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What is NeoFinder for Macintosh?
NeoFinder for Macintosh is a powerful
and easy-to-use software that helps you to keep track of your
digital data assets on all kinds of disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, network
volumes, and any other kind of digital volume, even
Every disk has to be "cataloged" once, which means that NeoFinder
will quickly read information about every item on that disk and
store it in a catalog file inside the NeoFinder Database Folder.
Besides the names of all files and folders of the cataloged disk,
NeoFinder also stores a huge amount of additional valuable data,
such as sizes, creation and modification dates, version
information, comments, and also metadata such as MP3, EXIF, XMP,
and IPTC file information, contents of several archive types (TAR,
ZIP, rar, StuffIt...), durations of audio tracks, and much
To help you catalog a larger amount of disks at once, the
Catalog" feature will
simply catalog every disk once it is inserted, and eject it
you have cataloged your digital data with NeoFinder, you can browse
the contents of all disks without any of the disks actually
available on your computer!
NeoFinder also offers powerful
to quickly locate your files.
The entire user
interface of NeoFinder is carefully designed to help you with your
work, so it is easy to learn how to use NeoFinder
For professional users,
NeoFinder even allows to share your
catalog data in a network!
And with the help of the additional product "abeMeda for Windows",
that even works across the
NeoFinder is also perfectly suited for small and also really large
digital asset archives.
short introduction can only give you a first small glimpse of the
possibilities that NeoFinder offers you to organize and manage your
valuable media collection.
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7, 10.8,
10.9, 10.10, or 10.11 El Capitan. Older NeoFinder and CDFinder
versions are still available, supporting the previous Mac operating
systems, all the way back to Mac OS 9.
There is now even a version of NeoFinder for
iOS, so you can use the
iPhone and iPad as well!
of NeoFinder will remind you at every
launch with a little dialog of the benefits of buying a license.
The number of catalogs is limited to 10, which is surely enough to
evaluate the application and its functions. After you bought a
license, you can enter that license to unlock the full features of
NeoFinder, and just continue to use it with your existing
story behind NeoFinder (and CDFinder):
whole thing started back in December 1995 on one of those days that
found me frantically searching my zillions of floppies and few
CD-ROMs for one particular file. Of course, I just found it on the
last possible disk, hours later.
this enlightening event I decided to search my huge disk collection
for a suitable cataloging tool. Most unfortunately, my search
turned out empty.
Some of the tools I found required system extensions — which I did
not like very much back in the days. One even created alias files
of the contents of the CD-ROMs, a very unfortunate behavior if you
have some million files on hundreds of disks (the Mac OS did not
like that in these days). Some programs were simply too slow or did
puke at large CD-ROMs. Some expensive commercial applications were
not even Power-PC native or would not run in the background. None
of the tools would even use drag&drop!
made up my mind and started my own project. Since some of my
friends were quite positive about my ideas, I decided to put the
results into a new program called "CDFinder". The application
should be easy to use, very fast, support drag&drop, work in
the background and include powerful search
here is now NeoFinder! And look how it has grown in the recent 19
years, to a full-fledged professional digital asset tracking