FileFinder
FileFinder
1.7.1

4.3

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FileFinder

1.7.1
09 December 2011

Disk and folder catalog tool.

Overview

FileFinder is a Mac OS X native cataloger that memorizes any disk or folder hierarchy. It can quickly browse or search files, whether you have physical access to them or not. FileFinder supports image previews, image metadata, and archive files for offline searches.

What's new in FileFinder

Version 1.7.1:
  • Backward compatibility: in response to many user requests, FileFinder 1.7.1 can be used with Mac OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.7.
  • Added scale slider for catalogs view
  • Added Expand/Collapse to Selection/All Edit menu options to catalogs, catalog items and metadata views.
  • Added a menu option to reset catalog database registered users. This option is only enabled for the user who created the catalog database.
  • Bug fix: "Search As you Type" preferences option didn't worked until it was unchecked then checked again.
  • Bug fix: selecting default catalog database in Preferences crashed under Lion.

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davidbicho
25 April 2009

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For me, as a high volume photographer, FileFinder is almost as important as photoshop to me. I have a bit over 13TB of raw data in my Offline Image Archive and I do not want to use any of all the image database-applications out there (Cumulus/PhotoStation/ExtensisPortfolio/Aperture/Lightroom/and so on) because of the databas-dependent environment these apps rely on. Classical DAM-apps are great in many ways, but not for my archive needs. And this is where FileFinder does the trick for me with the export previews with mirrored path-structures. I have micro copies of all my off line hard drives locally, and I can fit ALL my images on a USB-memory in my pocket if I need. These "thumbnails" are the ones that I use in the classical DAM-applications mentioned above. The actual high resolution master file is easily located by following the mirrored path wich starts with the disk name. So - I have access to over 13TB of image data in a snap. And I dont need a xserve, no thousands of dollars in hard drives (just simple external off line ones). I wish my english was in pair with my entusiasm over this feature, then I could explain my method well and the world out there would stop investing in stupid master-files-always-on-line-24/7-in-a-mega-expensive-disk-solution. FileFinder does the trick. (yes, PhotoStation uses quite the same method with real thumbnail file objects, but you still MUST use PhotoStation to understand anything.)
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Version 1.4.8
DavidT4592
03 December 2013
Excellent program and great feedback from developers. I agree the icon could be more distinctive but that's a minor point.
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Version 1.7.1
DavyB
05 September 2012
Does not load under Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1
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Version 1.7.1
DavyB
05 September 2012
Does not load under ML OS X 10.8.1 Ratings below are notional, you cannot submit without rating sorry. but 1 1/2 is all i am willing to give when it does not launch
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Version 1.7.1
1 answer(s)
anonymous-rabbit-2521
anonymous-rabbit-2521
11 September 2012
If you want to use FileFinder and have problem to launch it on your computer, you can contact me, the developer, at: contact@macmagna.com or use the appropriate section on my web site.
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Masterminter
16 January 2012
Great Finder alternative. Nice layout and easy to working path. BTW crashed ones when trying to drag a file into it.
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Version 1.7.1
anonymous-rabbit-2521
16 October 2009
The Macmagna.com web hosting service provider has some technical problems today. A mirror site of macmagna.com is available here: http://macmagna.free.fr/
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Version 1.5
davidbicho
25 April 2009
For me, as a high volume photographer, FileFinder is almost as important as photoshop to me. I have a bit over 13TB of raw data in my Offline Image Archive and I do not want to use any of all the image database-applications out there (Cumulus/PhotoStation/ExtensisPortfolio/Aperture/Lightroom/and so on) because of the databas-dependent environment these apps rely on. Classical DAM-apps are great in many ways, but not for my archive needs. And this is where FileFinder does the trick for me with the export previews with mirrored path-structures. I have micro copies of all my off line hard drives locally, and I can fit ALL my images on a USB-memory in my pocket if I need. These "thumbnails" are the ones that I use in the classical DAM-applications mentioned above. The actual high resolution master file is easily located by following the mirrored path wich starts with the disk name. So - I have access to over 13TB of image data in a snap. And I dont need a xserve, no thousands of dollars in hard drives (just simple external off line ones). I wish my english was in pair with my entusiasm over this feature, then I could explain my method well and the world out there would stop investing in stupid master-files-always-on-line-24/7-in-a-mega-expensive-disk-solution. FileFinder does the trick. (yes, PhotoStation uses quite the same method with real thumbnail file objects, but you still MUST use PhotoStation to understand anything.)
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Version 1.4.8
Paguca
24 January 2007
still no contextual menu for quick add. that would be nice.
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
anonymous-rabbit-2521
anonymous-rabbit-2521
24 January 2007
You'll get it in the next release.
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Version 1.4
anonymous-rabbit-2521
30 November 2006
Some PPC users have reported "Error (1007) creating CGSWindow" when launching FileFinder 1.3.4 on a PPC Mac. This could be solved by trashing the FileFinder preferences file located at: "~/Library/Preferences/FileFinder.plist" then relaunch FileFinder. Sorry for the incovenience.
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Version 1.3.4
Ca
24 January 2006
The problem came from my HD, not from FileFinder. Developer, I apologize :(
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Version 1.3
Ca
24 January 2006
Mag Magna you're right! I forgot to say this happened to my external HD. I'm going to back up what I didn't back up and reformat the whole thing
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Version 1.3
$29.00

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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