NeoFinder
NeoFinder
7.8.1
4.1
0.0
NeoFinder free download for Mac

NeoFinder for Mac

16 July 2021

Catalog your external media and disks (was CDFinder).

What is NeoFinder for Mac

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 NeoFinder

Version 7.8.1:
    New features and enhancements:
  • Import storageDNA CSV report files as NeoFinder catalogs
  • Catalog ARRI .ari RAW file thumbnails
  • Catalog thumbnails of .fits astronomical files
  • Web Gallery templates can contain many additional fields, like the path and custom annotations
  • Massively improved handling of iView and PhaseOne MediaPro "CatalogSets" when cataloging data
  • Improved selection menu for Keywords and Persons, accept single choices with just the Return key
  • File Sequence detection recognises ARRI .ari RAW file names
  • XMP Editor adds new places to the Places list from editing them in the Inspector
  • Label menus for custom annotation fields allow you to search for empty or non-empty field values
  • Dragging multiple large catalog files into NeoFinder to copy them to its LIBRARY shows a progress window and the copy process runs in the background
  • Improves Cataloging your Dropbox if you are using private or locked folders
  • Sorting of file names uses the exact same sort order as Apples Finder
  • Sorting the JobID considers numerical values
  • Controlled Vocabulary prevents duplicate keywords
  • Export of Found Items adds the full path of each item
  • Improved Updating speed when cataloging a lot of custom folder icons
  • Cataloging TAR file paths in the newer "LongLink" format
  • Light Table shows very small files in a much bigger default magnification
  • Massively improves geotagging of video files larger than 1.5 GB
  • Contextual menu for a Catalog in an Album contains the "Remove from Album" option
  • Inspector shows the path of a cataloged folder correctly
  • Fixes some problems when copying and pasting XMP keyword lists between files and the XMP presets
  • Fixes a problem reading the asset creation date in certain video files
  • Fixes a problem finding the content of custom annotations in the Find Engine
  • Fixes a problem reverting the sort order of custom annotation fields
  • Fixes a problem deleting GPS geotags in video files larger than 1.5 GB
  • Improved behaviour when ejecting disk images during cataloging
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer, Intel-CPU or Apple M1 ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site
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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!
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