"Computer media cataloging software"
WhereIsIt? is a software application written for Windows users that helps them organize their media collection in their mass storage devices, hard drives, CDs, DVDs, network drives, and in anything that is recognized by Windows as a drive.
Installation is straight-forward without any out of the ordinary options. If you have bought WhereIsIt? and own a license key, you can choose to enter it during the installation, otherwise you can finish the installation without a license key and use the program as a free trial. Most Windows operating systems are supported, from Windows 98/ME to Windows 7.
Once you run the program, a modern-style window will open with a pop-up window for first-time users to make the appropriate settings. The menu bar is loaded with buttons and descriptive text for each one. The interface has a lot of different settings in the options menu, ranging from description tooltips when you hover the mouse over an item, to customizing the fonts and colors of the text. Overall the program's design is neither boring nor tedious, but it needs the user to get familiar with it first.
The first time you open the program you'll be greeted with a pop-up window that will guide you through the steps for the first time, making the procedure easier and welcoming. Of course you can cancel this process anytime. It contains a lot of useful tips on using the program, like keyboard shortcuts, menu options and all kinds of features. The tip window can be disabled only in registered version of the program, and not in the free trial.
Apart from its very helpful nature, it also has a vast range of options and features. After making one or more catalogs with images of your disks, you can explore their contents as if you are in Windows explorer but with more options. You can see a detailed description of each file, and depending on the plugins you have installed you can see a variety of information about that file.
Adding and reading plugins is another valuable feature of WhereIsIt? that expands its abilities. With them the program can read more data from files and the user can see more detailed information of the files, like codec information for audio and video files or equipping thumbnails of pictures. WhereIsIt? comes with a predefined set of plugins, but users can develop their own and import them into the program.
One major disadvantage is its complexity. The program can be very confusing for people who are not experienced with complex menus and features, since there are options in every corner of the program. It takes time to get acquainted to the program in order to use it without problems or delay.
AlternativesThere are several alternatives to WhereIsIt?, but the two that stand out areÂ GCstar andÂ Delicious Library. Their main difference is the OS support, as GCstar also has support for Mac and Linux, and Delicious Library has support for Mac only. Both of them are also simpler to use. They can both be matched to WhereIsIt?, so you could consider those options as well.
WhereIsIt? is a great software that can help you catalog every part of your computer. Beginners will find it hard to use and they will try to find something simpler and easier to use, but more advanced users will find it to be a very helpful and convenient program.
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