NeoFinder
NeoFinder
7.5.2

3.7

NeoFinder free download for Mac

NeoFinder7.5.2

05 May 2020

Catalog your external media and disks (was CDFinder).

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 NeoFinder

Version 7.5.2:
  • New Feature: Truncate JPG files to reclaim unneeded space wasted by incorrect macOS JPG conversion
  • Better cataloging of PhaseOne IIQ RAW files
  • Improved handling of newer Sigma X3F RAW files

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104 Reviews of NeoFinder

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1.5
Levelbest
02 May 2019
Version: 7.3.3

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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.
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Atalantia
27 June 2020
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.
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5
Zx81
11 April 2020
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!
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1.5
Levelbest
02 May 2019
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.
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ski542002
11 September 2018
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!
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pmaurel47-comp
24 January 2018
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.
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dcee3
29 April 2017
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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Sgspecker
24 April 2017
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!
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chewett
01 March 2017
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 !
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Mikeymike
07 December 2016
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.
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David-Losada-Soler
11 March 2016
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.
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