A downloadable tool for Windows and Linux

It started with a simple problem: keeping a list of favorite webcomics, each with the same information about it, such as category, title, link, description, tags and so on. In other words, a table. For a while it existed as a spreadsheet, but that was hard to update, for several reasons. A dedicated user interface was needed, but that took some time to figure out.

Cozy Catalog is a little personal database, mainly for media libraries and the like. It's plain and doesn't do anything special except for making it easier to locate and update information. Its data files can also be opened with pretty much any office suite or programming language, to avoid lock-in. Main features:

  • fixed yet generic set of fields, whose exact meaning can be reinterpreted;
  • quickly browse by category, or else run a free-form search across all fields;
  • store data in ordinary CSV files, self-documented with headings in line #1.

The user interface should be fairly obvious.

As of 26 January 2023, the code has been used in production for a week or two without issues. Please back up your data.

There's a quickfix for version 0.7 as of 9 March 2023.


Cozy Catalog is based on knowledge gained from TkDocs.com; it borrows much from Scrunch Edit.

Stand-alone binaries made with freeWrap.


catalog-linux64.zip 7 MB
catalog-win64.zip 8 MB
catalog-linux32.zip 7 MB

Install instructions

Simply unpack the archive and run the right binary for your operating system.

Running Cozy Catalog from source requires Tcl/Tk 8.5 or newer, with Tcllib. Both are available on most Linux distributions, or else from the tcl-lang.org website.

Recommended screen resolution: 1024x768.

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