NeoFinder 7.7 available today


NeoFinder 7.7



NeoFinder 7.7 for macOS 11 and Apple Silicon M1 Macs

We are happy to announce that NeoFinder will continue the time honoured tradition of swiftly supporting new Apple technology, hardware, and operating systems.

Just like NeoFinder was the first to support the PowerPC chips, then Intel hardware, Mac OS X, Cocoa, 64-bit, today we announce the new NeoFinder 7.7 for macOS 11 and the new Apple Silicon (ARM) M1 Macs!

We have of course used the Apple Developer Transition Kit to make sure that the NeoFinder code can be compiled for the new hardware, and works in macOS 11 as well.


New features and enhancements:

  • Native ARM M1 code for the "Apple Silicon" Macs
  • NeoFinder is now certified to run in macOS 11.0.1, but as always, we recommend to wait with updating production machines to macOS 11 at least until macOS 11.3 has been released
  • XMP Places List for working with locations, cities, states and countries faster and more efficient
  • Catalog Audio Infos for Video Files including Find Editor options for these
  • Catalog Subtitle Infos for Video Files including Find Editor options for these
  • Catalog Video Bitrate Infos for Video Files
  • NeoFinder has his own Console in the Special menu, for logging, debugging and support issues
  • Catalog Pixelmator for Mac ".pxd" files with thumbnails
  • Catalog ePub electronic book files with thumbnails and metadata
  • Catalog text content of rtfd bundle documents
  • Color Labels for Albums and Album Groups
  • Color Labels for Smart Folders and Smart Folder Groups
  • Menu bar QuickFind has a new user interface
  • Catalog XMP Asset Relations from Adobe Premiere files
  • Specify user name and password for AutoUpdater tasks to catalog server volumes
  • XMP field contents for multiple selected items can be deleted with a Label menu command in the Inspector
  • NeoFinder Renamer now allows you to omit the [index] variable, but warns of name duplicates with a warning icon
  • Context menu for one catalog has the option to add all keywords from that catalog to the Controlled Vocabulary
  • Context menu for one catalog has the option to add all person names from that catalog to the list of Persons
  • Context menu for one catalog has the option to add all place names from that catalog to the list of Places
  • Context menu for multiple selected catalogs has the option to find for files, photos, movies, and media files in these catalogs
  • Label menu for the GPS GeoTag has many more GPS related commands, such as the KMZ export, and more
  • Hidden option to delete files immediately, instead of trying to place them in a Trash, which had caused error messages from some NAS devices for each deleted file
  • Improved cataloging of embedded PNG format cover art in MP3 files
  • Improved handling of EXIF data from the new Canon EOS R5 camera
  • Improved handling of empty and invalid GPS data from some Nikon Coolpix cameras
  • Improved display of metadata of .webm video files
  • Works around a bug in macOS 11 where buttons were not drawn properly on non-retina displays
  • Works around a bug in macOS 11 where sliders are using a much larger height than in all prevous macOS versions, and were drawn cut-off
  • Improved NeoFinder Preferences window in macOS 11: Instead of the weird mixed toolbar and window title, NeoFinder displays the better, separated sections, as in the previous 15 macOS versions
  • This version runs again in Mac OS X 10.9
  • Fixes many minor issues
  • NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.9 or newer, Intel or ARM. Older versions of NeoFinder for previous system versions are still available on our web site