FRSCatalog was designed to make it easy to manage a catalog of products, or items in your collection, whether they are physical or virtual.
Fourth Ray Software has a number of data-management products. FRSProductMgr is designed for maintaining an inventory of items, but when you need to associate many photos with some entries, it becomes a bit unwieldy. FRSPhotoViewer is purely designed to be a photo-collection showcase, but it is not really intended for keeping lots of data associated with photos. FRSCatalog allows a flexible collection of data to be associated with entries, while also supporting any number of photos to be associated with each entry. If you are looking for an application to help you manage a collection of data, try each of these and see which one fits best. If you are looking to manage multi-media items, such as books, CDs, movies, etc., be sure to also look into FRSLibrary.
FRSCatalog comes with a one-time, 21-day trial period during which you can use the full functionality of the application for free. There are no artificial limitations imposed within the application during that time period. When the free trial period is over, you must purchase a license for FRSCatalog to continue to use it. All of the data you entered during the free trial period will still be there after you have paid for your license. There is no separate download required after you have purchased your license. The status bar indicates how many days you have remaining in your free trial period.
FRSCatalog data and settings are stored in binary files on your computer. Our products never upload your data to our server nor any third-party server. Our products do not report your interaction with our products to our server nor any third-party server. An Internet connection is not required to use our products. Please note that individuals who have access to your physical computer could potentially have access to your copy of FRSCatalog and the data you store in it. Always protect your computer from outside access by setting a strong password on it.
FRSCatalog does not upload any information to the Fourth Ray Software web site nor to any third-party server. We do reserve the right to communicate your FRSCatalog license number during a product upgrade check in a future version, so that we may verify your paid-for version. However, this is currently not being done.
When automatic upgrading is enabled (under your control), FRSCatalog connects to the Fourth Ray Software server, if your computer has an Internet connection active, to determine if a new version of FRSCatalog has been released by Fourth Ray Software. It compares the latest version number listed on the server against the version you have installed. If a new version has been released, the new software installation program will be downloaded to your computer, and FRSCatalog will automatically run that upgrade when you close the application (you will see a notification window). See the application's documentation center for how to disable automatic upgrades, if so desired.