What the press says about NeoFinder:
Call-A.P.P.L.E. about NeoFinder
“NeoFinder has my highest recommendation.”
The Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) writes about NeoFinder:
“...NeoFinder is quit simply the best such tool that I’ve ever used. It makes it very easy to create a simple catalog of drives and disks, and can store complex metadata about documents, photos, songs, and movies along with optional checksums to verify integrity....”
Read for yourself: http://www.callapple.org/software/neofinder-7-disk-cataloger-released/
Q and A Photo about NeoFinder
“NeoFinder is an amazing cataloger tool, not just for photography”
A brand new episode of the popular photo blog “Q and A Photo” by Paul Atkins talks about DAM (Digital Asset Management), and how the amazing NeoFinder can help you with this.
If you are a photographer, and you are interested in how to safely store and organize your precious digital photos, this show will give you some really great ideas!
The part about DAM starts around 20 minutes into the show, and they talk about NeoFinder starting at around 34 minutes.
Check out the entire fascinating audio show: http://www.bmnet.us/qap077/
ZDNet about NeoFinder
“[NeoFinder is] the Holy Grail of media asset management”
Yes, that is the amazing praise that David Gerwitz finds for NeoFinder!
And there is more!
“..I needed something that actually worked, and NeoFinder knocks it out of the park for under fifty bucks."
“...I set about importing my files into NeoFinder. Some time later (without crashing) it had them all imported into its databases. A search (NeoFinder is also integrated with the Mac's Spotlight) takes seconds...
Oh, as for file limits: 4,000,000,000 catalogs. That's not files. That's the number of catalogs of files NeoFinder can handle. I think we're good for a while, don't you?”
“...Although now it's called NeoFinder [it] handles all sorts of media. When I say "all sorts of media," I mean it. I can't go into all the formats this thing handles, but it goes way beyond my needs to a wide variety of music formats, video formats, movie formats, document formats, and more.”
Read the entire article: http://www.zdnet.com/article/my-finally-successful-quest-for-a-good-media-asset-management-tool/
macnn about NeoFinder
A very nice NeoFinder review of the good people of macnn:
"Since NeoFinder v6.6 is available for download as a trial, we recommend giving it a try for yourself if you're on the hunt for something to help organize a notable breadth of digital information. Since it is indeed a comprehensive tool for managing a catalog (of which we can't thoroughly cover in a brief review), we feel that those who will benefit most from NeoFinder are companies, ranging in size, that require detailed aggregation of files they hold onto."
Read more: http://www.macnn.com/articles/14/11/10/digital.asset.catalog.tool.allows.for.in.depth.organization
Patrick van Gerwen Blog
"I've got to hand it to Norbert M. Doerner (developer of CDFinder). His constantly improving disk library cataloger (digital asset manager, photo database) for the Apple Macintosh is a must have for the smaller design studio's out there. Forget about about the slow, expensive, server operated, database catalog programmes and just get CDFinder.I myself am using it for several years now and it's so easy to use. Just burn away your finished projects on a disk and let CDFinder catalog the disk. If you ever need to find a project, just search within the CDFinder catalog and browse through the results. You'll find your stuff in no time! And that's just the basic functionality i use."
What a nice review, thank you!
Full posting here.
MacBreak Weekly Podcast
They just keep coming! Yet another very positive review of CDFinder. This time, it is a podcast of MacBreak Weekly.
Alex Lindsay says: (at about minute 49 in the podcast, more info)
"We have 120 drives or something here... for backups and stuff. We run it through DiskTracker, which is kind of stone-age technology, to keep track of it.... CDFinder just builds a database of every file name that is on that drive, and if you are doing lots and lots of backups, you just scan these drives, and now you can just very quickly find what file is on what drive. We are just starting to use CDFinder, and as soon as I did the first scan, of my internal drive, I was like get rid of DiskTracker. CDFinder is light-years ahead of DiskTracker..."
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And yet another cool review of CDFinder came in. This time, it is from the popular bioneural.net blog.
"CDFinder is essentially an asset manager that catalogues any file on any volume (CD-ROM, DVD, USB drive, etc). But media metadata are its speciality, and this indexing powerhouse has recently been extended to handle geotags and provide related functionality.
"Free updates since 1996" is nothing short of impressive. I reviewed the change log and that's 54 updates since the first English version was released. Not many companies can boast of such dedication to their existing customer base. The application menu even has a "Send e-mail to author..." option, again indicating a hands-on commitment to customer support (which is free). That kind of approach wins you loyalty."
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Mac Recon Review
The popular blog Mac Recon has written a very positive review of CDFinder 5.1.
"CDFinder has a very clean, yet attractive, interface that works out perfectly and actually boosts its productivity. Some may even look at it as a streamlined Finder window because of how easy it is to gain access to any file within it.
But all the cataloguing would be useless if it didn’t have equally powerful organizing and searching features. Fortunately, it does.
CDFinder is extremely powerful. It’s capable of handling millions of files (hard to test in a computer lab environment, though), and everything seems perfect."
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Ogle Earth Blog
The famous blog Ogle Earth has written a very long and detailed review of the great GPS features in CDFinder.
"So what happens when the developer, Germany’s Norbert Doerner, gets bitten by the geotagging bug? Why, he turns CDFinder into a geosearch marvel.
You just know this stuff is eventually going to make it into operating systems by default, it’s just that it will take ages."
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The popular German digital camera web site digitalkamera.de has written a very long and detailed review of CDFinder and CDWinder.
"CDWinder is a disk cataloging application with a very comfortable and intuitive handling. It has a very fast search feature and many well-thought-of features."
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Germany's largest Macintosh magazine, Macwelt, has tested CDFinder 5 and found it to be very good!
The testers especially liked the low price and the very good user interface:
"CDFinder is the magnifying glass for files. It simply works without any trouble, and after a short while you won't ever want to do without it." (Macwelt issue December 2007, page 46)
The hungarian online site techline.hu has also written a nice comparison of CDFinder and some similar Microsoft Windows tool, and essentially, they say: "CDFinder is simply the best CD/DVD catalog software on the Mac platform"
"And not just ANY cataloger program but a very good one: "CDFinder".
It's $30 price is well-worth the investment. Integrate it into your backup procedure and it will not only keep track of every file and folder for you but will reveal any item's location in an instant."
"Pros: Fairly intuitive and flexible, Mac-like interface; Individual items or entire catalogs can be deleted (without removing the original files from the disk ("DiskTracker", see below, actually deletes the "real" files!); Catalogs can be grouped into one or more folders; Powerful Export function; "Batch Create" for cataloging several CDs, one after the other; When printing, Disclosure Triangles are printed to the left of each folder, which makes them much easier to find in long listings; You can choose whether to catalog "Packages" or not. ("DiskTracker", see below, doesn't allow this.); Convenient separate program included to quick-catalog a disk."
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MacUser Magazine, U.K.
http://www.macuser.co.uk (Vol 16, Issue 12, June 2000) (The very best vote they can give!)
"When it comes to searching for named files, CDFinder beats Sherlock hands down."
"CDFinder is one of those pieces of shareware that makes you wonder how you ever managed without it."
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About This Particular Mac
http://www.atpm.com (Volume 11, Number 10, October 1, 2005)
"I did not encounter any bugs in CDFinder. I’ve been using it for years, and it has never crashed."
"CDFinder is a solid piece of software with great features and performance. It could use an interface overhaul, but it gets the job done."
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Rating: 4 bounces - Pure Lust (http://www.applelust.com/)
"CDFinder is a deep, well thought out product that offers tremendous bang for the buck, and definitely places itself as one of the most useful bits of shareware out there."
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