NeoFinder 7.2 is here!

NeoFinder 7.2 is here!

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We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.2!

The second large update for NeoFinder 7.x brings a lot of improvements and very cool new abilities, such as the XMP Preset Editor that will make handling large photo or video collections even easier.

New features and enhancements:

  • Metadata Presets Editor: Create multiple XMP metadata presets, assign them to one or multiple items with just a mouse click, export and import them, or create them from existing files
  • Find Duplicates is massively faster now! Really massively. Really!
  • New option to find Unique Files in the Find Duplicates window, and yes, it is also incredibly fast
  • Fill Bar in Details View for catalog folders, to quickly see what is on your disks. You can even click on parts to quickly display all items of the kind in that catalog
  • New option to display file names without their name suffixes
  • New option to keep folders sorted together in all four view styles
  • Extended AppleScript commands to find in just some catalogs, or to run complex find queries
  • You can now store your Albums and Smart Folders inside the NeoFinder database folder, so they can be shared with multiple users of NeoFinder on a file server
  • In macOS High Sierra, NeoFinder can now generate audio previews for FLAC files, too
  • You can now export the content of Albums into text files
  • New option to display Ratings in the Icon View
  • The Sort menu for Icon View, Column View, and Details View now also has an option to sort by EXIF date
  • All export column titles no longer use ":" in their names, making the import in other tools easier
  • "Open with..." now also works with files that are actually "bundles" or "packages", like Final Cut Pro X projects
  • You can now search for XMP Location and Usage Terms fields in the Find Editor and Smart Folders
  • Updating large catalogs is now massively faster and uses a lot less memory
  • You can now generate Download URLs for your files in your Dropbox, to share that file with other people
  • Improved the display of data in the Inspector
  • A new "What's New" window shows a short overview of the new features in new versions
  • Improved error handling of Dropbox cataloging, and the option to keep a partial catalog when the cataloging is cancelled
  • A new "plus" button in the Inspector allows you to quickly open the keywords window with just one click, to edit your keywords
  • The ThumbnailHelper tool that NeoFinder uses to safely generate thumbnails is now also 64bit
  • Cataloging now recognises ".inx" Adobe InDesign files
  • Fixes a problem when sorting List View by Rating
  • Fixes a problem when cataloging certain AIFF files with an ID3 tag segment
  • Fixes a problem when reverting the sort order with the sort menu
  • Fixes a problem finding items with no keywords
  • Minor visual improvements for macOS High Sierra
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.2 is available today! Download the demo or
buy a license or an upgrade now.


NeoFinder 7.2 is a free update for all NeoFinder 7.x users

NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade for NeoFinder 6.x and CDFinder customers

NeoFinder and Datainer - Store your media!

NeoFinder and Datainer
Securely store your media

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce a new partnership between NeoFinder and Datainer!

NeoFinder was always about making your data storage life easier.

Now we went just another step, and we can help you with storing your actual physical media, too.

Datainer represents the practical “hardware environment”: this modular, expandable storage system provides safe, secure and easy-access storage for virtually all media formats – and it’s barcode compatible: the barcode labels can be scanned through the translucent front flaps.

NeoFinder can not only catalog the contents of your disks, the new NeoFinder 7.1.3 also prints barcodes to stickers that you can attach to your disks.

The icing on the cake for users of the latest version (iOS 1.9) of NeoFinder for iPhone and iPad is the ability to scan barcodes and instantly display the contents of catalogued media: this saves time locating films, images, documents and other data.

Isn’t this simply amazing?

Find out more about these really cool storage containers today:


NeoFinder 7.1.3 for macOS High Sierra

NeoFinder 7.1.3 out now!

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We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.1.3 for High Sierra (macOS 10.13)!

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder 7.1.3 is certified to run in the new macOS High Sierra (10.13)!
  • Print barcode labels for your catalogs directly from inside NeoFinder! Scan these with NeoFinder iOS and quickly view the content of the catalog
  • Improved the DiskCatalogMaker Importer
  • Massively improved the Canto Cumulus CRE Importer
  • Catalogs EazyDraw file thumbnails (".ezdraw" and ".ezddata"). Requires EazyDraw software to be installed on your Mac
  • Writing of XMP for Adobe Illustrator files now stores them inside the .ai file, not in a sidecar anymore
  • Improves cataloging of MP4 videos created by Samsung Galaxy phones
  • Improves cataloging of RAW photos from certain LEICA models and lenses
  • Improves display of very large pixel sizes in Icon View
  • Improves cataloging of ExFAT formatted volumes
  • Improves the alternating list background color in the "dark" appearance
  • Export improved for sizes
  • Will always bring NeoFinder to front when a Find is run from the global NeoFinder menu item
  • Fixes a possible problem when printing photo contact sheets
  • Fixes a memory leak when using regular expressions for a Find
  • Fixes a problem finding in certain catalogs
  • Fixes a bug from Apple in macOS Sierra and High Sierra when selecting LIBRARY
  • Fixes a problem cataloging and identifying volumes with a "/" in their name
  • Fixes a problem sorting the ratings in the List View
  • Improves exporting files form a Backblaze B2
  • Minor visual improvements for macOS High Sierra
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.1.2 released

NeoFinder 7.1.2 is here!

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We are happy to announce a new version of NeoFinder 7, which offers some great improvements, and bug fixes!

It is recommended to update to this new version quickly.

All new features and enhancements:

  • Much improved cataloging of metadata of RED ".r3d" video files. NeoFinder now reads the frame rate, and a lot of textual stuff, like the location, director name, lens name, and more
  • NeoFinder can now catalog HDR and EXR photos
  • NeoFinder can now catalog ".cof" files written by Capture One. These unusual files contain the edited thumbnail, which is quite useful
  • The Inspector now shows the path of a cataloged folder for each item, in the Catalog section
  • The ratings are now displayed in a nice blue hue
  • The Map now also has Plus and Minus buttons to change the magnification
  • NeoFinder can now remove Geotags from photos (in the GPS context menu)
  • Fixes a problem cataloging PDF files modified by MediaBeacon 3, which writes some non-standard XMP data. NeoFinder can now read all metadata from such files
  • Fixes a problem with connecting to Dropbox for some users
  • Fixes a problem when copying to your Applications folder in macOS Sierra and High Sierra
  • The Find Editor has much nicer Plus and Minus buttons
  • Many other improvements and minor corrections
  • NeoFinder 7.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.1 released

NeoFinder 7.1.1 is here!

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We are super excited to give you the first major update of NeoFinder 7.x!

Not only does this new version massively improve integration into all of your workflows (the “Open with...” menu, or the ability to rotate photos, and a lot more), but this is also the long awaited Digital Asset Management tool for your Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer files!
Only NeoFinder 7.1 can generate thumbnails for both Affinity formats, and even add ratings, keywords, descriptions, copyright information, and a lot more.

Check it out now!

(NeoFinder 7.1.1 fixes a small problem in Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9)

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder can now read and write metadata for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. Including ratings, keywords, and the other Adobe XMP fields. So the long wait for the promised Affinity DAM has ended ...
  • NeoFinder now catalogs previews from Affinity Photo files if this software is installed
  • NeoFinder can now open any files with any programs, if they understand the file format. As in the Finder, there is an "Open With ..." menu that displays all available programs for a file
  • NeoFinder can rotate images lossless in 90° increments, and also refresh the preview in the catalog for these
  • Significantly improved cataloging of video files. NeoFinder now uses the new AVFoundation framework from Apple. This will support newer codecs, and read metadata and thumbnails better and faster
  • Full support for the movie metadata written by AppleTV and programs such as, including cover art, descriptions, actors, directors, producers, etc.
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the complete contents of a Dropbox, download files, rename and delete files and folders on that Dropbox for you
  • In macOS High Sierra, NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails and metadata from HEIC files
  • The catalog LIBRARY can now be sorted by name, free memory, modification date and size of the volume using the context menu
  • The cataloging of Time Machine Backups now finally recognizes the very unusual aliases used by Apple, and can filter them out on request
  • NeoFinder 7.1 supports the new APFS file system from Apple (for the upcoming macOS High Sierra) completely during cataloging and other actions
  • If desired, NeoFinder now automatically adds all new keywords to the global keyword list, and allows you to enter only keywords from that controlled vocabulary when you type it
  • The search for media files in folders and all subfolders (in the context menu) can now be applied to multiple folders simultaneously
  • NeoFinder can now catalog larger TAR archive files containing data in the "ustar" format
  • Fixed bug when reading Finder labels
  • Reading the file kind as text in the display and finding has now become much faster
  • NeoFinder now catalogs existing XMP sidecar files for RED movie files
  • When reading the metadata from ffmpeg, NeoFinder now reads the fps
  • The Apple ProRes codecs "Apple ProRes 422 High Quality", etc. are now displayed correctly in the Inspector
  • In general, reading files has become much faster
  • Improves the progress of cataloging when reading content from archives and disk images
  • In the display and the export, paths are no longer displayed with the old ":" separator, but with the newer "/"
  • With a new "hidden" setting, you can have NeoFinder use a different temporary folder during cataloging. This is useful when the Mac has been booted from a small SSD on which there is not much free space
  • The ID3 comment can now also be displayed in the List View in a new column
  • The Web Gallery Export now works in a demo variant without a business license, so you can better try out this useful feature
  • In Detail View, you can now open an object with the Command-Down arrow key combination
  • NeoFinder now detects external changes in separate "XMP Sidecar" files when updating a catalog
  • Bug fixed when reading the version information from certain program packages
  • Significant improvements when updating the database folder or the catalog file is write-protected. Then there are better error messages
  • Many other improvements and minor corrections
  • NeoFinder 7.1 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.1 available today! Download the demo or
buy a license or an upgrade now.

NeoFinder 7.1 is a free update for all NeoFinder 7.x users

NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade for NeoFinder 6.x and CDFinder customers

NeoFinder iOS 1.8

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NeoFinder iOS 1.8 available today!

Apple has allowed us to release the new NeoFinder iOS 1.8!

Due to the changes made by Dropbox, this new version is required it you wish to keep using Dropbox after June 1, 2017.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.8:

  • The Inspector now has a new audio player for the sound snippets that NeoFinder Mac 7.x can catalog! Play them directly in the Inspector now
  • Uses the new V2 Dropbox API, as the old v1 will be discontinued June 2017 by Dropbox
  • Improved updating of catalog files from Dropbox if these files have umlauts in their name
  • Can now Find up to 2999 items (was 999 for performance reasons)
  • Fixes a possible crash in the Find menus of the Inspector
  • Now requires iOS 8.0 or newer

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.0.1

NeoFinder 7.0.1 available today

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After the unbelievably successful release of NeoFinder 7.0, we have received an incredible amount of feedback, and we are very happy to give you the first of them already in a brand new version!

New features and improvements:

  • You can now open or close a section in the Inspector by clicking into the section header
  • NeoFinder will now write all file or folder comments back into the real items on disk, so the Apples Spotlight and Finder can use them, too.That only works for items that are online while the comment it changed in NeoFinder
  • Color labels are now drawn without the gradient. That will make the display clearer
  • NeoFinder now writes Adobe XMP data directly into PDF files, and no longer generates .xmp sidecar files for PDF files
  • The Details View now shows interesting metadata for audio tracks, like the album title, genre, year, and such
  • NeoFinder now uses the new EXIFTool 10.40
  • Cataloging of Bundles or Packages is now much faster
  • Fixes a problem in Mac OS X 10.10.x and newer when cataloging EyeTV recordings. These all work now, with metadata included
  • Fixes a problem during cataloging, when NeoFinder encountered a read protected, private folder. These are now silently skipped
  • Fixes a problem cataloging Finder label colours in Mac OS X 10.11 and 10.12. This will work properly now, and record the correct color
  • Fixes a problem with Web Galleries for found items
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain Blu-ray movie disks
  • Fixes a problem writing Adobe XMP data (ratings, keywords, and other fields), into certain file formats
  • Fixes a problem in Mac OS X 10.7.x after finishing cataloging
  • Fixes a possible problem when finding keywords
  • Fixes possible problems with catalog folders and catalogs that contained "/" in their name
  • Fixes a problem in Mac OS X 10.8.x when encountering certain malformed media files during cataloging
  • Fixes a problem when reading AAC audio files created by "Nero for Windows". These contain some invalid data that could cause NeoFinder to fail
  • Improved Swedish translation
  • Many many further improvements and little fixes
  • NeoFinder 7.0.1 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer

Introducing NeoFinder 7.0

Introducing NeoFinder 7.0

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Some of the new and amazing features include:

  • New clean and dark or white user interface
  • NeoFinder can now directly edit Adobe XMP (IPTC) metadata, both internal (for supported file formats) and external sidecar XMP
  • NeoFinder now supports Ratings for photo, video, and prepress files. Both in cataloging, and in editing and searching
  • NeoFinder now fully supports editing XMP Keywords, including a controlled vocabulary list of all your keywords
  • Edit keywords, ratings, and XMP fields for multiple selected items at once
  • Previews of audio files (NeoFinder is again the first tool to even offer this). Generate 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 second sound snippets, and play them in the Inspector
  • New Details View is a mix of List View and Icon view with more details
  • New Cataloging engine that is 20% faster, and can handle more modern file systems better
  • New Database engine with improved performance
  • Catalog Backblaze B2 storage buckets directly from within NeoFinder (requires Mac OS X 10.9 or newer)
  • Put your catalogs in the web with the new Web Gallery for a nice HTML web export (Business License) with details page and thumbnails, both in Icon and List style
  • Groups for Smart Folders and Albums: Organise your Albums and Smart Folders in groups, and even put groups into groups
  • Compare pictures, and find similar motives, or different versions of the same image
  • Get place name information for items with a Geotag, and optionally write this into the image
  • New extended database file format that can handle much more than 4 GB of data per cataloged volume
  • New Item menu in the main menu bar puts Ratings, Labels, and other item related options in one central place
  • NeoFinder now remembers your Cataloging Preferences inside of each catalog, and uses them for an Update. You can edit them in the Inspector
  • AutoUpdater also uses the saved Cataloging Preferences, and allows you to change them
  • New View Settings window with optional 13pt font size, and all options for the four different View styles
  • List View now has all the IPTC/XMP columns, too
  • Thumbnails of photos and movies and now be 1024, 2048, and even 4096 px in size! This requires the new, extended catalog format to be activated
  • New XML export with optional thumbnails (Business License)
  • The Icon View now has a second line of text with helpful details for every file and folder

a LOT more!

We can offer you this amazing
new upgrade for a very low price

NeoFinder 7.0 is available today! Download the demo or
buy a license or an update now.

NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade for NeoFinder 6.x and CDFinder customers More...
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.

Double Release! NeoFinder Mac 6.9.3 and NeoFinder iOS 1.6.1

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Double Release! NeoFinder Mac 6.9.3 and NeoFinder iOS 1.6.1

Improvements of NeoFinder 6.9.3:

  • NeoFinder has been certified to run in macOS Sierra! NeoFinder now runs in seven major Mac OS X releases!
  • NeoFinder now catalogs Serif Affinity Designer files (file name suffix ".afdesign"), if the Designer software is installed on your Mac
  • The default font size in all lists is now 12 pt. You can change this at any time in the View Settings
  • When finding text files, NeoFinder will now detect ".doc", ".docx", and ".nfo" files, too
  • When finding movies, folder with the name suffix ".dvdmedia" are now found, too
  • Double clicking an item in Column View will now open it in the default app, just as a double click in the Finder would
  • Dragging files directly from NeoFinder into newer versions of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop will now work properly

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.6.1:
  • Fixed a few issues with the new iOS 10
  • The list of catalogs now also displays the number of files in each catalog

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS now in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder 6.9.2 released

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NeoFinder 6.9.2 is available today

The version has only two little fixes, but one of them is very important when you still use the old Mac OS X 10.6.8, so we have decided to make it available today!


  • Fixes a possible crash when running in Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Fixes a possible problem when cataloging certain malformed MP3 files

NeoFinder 6.9.1 released

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NeoFinder 6.9.1 is available today

We are happy to announce the availability of NeoFinder 6.9.1, with a lot of fixes, small improvements, and tweaks.


  • You can now select multiple movies for the Video Contact Sheet, and NeoFinder will generate a cool contact sheet for each of them!
  • Detection of Alias files is much better now during cataloging. Due to an ever increasing number of bugs in Apples FSRef code in every new Mac OS X release, NeoFinder now uses more reliable standard unix calls to get information about Alias files
  • The NeoFinder menu bar Global Find helper app is now properly codesigned
  • Finding files based on their EXIF creation date now works properly
  • Massively improved behaviour for cataloging certain malformed MPEG files with ffmpeg. NeoFinder no longer hangs there, but times out after 30 seconds, and proceeds with the next file
  • Improved DiskCatalogMaker-Importer that works better with newer Export files
  • Improved the Extensis Portfolio Importer with localisations. They save their export text file with translated headers, and NeoFinder will now recognise more of those
  • Improved cataloging of certain MP3 tags edited by
  • Inserting copied Geotags into Found Items now works properly
  • Improved the Cumulus CRE Importer for certain cases
  • Improved the cataloging of certain Adobe Illustrator files that were pure EPS with no PDF data
  • Improved cataloging of TIFF and JPG files with a very very large color profile
  • Fixes a problem when finding certain umlauts, like ß
  • Fixes a problem with "Find by path", where certain folders sometimes weren't found
  • Fixes some memory leaks in the separate ThumbnailHelper process when cataloging files with certain Adobe XMP data
  • Fixes a possible hang when trying to Update the catalog of a network volume in Mac OS X 10.10 and Mac OS X 10.11
  • Fixes a problem when reading file comments during cataloging

NeoFinder requires 64 bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.

NeoFinder iOS 1.6 is here

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NeoFinder iOS 1.6 is finally here!

This time, it took a long odyssey through Apples intransparent and unpredictable approval process to give you the new and enhanced NeoFinder iOS 1.6.

But the epic fight was worth it, there are some really exciting new things in this new version!

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.6:
- The file Tags and XMP Keywords in the Inspector are now displayed in a cool token style, and you can now tap on any one of those to Find all items containing that one Tag
- The Dropbox
“Get All” button now only downloads catalogs that are either new, or have been changed since the last download. If a catalog already exists unmodified on your device, if won’t get automatically downloaded again
- The Dropbox code now looks for a NeoFinder folder inside of /Apps first. It uses a separate NeoFinder folder only if that already exists. But you can now safely move the NeoFinder folder into /Apps in your Dropbox
- You can now cancel a lengthy Find operation by tapping into the progress
- Your device won’t go to sleep now during a lengthy Dropbox download
- The keyboard is now always properly hidden when you tap in the background behind the Find Editor on the iPhone 6 and later
- Fixes a bug in the Find Editor on iPhones, where the lower two items in the Kind menu could not be selected
- Fixes a problem where the Found Items list was not displayed properly after a second search
- Fixes a bug with certain umlauts in catalog names in the Dropbox integration
- Fixes a couple of small bugs and problems

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS now in the Apple App Store!

Announcing Backblaze B2 cloud cataloging support in NeoFinder


Announcing Backblaze B2 cloud cataloging support in NeoFinder for Mac!

We have been working together with the nice people from Backblaze, to add this unique ability to catalog Backblaze B2 buckets in NeoFinder without the need of any other software.

“I was pleased by how elegant and simple, yet powerful the Backblaze B2 developers interface (API) is.…The biggest open issue remaining – and a quite happy problem indeed – is to figure out new and exciting ways to leverage that power for cool new features in the future for NeoFinder on both Mac and iOS platforms.” Norbert M. Doerner, developer of NeoFinder

Directly log into your B2 with NeoFinder, and catalog any of your buckets there.
This is part of the upcoming NeoFinder 7.0, but we can provide you a developer Preview with this feature already enabled. If you are interested in this, please contact us, as we are still looking for beta testers for this!

More about this incredible new feature in the
NeoFinder Users Guide.

NeoFinder iOS 1.5 out now

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NeoFinder iOS 1.5 is out now!

Apple has super quickly approved the new version 1.3 of NeoFinder for iOS, so you can update now, or get a license for your iPhone or iPad.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.5:
- NeoFinder iOS 1.5 now supports multi tasking in iOS 9 and newer, so you can run NeoFinder along with other apps
- The Dropbox connection has a new
Load All button that will download or update all catalogs in the currently viewed Dropbox folder!
- The Dropbox catalog list now also displays the
modification date of each catalog file
- You can now cancel any Dropbox download by tapping on the progress display
- Improved display of data in the Inspector for Audio CD tracks
- Added a link to the new NeoFinder Blog in the About area
- Improved Find view that will handle different device sizes and orientations much better
- Several additional fixes and improvements

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

NeoFinder for iOS is available today in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder 6.9 released

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NeoFinder 6.9 available now!

The long awaited Importer for Extensis Portfolio database Exports files is finally here!

Since this version also fixes some very important security problems, it is strongly advised to update as quickly as possible!

Features and Improvements of NeoFinder 6.9:

  • Brand new Importer for Extensis Portfolio Export files allows you to rescue your valuable keywords from the discontinued Portfolio products
  • Massively improved Find performance, especially on Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11. In these two Mac OS X versions, Apple has introduced extremely slow string comparison code, which NeoFinder now replaces with its own, much better, super fast, hand optimized, code
  • This version fixes the Sparkle-Updater security problem by using the safe SSL protocol
  • Access to the maps of OpenStreetMap now uses the safe, encrypted SSL protocol
  • Access to the MusicBrainz database for Audio-CDs now uses the safe, encrypted SSL protocol
  • Improved cataloging of certain NEF RAW files that could fail to produce thumbnails and metadata
  • Improved handling of new Tags when entering and editing these in the Inspector
  • NeoFinder now prevents duplicate Tags from being added to files or folders
  • Improved handling of protected catalog files. NeoFinder will now suppress any editing options for items in such catalogs
  • Improved DiskLibrary Importer that handle large amounts of disks better
  • Improved performance of the Inspector when browsing cataloged server volumes
  • Cataloging of Adobe XMP data now also reads the "AuthorsPosition"
  • Fixes a problem with "Find kind is NOT..."
  • Fixes a possibly severe memory problem when updating a very large catalog
  • Fixes a problem in Find Duplicates, where items with different modification dates could be considered identical
  • Fixes a problem in Apples Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, where Apple tells NeoFinder a totally wrong number of files on SMB server volumes
  • Improves compatibility with keywords added to XMP by Adobe Lightroom
  • Fixes a problem with certain malformed disk image files during cataloging
  • Fixes a possible problem in the movie contact sheet if certain system fonts are not available
  • Many smaller enhancements and fixes

NeoFinder requires 64 bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.

NeoFinder iOS 1.3 available now

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NeoFinder iOS 1.3 is available today!

Apple has finally approved the new version 1.3 of NeoFinder for iOS, so you can update now, or get a license for your iPhone or iPad.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.3:
- NeoFinder iOS can now look inside folders and sub-folders of your Dropbox
- Massively expanded and improved Find Editor with many new options. You can now select which fields you wish to search, and what type of files or folder you need to find. Also, you can limit the results to items with a thumbnail
- Delete your catalogs using a simple "swipe left" gesture, just like you delete items in Mail and other apps
- Navigate in the Inspector for the previous or next element in the list by swiping left or right
- The Inspector now shows the EXIF and especially IPTC (Adobe XMP) data for any item that actually contains them, not just for photos
- Improved visual display on iPads with iOS 9
- The links in the About text can now actually be clicked, and will open in Safari, as expected
- Many minor improvements and fixes

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

NeoFinder iOS is available today in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder is an amazing cataloger tool, not just for photography


“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.

“...Incredibly powerful...”

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

NeoFinder 6.8 released

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NeoFinder 6.8 for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan available today!

Just in time for the release of Apples new operating system El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11), we can offer you a new version of NeoFinder that will work fine in that new system, and contains a lot of cool new features, too!

Features and Improvements of NeoFinder 6.8:

  • NeoFinder 6.8 is certified to run in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan!
  • Add or change keywords (Finder Tags) for all files and folders! NeoFinder will not only store these keywords/tags in its catalog, but also attaches them to your original files and folders, just like Apples Finder does
  • Find performance is now faster in Yosemite and El Capitan (that is a serious bug from Apple, and we worked around it)
  • New Find Editor parameter: “Has no Tag”
  • Cataloging XMP data will now give precedence to XMP over possible IPTC tags in a file
  • NeoFinder now recognizes ExFAT volume types
  • Fixes several memory problems during cataloging
  • Fixes a problem in the “Any Text doesn’t contain” Find Editor parameter
  • Fixes a problem with the regex Find parameter
  • Fixes a possible problem when cataloging certain malformed MOV video files. NeoFinder will no longer seem to “hang” in that case
  • Fixes a problem in the “Find All Files in this Folder” context menu command
  • Fixes a problem when cataloging the textual content of certain PDF files
  • Fixes a problem when finding in a very large, very busy database folder in a network setup

NeoFinder requires 64 bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.

NeoFinder iOS 1.2 available today

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NeoFinder iOS 1.2 available today!

And it is getting better again! We have added a number of highly useful abilities to the brand new NeoFinder iOS 1.2 today.

Apple has already approved the new version, so you can update now, or use this to get a license for your iPhone as well.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.2:

- NeoFinder iOS can now update catalogs from the Dropbox
- This version has new icons
- Delete any catalog by swiping it to the left in the catalogs list
- The Inspector now has an Up and Down arrow, allowing you to navigate through your items, just like Apples Mail app
- The search for photos and movies on a map is now called GeoFinder again, and also available from the map in the Inspector
- Several minor improvements and fixes

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

NeoFinder iOS available today in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder: The Holy Grail of media asset management

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“[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:

NeoFinder iOS 1.1 available today

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NeoFinder iOS 1.1 available today!

With all the amazing feedback we have received for the initial version, we are very happy today to give you the improved and enhanced version 1.1 of NeoFinder for iOS!

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.1:

- NeoFinder iOS now runs in 64 bit on suitable iOS devices
- The Find Popup is now much more elegant, and can be accessed from most places in NeoFinder iOS. It allows you to tell NeoFinder which types of files you wish to Find, and opens the GeoFinder (search for photos and movies on a map) as well
- You can now Find similar files from inside the Inspector, like all songs of an Album, or files created at the same day, or files of the same size. Just select the attribute in the Inspector, and use the new Find menu!
- You can now Copy text from any field in the Inspector by tapping on the data
- Open any NeoFinder or abeMeda catalog file (suffix ".neofinder" and ".cdw") directly from, or GoodReader, or Dropbox, or other apps who offer an "Open with" command for files
- Improved the Dropbox connection! It has a nicer user interface, a better progress, and you can logout of your Dropbox account, if you wish to do so.
- The Inspector now displays the Tags, FileCheck, and the ID3 comment
- The Progress during a Find is visually improved
- The Info area now has links to the NeoFinder Facebook page, and Support page
- Further improvements:
- The ID3 Lyrics are no longer truncated at the top of the display
- The About view no longer crashes in certain localised versions
- The version of the NeoFinder iOS app is now being shown during startup
- The place search field of the GeoFinder is no longer truncated in iOS 7 and iOS 8
- Increases stability and performance

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

NeoFinder iOS in the Apple App Store

NeoFinder 6.7.1 released

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NeoFinder 6.7.1 for Mac released!

This is a fix for a memory leak that we have found in the DPX code after the release of NeoFinder 6.7. It also contains one new feature as well.

What is new in NeoFinder 6.7.1:

  • Catalogs previews of ".psb" (Photoshop, Large Document Format) files
  • Fixes a memory leak when cataloging large amounts of DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) video still images

NeoFinder 6.7 released

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NeoFinder 6.7 for Mac released!

We are proud to present you a brand new version of NeoFinder for Mac! We have improved cataloging, and handling of your catalogs quite a bit.

Here is a short list of what is new in NeoFinder 6.7:

  • Can now catalog the contents Open Office text files ('.odt' and '.ott')
  • NeoFinder can now catalog DPX images and read their SMTPE timecode
  • Added support to catalog PhaseOne RAW images ('.iiq')
  • Added support to catalog Leica RAW images ('.rwl')
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the structure of CBR and CBZ (Comic Book Archives) files
  • You can now edit the comment for multiple items in catalogs at once in the Inspector
  • Several additional columns can now be edited directly in the List View
  • You can now catalog the Adobe XMP data in PNG images
  • Several Importers can ignore invisible files during the Import
  • You can now sort the Icon View by Modification Date and by Path
  • The DatabaseSettings.xml now has a new section to completely ignore certain files during cataloging, for example XMP sidecar files
  • IPTC keywords and Tags are now displayed sorted in the Inspector
  • You can now edit the item names in Column View
  • Pasting catalog icons now works in Mac OS X Yosemite on Retina iMacs
  • You can now double click Spotlight results to open them in the Finder
  • Reading Microsoft Word '.doc' and '.docx' file contents can no longer crash during cataloging

And a lot more!

NeoFinder for iPhone and iPad is here

Ready for Sale!

NeoFinder for iPhone and iPad is here!

We are incredibly happy and proud to give you NeoFinder for iOS!

After three years of hard work, and countless hours pouring over the details of bringing the power of NeoFinder to this small device, we have released NeoFinder iOS 1.0, and Apple has approved it to the Apple App Store.

It was quite an accomplishment to make the mighty NeoFinder work with the little memory and small screen of the iPhone or iPad, but we made a nice and compact iOS version of this amazing Digital Asset Management tool for you.

  • Keep the NeoFinder catalogs of your entire digital library always with you!
  • Use Dropbox or iTunes to upload your NeoFinder catalog files to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Find your photos, movies, songs, and any cataloged data quickly on your iPhone or iPad, wherever you go.
  • Limit the search to only photos, songs, or movies.
  • The Inspector shows you all the details of your cataloged files, including Previews, EXIF, IPTC, ID3, XMP, song lyrics, cover art, if they are included in your catalogs.
  • Geotags of photos or movies are displayed on the map.
  • Geosearch for all photos or movies within the visible range of the map.

More on the new NeoFinder iOS web site:

NeoFinder iOS is available today in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder featured in macnn

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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:

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!

Announcing NeoFinder for iOS

NeoFinder for iPhone or iPad!!

Announcing NeoFinder for iOS!

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!

NeoFinder for iPhone or iPad!!

We are 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!

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

  • 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 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
  • 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

  • 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 features in TUAW

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"In a nutshell, NeoFinder is like a supercharged Finder"

"The Unofficial Apple Weblog" writes this about NeoFinder in their blog:

Even with powerful built-in Mac OS X features like Spotlight and QuickLook, it can be so frustrating when you can't find exactly what you're looking for because you can't remember exactly where you put it.
If you work with large quantities of photos, audio files, video or documents, but have found yourself struggling to find that file -- it could be in any number of offline hard drives, discs or backups -- then NeoFinder if probably what you need."

We are thrilled to receive such a great review! Thank you!

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)

  • 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 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 More...

Neofinder mentioned in Mac Geek Gab podcast


NeoFinder mentioned in MacObservers Geek Cab podcast!

We are happy to report that MacObserver has mentioned the new NeoFinder in its rather geeky podcast Geek Cab.

Here is a link.

They explain why Spotlight is not working with external disks or network shares, and the situations in which NeoFinder comes in very handy!

We are very happy about this nice mentioning, and we hope you enjoy it, too!

NeoFinder certified for Mountain Lion

NeoFinder 6.0.1 runs in Mountain Lion 10.8!

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!

New NeoFinder Online Users Guide!

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A complete rewrite is in the works!

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.

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

  • 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 More...

NeoFinder 6.0 is finally here!

32 Months of hard work

179 Exciting New Features

1 New Name

Introducing NeoFinder

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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 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

a LOT more!

We can offer you this amazing
new update for a very low price

NeoFinder is available today! Download the demo or
buy a license or an update now.

CDFinder turns 15!

'twas 15 years ago today!
CDFInder 1.0 Screen Shot!

On a rather cold evening on December 10, 1995, chief developer Norbert M. Doerner wrote the first lines of code for a brand new Macintosh software called CDFinder.

Little did he know that this new pet project of his would turn out to be a highly successful product that would still be actively developed 15 years later.

For those technically interested, the first CDFinder code module was a progress window that showed the progress bar in color, which had to be manually drawn in 1995, because System 7.1 in that day only had a boring back and white progress bar. Yeah, those were the days.

The first version was released in April 1996, and only in Germany. The first english version was 1.1 released in May 1996.

We will definitely celebrate this amazing feat with a nice glass of Champagne tonight.

Thank you very much to all these 49,000 people who have purchased a CDFinder license in the past 15 years, and who helped us make CDFinder such a cool product!

CDFinder developer Norbert M. Doerner holds speech at photokina 2010

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If you are interested in geotagging, and you ask yourself if that is simply placing photos on a map, you may wish to hear the speech of CDFinder developer Doerner at the biannual photokina expo in Cologne, Germany.

This free speech is hosted by the high tech forum SPECTARIS, and will take place on September 22, 2010, at 1:30 P.M.

Together with Sebastian Hofer from you will be able to have a first look at the exciting new GPS features of CDFinder 6!

Flyer (PDF, German, 156 KB)


We would love to meet you at
photokina 2010!

CDFinder on Facebook

See Development Happen!
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Now you can follow the CDFinder development team on
Facebook and Twitter!

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.

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

CDFinder on Facebook: facebook button

CDFinder and Green IT

Green IT and the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

Next week, politicians from all over the world meet together to talk. And talk. And talk. And talk even more.

CDFinder team is sick of talking, and started taking action.

Here is what we did so far:

- We switched our electric utility from a huge, coal burning supplier to a small and completely green one, only using solar, wind, and other efficient, and renewable energies.

Read more about this...

CDFinder demo at Macintosh Asheville Computer Society Meeting

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We are very pleased to announce that CDFinder will be demoed during the upcoming June meeting of the Macintosh Asheville Computer Society M.A.C.S. So if you are nearby, make sure to attend this meeting!!

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!!!

CDFinder and Video Archiving

The popular video production blog has just published a long article about archiving large amounts of video data created in any video production.
(NAB Preivew: Cache-A LTO-4 Archive Drive for Video Pros)

They are suggesting to use CDFinder:
"As each tape is filled, we mount it on the desktop of the computer and use a program called CDFinder to create a catalog file of all contents of the tape. This usually only takes a few minutes per tape. Once complete, the tape is in the CDFinder database and can be searched from any computer in the office without the tape being loaded. Once we find what we’re looking for, we load the appropriate tape and retrieve the files. It has turned out to be a great system."

We are very happy about this interesting article that shows how CDFinder can be used in video production, and we are even more thrilled, because generating video thumbnails for CDFinder catalogs is a very cool new upcoming feature, and it seems we have hit a nerve with hat already...

MacTech Geotagging article

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The current issue January 2009 of the popular MacTech magazine contains a large article about GPS, geotagging, and the Macintosh.

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 (

CDFinder in Arizona

Norbert M. Doerner showed CDFinder features to Mac User Groups in Arizona

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On Wednesday, November 19, 2008, CDFinder chief developer Norbert M. Doerner has presented the current version of CDFinder, as well as an exclusive preview of CDFinder 5.5 to the members and visitors of the Tucson Macintosh User Group (TMUG) in Tucson, Arizona.

The next day, November 20, 2008, Doerner also gave a speech to the Arizona Macintosh User Group (AMUG) in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Interview!

The highly regarded popular internet radio station Inside Mac Radio has just released an interview with CDFinder chief developer Norbert M. Doerner.

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!

Podcast MacBreak Weekly talks about CDFinder

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They just keep coming! Yet another very positive review of CDFinder. This time, it is a podcast of MacBreak Weekly.

Alex Lindsay days: (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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We are thrilled to receive such a great review again! Thank you!! reviews CDFinder logo

And yet another cool review of CDFinder came in. This time, it is from the popular blog.

They write:

"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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The feedback from this review is very welcome to the entire team here, and we very much appreciate it!

Mac Recon also reviews CDFinder

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The popular blog Mac Recon has written a really amazing review of CDFinder 5.1.

They write:

"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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Again, the CDFinder team is really happy to receive such positive praise! Thank you!

Ogle Earth reviews CDFinder

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The popular blog Ogle Earth has written a very positive review of the new GPS features in CDFinder.

They write:

"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 entire CDFinder team is thrilled to be valued so much by such a prestigious blog. Thank you!! reviews CDFinder and CDWinder

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The popular German digital camera web site has written a very long and detailed review of CDFinder and CDWinder.

They write:

"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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We are very happy bout this extensive and positive review!

Germany's Macwelt magazine says CDFinder is "very good"!

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In its recent issue December 2007, 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 CDFinder team is very proud about this prominent praise!

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In the current episode 51 of the wildly popular video podcast, producer Jeff MacArthur showcases the cool features of CDFinder. Just download this episode for free and look for yourself!

CDFinder reviewed by M.A.C.S.

The Macintosh Asheville Computer Society has written a really nice and detailled review about CDFinder:

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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