NeoFinder
NeoFinder
8.0
4.2
0.0

Catalog your external media and disks (was CDFinder).

NeoFinder overview

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs and manages all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Features:
  • Catalog: any hard disk, SSD, Server Volume, Backblaze B2, Dropbox, data folder, CD-R, DVD-R, Blu-Ray, iPod, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Organize: Add Keywords, Ratings, Descriptions, and more in the XMP editor for photos and videos, even multiple files at once
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, Affinity Photo, Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Affinity Publisher, Adobe Indesign, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge), EXIF and IPTC meta data (including GPS geotags), and JPG, TIFF, PICT and BMP photo details
  • Audio Previews: Let NeoFinder create short sound snippets of your music in the catalog
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Movie metadata: get thumbnails, the dimension, duration, codec and frame rate out of movie files, supporting AVI, MOV, MP4, FLV, MPG, MKV, M4V, and others
  • Geotagging: NeoFinder catalogs and displays GPS EXIF tags of photos, and has direct links to Google Earth, Flickr, Panoramio, Google Maps and MapQuest. NeoFinder can even search for photos that were taken near any location (GeoFinder), and export GPS data to KMZ files
  • Networkable: Share your NeoFinder database in your entire workgroup on a server (requires a Business License)
  • Cross-platform: With abeMeda (was CDWinder), you can use one database for both worlds!
  • Workflow Integration: Automatically catalog all discs burned by Roxio Toast; Drag any image directly from NeoFinder into applications like Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress, Apple Pages, Microsoft Office; integrate NeoFinder into FileMaker Pro databases, and much more
  • Find it! Best Find functions, and of course offline browsing of all your volumes - even in multiple windows, if you want to
  • Spotlight Integration: Search your local disks with Spotlight and as well as your catalogs from inside NeoFinder
  • Import catalogs: These formats are supported: FileFinder, DiskCatalogMaker, Disk Recall, DiskWizard, Iomega FindIt, Portents DiskTracker (both 1.x and 2.x!), Catalogue, CatFinder, "Neometric" Catalog, DiskLibrary, Media Catalog, DiskCatalogMaker (Text export), TOLIS Group BRU, Cache-A XML files, WhereIsIt (Windows), SuperCat for Windows (".idx" database files), Delicious Library XML, Broken Cross Disk Manager (Windows), and Advanced Disk Catalog (ADC for Windows) catalog or export files, and iView MediaPro and Microsoft Expression Media XML files
  • Fast and really easy to use, see screenshots
  • Export catalog data to text, XML, and web galleries
  • Insight: Look inside archive files: ZIP, TAR, .rar, StuffIt (.sit and even .sitx), and others, including Disk Image contents
  • International: English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and Dutch user interface, all in one application
  • Unicode compatible: Use NeoFinder to catalog file names and metadata of any language
  • AppleScript: Integrate NeoFinder with FileMaker Pro or any other application, or extend the abilities of NeoFinder
  • Extend your NeoFinder catalog database by using five custom fields for any content you need
  • FileCheck: Only NeoFinder can generate an industrial strength MD5 checksum for every file being cataloged
  • AutoMount: NeoFinder automatically mounts every server volume you have cataloged or updated for you, if needed! And you can of course also ask NeoFinder to mount the volume for you at any time, using the context menu
  • QuickLook: Open a QuickLook window for any selected online file(s) right from inside NeoFinder!
  • Cross-Grade: you already bought a different disk cataloger or media asset manager application, ask us for a good offer!
  • Free email support
  • Languages: User Interface in eight languages, all in one application: English, German, Japanese, French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and Dutch

What’s new in version 8.0

Updated on Dec 17 2021

Version 8.0:
New features and enhancements:
  • Fresh user interface with updated icons
  • Added interface colors Space Blue, 25% Grey, 50% Grey, and 75% Grey
  • Change color immediately
  • Code optimized for the new M1 Pro and M1 Max ARM hardware from Apple
  • Fully certified for macOS 12 "Monterey"
  • New Map with satellite images, Point of Interests, and support to display multiple GPS GeoTags
  • Hide and Show the LIBRARY and the entire left window part
  • Folders in catalogs can be shown in LIBRARY for fast navigation
  • Image Analyse of thumbnails to find text (OCR), faces, or AutoTags (requires macOS 10.15 or newer)
  • Place your full contact data in the XMP Dublin Core Contact fields. These values are now cataloged, edited, exported, and can be used in XMP Presets
  • Remembers the 30 last used values for each XMP editor field, and offers them for auto-entering
  • Show or hide separate XMP fields in the expanded Inspector Settings
  • Transfer or copy metadata between fields, in one or even multiple selected files
  • Removed the "Save" button when editing multiple files in the XMP editor. Changed values will now update immediately, no button needed
  • Show and edit all the usual metadata of any file in the Finder with the More File Info! Drag any file into the NeoFinder dock icon for that, or use the Finder context menu command, or the NeoFinder menu command to open that window as well
  • Import Hedge Canister Catalogs of LTO tapes
  • Rearrange items in Albums manually in the Icon View with the new "Unsorted" option in the Sort Menu
  • Catalog BlackMagic .BRAW video files, with thumbnail and metadata!
  • Edit the GPS GeoTag in the Map by just dragging it to a new location
  • Edit the GPS view direction and altitude of one or multiple selected files
  • ColorFinder: Find similar images by using the primary color, or similar colors
  • Find similar images by using AutoTags
  • Rename files and folders in the Finder when you rename them in any of the five view styles. Previously that was only possible in the Inspector
  • Open an audio file the MP3-Editor Mp3tag.app for you, to edit ID3 tags
  • Create a new folder inside a catalog and the volume
  • Report generator gathers all used unique comments of the files inside a folder or catalog
  • List View has a column "Suffix" for file name suffixes
  • Sort menu has a "suffix" option to sort by file name suffix
  • Catalog Sony Alpha A1 RAW files ".arw" with thumbnail and metadata
  • Inspector setting to hide the thumbnail section when in Icon or Gallery View
  • Add the results of a "Get Place name" search to all items within a certain radius around the initial item, optionally in all catalogs
  • Menu command to start editing the Person data in the XMP Editor
  • Menu commands to activate LIBRARY, the content area, and the Inspector
  • "Find place names" now uses Openstreetmap.org for place data
  • Cancel any text edit in the Inspector by using the Escape key. That will revert to the previous value of that field
  • All edit fields in the Inspector can accept text using drag&drop
  • Photo Contact Sheet can use a different background color
  • Icon View can hide the file names, also the Photo Contact Sheet
  • Find Editor offers "EXIF ISO is higher than" and "EXIF ISO is lower than" options
  • Find Editor offers FPS search for video files
  • Catalog metadata from .fits astronomical files
  • Improves cataloging of very large WAVE files, and those written in 64bit format
  • Improves handling of duplicates when copying catalog files into NeoFinder. A new dialog just like in the Finder will ask if the catalog should be replaced, or both kept
  • Paste GPS GeoTag string from Google Maps or others as the GeoTag for items in NeoFinder
  • Paste GPS GeoTag string from Google Maps or others into the Map search field to center the map at that coordinate
  • Improves cataloging Finder Comments in macOS 11 and macOS 12
  • Set the color label for a file in the Light Table using the main menu
  • Improved handling of "cloned" volumes
  • While loading large image files in the Light Table, NeoFinder will already display the thumbnail until loading is completed
  • Catalog thumbnails of Olympus ".ORF" files
  • Improves behaviour for newer ffmpeg versions cataloging certain .mts video files
  • Works around a problem of Apples Photos.app writing non-standard GPS coordinate value formats into sidecar XMP files
  • File name sequence detection while cataloging will now discover ".ari" files as well
  • Detection of duplicate Keywords when loading the Controlled Vocabulary list works better now
  • Improved performance when loading very large keyword lists (> 6,000 items) in the Controlled Vocabulary
  • Failure to eject volumes will now display an error dialog
  • Improves cataloging TIFF files created by certain scanners
  • Capture One ".EIP" files are now recognized as Photos in the Display Filter and Find Editor
  • Fixes a problem reading embedded XMP data in certain PDF files
  • Improves handling of cataloging XMP color labels from sidecar XMP files of certain RAW file formats
  • Fixes a problem in AppleScript when trying to access the "finder path" value
  • Fixes many minor issues
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    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Dec 16 2021
    7.8.1
    5.0
    Dec 16 2021
    5.0
    Version: 7.8.1
    Version 8.0 has been released. The upgrade cost is $25.99 for the single user license. Details can be found here: https://www.cdfinder.de/en/news.html
    Iainf
    Iainf
    Sep 28 2020
    7.6
    5.0
    Sep 28 2020
    5.0
    Version: 7.6
    I have to say that I really like Neofinder. It's not perfect but I've found the developer extremely responsive to queries and have received updates specifically for the issues I've raised. I've run out of patience with Apple with iPhoto and Aperture disappearing and have looked for a simple DAM program and for me Neofinder is it! I'm an Evernote user for documents, web clippings etc and have never considered Neofinder for this but for image and media cataloguing and searching it's brilliant. I have numerous smart folders for photos by year, image title etc and my ripped DVDs and downloaded films etc have metadata shown. Neofinder also shows geolocation data, EXIF data etc etc. The app has been around in one guise or another for many years and the developer seems to be in it for the long term. If cataloguing images and media files is what you need then, as I say, I think it's great.
    Macvet
    Macvet
    Aug 26 2020
    7.6
    5.0
    Aug 26 2020
    5.0
    Version: 7.6
    I used the program a long time ago when I wanted to keep an overview of the many burned CDs and DVDs on my computer. That time is over. Today I am happy to have found Neofinder again after many years. I went through the changing history of iView Media Pro and was looking for a program that would leave my photos untouched in my system on the hard drive, but still give me the ability to keyword images and quickly find them by criteria such as image size, creation date, file type or keyword. Neofinder does a great job here. I also use DEVONthink and find that the program has a completely different approach and should not be used for comparison.
    Macfoto
    Macfoto
    Jul 12 2020
    7.6
    5.0
    Jul 12 2020
    5.0
    Version: 7.6
    NeoFinder 7.6 is a great update for photographers! Now, NeoFinder is a really nice DAM! ... like iView Media Pro! ...from their website: "New features and enhancements: - Hierarchical Keywords allow you to group and structure very large keyword lists - Light Table to preview original image files in multiple zoom levels and full resolution, and a color histogram. Rate, label, rotate, or delete files quickly from within NeoFinder - Rename multiple files in sequence both in the NeoFinder catalog and on disk, with multiple options - Edit Custom Annotations for multiple items at once - Sort by all Custom Annotation fields, and by all XMP fields in Icon View and others - Search Custom Annotation fields in the Find Editor with many options. Save them as Smart Folders"
    dertg556
    dertg556
    Jul 6 2020
    7.5.2
    4.0
    Jul 6 2020
    4.0
    Version: 7.5.2
    A worthy successor for iView/MediaOne.
    Atalantia
    Atalantia
    Jun 27 2020
    7.5.2
    1.0
    Jun 27 2020
    1.0
    Version: 7.5.2
    Totally tinkered tool. The app has a rare stupid search function. No automation at all. DiskCatalogMaker is way better and cheaper.
    Zx81
    Zx81
    Apr 11 2020
    7.5.1
    5.0
    Apr 11 2020
    5.0
    Version: 7.5.1
    I use NeoFinder to keep track (catalog?) my photos (50000) on an external drive and the search function is fantastic when I need to quickly find an image for a website I am working on or a client ; very very fast, no need to open any DAM application. Excellent contact with the developer who is very responsive. To me NeoFinder is a gem!
    Levelbest
    Levelbest
    May 2 2019
    7.3.3
    1.5
    May 2 2019
    1.5
    Version: 7.3.3
    I was thinking that NeoFinder might be a substitute for DevonThink. It has far less bells and whistles than DevonThink, but the basic idea of being able to catalog everything and show previews so you know what to work on and what not to work on, are essentially the same. DevonThink shows full, clear previews of text documents, PDF, RTF, or plain text. With NeoFinder, I am very disappointed. The way NeoFinder works is to show a small photo icon of a PDF. This is too small of a resolution for anyone to use with any efficiency. PDF previews in NeoFinder are grainy and out of focus. It cannot show a text preview. It will show some small font in a far right panel that the developer says is a preview - but, this is not a preview. I purchased two licenses at the same time, one for a gift to a friend who is a photographer and graphic designer, and one for myself. The main purpose of this software is for people who want to catalog their photos and artwork. As long as this is how it is advertised, I have no problem with it. The last I checked with my friend, he is very satisfied with how NeoFinder catalogued his extensive collection of graphics and art work. However ... after working extensively with NeoFinder support prior to my purchases and having worked with them trying to resolve the very poor way that NeoFinder handles text previews, I finally realized that NeoFinder was never going to work for me as I am a writer and the way NeoFinder handles PDF and text preview is unacceptable. I therefore requested a refund for my license. NeoFinder refused my request for a refund and subsequent emails to them have been ignored by the NeoFinder team. I state all this so that it is a fair review and the reader can make up their own minds about it. NeoFinder is a bad choice for organizing everything. It may still be a good choice for graphics only. But, I have a very bad taste in my mouth now after what I considered a fair, reasonable, and timely request for a refund due to advertised features on the NeoFinder website which are missing in the actual product, ie, “NeoFinder keeps track of your documents”. “NeoFinder keeps track of your documents, photos, songs, movies, and folders wherever they are stored. NeoFinder is your digital treasure chest!” If a company does not practice fair business practices, it seems reason enough for a such a low scoring review. Add to this the poor text handling it is supposed to be able to do but fails miserably, and I think a low scoring review is quite fair. Caveat emptor, buyer beware.
    ski542002
    ski542002
    Sep 11 2018
    7.3
    0.0
    Sep 11 2018
    0.0
    Version: 7.3
    Hi: Please pardon my long-winded comment. I sent an email to the dev. and have yet to receive his response, but possibly I sent to the incorrect address. In any event, my post...

    Am a heavy user of MediaPro for more than 15 years, and rely on it daily. Very disappointed (and concerned) that Phase One can’t/won’t update that app to 16 bit.

    Here’s a brief summary of my workflow. Please reply to me with your thoughts on IF NeoFinder can do approximately the same function(s).


    I use Mac’s. My photo jobs are all folder based.
    -I import images into a job folder or shoot a tethered job to a folder, folder is named with a job number.
    -IN that folder of images (raw and/or processed to jpg, tiff etc.) is an iView catalog. The iView catalog icon (named with the same job number as the parent folder) always stays IN the specific job folder.
    -That job folder containing the iView catalog is backed up/archived, to an external hard drive.
    -When I’m finished with a project, and it’s billed to the client, the job folder is removed/deleted from my working machine but remains on the external drive.
    -IF I need to retrieve images, I reference the job number on my external drive, connect the drive, launch iView from the catalog icon in the job folder and I can view the images via the connected external drive.

    I also have a series of “portfolio folders”, each containing an iView catalog. I update these as needed when I add (or remove) portfolio images. I use iView’s slide show function to achieve beautiful dissolves from one image to the next. I manually advance the images in the iView catalog, to allow me to control the flow of the presentation to my client.

    It'd be great to hear if I can achieve even some of my preferred workflow prefs. using NeoFinder. My time with iView unfortunately, is running out!
    pmaurel47-comp
    pmaurel47-comp
    Jan 24 2018
    7.2
    4.0
    Jan 24 2018
    4.0
    Version: 7.2
    New to NeoFinder. I have been looking for a while for a replacement to Lightroom to catalogue thousands of images, and I quite like NeoFinder's capabilities. Fast, simple to use, and fairly comprehensive. One negative (to me) though is the apparent lack of hierarchical key wording (unless there is a way to do it; as mentioned, I am new to it). I understand the many advantages of a simple flat list of keywords as implemented in NeoFinder, but that list can get very long, very quickly ! And therefore it can make it difficult to ensure consistency when many keywords are needed. The ability of hierarchical keywording to automatically add parent keywords would be a great advantage.
    dcee3
    dcee3
    Apr 29 2017
    7.0.1
    5.0
    Apr 29 2017
    5.0
    Version: 7.0.1
    Nothing quite like it available for the Mac! Great for cataloging backup disks. The Smart Folders feature works great for sorting out specific types of files - saves a lot of time and effort. Another great feature is the “Catalog a folder” - I save Text files and Messages to a folder and then create a catalog of the folders contents. It’s good to see that not everyone is going over to the subscription service - something many of us just don’t like. Thank you Norbert!
    Sgspecker
    Sgspecker
    Apr 24 2017
    7.0.1
    5.0
    Apr 24 2017
    5.0
    Version: 7.0.1
    I've been using NeoFinder (and abeMeda - the Windows alternative) for years. Both programs are great products that let me catalog my files and read them from either system. Their iOS app works well too, even though it's relatively new. I've had excellent support from both teams. While none of us like to pay for upgrades, I'm happy to spring for the major upgrades when a product works - and is supported - well. I've been satisfied using their "private" license (as opposed to the "business") license, as I've been able to still use DropBox to sync my files. (You just have to be careful not to open the files simultaneously on multiple computers.) Bottom Line, this is one of my go-to programs that's one of the first programs I install when getting a new computer!
    chewett
    chewett
    Mar 1 2017
    7.0.1
    5.0
    Mar 1 2017
    5.0
    Version: 7.0.1
    Love this app so far. Showing all (multiple) cataloged Volumes or Folder under a single interface is unique compared to competition I believe (DiskCatlog Maker, DiskTracker, etc.). Users complaining about upgrade pricing are crazy. Most of the software world has been moving to a very expensive SAAS model. I'm very pleased with the price of NeoFinder and I don't mind paying for upgrades on major updates (like version 7 is). In my experience once a Dev is in full swing working on a new version most bug fixes on the previous version cease. That's just a reality of software development (see Adobe, Microsoft, etc.). My experience so far with Norbert has been very professional. He responds to emails in a timely fashion with thoughtful replies. Thanks guys, keep up the great work !
    Mikeymike
    Mikeymike
    Dec 7 2016
    7.0
    0.0
    Dec 7 2016
    0.0
    Version: 7.0
    Bought v6.9.3 less than 3 months ago. Now developer wants to charge full (or ⅔ if I read correctly) price for upgrade? I’m underwhelmed at the upgrade options and definitely not spending that much money to upgrade what’s basically still “new” software to me. It wasn’t exorbitantly expensive, but it required some scraping on my part to purchase for a necessary data consolidation project. Maybe the developer should just go full-on monthly/annual subscription model to support his need for constant cash flow? This is why I hate some small developers. I’m tired of increasingly frequent software charges by developers. I’m not a bottomless pit of cash.
    David-Losada-Soler
    David-Losada-Soler
    Mar 11 2016
    6.9
    0.0
    Mar 11 2016
    0.0
    Version: 6.9
    I think it lacks a quick search option over the selected catalogs or folders in the sidebar. maybe a field under the current quick search.
    Big Johnson
    Big Johnson
    Mar 5 2016
    6.9
    2.0
    Mar 5 2016
    2.0
    Version: 6.9
    When the app functions correctly, it's very helpful for cataloging your media. I have a lot of external drives, and several are kept offsite and rotated frequently.
    It's nice to be able to see what's on them even when they aren't here. And I don't have to plug in several of the drives I have here to locate a file I'm looking for.

    BUT, I've been very dissatisfied with support from Norbert, the developer.
    Since upgrading to El Capitan several months ago, I've had a couple of irksome issues that he has failed to diagnose. He obviously isn't interested in actually resolving the issues - he doesn't respond to many of my emails, and has never tried to work through the issues in a methodical manner. He has basically just said that these issues shouldn't be happening. DUH!

    Thanks for the revelation, Einstein.

    My rating would have at least doubled if the app performed as well now as it did on my Mavericks system.
    matt-46
    matt-46
    Nov 20 2015
    6.8
    4.5
    Nov 20 2015
    4.5
    Version: 6.8
    Awesome program for databasing a tone of files (on a lot of hard drives). The search function is quick and simple!
    KatRoss
    KatRoss
    Sep 10 2015
    6.7.1
    5.0
    Sep 10 2015
    5.0
    Version: 6.7.1
    It's a great program and very helpful
    Panocha
    Panocha
    Feb 7 2015
    6.6
    0.0
    Feb 7 2015
    0.0
    Version: 6.6
    So sick of it crashing and having to re-launch. Trying DiskCatalogMaker and it's seems to be completely stable. Hasn't crashed yet.
    Cowicide
    Cowicide
    Dec 9 2014
    6.6
    3.5
    Dec 9 2014
    3.5
    Version: 6.6
    I'm happy with the Mac app. It's search works well and the cataloging is pretty fast and has tons of options to suit pretty much everyone's needs. For example, I can choose for thumbnails on some volumes and no thumbs on others, etc. My biggest complaint is there's a small (but annoying) delay after I right-click on Update... for volumes before the actual update even begins. Also, I wish there was a better system service that updates volumes right away with a right-click or shortcut. There's one already right now, but it's a two-step process where a dialog comes up and I have to click an Update button. Also, it's non-intuitive as if says to update a folder as apposed to the volume. What's pretty much a deal killer is this doesn't have an Android app and I'm forced to export a very clunky, difficult to read text file instead. There's an iOS app at least, but that doesn't do Android users any good. Therefore, I'm going to take off a star because that severely limits the functionality for checking up on volumes remotely via mobile.
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