Table of Contents                                                   12. NeoFinder for iOS

12.1 Get your NeoFinder Catalogs to the iPhone or iPad

NeoFinder iOS requires your NeoFinder Mac or abeMeda for Windows catalog files to be copied to your iPhone or iPad. Once these catalogs are on your device, you don’t need any network connection for NeoFinder iOS to work for you, and you can take your catalogs everywhere with you, and wherever you are, you can browse and search them!

Currently, there are several ways of sending your catalog files to your iPad or iPhone. We are actively investigating additional options here.

All of these require that the catalog files have a name suffix of either “.neofinder”, “.neofinder7”, “.cdw”, or “.abemeda7”, so that NeoFinder iOS can recognise them.
If you have older catalog files without a name suffix, you can simply rename them on your computer before transferring them.

Also, you need to access the actual catalog file from NeoFinder or abeMeda.

With NeoFinder for Mac, that is very simple. Select the catalog in NeoFinder, and use the
Reveal in Finder command in the contextual menu. That will open a new window in Apples Finder, and select the actual catalog file for you. That is the file you need to transfer to your iPhone.

Reveal NeoFinder Catalog in Finder

If you have older catalog files from CDFinder, simply add the “.neofinder” suffix to their file name in Apples Finder (don’t rename them in CDFinder).

The current options to get your catalog files to the iPad or iPhone are:

12.1.1 Using the Finder or iTunes
12.1.2 Using Dropbox
12.1.3 Using Mail and other Apps
12.1.4 Using AirDrop
12.1.5 Using iCloud Drive

12.2 The Find Editor
12.3 The Inspector
12.4 GeoFinder
12.5 Scan barcodes of catalogs
12.6 Light Table