NeoFinder 7.3.2 released

We are incredibly happy to present the 23 year Anniversary Version of NeoFinder!

On this day, December 5, 1995, the very first lines of code were written for the CDFinder project. It was a very cold day, I still remember that.

And today, 23 years later, we are happy to release the latest version 7.3.2 of NeoFinder, with some exciting new features and improvements.


New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder can now flip photos vertically and horizontally!
  • NeoFinder can now Import "Media Catalog" csv export files
  • Color labels in all five view styles look much better now
  • Now catalogs the EXIF creation date of video files in many formats
  • Improved behaviour when deleting many items from multiple different catalogs
  • XML Export now contains the text file content excerpts, too
  • Fixes a problem of macOS 10.14 when renaming a Smart Folder, catalog, or Album in LIBRARY
  • Fixes a problem of macOS 10.14 when trying to select the Photos library for cataloging
  • Fixes a problem when trying to "Open with..." multiple files with unknown file types
  • Fixes a problem in text export for mp3 comments with multiple text lines
  • Fixes a problem when switching between different view styles if the navigation bar was deactivated
  • Fixes a problem exporting path values of offline volumes into XML format
  • Fixes a possible problem with the Video Contact Sheet in case the font "Arial" was not active in the system
  • Fixes a problem detecting the exact format of certain Blu-ray and DVD disks
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain WAV files created by ProTools
  • Video file fps generated by ffmpeg (for mkv, mxf, avi, and other formats) are now properly stored as float values, too
  • Many smaller visual improvements and fixes
  • Please note: This will be the last NeoFinder version to support Mac OS X 10.7. If you still use that old Mac OS X, please check this NeoFinder version very carefully, and if anything doesn't work for you, please let us know immediately!
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.3.1 for macOS 10.14

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We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.3.1, certified for macOS 10.14 Mojave!

As Apple had added all kinds of undocumented changes and the AppleScript cage very late in the beta process, we were required to verify more or less any system call that NeoFinder makes (several thousand of them), and see if there are any unexpected results in macOS 10.14 that differ from what happened in previous versions.

And we needed to write code to work with the new limitations that Apple has introduced.

Nevertheless, this is a nice NeoFinder version to use in macOS 10.14, and it has a lot of cool new improvements as well.

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder is now certified to run in macOS 10.14. We still don't recommend to use that new macOS, until Apple has fixed more of the bugs, but NeoFinder will run in it
  • Better workflow integration: "Open with" now works for multiple selected items! It will also only display applications from your startup volume
  • Faster! Displaying and scrolling photos in the Icon View is now much faster, especially in macOS 10.14
  • Improved iView Media Pro importer now reads labels, ratings, lens name, and is much faster and stable
  • Expanded Display Filter with the additional "No Thumbnail" option and other improvements
  • NeoFinder now ignores password protected disk images during cataloging
  • The Cataloging progress when cataloging entire disks and during a catalog Update now shows the approximate number of items
  • You can now select more than one item in the new Gallery View. NeoFinder will display the large thumbnail of the first item. This will make tagging and rating much easier
  • The Gallery View can now display Ratings in the icon list
  • The separate "Update in NeoFinder & Eject" tool is now 64-bit and codesigned
  • Find in Instagram now is also available in the keyword list of the Controlled Vocabulary
  • The Metadata Presets Editor now also has a Help button
  • The Metadata Presets Editor now has new "all" and "none" buttons which will select all or no fields in the current preset being edited
  • Better workflow: NeoFinder can now import external catalog or export files with a shell script
  • The Auto Updater now has a "clear" button that will erase the log
  • Improved behaviour when a new catalog folder is found during the sync
  • Improved behaviour when cataloging certain Adobe InDesign files
  • Finding Any EXIF in the Find Editor contains will now properly find lens names
  • Fixes a problem with the icons in the LIBRARY being too large in Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier
  • Fixes a problem when trying to drag out files or folders into the Finder that had been renamed, moved, or deleted
  • Fixes a problem of the date editor in Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier
  • Fixes a problem where the number of catalogs in the LIBRARY section wasn't always updated properly
  • Fixes a problem with ejecting disks after cataloging by AppleScript
  • Fixes a problem when NeoFinder sometimes couldn't find your database folder after an update
  • Fixes a problem in the Photo Contact Sheet: The header is now really only drawn when actually selected
  • Find in Instagram now works with tags that contain umlauts and other special characters
  • Many smaller visual improvements and fixes
  • Many other fixes
  • Please note: This will be the last NeoFinder version to support Mac OS X 10.7. If you still use that old Mac OS X, please check this NeoFinder version very carefully, and if anything doesn't work for you, please let us know immediately!
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder 7.3 available today!

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.3!

This is a massive update with more than 60 new features and improvements brings the long-awaited display filter, and the ability to catalog emails, as well as the cool Gallery View (and not only for macOS 10.14, but for Mac OS X 10.7 and newer!).

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder now has a Display Filter that you can use to filter items based on their kind, name, rating, label, or other attributes! That is highly useful when working with large amounts of data, and works in all five view types!
  • NeoFinder now has a cool Gallery View! Not just in macOS 10.14, like Apples Finder, but in all Mac OS X and macOS versions since 10.7!
  • You can now update one or multiple media files in an existing catalog!
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the text from email messages! Currently, .emlx (Apple Mail) and .eml (MS Outlook) formats are supported
  • Many windows have a Help button that will open the suitable page in the NeoFinder Users Guide for you
  • Find Duplicates can now find Duplicate Folders!
  • In the Inspector, you can now Find Tags in Instagram by clicking on them
  • The Find Editor now autocompletes keywords for you, using the keyword list in the Controlled Vocabulary
  • You can copy and paste entire sets of XMP metadata from one file to another
  • NeoFinder catalogs Affinity Publisher documents, and of course allows you to edit the whole set of XMP metadata for these, too!
  • The XMP Editor in the Inspector now has a new Date editor, so you can change the XMP date for one or multiple items at once
  • The XMP Presets Editor now has a date field as well
  • NeoFinder can now of course catalog that XMP date field from existing files
  • A new Filefinder Text Importer allows you to import the text files from that abandoned old disk cataloger
  • You can now copy and paste GPS coordinates, and the XMP locations fields, separately
  • You can now sort the catalog LIBRARY by Volume Modification Date as well
  • The Movie Contact Sheet now has an option to turn off the time display in the thumbnails
  • Also, the Movie Contact Sheet can now automatically be saved next to the original file, even when multiple video files are selected. That is a great way of creating a lot of these at once
  • You can now duplicate Albums and Smart Folders, using the context menu
  • The file information that the Movie Contact Sheet displays is much more detailed and precise now
  • The Movie Contact Sheet now uses the modern AVFoundation in macOS for better results
  • The main window has a new button that will open the free NeoFinder Video Tutorials for you
  • NeoFinder can now catalog Aurora 2018 documents
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the BWF, or BEXT records from ProTools, with date and unique ID values for audio files
  • NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails for Cinema 4D (".c4d") files, if that app is installed
  • NeoFinder can now catalog ICNS thumbnails
  • NeoFinder now catalogs thumbnails for stereoscopic MPO files
  • NeoFinder can now catalog the lens name of the EXIF record, and display it in the Inspector, and search it in the "any text" parameter or QuickFind
  • NeoFinder now catalogs the fps value of movies as floating point, allowing for values like 29.97
  • Find Duplicates can now search for duplicate audio files by the BEXT record
  • A new button can now display and reverse the sort order in the navigation bar of NeoFinder
  • The Photo Contact sheet can now include a second line with details from each photo
  • You can now download an entire folder with all files and subfolders from the Backblaze B2 and a Dropbox catalog!
  • The LIBRARY sidebar now uses a more modern "view based" control from Apple. It will look better, and interactions are better with this
  • You can now open an Album in a separate window, too
  • Ejecting volumes now runs in the background, and won't block NeoFinder anymore
  • You can now double click one or multiple keywords in the Controlled Vocabulary list to add these to the one selected file
  • You can now remove files and folders from the Found Items list, to generate better reports
  • The number of items of albums is now displayed in green
  • Exporting a file using the Item menu will now also copy a possible sidecar XMP file to the target location
  • The Web Gallery now adds the media info to its Details page
  • The Web Gallery uses a lot less memory while generating the HTML pages for you
  • The folder list in the Batch Cataloging window is now always hierarchically sorted by name, even if your NeoFinder database is placed on a APFS volume
  • Date changes in the Auto Updater will now be used for all selected catalogs, not just one of them
  • Updated the code to read the Audio CD cover art from
  • Cataloging certain malformed Sound Designer 2 audio files cannot crash NeoFinder anymore
  • Fixes a problem of reading CD-TEXT from certain Audio-CDs in macOS Sierra and newer
  • Fixes a problem cataloging EXIF date values in certain time zones
  • Fixes a problem with losing folder comments and color labels during updating of a catalog
  • Fixes a problem when exporting to XML with no thumbnails
  • Fixes a problem with the precision when cataloging and pasting GPS Geotags
  • Fixes a problem changing the XMP byline value in certain files
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain malformed AIFF audio files
  • Fixes some problems in macOS 10.14, but isn't yet completely certified due to the lack of the final macOS 10.14 version from Apple
  • Improved reading of audio tags in certain Apple AAC files
  • Improved reading of certain ID3 tags in MP3 and WAV files
  • Improved code for searching Ratings
  • Improved code for the internal debug log feature
  • Works around a weird bug in macOS removing the contextual menus in NeoFinder immediately after opening them (only macOS High Sierra and macOS 10.14)
  • Many little improvements and fixes
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

iView Media Pro: Rest in peace!


iView Media Pro: Rest in peace!

The latest owners of the venerable iView Media Pro, PhaseOne, just announced that the digital asset management tool Media Pro is finally officially dead.

With the advent of 64bit only macOS versions, the very old code base of Media Pro could no longer be maintained nor updated. This is in stark contrast to NeoFinder, for example, whose code base has been continuously updated, rewritten, and modernized in the last 22 years, to always be on level with all new macOS updates and feature improvements.

iView Media Pro has a long and colorful history, but the core code base was never rewritten or properly updated, and was ageing rapidly. Previous owners like Microsoft simply added some visual changes to the software, and charged for feature-free updates.

Now that iView is finally really officially dead, it is the perfect time to migrate over to NeoFinder!

If you have a Media Pro license, you can get a
cross-grade to the NeoFinder Private License for only 24 USD!

And yes, NeoFinder can import the iView XML export files.

NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1 available

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NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1 available

Apple was able to approve and release the new NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1!

New features in NeoFinder iOS 1.9.1:

  • The display of catalog contents now had a second line with useful media info data
  • The Dropbox-Connector now displays the root of your Dropbox folder if neither /Apps/NeoFinder/ nor /NeoFinder is found on your Dropbox
  • The Inspector has a much better icon preview when you tap on the thumbnail
  • The Find Editor works better on iPhones
  • On the iPhone, all views now work again in landscape mode
  • Fixes a problem when you gave NeoFinder no access to the camera. When trying to scan barcodes, NeoFinder will now display an error message in that case
  • Fixed many smaller issues
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or newer

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Get NeoFinder for iOS today! Apple App Store

NeoFinder 7.2.1 released!

We are happy to announce the new NeoFinder 7.2.1!

Due to the speed improvements and fixes, this is a highly recommended update!

New features and enhancements:

  • NeoFinder can now generate thumbnails and metadata from Luminar 2018 files (".lmnr" file suffix)
  • Massively improved speed during updating a large catalog
  • Deleting folders or multiple files from a catalog now shows a progress that also can be stopped
  • The names of files in a catalog can no longer disappear during the update of that catalog
  • The Spotlight search for fonts, RAW files, media files, and songs works better now
  • Improved handling of Spotlight Found Items
  • "Open with..." now also works for Spotlight results
  • If a Dropbox server returns errors during cataloging, NeoFinder can now keep a partial catalog of your Dropbox
  • Prevented problems cataloging RAR archive files that contain file names in strange character encodings
  • Improved handling of possibly corrupted QuickLaunch Cache files
  • Improved Find for "no keyword is", if a file has both Finder Tags and XMP Keywords
  • Fixes a problem cataloging certain malformed GPS values in Adobe XMP files written by Adobe Lightroom
  • Many places where code was modernized to use newer APIs
  • EXIFTool updated to the most recent version
  • Fixes a possible problem reading movie metadata
  • Many little improvements and fixes
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later