Introducing NeoFinder 7.0

Introducing NeoFinder 7.0

Some of the new and amazing features include:

  • New clean and dark or white user interface
  • NeoFinder can now directly edit Adobe XMP (IPTC) metadata, both internal (for supported file formats) and external sidecar XMP
  • NeoFinder now supports Ratings for photo, video, and prepress files. Both in cataloging, and in editing and searching
  • NeoFinder now fully supports editing XMP Keywords, including a controlled vocabulary list of all your keywords
  • Edit keywords, ratings, and XMP fields for multiple selected items at once
  • Previews of audio files (NeoFinder is again the first tool to even offer this). Generate 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 second sound snippets, and play them in the Inspector
  • New Details View is a mix of List View and Icon view with more details
  • New Cataloging engine that is 20% faster, and can handle more modern file systems better
  • New Database engine with improved performance
  • Catalog Backblaze B2 storage buckets directly from within NeoFinder (requires Mac OS X 10.9 or newer)
  • Put your catalogs in the web with the new Web Gallery for a nice HTML web export (Business License) with details page and thumbnails, both in Icon and List style
  • Groups for Smart Folders and Albums: Organise your Albums and Smart Folders in groups, and even put groups into groups
  • Compare pictures, and find similar motives, or different versions of the same image
  • Get place name information for items with a Geotag, and optionally write this into the image
  • New extended database file format that can handle much more than 4 GB of data per cataloged volume
  • New Item menu in the main menu bar puts Ratings, Labels, and other item related options in one central place
  • NeoFinder now remembers your Cataloging Preferences inside of each catalog, and uses them for an Update. You can edit them in the Inspector
  • AutoUpdater also uses the saved Cataloging Preferences, and allows you to change them
  • New View Settings window with optional 13pt font size, and all options for the four different View styles
  • List View now has all the IPTC/XMP columns, too
  • Thumbnails of photos and movies and now be 1024, 2048, and even 4096 px in size! This requires the new, extended catalog format to be activated
  • New XML export with optional thumbnails (Business License)
  • The Icon View now has a second line of text with helpful details for every file and folder

a LOT more!

We can offer you this amazing
new upgrade for a very low price

NeoFinder 7.0 is available today! Download the demo or
buy a license or an update now.

NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade for NeoFinder 6.x and CDFinder customers More...
NeoFinder requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.

Double Release! NeoFinder Mac 6.9.3 and NeoFinder iOS 1.6.1

Double Release! NeoFinder Mac 6.9.3 and NeoFinder iOS 1.6.1

Improvements of NeoFinder 6.9.3:

  • NeoFinder has been certified to run in macOS Sierra! NeoFinder now runs in seven major Mac OS X releases!
  • NeoFinder now catalogs Serif Affinity Designer files (file name suffix ".afdesign"), if the Designer software is installed on your Mac
  • The default font size in all lists is now 12 pt. You can change this at any time in the View Settings
  • When finding text files, NeoFinder will now detect ".doc", ".docx", and ".nfo" files, too
  • When finding movies, folder with the name suffix ".dvdmedia" are now found, too
  • Double clicking an item in Column View will now open it in the default app, just as a double click in the Finder would
  • Dragging files directly from NeoFinder into newer versions of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop will now work properly

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.6.1:
  • Fixed a few issues with the new iOS 10
  • The list of catalogs now also displays the number of files in each catalog

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS now in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder 6.9.2 released

NeoFinder 6.9.2 is available today

The version has only two little fixes, but one of them is very important when you still use the old Mac OS X 10.6.8, so we have decided to make it available today!


  • Fixes a possible crash when running in Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Fixes a possible problem when cataloging certain malformed MP3 files

NeoFinder 6.9.1 released

NeoFinder 6.9.1 is available today

We are happy to announce the availability of NeoFinder 6.9.1, with a lot of fixes, small improvements, and tweaks.


  • You can now select multiple movies for the Video Contact Sheet, and NeoFinder will generate a cool contact sheet for each of them!
  • Detection of Alias files is much better now during cataloging. Due to an ever increasing number of bugs in Apples FSRef code in every new Mac OS X release, NeoFinder now uses more reliable standard unix calls to get information about Alias files
  • The NeoFinder menu bar Global Find helper app is now properly codesigned
  • Finding files based on their EXIF creation date now works properly
  • Massively improved behaviour for cataloging certain malformed MPEG files with ffmpeg. NeoFinder no longer hangs there, but times out after 30 seconds, and proceeds with the next file
  • Improved DiskCatalogMaker-Importer that works better with newer Export files
  • Improved the Extensis Portfolio Importer with localisations. They save their export text file with translated headers, and NeoFinder will now recognise more of those
  • Improved cataloging of certain MP3 tags edited by
  • Inserting copied Geotags into Found Items now works properly
  • Improved the Cumulus CRE Importer for certain cases
  • Improved the cataloging of certain Adobe Illustrator files that were pure EPS with no PDF data
  • Improved cataloging of TIFF and JPG files with a very very large color profile
  • Fixes a problem when finding certain umlauts, like ß
  • Fixes a problem with "Find by path", where certain folders sometimes weren't found
  • Fixes some memory leaks in the separate ThumbnailHelper process when cataloging files with certain Adobe XMP data
  • Fixes a possible hang when trying to Update the catalog of a network volume in Mac OS X 10.10 and Mac OS X 10.11
  • Fixes a problem when reading file comments during cataloging

NeoFinder requires 64 bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.

NeoFinder iOS 1.6 is here

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NeoFinder iOS 1.6 is finally here!

This time, it took a long odyssey through Apples intransparent and unpredictable approval process to give you the new and enhanced NeoFinder iOS 1.6.

But the epic fight was worth it, there are some really exciting new things in this new version!

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.6:
- The file Tags and XMP Keywords in the Inspector are now displayed in a cool token style, and you can now tap on any one of those to Find all items containing that one Tag
- The Dropbox
“Get All” button now only downloads catalogs that are either new, or have been changed since the last download. If a catalog already exists unmodified on your device, if won’t get automatically downloaded again
- The Dropbox code now looks for a NeoFinder folder inside of /Apps first. It uses a separate NeoFinder folder only if that already exists. But you can now safely move the NeoFinder folder into /Apps in your Dropbox
- You can now cancel a lengthy Find operation by tapping into the progress
- Your device won’t go to sleep now during a lengthy Dropbox download
- The keyboard is now always properly hidden when you tap in the background behind the Find Editor on the iPhone 6 and later
- Fixes a bug in the Find Editor on iPhones, where the lower two items in the Kind menu could not be selected
- Fixes a problem where the Found Items list was not displayed properly after a second search
- Fixes a bug with certain umlauts in catalog names in the Dropbox integration
- Fixes a couple of small bugs and problems

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

Get NeoFinder for iOS now in the Apple App Store!

Announcing Backblaze B2 cloud cataloging support in NeoFinder

Announcing Backblaze B2 cloud cataloging support in NeoFinder for Mac!

We have been working together with the nice people from Backblaze, to add this unique ability to catalog Backblaze B2 buckets in NeoFinder without the need of any other software.

“I was pleased by how elegant and simple, yet powerful the Backblaze B2 developers interface (API) is.…The biggest open issue remaining – and a quite happy problem indeed – is to figure out new and exciting ways to leverage that power for cool new features in the future for NeoFinder on both Mac and iOS platforms.” Norbert M. Doerner, developer of NeoFinder

Directly log into your B2 with NeoFinder, and catalog any of your buckets there.

This is part of the upcoming NeoFinder 7.0, but we can provide you a developer Preview with this feature already enabled. If you are interested in this, please contact us, as we are still looking for beta testers for this!

More about this incredible new feature in the
NeoFinder Users Guide.

NeoFinder iOS 1.5 out now

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NeoFinder iOS 1.5 is out now!

Apple has super quickly approved the new version 1.3 of NeoFinder for iOS, so you can update now, or get a license for your iPhone or iPad.

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.5:
- NeoFinder iOS 1.5 now supports multi tasking in iOS 9 and newer, so you can run NeoFinder along with other apps
- The Dropbox connection has a new
Load All button that will download or update all catalogs in the currently viewed Dropbox folder!
- The Dropbox catalog list now also displays the
modification date of each catalog file
- You can now cancel any Dropbox download by tapping on the progress display
- Improved display of data in the Inspector for Audio CD tracks
- Added a link to the new NeoFinder Blog in the About area
- Improved Find view that will handle different device sizes and orientations much better
- Several additional fixes and improvements

Find out more on the NeoFinder iOS web site:
and on Facebook:

NeoFinder for iOS is available today in the Apple App Store!

NeoFinder 6.9 released

NeoFinder 6.9 available now!

The long awaited Importer for Extensis Portfolio database Exports files is finally here!

Since this version also fixes some very important security problems, it is strongly advised to update as quickly as possible!

Features and Improvements of NeoFinder 6.9:

  • Brand new Importer for Extensis Portfolio Export files allows you to rescue your valuable keywords from the discontinued Portfolio products
  • Massively improved Find performance, especially on Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11. In these two Mac OS X versions, Apple has introduced extremely slow string comparison code, which NeoFinder now replaces with its own, much better, super fast, hand optimized, code
  • This version fixes the Sparkle-Updater security problem by using the safe SSL protocol
  • Access to the maps of OpenStreetMap now uses the safe, encrypted SSL protocol
  • Access to the MusicBrainz database for Audio-CDs now uses the safe, encrypted SSL protocol
  • Improved cataloging of certain NEF RAW files that could fail to produce thumbnails and metadata
  • Improved handling of new Tags when entering and editing these in the Inspector
  • NeoFinder now prevents duplicate Tags from being added to files or folders
  • Improved handling of protected catalog files. NeoFinder will now suppress any editing options for items in such catalogs
  • Improved DiskLibrary Importer that handle large amounts of disks better
  • Improved performance of the Inspector when browsing cataloged server volumes
  • Cataloging of Adobe XMP data now also reads the "AuthorsPosition"
  • Fixes a problem with "Find kind is NOT..."
  • Fixes a possibly severe memory problem when updating a very large catalog
  • Fixes a problem in Find Duplicates, where items with different modification dates could be considered identical
  • Fixes a problem in Apples Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, where Apple tells NeoFinder a totally wrong number of files on SMB server volumes
  • Improves compatibility with keywords added to XMP by Adobe Lightroom
  • Fixes a problem with certain malformed disk image files during cataloging
  • Fixes a possible problem in the movie contact sheet if certain system fonts are not available
  • Many smaller enhancements and fixes

NeoFinder requires 64 bit Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer! If you use an older Mac OS X, we still have older NeoFinder and CDFinder versions for you.