CATraxx 9.44

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic

"Organize your music collection"

Overview

CATraxx is a comprehensive music collection database manager for Windows PCs that will catalog and keep track of all your music files, vinyls, cassettes, CDs. Get rid of and never again buy duplicates, back up your valuable collections, keep track of CD borrowers, keep track of money spent on CDs, and CATraxx is only warming up. The list of nifty things you can do with this powerful app is virtually limitless. CATraxx enables you to catalog all media types, follow your insurance records and what's even more attractive – you can automatically download CD data from CDDB database, the world' largest music database. CATraxx supports MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC and more file formats. Ample, friendly and powerful, this tool will clean the mess out of your music files and generate a complete report and list of everything you have stored, purchased or borrowed.

Installation

CATraxx requires 1GHz processor, 1 GB memory, 40 MB available hard-disk space, minimum 1024x768 screen resolution. The trial version is limited to 30 days, and only 50 albums you can create. The application installs with very little effort. There is no additional toolbar or adware that come with the pack.

Interface

CATraxx offers a feature rich interface. Despite the overwhelming amount of menus and options, the app is easy to navigate for users of all levels. There is a tutorial to help new users familiarize themselves with menus and features. The trial version comes with a sample database, and we suggest you take a closer look at it before you start creating your own database. The sample database showcases the program's comprehensive tools and their implementation. Take a tour of it to get a better idea of the features.

Pros

CATraxx offers a huge list of features that will help you organize your music collection. Built-in player allows you to play your music from the CATraxx' interface. You can preset your own rules to  manage your audio files automitically. CATraxx will keep track of your music files and their location, so you never have to search for them. Check out your music lists not to buy any duplicates. One other nifty feature is keeping track of people who borrowed CDs from you. This eventually saves a lot of pain remembering and claiming your possessions back. You can keep accurate insurance records from this program.

Cons

This is a subjective con, but being a moderate music fan, I prefer listening to online radios rather than collecting gigabytes of music on my drive. As a result, I did not find this tool a better alternative to lightweight and traditional players like PotPlayerMini and WinAmp.

Alternatives

Organize MP3 Music obviously, as the name suggests, organizes all your MP3 music files automatically by album, by artist, or according to your custom criteria. Music Collection easily manages and plays large collections of music files. It displays a tree structure of files sorted by artist, or album. This app allows searching, creating categories, exporting data to TXT, DIF, HTML file or creating playlists. Search and download lyrics. Play music with internal or external player.

Conclusion

CATraxx is undoubtedly a useful and powerful management tool for those who have extensive music collections on their computers and at home, and need a complete database of it. Make your database, catalog your music and handle all media types, including CDs, LPs, cassettes, mini discs and of course the latest formats like MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC and more.

Requirements: 1 GB RAM, 1024x768 screen resolution

What's new in this version: Various fixes and new features.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested CATraxx on 3 Dec 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
CATraxx Antivirus Report
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