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Catalog your external media and disks (was CDFinder).

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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 8.1.1

Updated on Apr 14 2022

New features and enhancements:
  • Catalog thumbnails and metadata of the new Olympus OM-1 camera RAW files (.ORF)
  • Catalog and Edit the new IPTC standard fields for Accessibility image descriptions ("alt text") and extended descriptions
  • Find Editor "Path" parameter can use regex for more complex searches
  • Catalog "Capture Date" including seconds from video files, and some more exotic RAW files
  • EXIF Capture Date also works for dates prior to 1900, for photo archives and museums
  • "Metadata" context menu only contains the active commands
  • Improved cataloging of BlackMagic RAW videos files, uses less memory in NeoFinder
  • Find Editor "EXIF" has a new parameter to find empty EXIF Capture Date values
  • Fixes a bug where the "Back" and "Forward" buttons in the main window didn't always work
  • Fixes a bug where the number of items in Albums and Album Groups wasn't always updated immediately
  • Fixes a bug in the text-with-tab export, where empty contact fields didn't write the required tabs
  • Works around bugs in macOS, where the volume creation date of FAT16, FAT32, and ExFAT volumes was completely wrong
  • Fixes a bug in the More Finder Info Inspector, where the XMP contact data fields were always empty
  • Fixes a bug where adding a Place from XMP data of a file didn't work if the option "Always add new places to this list" was deactivated
  • Fixes a bug where the Multi Renamer always added a period character to renamed folders (that feature was actually intended for files only, but hey...)
  • Fixes a bug where the Find Engine failed to find hierarchical keywords if the "one keyword contains" option was used instead of "one keyword is"
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.11 or newer, Intel or ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site
View older NeoFinder updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

35.4 MB

Downloads

382928

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Joy-L
Joy-L
Mar 30 2022
8.1
5.0
Mar 30 2022
5.0
Version: 8.1
A fantastic program which I've used and loved it since 2006. NeoFinder catalogs your drives, media, and the contents of disk images, ZIP files, etc. Now you can search the catalog to find what you want, discover where it is, and get information about disks, files, folders, and media files -- without needing to mount or open the item you're searching. Search is fast and powerful. NeoFinder is super useful if you've got + lots of files + lots of disks + removable media + unmounted virtual disks + disk images + archives (ZIP, Stuffit, etc.) + disconnected backup drives + remote backups Every night, my backup system Carbon Copy Clones my boot drive to a second hard drive. Every week, that hard drive gets swapped for another. Right before the swap, I use NeoFinder to catalog my backup disk, so I know exactly which files, folders, versions are on which backup disk without needing to mount the drives (or bring them back onsite). It's magic! NeoFinder is powerful, easy to use, and rock solid reliable. I've used it on a job that involved cataloging 16 million files on an 8TB HD, then repeatedly updated the catalog. It took a little while, but NeoFinder did the catalogs and updates without a hiccup. Superb programming, excellent user interface, rock-solid reliability, and first-rate documentation and support make this program a real winner.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Mar 11 2022
8.1
0.0
Mar 11 2022
0.0
Version: 8.1
I use CloudMounter so I can use Dropbox as an external drive and store all my photographs on it. Accessing the photographs is occasionally a problem when my Internet connection is slow. I use NewFinder to store the catalog locally so I will have instant access to my entire album. It works very well.
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
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