.2 | 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.

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.15 | 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.

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.12 | 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.

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2018 Release 18.1 | Category: News | Posted on: May 30th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2018 is here!

WinCatalog 2018 version 18 Hello, we’re glad to announce that the new version of WinCatalog 2018 (version number 18.0) was released.

The new version introduces a brand new feature – scanning profiles – providing an ability to have several sets of scanning options and switch between them easily. The new version also contains a lot of smaller visible and hidden improvements based on a feedback and suggestions provided by our customers. For the new update, we performed an optimization, reviewed the code for errors and more. Below you will find descriptions of the most interesting features.

Scanning profiles (sets of the scanning options).

We decided to call this function “scanning profiles” or, as previously, “scanning options”. Scanning options were moved from Program Options to a separate and dedicated options manager. You can open it by clicking the Scanning Options button on the Ribbon toolbar:

WinCatalog 2018 - Scanning Options

When WinCatalog creates a new catalog file, it also creates four profiles for the scanning options: disk only – for adding information about the disk without scanning the contents, disk and folders – for adding information about the disk and grabbing folders structure, but skipping the files, basic file info – for adding all the files and folders, but grabbing just basic file information like size, created and modified dates, file attributes – all advanced processing modules, for example, ID3 tags extraction for audio files, or thumnails grabbing for images, are turned off for this profile, and, finally, full file info – when WinCatalog grabs all the info it can grab. All options in the last profile are set to their default values.

If you upgraded from a previous version of WinCatalo and changed scanning options before, another profile will be created – called my settings. It will contain all the settings you set in the previous version and all the previously added disks will be connected to this profile (you can always change the profile on the Volume Info tab in the Properties of any item).

Any of the existing profiles can be modified, renamed, deleted. You can also create new profiles for your needs. You can read more about the Scanning Options manager in the user manual (the PDF version is available here).

When selecting a disk or a folder to add, in the Add Disk or Add Folder dialogues, you can select the profile for the next scanning session. When a disk or folder is added, WinCatalog remembers the profile and uses it again automatically when you update the disk or a folder (or you can switch to another profile before updating on the Volume Info tab).

Other improvements

In addition to the main new feature, WinCatalog 2018 contains a lot of improvements and additions. For example, the Properties panel (located on the right part of the main window by default) now displays tag information and disk info for the selected items. The progress window for the scanning and updating processes displays now the disk label. When you open a new search tab, the focus is set to the search field, so you can start typing immediately. The Report Generator button was added to the main panel of the Ribbon toolbar, the process of the report generation now displays a progress bar (so WinCatalog does not freeze now on long report generations), and the Report Generator itself now resides in a separate window. New option to limit checksum and hashes calculations was added: now it is possible to set up a threshold for large files in addition to the small ones. The optimization work and a code review for error detecting were performed for the scanning module. Now WinCatalog scans and updates disks faster, especially for the catalog files having a large number of tags.

Upgrade

WinCatalog 2018 is available as a free upgrade for everyone who purchased a license for WinCatalog 2017 or purchased a lifetime upgrade status. Other customers can purchase the upgrade 50% off the regular price.

You can check your upgrade status here by entering your existing registration key or email address that was used to purchase WinCatalog.

To download WinCatalog 2018 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 is here! | Category: News | Posted on: May 18th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2017 Release 17.45

Hello, we would like to announce a new release of WinCatalog 2017 version 17.45. This is a maintenance update fixing an issue with audio files processing (some stereo mp3 files were wrongly detected as mono). Another improvement fixes a negative effect of the recent Microsoft Spectre/Meltdown update for Windows 10 – on computers with Windows 10 installed WinCatalog started with a delay of 3-10 seconds. Now it starts almost the same time as before.

This is the minor upgrade, it is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2017 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option.

To download WinCatalog 2017 version 17.45, 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 2017 Release 17.45 | Category: News | Posted on: February 28th, 2018

 

WinCatalog 2017 is now Large Monitors Friendly and … Happy Holidays!

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new update of WinCatalog was just released (version number is 17.4). Now WinCatalog is large monitors friendly – it allows zooming the content using four predefined values from small, which is the default, to extra large. You can find the switcher in the bottom right corner of the window or in the program options.

To download WinCatalog 2017 version 17.4, please click here. As usual, you do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog – just install the latest version over the existing one.

The year is coming to its end, so we would like to take a minute and wish you a Happy Holidays! Let the next year be filled with health, happiness, and productivity. And let all the files be organized well!

Thank you for your support and Happy New Year!

Comments Off on WinCatalog 2017 is now Large Monitors Friendly and … Happy Holidays! | Category: News | Posted on: December 30th, 2017

 

WinCatalog 2017 Release 17.3

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new version of the disk catalog software WinCatalog was just released. The version number is 17.3.

This is a maintenance update fixing some minor issues found from the previous update and slightly improves the update speed for disks and folders containing a large number of files and folders inside.

Thumbnail generation for video files was also improved, now WinCatalog will grab thumbnails for a various number of video formats even if the File Explorer does not display them (previously, displaying the thumbnails in File Explorer was a prerequisite). A support of .vob, .flac, .swf and other types of files was added.

Now you can clear the search history, zip backup compression also is now an option.

This is the minor upgrade, it is free for everyone who owns a license for WinCatalog 2017 or purchased the Lifetime Major Upgrade Option.

To download WinCatalog 2017 version 17.3, 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 2017 Release 17.3 | Category: News | Posted on: November 17th, 2017