Announcing NeoFinder for
After more than two years of development effort, we are incredibly proud to announce NeoFinder for iOS!
NeoFinder is the very first tool of this kind to offer your digital media catalogs "to go" on your iPhone or iPad!
about to launch the Beta Test, so if you are a licensed NeoFinder or
abeMeda for Windows user, and you wish to take your catalogs with you
on your iPhone or iPad, please contact us, we still have a couple
of spots open for the Beta Test.
NeoFinder for iOS will:
- Display the catalogs you have loaded into your iPhone or iPad
- Download catalogs from a Dropbox account
- Search catalogs
- Display all Inspector details for a selected item, including embedded GPS, EXIF, IPTC, ID3 data, thumbnails, text previews, music lyrics, cover art, and all the stuff you are used to see in NeoFinder Mac and abeMeda for Windows
- Geosearch for photos and movies on a map
Only NeoFinder for iOS will allow you to search your NeoFinder catalogs on the iPhone or iPad, wherever you are!
NeoFinder for iOS will be officially released after the successful Beta Test and after Apple has approved it for its store. Stay tuned!
Today, we are proud to report that our certification has shown that NeoFinder 6.0.1 works fine in Apples new operating system, Mac OS X 10.8, nicknamed “Mountain Lion”. Roar!
There is one tiny visual glitch regarding the “Plus” button in the lower left corner of the main window, but that isn’t really a show stopper now, is it?
Everything else works as fine as it did in Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7.
So NeoFinder runs in four major OS releases from Apple!
The old CDFinder PDF Users Guide is currently being rewritten for NeoFinder.
In the process, we are switching from the static PDF to a more flexible online, web based form.
New chapters are added every day, and you can even follow this process here:
Enjoy, and send us feedback!
Your NeoFinder Team.
32 Months of hard work
179 Exciting New Features
1 New Name
After 16 years, we really had to drop the "CD" in the name of CDFinder, even though we really grew fond of it.
But since everything is new in that cool version 6.0, we went for the new name NeoFinder!
NeoFinder is fully rewritten in Cocoa, has a beautiful new interface, and a LOT to offer.
Some of the new and amazing features include:
- 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
- Fully integrated Inspector
- Fully integrated map with GeoFinder
- New Wikipedia Inspector for items with GPS geotags
- Super-fast multi-core Find engine
- Smart Folders
- New powerful Find Editor has more options
- 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
- NeoFinder now catalogs, displays, and searches OpenMeta keywords!
- AutoUpdater: Update your catalogs with a time schedule (requires business License)
- Faster cataloging of photos
And a LOT more!
We can offer you this amazing new update for a very low price, and all customers who have purchased their CDFinder after January 1, 2011, will even get this update for free!
NeoFinder is available today! Download the demo or buy a license or an update now.
Now you can follow the CDFinder development team on Facebook and Twitter!
On Twitter, you will find fresh and up-to-date comments about Apple development and related stuff, even some personal remarks of the chief CDFinder developer, Norbert M. Doerner.
On Facebook, find longer, and more in-depth stuff regarding CDFinder and related topics.
Of course, we appreciate your feedback in both social networks!
CDFinder on Twitter:
CDFinder on Facebook:
Now that Apple has release the new version of its operating system, we can tell you that CDFinder 5.6.1 runs fine in Snow Leopard!
There are tow small issues, though:
1. Since the QuickLook API has been changed in Snow Leopard, CDFinder 5.6.1 cannot display the QuickLook window for files currently online. We are working on a fix for that.
2. Since Apple has removed the contextual menu modules from Snow Leopard, the "CDFinder CMM" won't work in the new Finder. The CDFinder team was very disappointed by this loss of features in Snow Leopard, and we are working to find a solution. If you also think this is a problem, please make sure to tell Apple about this!
The very good news is that Apple has improved stability of the CoreImage framework that CDFinder uses to get photo metadata and thumbnails in Snow Leopard, so this will improve overall stability of CDFinder as well.
Additionally, the wonderful people at M.A.C.S. have updated their previous review of CDFinder to cover the latest version 5.6. Read the entire review. CDFinder gets the full 5-Clicks rating: "CDFinder is a well-written, self-contained program which does its job very well." The entire CDFinder team is really proud to hear that, and we appreciate this very much!!!
Find out more about this cool new plug-in here.
Find out more about this cool new plug-in here.
Written by CDFinder developer Norbert M. Doerner, the article covers the addition of GPS data to digital photos, all the software and hardware needed, and how that additional information can be used by CDFinder to finally organize your ever increasing photo collection.
If you are further interested in this topic, the CDFinder web site already contains additional useful information (here).
It has been a great pleasure to hold these presentations! Both sessions were received very warmly by the audience, and a lot of interesting questions came up and were answered swiftly.
(If you are also running a Macintosh User Group, we can arrange a presentation at your group as well, or provide licenses for your raffles. Please contact us.)
Inside Mac Radio host Scott Sheppard talks with Doerner about the cool GeoFinder feature in CDFinder, which allows photographers to use GPS coordinates embedded in photos to quickly search for images taken at a specific point. The interview goes on about how CDFinder can help anyone to keep their precious data structured and organized, and how the popular cataloger tool can quickly find any data on any disk you have.
Here is the full interview as free podcast in the iTunes store.
The entire CDFinder team is very proud about this exciting interview!