NeoFinder 6.6 released!

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NeoFinder 6.6 for Yosemite released!

Shortly after the release of Apples new operating system Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we are happy to announce an amazing new NeoFinder version which uses the new abilities and has a lot of improvements for older Mac OS X versions as well!

Here is a short list of what is new in NeoFinder 6.6:

  • NeoFinder 6.6 is certified to run in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite!
  • Cataloging of modern RAW photos is now up to three times faster
  • NeoFinder now catalogs a text preview of the content of PDF files
  • A new Photo Contact Sheet generates beautiful PDF files from your photos
  • New Importer for Delicious Library XML Export files
  • New Importer for SuperCat (Windows) ".idx" catalog files
  • Cataloging of MKV, WMV, AVI, and FLV video files now works better and faster if you have ffmpeg installed (especially in Mavericks and Yosemite)
  • NeoFinder 6.6 can catalog the iCloud Drive in Yosemite
  • NeoFinder 6.6 can use the iCould Drive in Yosemite to store its database folder
  • Several Importers (ADC, BRU, Cache-A, DiskCatalogMaker) and Archive readers (zip, rar, tar) now have a massively improved performance, especially for very large files
  • NeoFinder now generates thumbnails for PowerCADD CAD files (.pc9 format)
  • NeoFinder now catalogs the ISRC data in WAV files
  • After cataloging or updating, a User Notification is displayed in the Notification Center (Mac OS X 10.8 and above)
  • The maximum pixel size for thumbnails is now 640
  • Printing the Icon View now adds a nice header on each page
  • The Find Editor has two new File Kinds you can search for: 'RAW' and 'Media File'
  • It is now possible to delete multiple schedules in the AutoUpdater at once
  • Deployment of NeoFinder in Multi-User environments is now much easier, as the NeoFinder data folder can now be located in /Library/Application Support/
  • New List View columns for height, width and duration of media items

And a lot more!

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NeoFinder 6.6, digitally signed for Gatekeeper
10 MB (Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10 Yosemite)

NeoFinder 6.5 available now!

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NeoFinder 6.5 available now!

We are incredibly happy and proud to present the another big version of NeoFinder to you!

NeoFinder now catalogs many new file formats, is faster and more stable, and works better in Mavericks Mac OS X 10.9

Here is a short list of what is new in NeoFinder 6.5:

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)

And a lot more!

NeoFinder 6.4 is here!

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NeoFinder 6.4 is here! Now in 64-Bit!

We are incredibly happy and proud to present the next big version of NeoFinder to you!

It is much faster, thanks to supporting 64-bit memory addressing, but also due to some amazing optimizations under the hood!

It also supports the new Tags in Mavericks, and the new Maps.app from Apple.

Here is a short list of what is new in NeoFinder 6.4:

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!
  • The cool new Movie Contact Sheet generates a customisable preview of one or multiple selected movie files as graphic
  • 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!
  • NeoFinder can now import Cache-A catalog XML files!
  • 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
  • That new MusicBrainz code can also read Cover Art of Audio-CDs, if it is available at coverartarchive.org
  • ZIP archive files larger than 4 GB can now be cataloged as well
  • 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)

And a lot more!

NeoFinder 6.2.1 certified for Mavericks

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NeoFinder 6.2.1 now certified for Mavericks!

NeoFinder 6.2.1 has been tested and works fine in the new Mac OS X 10.9, aka Mavericks.

Of course, as always, we suggest to wait until at least 10.9.2 before updating
productive systems to the new Mac OS X version.

NeoFinder 6.2.1 for Gatekeeper released!

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NeoFinder 6.2.1 for Gatekeeper released!

That new security feature of Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 is now supported by NeoFinder! This special issue of the proven code in NeoFinder 6.2.1 contains a digital signature that makes it more trustworthy for Apple.

NeoFinder 6.2.1 for GateKeeper is only intended for Mac OS X 10.7 or newer!

If you are using Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, you can keep your existing NeoFinder 6.2.1.

NeoFinder 6.2.1 released!

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Introducing: NeoFinder 6.2.1

This version not only brings a few new features, but also some important fixes and improvements, so updating is highly recommended!

This is a free update for all NeoFinder license key holders…

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 old CDFinder customers (except for licenses purchased in 2011) More...

NeoFinder 6.2 released!

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We are very excited about this brand new version of NeoFinder!

It brings some very amazing new abilities, such as the new color labels, but it also fixes a large number of issues, and generally feels a lot better. Give it a try!

This is a free update for all NeoFinder license key holders…

Some of the 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
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...

NeoFinder 6.0.1 released!

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This brand new version of NeoFInder fixes a lot of small things, and even adds a couple of cool new features!

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 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 5.x customers (except those licenses purchased in 2011) More...

CDFinder 5.7.3 for Lion!

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The brand new CDFinder 5.7.3 will now work fine in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and fix a few small bugs.

Due to code changes that Apple has made in Lion, this new version is required if you wish to run CDFinder in Mac OS X 10.7.

Everything new in CDFinder 5.7.3:
- CDFinder now works fine in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
- Adds a link to the CDinder 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 to existing CDFinder 5.x users and required to run on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
For users of CDFinder 4.x and earlier, we offer the update for a small update fee.


CDFinder 5.7.2 released!

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The new CDFinder 5.7.2 now catalogs Adobe InDesign CS5 and 5.5, and has lots of other improvements, too!

We are very happy to release this amazing update. It fixes all the little things that crept up during the past year, and even adds valuable new features.

And yes, something very big is coming later, too!


Everything new in CDFinder 5.7.2:
• 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 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 to existing CDFinder 5.x users.
For users of CDFinder 4.x and earlier, we offer the update for a small update fee.

CDFinder 5.7.1 with iPhone GPS support and more!

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The new CDFinder 5.7.1 now catalogs geotags in iPhone moves, and imports native DiskLibrary databases!


CDFinder 5.7.1 has these new features and fixes:
  • 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
Everything that is new in CDFinder 5.7.1 is listed here.

This is a free update to existing CDFinder 5.x users.
For users of CDFinder 4.x and earlier, we offer the update for a small update fee.


CDFinder 5.7 - Better Cataloging and Geotagging

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The new CDFinder 5.7 now catalogs better than ever, and has built-in geotagging!

Watch a video covering all the cool new features.

CDFinder 5.7 has these new features:
  • Cataloging Thumbnails of Adobe InDesign, Microsoft PowerPoint, Quark XPress, Apple Keynote and Pages files
  • Cataloging FLAC song files (Free Lossless Audio Codec) and 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
  • 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
  • Updating of very large catalogs (with more than 1 million files) is more than twice as fast, and more so on slow machines
  • 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
Everything that is new in CDFinder 5.7 is listed here.

This is a free update to existing CDFinder 5.x users.


MP3-Info 2.0 released!

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MP3-Info is a free iTunes and Finder companion designed for Mac OS X (version 10.5 or 10.6, PowerPC- & Intel-Mac)

It displays information about audio files, such as their duration, the bitrate, and also some important MP3-Tags, such as the artist, the title of the song, lyrics, cover art, and some more, all directly with the Finder or iTunes! That can save you a lot of time when have to manage songs often. It also shows these information for AAC files created by iTunes, and WAV, and AIFF files.

And best of all: It is free!

So download and enjoy this amazing tool today!

What is new in MP3-Info 2.0?
  • MP3-Info is now an application, because Apple has killed the Context Menu Modules in Snow Leopard, most unfortunately!
  • MP3-Info now follows either your Finder selection, or the current iTunes song, or the iTunes selection. This makes MP3-Info an amazing iTunes companion!
  • Lyrics are being displayed in a separate and optional window. That way you can finally see the lyrics of the current song in iTunes while it is playing, without messing with the iTunes controls!
  • Cover Art is being displayed, if it is contained in the actual song file
  • Integration into Twitter.com allows you to tell the world what song you are currently listening to (uses a web browser)
  • Three different tag editing apps can be connected: ID3X, The Tagger, and Media Rage
  • Find similar songs in your CDFinder library with one easy click

More info about MP3-Info here

GPS-Info 2.0 Now Available!

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Apple kills CMMs, GPS-Info returns!

The recently released Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) adds cool new stuff, but not for the first time, Apple has also killed features. This time, the Contextual Menu Modules (CMM) were axed. So no really flexible context menus in the shiny new Cocoa Finder of Snow Leopard. Sigh. That was also the death of GPS-Info CMM.

But we didn't give up!

If GPS-Info can't run as a CMM in Snow Leopard, it will now be a compact and superfast utility application. And offer even better integration and features.

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So download and enjoy GPS-Info 2.0!

More info about GPS-Info here

CDFinder 5.6.1 catalogs Elgato EyeTV recordings and more!

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The new CDFinder 5.6.1 now catalogs EyeTV recordings, and has a beautiful street level map for the GPS search!


Watch a video covering the cool new features:


We are very excited about this new version. Not only does it fix some annoying bugs, CDFinder 5.6.1 also offers two really hot new features:
  • CDFinder now catalogs 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

All new features are listed here.

And best of all, it is a free update to existing CDFinder 5.x users, so go ahead and download it now!

CDFinder 5.6 Now Catalogs Video Files!

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We are happy to declare the new CDFinder 5.6 released!


This update contains a lot of new features, including:
  • Catalog thumbnails of video files - and not simply the first frame, but a frame from about 20% of the duration of the movie
  • Expanded geotagging support, including the ability to search the iPhoto 8 database from within the GeoFinder window of CDFinder, and a blazing fast parallel upload of multiple photos to the Locr.com geophoto community
  • Cataloging has become more robust, and now includes the contents of ISO disk images, thumbnails of graphic files without proper name suffix, contents of RAR archive files larger than 4 GB, and now also the cover art of AAC files, and podcast textual information

All new features are listed here.

And best of all, it is a free update to existing CDFinder 5.x users, so go ahead and download it now!

CDFinder 5.5 available for Download!

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The CDFinder team is proud to present you the new CDFinder 5.5.

A massive update with lots of new features, including:

  • Support for movie files
  • Much faster cataloging
  • GeoFinder to search for photos near a place, and KMZ Export
  • XMP Support for Integration with Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, and all other Adobe products
  • Many more cool new features and fixes

A complete list of all new features and fixes can be found here.

And best of all, it is a free update to existing CDFinder 5.x users, so go ahead and download it now!