History of all released versions of NeoFinder and its predecessor CDFinder


As you can see, for more than 17 years, we have been constantly updating and improving NeoFinder and CDFinder!


 
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NeoFinder 6.5 (March 31, 2014)



New Features:
  • NeoFinder now supports native App Nap in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks for better performance
  • NeoFinder can catalog RED movie files (.r3d, if the REDCINE-X PRO software is installed)
  • The new WhereIsIt XML Importer is now much faster, and able to handle very large files, larger than 600 MB in size
  • The AutoUpdater now allows each catalog to be added more than once, so you can now update a catalog multiple times a day, if you want to!
  • The Inspector now shows the number of files and folders of a folder and all its subfolders. As that can take quite a while for a large number of items, it may take a moment for the actual values to appear, but NeoFinder does that in the background and never blocks the interface
  • The Tags are now displayed in the Inspector in a special new field, which allow you to select one and search for it!
  • The Inspector now shows a larger preview of an item in a separate window if you click in its icon
  • You can now catalog ID3 audio tags in WAV files
  • NeoFinder now catalogs BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) audio files
  • NeoFinder now generates preview for ".ts" video files, if ffmpeg is available
  • You can switch the menu bar QuickFind icon to grey
  • The QuickFind search field in your menu bar now has a Recent Items menu
  • You can now display all media files in a folder and all its subfolders, using the Find context menu on a folder
  • Two new AppleScript attributes make it easier to integrate NeoFinder in workflows: "searching" and "finder path" for Found iItems
  • You can catalog the contents of .srt (Movie Subtitle) files
  • The Find URLs now also offer a search for folders

Improvements:
  • Improved Export speed
  • Improved Import speed for several text based formats
  • Sorting the lists by the Media-Info column is a lot better now
  • Fixes a problem in which certain catalog database files could grow in size during usage
  • It is now possible to rename a catalog or a catalog folder by only changing the case of one or multiple characters in its name
  • Improves cataloging stability with certain malformed WAV files
  • Export now also contains the volume name of a catalog
  • Improved cataloging for certain PostScript fonts
  • Improves the generation of a thumbnail for MPEG movies shorter than 20 seconds (using ffmpeg)
  • Fixes a problem with certain Find URLs that search for a geolocation
  • Fixes a problem where the AutoUpdater list could get deleted under certain circumstances
  • Improves the error messages of the AutoUpdater, if something goes wrong
  • Fixes a bug of Mac OS X 10.8 and newer, where Apple would silently change the format of number input fields in the Find Editor, and then return wrong values, depending on the active language settings
  • Fixes a problem cataloging the wrong duration of AAC audio files
  • Improves memory handling during cataloging of FileCheck values and text clipping files
  • Fixes a problem when searching for multiple Tags in the Find Editor
  • Removed Woophy as a GPS service, as that provider no longer exists
  • Fixes a problem when Find Duplicates was comparing the sizes incorrectly, when the date values were compared, too
  • Fixes a problem when changing the next serial number in the Cataloging Settings during Batch Cataloging

NeoFinder 6.5 is a free update for all NeoFinder customers.
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.
NeoFinder 6.5 is a paid update for CDFinder customers (except for licenses purchased in 2011) More...



Previous Versions of NeoFinder and CDFinder:

 
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NeoFinder 6.4 (November 19, 2013)


New Features:
  • NeoFinder is now a 64bit application. This allows for a lot of more memory to be used to deal with large catalog databases!
  • NeoFinder 6.4 has been certified to run in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Cataloging now reads the new Finder Tags of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (this even works all the way back to Mac OS X 10.6!)
  • NeoFinder can now Find Duplicates in your database! More...
  • The cool new Movie Contact Sheet generates a customisable preview of one or multiple selected movie files as graphic. More...
  • The Movie Contact Sheet also works for any arbitrary movie file you have selected in the Finder, using the NeoFinder Services menu!
  • NeoFinder now catalogs Adobe XMP metadata, like keywords and descriptions, for movie files!
  • The new NeoFinder Global QuickFind gives NeoFinder a place right in your menu bar, near the Spotlight search field! More...
  • NeoFinder can now import Cache-A catalog XML files! More...
  • A much improved memory engine increases overall application speed
  • Apples new Map application in Mavericks is connected to the Map in NeoFinder now
  • Massively improved MusicBrainz connection for cataloging Audio-CDs with better results for many disks. More...
  • That new MusicBrainz code can also read Cover Art of Audio-CDs, if it is available at coverartarchive.org
  • NeoFinder can now catalog multiple Audio-CDs parallel, if you have multiple drives connected to your Mac
  • ZIP archive files larger than 4 GB can now be cataloged as well. More...
  • The Inspector now shows cumulated sizes, and file and folder numbers if multiple catalogs are selected. More...
  • The Inspector displays a Lock icon for locked or write protected catalog files in your NeoFinder database
  • You can now verify the FileCheck status for multiple selected files and folders at once. More...
  • NeoFinder can now also catalog “.mts” movie files, this requires ffmpeg to be installed
  • A new FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) file parser that is faster and more stable
  • A new deviceID file created during cataloging will make it easier for NeoFinder and abeMeda for Windows to properly detect the correct volumes and devices
  • A new optional column displays the FileCheck value in List View. More...
  • Improved detection of volume kinds during cataloging
  • NeoFinder is properly codesigned with a digital signature for improved security. More...
  • The column for the Total Items of catalogs now also displayed the sum of all items of all catalogs inside a catalog folder

Improvements:
  • Improved the regex search feature for names (only Mac OS X 10.7 and newer)
  • The StuffIt Deluxe archive cataloger is now more stable and works better
  • Fixed a problem with the Roxio Toast integration if NeoFinder had to be launched with a large database
  • Several catalog related features now handle the “catalog file is locked or write protected” situation better
  • Using the latest Adobe XMP toolkit from CS6 for better compatibility with newer Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Movie files
  • Fixed a problem with catalog folders containing a “/“ in their name
  • Fixed a problem with type select in List View
  • Fixed a problem in the DiskCatalogMaker Importer, if the imported text file had a non utf8 encoding
  • Fixed several possible crashes when cataloging FileCheck values on certain damaged disks
  • Fixes a bug in Google Earth 7.x, where the AppleScript connection is really broken

NeoFinder 6.4 is a free update for all NeoFinder customers.
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.
NeoFinder 6.4 is a paid update for CDFinder customers (except for licenses purchased in 2011) More...



 
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NeoFinder 6.2.1 (March 26, 2013)

New Features:
  • You can now open Found folders in a separate window, using the new context menu command. That is super useful to view what is in a found folder
  • New menu command: QuickFind (with the menu hotkey Shift-Command-F), which will place the text cursor in the QuickFind field in the main window for you
  • NeoFinder now recognizes .epub files, and gets a thumbnail (requires a Epub QuickLook generator to be installed)

Improvements:
  • Find in 6.2 did sometimes skip certain catalogs, now they are all properly searched
  • The WhereIsIt Importer deals better with certain XML data of newer versions
  • Navigation "back" and "forward" now works better after using the Find context menu
  • The catalog selection for the Query Editor works better now, and remembers the open catalog folders for the next use
  • Several menu commands now works better, if certain windows are active
  • Page Setup for Content windows works now
  • The Inspector now shows the correct catalog folder number for LIBRARY
  • Fixes a potential crash when deleting a catalog
  • For AIFF and WAV files, NeoFinder had incorrectly shown the bitrate as kHz, even though the value displayed was actually Hz

NeoFinder 6.2.1 is a free update for all NeoFinder customers.
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer! If you still use Mac OS X 10.4, you should keep using CDFinder 5.7.3.
NeoFinder 6.2.1 is a paid update for CDFinder customers (except for licenses purchased in 2011) More...



 
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NeoFinder 6.2 (February 20, 2013)

New Features:
  • Color labels! Mark any file, folder, or catalog with a color icon! You can turn that option on in the Labels preferences
  • Cataloging now supports fonts! Several formats are supported
  • You can now change the font size of all views in NeoFinder (in the View Settings!)!
  • NeoFinder now remembers the view settings for each catalog!
  • The FileMaker integration is back with a new sample database! This also means that certain Find parameters are now accessible by AppleScript again
  • New menu commands "Go Back" and "Go Forward" to ease navigation inside NeoFinder
  • Added a context menu for "Search These Items", for selected catalog or catalog folders!
  • The icon in the metadata of Blu-ray movie disks is now used for the catalog icon, if it exists
  • Folders inside archive files now have a different icon
  • New command Reconnect Catalog to reconnect a catalog to a modified (renamed or otherwise modified) original volume
  • One KB now equals 1000 bytes in NeoFinder, not 1024, as before. A hidden setting can be used to change that
  • Import for catalog now has the option to Select All files, in case the old catalogs have the wrong filetype/creator codes. Please use with care...
  • The Update in NeoFinder & Eject.app is back! Cataloging can now be triggered by AppleScript again
  • Added a menu command to show or hide LIBRARY
  • The Find Editor has new commands to search for items with or without a comment
  • The NeoFinder Map now has the option to show the current location in Bing maps

Fixes:
  • Changing the comment of a Found item works all the time now
  • The QuickFind field is a little wider now
  • Opening and closing a large number of items in the list view is massively faster now
  • NeoFinder can now read the Geotags in movie files of Casio video cameras
  • If MusicBrainz returns an error message when cataloging an Audio-CD, NeoFinder will now display that
  • All changes to a catalog are now saved immediately, which is important for networking use
  • Sorting of certain columns works correctly now
  • The folder list in the Batch Catalog window and the New Catalog selector now sorts and indents the existing folders in the same way as in LIBRARY
  • The cataloging progress window is now visible in all screen setups (and multi screen setups, too)
  • Memory usage during cataloging of Open Meta tags has been drastically reduced
  • The Find Editor now correctly stores the searched label for Smart Folders
  • The maximum cataloging depth preference is now honored while cataloging Disk Images as well
  • Fixes the error -43 when revealing certain files on SMB file servers
  • Cataloging now deals better with huge files, or very slow disks
  • Cataloging file and bundle versions is now faster and more reliable
  • Fixes a problem in the Find engine that could cause problems for non-roman font systems
  • Handling and speed of large database folders (more than 2000 catalogs) had been improved
  • KMZ Export now works better with Google Earth 6.2 and newer
  • Handling of certain MP3 music cover art in PNG format has been improved
  • Selection on catalogs in the Find Editor and the AutoUpdater window works much better now for larger database folders
  • Fixes a problem in which NeoFinder would not always automatically mount the server volume that contained the database folder
  • Fixes a large number of other small problems and bugs

NeoFinder 6.2 is a free update for all NeoFinder customers.
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer! If you still use Mac OS X 10.4, you should keep using CDFinder 5.7.3.
NeoFinder 6.2 is a paid update for CDFinder customers (except for licenses purchased in 2011) More...


 
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NeoFinder 6.0.1 (May 14, 2012)


New Features:
  • Two new columns for catalogs in list view: Number of items inside the catalog, and free space on disk
  • The "Copy, Paste, Clear" commands for catalog icons are back in the Inspector!
  • The Inspector now shows all catalog related data
  • New command-L hot key to open or close the LIBRARY section
  • The Icon of a catalog now appears next to the name in the Inspector, looks better
  • Searching for duration now has a unit menu for seconds and minutes
  • Searching for fonts now uses file name suffixes, not the old FileType codes anymore
  • NeoFinder now displays the path of Spotlight results in the navigation bar
  • You can now import NeoFinder and CDFinder catalog files by just dropping them into LIBRARY
  • The Cataloging Settings window now also has an "Eject afterwards" option

Fixes:
  • Fixed several possible crashes during cataloging of certain kinds of files
  • Updating an offline catalog now asks you to mount the volume
  • Fixed an error -47 when deleting catalog folders on certain kinds of file servers
  • Fixed several problems in the DiskCatalogMaker Importer
  • Cataloging contents of HTML files is now much faster than before
  • Searching for duration is now more reliable
  • The "Play Sound" and "Use PathFinder" options now work properly
  • Date conversion in the WhereIsIt XML importer works better now
  • Inspector now immediately updates the label menu when you change the name of labels
  • Improved cataloging of ZIP archives with Unicode file names inside
  • The Canto Cumulus Importer now warns you that it needs the UTF8 CRE file format
  • AutoUpdater displayed wrong error message. It requires a Business License
  • Fixed several minor bugs, and improved visual design in some places

NeoFinder 6.0.1 is a free update for all NeoFinder customers.
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer! If you still use Mac OS X 10.4, you should keep using CDFinder 5.7.3.
NeoFinder 6 is a paid update for most CDFinder customers (except for licenses purchased in 2011) More...


 
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NeoFinder 6.0 (December 12, 2011)


  • CDFinder is now NeoFinder! It still catalogs CDs, of course, but after 16 years, we needed a new name
  • New, clean user interface, completely rewritten in Cocoa
  • New Icon
  • Everything in one window, but you can of course view catalogs, folders, or albums in separate windows for much better workflow as well
  • New Column mode, to complete Icon and List mode
  • AutoUpdater: Update your catalogs with a time schedule (requires business License)
  • Fully integrated Inspector
  • Previous Get Info windows integrated into Inspector, you can edit everything right there now!
  • Inspector text fields are now selectable, so you can copy out information from there
  • Inspector can now rename the original file on the disk as well as the catalog item
  • You can now delete items from a catalog, and also from the disk as well, if you wish
  • Fully integrated map with GeoFinder
  • New unique Wikipedia Inspector for items with GPS geotags
  • Super-fast multi-core Find engine
  • Smart Folders
  • New powerful Find Editor has more options, and better "Search these catalogs" features
  • Albums, to keep interesting items together
  • Better Browser-like navigation
  • Massively improved Audio-CD cataloging: Reads ISRC, MCN, and CD-TEXT from the disk, uses MusicBrainz for track titles
  • New Importers for Canto Cumulus and MediaDex CRE files, for WhereIsIt for Windows XML files, DiskCatalogMaker Export files, and Tolis BRU Tape Backup report files
  • Importer for iView MediaPro and Expression Media XML files now integrated (was separate CDFinder Transporter (iView) product)
  • NeoFinder now catalogs, displays, and searches OpenMeta keywords! Again, NeoFinder is the very first cataloger to support this.
  • Faster cataloging of photos
  • Many new columns in List mode, for photos and music
  • Catalogs SoundDesigner 2 audio files
  • Catalogs icons of folders
  • Better QuickFind with simple Google style parser
  • QuickFind has a recent items menu
  • Regex search options for power users
  • New Find option for text contents
  • Better Finder integration with new Services menu commands
  • Can now update an entire folder of catalogs at once
  • Export now also works with entire folders of catalogs
  • Copy and Paste geotags from one photo to another
  • When cataloging a disk is canceled, you can now keep the partial catalog, if you wish
  • The Map now shows the view direction of photos, if their Geotag contains that information
  • The Map now shows all results of a place search in a list, so you can select which one you need
  • Generates MPEG movie thumbnails (MPG, MXF, M2V, M2TS, MPV, VOB), if ffmpeg is installed at /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
  • Catalogs Panasonic ".rw2" RAW photos
  • Batch Cataloging window stays open after re-launch
  • Batch Catalog now has "Eject Disk" option to prevent automatic ejection, if needed
  • New in-place app updates using the Sparkle-Framework
  • Many many more little improvements and enhancements!
  • Fixes many little bugs and issues in the Find and Cataloging engines NeoFinder has taken from CDFinder

NeoFinder 6 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer! If you still run Mac OS X 10.4, keep using CDFinder 5.7.3.
This is a paid update for all CDFinder 5.x customers. More...



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CDFinder 5.7.3 (July 20, 2011)

  • CDFinder now works fine in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. If you use 10.7 Lion, you must update to CDFinder 5.7.3
  • Adds a link to the CDFinder Facebook page in the Help menu
  • Adds several new text macros for the Cover Print feature, please contact us if you want details
  • Fixes a possible crash when cataloging certain malformed TIFF files containing XMP data
  • Fixes a possible crash when cataloging certain Windows URL files

This is a free update for all CDFinder 5.x customers.


CDFinder 5.7.2 (May 17, 2011)
• CDFinder now catalogs thumbnails of Adobe InDesign CS5 and 5.5 documents, too
• The Eject menu now also includes externally connected Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire drives, and also the icon of each volume
Added RAW cataloging support for ".erf" (Espon), ".3fr" (Hasselblad) and ".mef" (Mamiya) photos in Mac OS X 10.6
• CDFinder now creates thumbnails of JPG-2000 photos, too (name suffix .jp2)
Improved Find speed when getting more than 5000 hits
• You can now get the thumbnail of a Found Item with AppleScript
• FileCheck values are now exported as well
• Cataloging of QuickTime movie files with external references won't create weird error messages anymore
• Catalogs created by Roxio Toast now get a proper serial number as all other catalogs
• Exporting now ensures that IPTC tags won't add stray Returns to the text file
• Finally fixes the long standing error -43 when deleting catalogs from a database folder on certain file servers
• Fixes a problem reading the ID3 tags of certain MP3 file
• Fixes a problem cataloging certain NTFS disks
• Fixes a problem of properly sorting catalog names in the list views
• Fixes a problem cataloging certain TIFF files
• The DiskLibrary Importer can now be used from the Import selector window, too. Previously, only dragging the database file into CDFinder worked

This is a free update for all CDFinder 5.x customers.


CDFinder 5.7.1 (July 26, 2010)

  • CDFinder can catalog the GPS tags in .MOV video files created by the Apple iPhone! That gives you the same geotag related features as with photos, such as starting a geosearch, or showing the point in Google Earth or on the built-in map
  • CDFinder has a new Importer for native Disk Library databases! CDFinder will gather thumbnails, and the metadata out of these catalogs. We also offer a very affordable cross-grade for all users who want to switch from Disk Library to CDFinder
  • CDFinder can now search for photos with no GPS tags
  • After updating a cataloged folder, CDFinder now stores the new folder size properly in the catalog
  • New Cover Print template "Envelope", thanks to William Haney!
  • Improved Spotlight search for "any text" to include file contents
  • CDFinder now detects "hard links" as Aliases, and thus allows you to ignore them during cataloging. That massively improves cataloging of Time Machine backup volumes
  • DiskTracker (both v1 and v2 file formats!) Importer now honors the "Ignore Invisible Items" setting in the Cataloging Preferences to keep invisible items from being imported
  • ADC (Advanced Disk Catalog for Windows) XML Importer now reads the Category field and places it in the item comment
  • Improved Stack Cataloging if there are more than 200 catalog folders in your CDFinder database (You did know that you can sort new catalogs into existing folders already, didn't you?)
  • Improved cataloging speed of disks with many media files with no name suffix
  • Fixed some small problems when exporting catalogs
  • Fixed a problem when cataloging Quark XPress documents in Mac OS X 10.4.x
  • CDFinder now generates thumbnails for the old PICT files, too
  • Fixed a problem when cataloging huge Microsoft Word documents

This is a free update for all CDFinder 5.x customers.


CDFinder 5.7 (February 1, 2010)
New Features in CDFinder 5.7 (Video Tutorial 7:35)
  • Cataloging Thumbnails and metadata of Adobe InDesign files (.indd)
  • Cataloging Thumbnails of Microsoft PowerPoint files (.ppt, .pp, .pptx, .pst, in 10.5 and 10.6)
  • Cataloging Thumbnails of Quark XPress files (.qxp, 10.5 and 10.6, with the free http://labs.quark.com/projectdetail.aspx?did=24)
  • Cataloging Thumbnails of Apple Keynote and Pages files (10.5 and 10.6)
  • Cataloging FLAC song files (Free Lossless Audio Codec), including all metadata, lyrics, and even cover art
  • Cataloging ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) song files, including all metadata, lyrics, and even cover art
  • Cataloging of movie files is much more robust, adds ".3gp", and creates better thumbnails in many cases
  • Thumbnails of Adobe Illustrator files are created even if the file is not "PDF compatible"
  • Cataloging previews of text files! The first 256 characters of Microsoft Word documents(.doc and .docx), RTF (Rich Text Format), TXT, “.textClipping”, and NFO files are read, saved, displayed, and of course searched
  • Cataloging the contents of .webloc, .url, and .mailloc files
  • Updating of very large catalogs (with more than 1 million files) is more than twice as fast, and more so on slow machines
  • Geotagging directly with CDFinder! Use either the current position of Google Earth, or the location in CDFinders own GeoFinder, and write that GPS coordinate into your photos
  • A new Automator action allows you to catalog or update and disk or folder automatically, or even time scheduled with the iCal calendar!
  • New Japanese translation by Dr. Wilhelm. Domo Arigato!
  • Export photos directly within CDFinder! Select a couple of photos in CDFinder, use the "Export Photos to..." context menu, choose the format and size, done
  • QuickLook for any online files will now work in Snow Leopard (10.6) as well as in Leopard (10.5). Just hit the space bar for any selected item in a CDFinder catalog. If the original item is online, CDFinder will open the QuickLook window for you
  • The new Video Tutorials button in the main toolbar of CDFinder will hopefully bring many more viewers to these very helpful free tutorials
  • You can now use any arbitrary image for the catalog icon! Use the Get Info window of a catalog, and paste any image format from the clipboard into the catalog
  • The Copy context menu now includes lyrics of songs, thumbnails, and even the text preview
  • Cataloging IPTC and EXIF metadata of photos files of any kind is much more robust now and cannot crash CDFinder anymore
  • "New Folder" will now place the new folder inside a selected folder, or at the same level as a selected catalog in the left list of the main window of CDFinder
  • When cataloging just a folder instead of an entire volume, CDFinder now calculates the actual data size and displays it. Also, if the folder has a custom icon, CDFinder will grab that for the catalog
  • Cataloging MP3 files now handles certain Unicode glyphs much better, especially Japanese character sets
  • GeoFinder finally has a "Recent Places" menu in the search field for a place name
  • Finding IPTC values with certain Unicode characters works better now
  • Movie thumbnails are compressed much better, producing smaller catalogs
  • The contextual menu for a photo with a Geotag now has a new entry "Show on Map" which will open the GeoFinder map for that place
  • The audio search for artist and title now finally includes audio CD tracks
  • Massive improvements when using Windows SMB servers for either the shared CDFinder database folder, or even when cataloging such disks. This will fix the dreaded error codes -43 and -1407
  • Improved cataloging of certain EXIF- and IPTC-Record of certain JPEG files
  • Improved cataloging of GPS coordinates with altitude values below zero (for divers)
  • New CoverPrint template for CD sticker: “Micro Applications 5015”
  • Improved Google Earth connection: CDFinder won't hang anymore if Google Earth isn't installed, but CDFinder tries to get the current coordinate. Also, fixed one more problem if CDFinder needed to launch certain versions of Google Earth
  • New License Agreement: You can now use one CDFinder Private License on up to three personal Macs for private use. Note: This doesn't include a shared database folder, that still needs a proper Business License
  • And numerous other small fixes and enhancements, as always

This is a free update for all CDFinder 5.x customers.

CDFinder 5.6.1 (July 22, 2009)
New Features in CDFinder 5.6.1 (Video Tutorial 3:11)
  • CDFinder now supports Elgato EyeTV recordings (.eyetv). CDFinder will show the thumbnail for the recording, and also important metadata as well, such as the EPG description, director, actors, and much more. All that is cataloged, displayed, and can of course be searched as well
  • The GeoFinder inside CDFinder now uses the street-level OpenStreetMap for the GPS search (requires 10.5 or newer)! That is much nicer than the built-in map, but since it requires Internet access, the old map is still available. Many thanks to Dirk Stichling!
  • New CoverPrint templates: one for US-Letter format Avery 5692 labels, and one more for the HP Photosmart Direct Print. Thanks a lot to Deneen Winchester-Ristow and David Robinson for their incredible help on this!
  • Double clicking a found item coming from iPhoto will now show this item in iPhoto. There is also a contextual menu command for this, too. You can get iPhoto results by using the GeoFinder, and asking it to search the iPhoto 8 database, too
  • Expanded the URL handler. They now also offer:
  • Improved the DiskTracker catalog importer, it will now read and store the ItemNote fields, too
  • Size display of large values in the Inspector is now easier to read, and localized better
  • You can now force the Inspector window to stay open in the background with
    • defaults write CDFinder InspectorPlainWindow 1
  • Fixed a problem reading cover art of AIFF files
  • Fixed several problems with find queries and special values
  • Fixed a problem mounting certain Disk Images for cataloging
  • Fixed a problem redrawing a large icon in list mode, if the icon was only partially visible

This is a free update for all CDFinder 5 users!

CDFinder 5.6 (May 5, 2009)
  • CDFinder now creates thumbnails for movie files! This includes a large number of file formats, such as avi, mov, mp4, m4v, mpg, flv, mkv, and more. It requires QuickTime, and possible plugins. CDFinder not simply uses the first frame of a movie, but goes into the duration of the movie and grabs a thumbnail at about 20% of the duration of the movie
  • The extended GeoFinder now has a clearer user interface, and can search your iPhoto 8 database! So without importing any data from iPhoto to CDFinder, you can find all your photos taken at a certain place!
  • The Locr-Upload has been greatly extended: It now also works for photos without geotags, and you can upload multiple photos in parallel with a dramatic speed increase. Also, you can get a list of your albums on the Locr server, and place the uploaded photos in one of them or create a new one
  • CDFinder can now also catalog the GPS coordinates stored in sidecar XMP files or XMP records in photos (used by the GeoTate Jobo software for RAW files, and other tools)
  • New RAR code to catalog the contents of archives larger than 4 GB in size
  • KMZ Export has been improved with better KML content, and an option to include or exclude the metadata
  • You can now exclude files from cataloging based on their name suffixes, or folders based on their name. This is done by a file named DatabaseSettings.xml in your CDFinder database folder. More details in the CDFinder Users Guide
  • CDFinder now detects certain file types even if the files have neither a name suffix or the old filetype info. This includes PDF, EPS, JPG, TIFF, and PSD files. Of course, CDFinder will now also get you a thumbnail for these files as well
  • CoverArt of AAC-Songs will now be cataloged again, supporting the yet again changed format introduced with iTunes 8
  • CDFinder now catalogs custom icons for files
  • The Podcast info text of MP3 and AAC files is now cataloged, and will be displayed, and can of course be searched as well
  • Creation of all thumbnails is now much more robust, and even the numerous bugs in the Mac OS X cannot crash CDFinder any more
  • The comment inside JPG photos is now cataloged (that is the unique JPG comment, not the IPTC comment, which CDFinder can already catalog since version 4.5)
  • Contents of ".sparseimage", and ".iso" disk images are now cataloged, too (along with the DMG and other formats that CDFinder 5.5 already supported)
  • Spotlight search results and iPhoto files located with GeoFinder in the Found Items window are now badged with the Spotlight or iPhoto logo
  • Switching from icon to list mode, and changing the size of the icons displayed, now always keeps the selection visible
  • CDFinder now uses QuickTime to create the preview of PSD files, because CoreGraphics has many bugs with multiple and transparent masks in Photoshop files, which QuickTime surprisingly deals just fine with
  • Bugfix: RAW photos taken with the new Nikon Coolpix P6000 are now cataloged
  • Bugfix: You can now again drag files from offline CDFinder catalogs onto the desktop, or any open Finder window. CDFinder will then ask you to insert the volume, and then copy over the files to their destination
  • Bugfix: A problem detecting volume duplicates if their names contained certain special characters, has been fixed
  • Bugfix: Reading JPEG-GPS data written by the Dawntech di.Gps Mini II will now work fine. They use a slight variation of the data, and that had confused earlier CDFinder versions
  • Bugfix: Fixed several AppleScript problems, including the selection of catalogs that was always only based on the selection of the left catalog list, but never on the really active view in the main window
  • Bugfix: For some audio files, the genre is now correctly cataloged again

This is a free update for all CDFinder 5 users!

CDFinder 5.5 (January 5, 2009)
Better cataloging:
  • CDFinder now catalogs important metadata of movie files (avi, mov, mp4, m4v, mpg, flv), such as the size and duration, as well as the frame rate and codec
  • Cataloging is much faster now, especially the creation of thumbnails of very large photos no longer blocks the user interface. You can now continue to work with CDFinder while cataloging several large disks at the same time
  • Stack Cataloging now works with multiple disk drives simultaneously. Just feed any disk into any drive, and CDFinder will rapidly catalog them all in parallel. Also, you can now set the catalog label and comment for any cataloged disk directly from the Stack Cataloging window
  • CDFinder now catalogs XMP metadata out of RAW, TIFF, PDF, EPS, JPG, and even sidecar files, increasing the compatibility to Adobe Bridge and all other Adobe applications
  • CDFinder can now also catalog the entire contents of disk image files (.dmg, .img, and .cdr)! Yet again, CDFinder is the only application available to offer this cool feature
  • The extended eject menu in the Stack Cataloging window can now open the tray of ejectable disk drives for you

Better GPS support:
  • The new GeoFinder dramatically improves the Geo-Search feature: A fully interactive map allows you to specify the starting point for your search, and you can use the current Google Earth position, along with preset locations and a new place search
  • CDFinder can now export geotags into the KMZ format, including previews of the actual photos and important metadata, such as the location and camera parameters. That does of course work for any photo formats
  • All photos with GPS data now have the GeoIcon badged to their thumbnail in the CDFinder windows
  • CDFinder can upload your geotagged photos to www.locr.com! Simply context click on any photo with a GeoTag, and use the context menu to start the upload dialog
  • When cataloging GPS data, CDFinder now also reads the azimuth, tilt, and distance values written by Graphic Converter and some GPS modules attached to Nikon cameras. This value is then used for "Reveal in Google Earth", as well as the KMZ export file
  • The GPS location data of a photo can now copied to the clipboard, using the context menu
  • Added SmugMug, WikiMapia, Yahoo Maps, Geody, OpenStreetMap, and Woophy to the GPS menu

Better finding:

Other improvements:
  • CDFinder now supports contextual menu modules just like the Finder does. This vastly expands the workflow options from within CDFinder, you can integrate Graphic Converter or Automator directly into CDFinder
  • Added a new view style to the CDFinder views: Blue. This looks like the sidebar of Finder and iTunes
  • CDFinder now fully supports Blu-ray disks. Their type will be detected when cataloging, and the whole cataloging process is fully verified and certified for Blu-ray now
  • Extended the Export to include MP3, EXIF, and IPTC metadata of all found items properly
  • The IPTC metadata in any export now has no Return characters, but these are replaced by either a comma or a blank
  • Fixed a small problem with the Disk Stakka interface that could cause disks with certain names to be overlooked
  • CDFinder now accepts its own catalog files with drag & drop into the catalog list. Any such files are now copied to the CDFinder database folder and used
  • When sorting, CDFinder now sub-sorts all items with the same label by name for better lists
  • Drawing in all CDFinder list windows is much faster now, you should notice that when resizing windows
  • Improved the detection of bit depth of TIFF photos: CDFinder now properly recognizes 24 and 48 bit images, and displays their color depth correctly in the Inspector and elsewhere
  • Fixed a small bug in the Find engine that could cause some parameters to omit proper results (Find Kind is Photo AND name ends with ".jpg" for example)
  • Fixed a small problem that caused random photo files to be excluded from cataloging, depending on their file size
  • Fixed a small bug that could cause context clicks to be ignored, if the view wasn't activated already
  • Fixed a small problem that caused the labels from the Finder to be matched to the wrong CDFinder labels
  • Fixed a small bug in AppleScript, where the found items would report the wrong version string type (short and long always returned the long version string)
  • Fixed a small problem in the "Advanced Disk Catalog (ADC for Windows)" importer, where some special characters in file or folder names were imported incorrectly

This is a free update for CDFinder 5.x users and very recommended!

CDFinder 5.1.1 (April 16, 2008)
  • QuickLook Integration in Leopard: Select any file in CDFinder and hit the Space key to get a full preview of the document, song, movie, or photo (if the original file is online)! That even works for multiple selected files!
  • CDFinder can now catalog all metadata of AIFF songs, including Cover Art, Lyrics and all other typical fields
  • CDFinder can now catalog the IPTC and GPS metadata of RAW and PSD photos
  • MP3 Cover Art is now being read from ID3v2.2 format tags as well as the ID3v2.3 tags
  • CDFinder is now able to export the GPS coordinates of all selected photos (along with their names and IPTC caption) into a KML file (to be used with Google Earth and other applications)
  • The GPS distance search window now displays the selected coordinate in a nice world map
  • The Info bar at the top of the Found Items and Catalog Content windows can now be hidden through the View menu
  • All GPS related context menu entries now use the GPS icon from http://www.geotagicons.com/
  • Added some hidden settings to enhance the behaviour of CDFinder - please check the Tips & Tricks section of the CDFinder Users Guide!
  • Changed the keyboard shortcuts to set the label for selected items, and now uses Command-1 and Command-2 to switch the selected view from Icon to List mode
  • The context menu for Found Items now has the "Reveal in Catalog" entry back
  • The Inspector now also shows the altitude of GPS coordinates
  • Fixes a crashing bug when printing CD labels in Leopard (that is an Apple bug, but we could fix it anyway in CDFinder)
  • Fixes a bug of Leopard, where Apple has changed the behaviour of "rounded buttons". You could see that in the Find dialog. CDFinder now uses much nicer buttons to add or remove new search criteria
  • Fixes a bug in the GPS distance search, where a rounding error could sometimes produce incorrect results
  • Fixes a bug in GPS cataloging, where another rounding error could sometimes produce wrong longitude seconds
  • Fixes a bug of cataloging some JPG photos with XMP metadata where CDFinder would not read the IPTC comments of the file properly

This is a free update for CDFinder 5.x users and very recommended!

CDFinder 5.1 (February 25, 2008)
  • Updating existing catalogs in CDFinder is about 20 times faster than before, because CDFinder now keeps unmodified metadata around (QuickUpdate)
  • Integration of the Imation Disk Stakka USB device: CDFinder can eject a disk from a Stakka, if needed, and display where a disk is located in a Stakka
  • New extended Find context menus: Find files with same MP3 artist, album, title, or composer, or based on IPTC meta-data or date values
  • Vastly extended GPS geotag support: CDFinder can now also show the location of a photo in Flickr, Panoramio, Google Maps and MapQuest. More can be added at any time...
  • Find photos depending on their GPS geotagging location and distance relative to another photo
  • Cataloging ZIP archive contents is about 20 times faster than before, due to an improved algorithm
  • Cataloging of MP3 and AAC meta data is now fully Unicode compatible, and supports Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillic, and other characters
  • Cover Art in MP3 and AAC audio files is now cataloged as a nice thumbnail
  • Ringtone iTunes audio files for the Apple iPhone are also being cataloged
  • Creation of photo thumbnails is about twice as fast as before
  • CDFinder now optionally generates a FileCheck value for every file, and allows you to verify that at any time. Important for photographers and everyone else who want to ensure that their data is still alive and unchanged
  • Export of data into text files is now also fully Unicode compatible, and exports more meta-data as well
  • CDFinder can now import Advanced Disk Catalog (ADC for Windows) XML files as catalogs
  • AutoMount: CDFinder automatically mounts server volumes for you if you access the content of the catalog
  • New menu entry to catalog a folder instead of a whole volume (CDFinder could always do that, though)
  • Fixes several bugs of Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.5.1 Leopard that could cause cataloging to crash when reading photo thumbnails
  • CDFinder now displays better generic icons for many more file types
  • Fixes a sorting and selection problem in the genre menu of the Get Info window for MP3 and AAC files
  • Fixes some more Leopard related problems
  • Fixes a problem when printing in list view mode, where sometimes icons would not appear properly
  • Fixes a potential crash while finding IPTC data on Intel-Macs
  • Lots and lots of smaller fixes and improvements

This is a free update for CDFinder 5.x users and very recommended!

CDFinder 5.0.2 (October 1, 2007)
* CDFinder can now import Broken Cross Disk Manager (Windows) XML files as catalogs
* Another new photo file format for thumbnails: .IFF (used by the Maya 3D software)
* The Google Earth integration is now faster and launches Google Earth if it is not yet running
* Enhanced compatibility with mouse drivers, such as USB Overdrive and the Logitech drivers
* Improved handling of editing other columns than the name
* You can now copy the path of an item to the clipboard by using the context menu
* Fixes a problem where the new label for a catalog wasn't always saved into the file
* Fixes a problem of revealing an item in the Finder if two volumes had identical names
* Fixes a problem with cataloging Audio-CDs on Intel Macs
* Automatic updating of database folders on file servers is now faster
* Lots of minor improvements both visually and functionally
* This version of CDFinder is certified to run in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

This is a free update for CDFinder 5.x users and due to the numerous fixes very recommended!


CDFinder 5.0.1 (July 6, 2007)
* Direct Google Earth integration for photos with GPS tags: With a new contextual menu command, you can now have CDFinder show you the location that photo was taken in Google Earth
* Extended contextual menus
* Yet another new photo format for thumbnails: Targa (.tga)
* Double clicking a Found folder will now open it in a new window
* Improved behaviour when cataloging certain malformed TIFF photo files
* Improved behaviour when cataloging certain malformed ZIP archive files
* Lots of small improvements both visually and functionally

This is a free update for CDFinder 5.x users and due to the numerous fixed issues very recommended!


CDFinder 5.0 (May 22, 2007)
* Brand new user interface: CDFinder now uses all the cool and modern visual technologies of Mac OS X. All list windows can be switched between the list and a new icon view mode, and the display size of items can be scaled to any value. Navigation menus ease your path through your data, and you can now even view catalog contents in the list mode directly without the need of a separate window
* The main CDFinder window now has two lists, additionally to the catalog list, it can now display the contents of any selected catalog in a second list
* CDFinder can now catalog thumbnail previews for photo and image files of several types (JPG, TIFF, EPS, PDF, PSD, PNG, GIF, BMP, and several RAW formats). These beautifully rendered thumbnails are of course being displayed everywhere
* Full Unicode support: All new catalogs created by CDFinder 5.0 now contain the full Unicode file names, comments, and such
* Direct integration with Roxio Toast Titanium 8.0: After Toast burns a CD or DVD, it will launch CDFinder and pass it the information about the newly created disc
* Direct integration into applications such as Apple Pages, Apple Keynote, Adobe InDesign, and Quark XPress: If the source volume is online, you can now drag any file from CDFinder directly into an open document of the other application
* Improved integration with FileMaker Pro: A sample database document shows you how to run a CDFinder Find command from inside FileMaker, and how to display the results
* Several new templates for the Cover Print feature, including several really beautifully designed ones
* Improvements for Find speed and general application speed
* CDFinder can now import the catalog database of "Neometric" Catalog



4.7 (November 23, 2006)
4.6.3 (November 23, 2006)
4.6.2 (September 13, 2006)
4.6.1 (July 10, 2006)
4.6 (May 16, 2006)
4.5.1 (November 30, 2005)
4.5 (September 1, 2005)
4.3.2 (March 23, 2005)
4.3.1 (January 18, 2005)
4.3 (November 30, 2004)
4.2.2 (January 26, 2004)
4.2.1 (October 20, 2003)
4.2 (September 22, 2003)
4.1.2 (May 30, 2003)
4.1.1 (May 14, 2003)
4.1 (April 28, 2003)
4.0.3 (March 5, 2003)
4.0.2 (January 25, 2003)
4.0.1 (January 20, 2003)

3.6.4 (September 19, 2002)
3.6.3 (August 23, 2002)
3.6.2 (July 3, 2002)
3.6.1 (May 21, 2002)
3.6 (31. March 2002
3.5.1 (December 21, 2001)
3.5 (November 24, 2001)
3.1.2 (July 15, 2001)
3.1.1 (May 6, 2001)
3.1 (March 24, 2001)


CDFinderX Public Beta (February 11, 2001)

This was the first version running native in Mac OS X Public Beta. Regarding functionality, this was similar to 3.0.2

3.0.2 (January 19, 2001)
3.0.1 (January 5, 2001)
3.0 (December 18, 2000)

2.8.1 (July 7, 2000)
2.8 (May 21, 2000)
2.7.1 (February 13, 2000)
2.7 (October 31, 1999)
2.6.1 (May 31, 1999)
2.6 (December 22, 1998)
2.5 (November 18, 1998)
2.1.1 (July 24, 1998)
2.1 (March 12, 1998)
2.0a (December 30, 1997)
2.0 (December 16, 1997)

1.5.1 (September 27, 1997)
1.5 (August 30, 1997)
1.3 (May 7, 97)
1.2.2 (February 28, 1997)
1.2 (December 20, 1996)
1.1.1 (November 1, 1996)
1.1 (May 12, 1996)
First english version released.