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Giveaway of the day — ModusDoc 7.2.310

Systematization and cataloging of any information.
$15.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 21 (48%) 23 (52%) 66 comments

ModusDoc 7.2.310 was available as a giveaway on July 28, 2019!

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A stand-alone mind map software.

NB: In case you have the following message upon the program launch: "Component 'mscomctl.ocx' not correctly registered: file is missing or invalid
Fix this error?" Please, press 'Yes' and the program will automatially launch the missing component.

Universal data cataloger ModusDoc was designed for cataloging diverse data: documents, e-books, audio books, movies, photos and other files, hyperlinks, programs, folders and notes in a database for the purpose of gaining quick and convenient access to them.

You can scan a folder or an entire disk. ModusDoc create tree groups according to the structure of folders on the disk and the relevant records - links to files.

You can add any documents to ModusDoc database, including e-books, audio books, movies, photos and other files, shortcuts or folders, by simply dragging them with the mouse. You can drag hyperlinks, selected text, e-mail messages - ModusDoc cataloger will automatically create the respective records (hyperlinks or notes). Moreover, you can add all objects located in a folder by simply selecting the folder in the dialog!

Documents and other files can be stored directly in ModusDoc database or the database can store the hyperlinks to these documents/files.

ModusDoc data cataloger allows creating an unlimited number of databases. Each database can have individual configuration: have hidden or rearranged columns, added new ones of various types (symbolic, textual, numeric, logical, date, date and time).

Each ModusDoc database consists of a GROUPS and a RECORDS table. Groups are presented on two tabs, Index (linear structure) and Tree (hierarchical structure); the program generates the tree automatically!

The filtering (selection) tools located immediately above the group tabs and above each field of the records table allows locating required data quickly and conveniently.

A group can contain documents and other files (both embedded and bound, as hyperlinks), shortcuts to the applications that created these documents, hyperlinks to Internet resources related to documents and programs presented in the group, as well as folder shortcuts and notes.

NB: 1-computer lifetime license.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Valery Krasnov

Homepage:

http://www.modus58.net/modusdoc/index.html

File Size:

4.8 MB

Price:

$15.00

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NB: In case you have the following message upon the program launch: "Component 'mscomctl.ocx' not correctly registered: file is missing or invalid
Fix this error?" Please, press 'Yes' and the program will automatially launch the missing component.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Not working, you get an error:
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
"Fatal error 171 while attempting to report error171"
Is there a solution?
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by eli tal  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Alexa, Working for me (Windows 10 64 bit Family)... but why have I this message not only the first time I launch it but also when I launch it again (and again...)?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Paul, For windows 10 x64: look for cmd.exe in \ SysWOW64, right-click - select run from administrator, enter REGSVR32 MSCOMCTL.OCX

Or try running ModusDoc as administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

eli tal, Try reinstalling with admin rights.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Valery,
For every launch, I get the message ("Component 'mscomctl.ocx' not correctly registered: file is missing or invalid) even after doing the REGSVR32 MSCOMCTL.OCX (with administrator rights), and also after installing with administrator rights. It doesn't matter whether I start the md.exe with or without administrator rights.

Is there any reason you cannot re-compile the program for modern operating systems?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Gary, Program supports Win2000-10
Now I'm working on Windows 10 Pro x64, there are no messages.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Valery,
>"Program supports Win2000-10"
It isn't supporting Windows 7 Pro if it has the same issue each time it starts.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary, ModusDoc 7.x works in Windows 2000, XP, 7, 8, 10. Why does not work in your case - you need to find out.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Valery,

Yeah, I'm sure it is my fault or my system, like it is for all the other users that have the same problem, ... but then again, I updated and recompiled all my older programs so that they do not have the same problem that your old program does. I updated my programs because it is the responsible thing to do.

As far as "Why does not work in your case - you need to find out," well, not really. After reading the woes that others were having, I decided to test it out to see if it was as bad as others had commented or was it a mis-interpretation of a decent program. They were right. I just tested the software is all; I don't need it with or without the problems it has.

The issue is not just whether the program works (after the initial issue), but whether it can successfully get started without an issue. That will be your burden, and since after all these years, you have not updated it to not have the issue, I doubt that you are going to devote very much time in fixing it now.

Not only does it have this major startup issue, but the performance is terrible. It has design issues, missing features and functionality, indexing speed issues, and that alone is enough to scare anyone away. After an index scan, if a user wanted to back up that database, which might take up only 5 minutes, they might have to wait hours or days just to get to that point. When it gets that extreme, any user should realize they are using the wrong software.

I could never recommend this software to an Enterprise client, a small company, an individual, even if that individual were a kid wanting to some sort of cataloging functionality, which this program proposes to provide. The fact that you even still offer the program for sale, or even as a giveaway offer says a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary, I wanted to say that if you want to find out the cause error, you need to provide additional information, and I will try to determine the cause. Instead of "YOU MUST". Sorry I did not write correctly.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Does anyone know a better (faster) cataloger for big disks?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

comes up on a win10 64 machine said "component MSCOMCTL.OCX not correctly registered..." fix this error. I go yes it then works. Go out of the program and restart it, same error.

Go to this page https://www.urtech.ca/2017/11/solved-mscomctl-ocx-download-register-64-bit-windows/

It does not fix it either.

Reply   |   Comment by bernard  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

bernard, For windows 10 x64: look for cmd.exe in \ SysWOW64, right-click - select run from administrator, enter REGSVR32 MSCOMCTL.OCX

Or try running ModusDoc as administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Valery, that tip still didn't work, neither did 'run as an admin'. OK, the program does run if you click 'through' the error, but the error happens every time it is launched on Win10 Professional 64 bit. Any more ideas to remove it?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mike, Now I'm working on Windows 10 Pro x64, there are no messages. Try to repeat installation of program with administrator rights.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Valery, it's too late! The GOTD time has ended so I guess I just have to live with it - I can't reinstall now. Thanks anyway - I'll have to wait until the next time...... :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike, You can install at any time.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Valery, thanks for all these tips and comments - and, yes, it did reinstall as an admin - but I'm afraid that whatever I do, that dialog pops up every time I launch the app. It's not a show-stopper - just irritating, i guess. Once I 'OK' it away, the app launches and runs very well.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

When you add new field with TEXT type; How do you insert data into that column ?

Reply   |   Comment by Samantha  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Samantha, Context Menu or Documents - Edit the active cell ... or Documents menu - Mode Editor

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

A tip: if you "catalog" a "big" disk with ModusDoc, it takes several minutes; if you save the database, close ModusDoc and afterwards re-launch ModusDoc, it will build the same huge database so you will have to wait again several minutes; instead, before closing ModusDoc, create a new "very small" catalog (starting on a very small almost empty folder)!

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Paul, so it's designed for very small data sets and becomes unweildy and time consuming to launch and close if you try and index modern storage systems rather than small drives one might have found on say a windows 98 machine or a small early XP machine?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

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Reply   |   Comment by b.sullivan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

b.sullivan, I'm sorry but you're mistaken. In my case the vendor almost always send the link. On rare occasions I've had to ask twice. I wonder if your email software is interpreting the emails as spam and deleting them before you see them.

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I haven't used Facebook to get the program link in years. I used to use gmx mail to get my GOTD programs, but that email stopped allowing me to get the link e-mails even though I still get the daily r-mails telling me about GOTD offers. I had to switch to gmail to get the link e-mail. I haven't had any issues since.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

b.sullivan, I never use the social media option. Always use the same old AOL address that I have just for junk mail purposes. I'd say 98% of the time I get the link. Perhaps try a different email account?

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Johnson  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

b.sullivan, just from experience, GOTD is very lenient when it comes to temp mails, the only thing i can suggest is using a different email provider. Never had a problem with receiving download links on my temp mail and there are bunchloads of it.

Reply   |   Comment by senzai6293  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

b.sullivan, try a different email address, the one I use to comment with used to work fine but over the past few months they apear to have put it on some kind of block list so personalised download link emails are never sent to it... I have to use a different email address now to get a personalised download link email now. It's not an email provider problem for me as the alteranate email box that does work was tied to the same account when I was with that particular ISP.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Is it necessary to register the product?

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jorge, No. The program is already activated.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Valery, many thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

It looks like a good thing.

Everyone (sites) and their dogs offer this app. Either free or "shareware".

I could find no reviews after 10 screens of trying to find a review. Everything is just the same text you have here from the provider.

I was interested; but I think I will pass.

Reply   |   Comment by alternety  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

alternety,

Can anyone please point me to an actual reputable software review for this product?

Preferably before the offer expires.

Reply   |   Comment by alternety  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The Softpedia review (possibly for an earlier version, I didn't check) seems to provide a reasonable summary:

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/ModusDoc.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Oh yes add a pause button! Let folks pause or stop and save location. I need to reboot and have no idea how long this indexing will take.

It needs a UX designer badly.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#10

It has a long way to go in the UX department. For example:
1. rollover bubble out (a user option (what? no user options) to turn on and off to expedite learning.
2. visual feedback while the DB is being created - (what is the program doing? as a % of whole or list of files)
3. Tutorials.
4. the ability to select index directories on multiple drives in one pass (Some docs are on C, some on the LAN-NAS, some are on removable devices)
5. index by subject, date and relationship (this invoice is associated with this PO, which is related to this check, which is related to this contract, which is related to this contractor. And the like.)
6. (not sure because it is still indexing.) but multiple flags and categories, for example this is for tax purposes, this is confidential this is privileged. but also flagged or labeled this was sent to lawyer w/date. Thus it describes how a file is used. In another example - an auto accident, there are many flags associations and people involved from the ins co to the lawyer so creating associations is a BIG deal, labels, colors etc can sort urgency.

Thanks for the test, it has some potential, but after 2 hours, it is still indexing so there is more once there is time to get into it.

Odd that this is V7.2

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#9

If I rename a file or a folder, when a new scan occurs, can ModusDoc recognize that change, and not cause duplicate entries to the database, one that no longer exists, and the new one that is the same as the current state?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gary, Sync is not provided.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Valery, This is something which I would suggest is needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Steve, I agree. I'm thinking about it.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Steve, Yes, but if the scan currently takes 4 weeks, how much longer will it take if it has to calculate CRC32 hashes for each file?!! lollllllz.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

Instead of having it scan everything can you just have it index specific files.

Can you use it to index stuff not on your computer by manually inputing data.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

rww, Yes: Groups - Scan disk or folder... and you select the one you are interested in.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Bob, Lifetime license on one computer, then only $15 to buy for another

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Karl, Or just install on all your computers if you want it on them all, the Lifetime licens is not tied to hardware at all.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

software not working

Reply   |   Comment by samed  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#5

Looks as though it might be useful although there's obviously a bit of a learning curve to overcome.

Unfortunately, the program doesn't seem to recognise the FreeNAS drives I have shared to my Windows system (as drives X: and Y:). This is of course where all the files I might want to catalogue are stored. Ah, well...

I don't have a CD/DVD drive attached to this PC but I mounted a disc image and incorporated that into a quickly set up database. I can envisage this being useful for optical disc cataloguing purposes but the main benefit would seem to be creating e.g. a database of Comedy and then being able to incorporate all desktop, optical disc, NAS(!!) and online files, sources for Lenny Bruce under this.

I'd certainly be happy to give it a whirl once the NAS issue is sorted.



The obvious suggestion for improvement would be to address this

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

An undo last operation button would be helpful


Scanning the contents even of an SSD partition of moderate size seems to take quite a long while

The program doesn't recognise items that it has already scanned in. Tackling this and being otherwise able to identify and remove duplicates would be useful.

I'd like to see more in the way of a button bar for operations and the potential to combine these as macros. There are buttons for various operations but these are scattered about the program window rather than being gathered together. Being able to place buttons to choice would be welcome

There is an array of filters but their use is not immediately apparent. Hopefully reference to the help file will clarify their purpose. Being able to save sets of filters for re-use would be welcome.

I crashed the program with an apparent operand error and then gave up.

Being able to watch key folders or to run regular or start-up updates would also be helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#4

I really have no clear idea what benefit this software package offers.

A video would be useful. As it is, I am far from convinced it is likely to be useful to me -- while it looks "complicated'. And frankly, I for one do not have time to sort out the workings of a programme that I might not ever need.

Sorry guys, but you've done little to convince the average joe just WHY we should need such a programme!

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Tranmontane,
Perhaps that is why it is making it available free so people can see what it can do at no risk. As a retired professional Indexer I might try it out.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Tranmontane,
This is useful to users who manage larger file systems on their PCs. A relational database system is incredibly useful for those who have TB's of data and need a quick way to index and manage that data.

You start by scanning all the files on your PC, which will build a quick index of everything available. By adding different indexing values, you can start to build relationships. For example, I can add a value field of "Client" to all files in the index and then start updating files with the client the file is in relation to. Moving forward, I can quickly filter down to a specific client and see all files in the system in relation to them.

It takes time to set up a working process, but this software seems to be pretty straight forward for those who are trying to set something simple up in terms of database management on a local system.

However- I will say that the initial scan of a drive is pretty long. Not really a fault of the devs, but just something to keep in mind if you're trying to load in huge systems. My main drive took around ten mins.

Reply   |   Comment by Dylan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Dylan,
You are right, it takes time and by the time you have all of your data indexed, the programs free period expires leaving you with a large database of names and indexes that you cannot access anymore.
I have more important things to do than to index a bunch of files into a database program that has a limited life on my computer.
If I have that many files to index then I would use a real database program that I own and is compatible with other programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Bob, I understand that you will live several lifetimes?! ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Dylan,
Thank you for the helpful comment. To me, ten minutes to index a (large) modern hard drive does not seem long, however! I am still not sure I need this. I have always had conceptual problems in understanding relational databases and have not really used them; this is probably my fault, not the software's fault.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Bob, well, the program comes with a lifetime license, so i don't see the issue here. As with most indexers, the initial process can take pretty long and it's obvious why but once the initial process is done with, all others won't take as much, i assume. And if there isn't much for you to do, just let it do all the work and do something else in the meantime.

Reply   |   Comment by senzai6293  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Dylan, What? let it scan and build an index of over 2 million files on my laptop that will take an age especially with the ancient multifile database system based on .dbf files with no inbuilt resliance... If I just want to index and search files why have all the database functionality Everything builds searchable index of files much quicker and never at any cost. So if we are talking about clients then this giveaway is permitting use in a commercial environment? This seems like an alternative to tabbles and other similar systems of categorising disorganised files... because if they were organised properly in the first place the folders they were stored in would all be correctly organised and named transparently... And using hard links in NTFS one can cross reference files that are in one place in the heirachy from multiple hardlinks refering to them from alternative folder names.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Can I get the portable version?

Reply   |   Comment by hussein  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

hussein, Portable version paid
http://www.modus58.net/modusdoc/index.html

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Valery, is this version offered here originally paid as well? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by hussein  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

hussein, Yes, it is presented on the website http://www.modus58.net/modusdoc/
ModusDoc Standard Version 7.2.309

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

hussein, It seems that once installed on your PC, if you copy the folder Modus... on USB key or an external disk and you use it on another PC, it works (I started but did not allow registry server to act then for the mscomctl.ocx to install to prevent a modification on the second PC. You should try.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

"Program Error: invalid path or file name." "Cancel, Ignore or Help" , Ignore say "Microsoft Visual FoxPro: Fatal error: Exception core=C0000005 @ [date]. Error log file: C:\Program Files (x86)\ModusDoc 7.2\VFP9Rerr.log"

So a Windows 98/XP program, that do not work on Windows 7 and above, unless you lower your windows security.

Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by GertJ  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

GertJ, try running ModusDoc as administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Valery  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Valery, yeah running a user mode program as an adminstrator... that's called lowering your security!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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