From Robert Galle
WhereIsIt is an application written for Windows operating systems, and designed to help you maintain and organize a catalog of your computer media collection, including CD-ROMs and DVDs, audio CDs, diskettes, removable drives, hard drives, network drives, remote file servers, or any other present or future storage media device Windows can access as a drive.
The primary goal for WhereIsIt is to provide access to the contents of cataloged disks, even when they are not available on the system, or even they are not your own. You can browse their contents, search for files or folders you need, use imported descriptions and thumbnails, organize data using categories and flags etc
WhereIsIt can be used to handle any kind of data, including downloaded programs, magazine CD-ROMs, music collections like MP3s or audio CDs, graphics collections, document backups, etc. WhereIsIt can handle lots of them, too, a couple hundreds or thousands disks in a catalog is nothing unusual, yet catalogs remain reasonably small, single-filed and easy to transfer or send to other users. You can also create more than one catalog, and at any time open and work with as many catalogs at once as needed.
WhereIsIt is easy to use for both beginners and advanced users. It features a familiar and well thought-out, Explorer-like user interface, combined with strong searching and reporting capabilities, massive archive file support (zip, arj, rar, ace, cab, lha/lzh, arc, tar, gzip, z, 7z, sfx, iso, bin, img, nrg, mdf, and others that can be presented in catalog as virtual folders), multi-language support, automated description and thumbnails importing through extendable plugins from more than 130 different sources, and much more.
Features and Capabilities
Suitable for beginners and advanced users
WhereIsIt was designed to be a very adjustable program with lots of options for power users, as well as quick and easy to use with predefined default settings and wizards for all those who don't want to get their hands dirty.
Well thought-out user interface with multi-language support
WhereIsIt's user interface is one of its most praised qualities. Easy to use, familiar Explorer-like user interface with clear overview of available functions, adjustable toolbar, columns to choose between, and extensive use of object menus (right mouse click) to let you quickly access command you need. Want to see item's description or assigned thumbnail image? Just leave mouse pointer on it for a moment, it will popup as a tool-tip.
Unicode Compliant Software
WhereIsIt supports Unicode encodings on all Unicode-capable Windows operating systems. Unicode allows you to represent and edit text in multiple languages and world writing systems side by side. WhereIsIt supports files with Unicode file names, allows Unicode in all user-editable data, and uses UTF-8 encoding for storing textual data in catalogs.
Extensive drive type support, for present
* Minor maintenance release.
* Optimized the pattern of media access operations, resulting in up to 15% faster media scanning on some specific, slower media types.
* Added support for two additional different variants of TIFF files to the appropriate thumbnails plugin.
* Improvements and several adjustments to both IMDB the TheTVDB plugins, improving title detection and accuracy of search results.
* Improved internal diagnostic of host system related problems, such as missing or non-functioning system components, resulting in friendlier and clearer error messages from the program rather than failures or generic errors being reported by the system.
* The setup program will now specifically check if WhereIsIt is running before attempting installation, and warn the user.
* Updated DcrawPlugin to the latest version of dcraw.c.
* Several other miscellaneous minor adjustments and improvements.