I want to index a number of cd/dvd discs including titles and contents that I can drag and drop into a simple indexing system on the Mac - not on a carousel. Must be free or very cheap! Anyone know of one please?
You mean something that catalogues the content of any and all CD/DVDs, from music to data storage?
There's some shareware stuff out there like what I described. We use CDFinder at work:
Do a search for "disk finder" or "disk catalogue" and it'll come up with some other software.
As for http://www.cdfinder.de/
CDFinder, it'll only do so many discs before you have to pay the shareware fee to catalogue more - I think it's $40 but it's a really great app with great support and timely updates. To use it, you simply drag and drop a disc (CD, DVD, Zip, Floppy, harddrive, etc) onto the application window and it catalogues that disc. It will name that disc's catalogue entry with the name of the disc itself but you can change the name in the catalogue if you like or add other search keywords.
Then if you need to find a file, you can do a very in-depth search for file name, file type, date created/modified, etc. You can also create multiple catalogues if you want. So, like, one for your music CD library, one for your work files, and so on.