NeoFinder 7.7 released - Apple Silicon and macOS 11

December 2, 2020 in Disk Cataloging (E)

[] Bonn, Germany - Norbert M. Doerner today released NeoFinder 7.7, an important update to the Digital Asset Manager and Disk Cataloger for macOS. The new NeoFinder contains "universal" code to run native on both Apple Intel and "Apple Silicon" hardware.

All functions have been tested and certified to run in macOS 11. A list of places makes it easier to edit and assign XMP location information fields. Cataloging introduces support for ePub, Pixelmator, and rtfd files. Color labels for Smart Folders and Albums make it easier to handle very large amounts of data. XMP data cataloged reads XMP Asset Relations used by video producers in Adobe Premiere and similar tools.

The new version is free for NeoFinder 7.x customers.

"Apple Silicon" ARM M1 support:
NeoFinder 7.7 is a "universal" binary, containing code for both Intel and "Apple Silicon" ARM hardware. Thus, the full native speed of the new M1 Macs can be used. Just as CDFinder 1.0 had supported the new PowerPC chips 25 years ago, and NeoFinder was the first to make the transition to Carbon, then Intel, Cocoa, and later to 64-bit, NeoFinder 7.7 is now running natively on the new Apple hardware.

Certified for macOS 11:
All features of NeoFinder have been carefully tested and adjusted to run smoothly in macOS 11. We had to work around a couple of bugs that Apple hasn't fixed yet, and adjust the user interface to the drastic changes that Apple made. We very strongly recommend our customers to wait with updating to macOS 11 at least until Apple has released 11.3 or better 11.4 for bug fixes.

Additional Video Metadata:
NeoFinder has cataloged visual thumbnails and video metadata like duration and pixel sizes for a long time already. NeoFinder 7.7 now catalogs information about embedded audio tracks, their codecs, bitrates and encodings, and language. NeoFinder also records the presence of subtitles and their languages, and the video bitrate. The Find Editor has additional Video related search parameters, such as the availability of subtitles, or audio codecs.

List of Places for XMP Editor:
A new list of XMP Places, consisting of the actual location name, city, state, and country, along with possible GPS geotags for these. This list is used when entering XMP place data in the XMP editor, and assures a consistent and thus searchable metadata structure. Renaming locations, cities, states, or even countries in that list also allow to change existing data in all cataloged files, providing a consistent use of the data.

Color Labels for Smart Folders and Albums:
Color Labels can now be used to improve working with large numbers of Albums and Smart Folders.

Catalog Pixelmator ".pxd" files:
NeoFinder 7.7 catalogs thumbnails of the popular Pixelmator photo editor, in the ".pxd" file format.

Catalog ePub electronic books:
Embedded cover art and metadata of .epub electronic books is cataloged, displayed, and can be searched.

If you are interested in this amazing new technology, we can provide you a review license for NeoFinder Mac, and even a license code for NeoFinder iOS. And we are of course here for any questions you may have. New licenses start at 29 Euros for a NeoFinder Private License

NeoFinder Highlights:
* Cataloging - NeoFinder catalogs metadata of songs, movies, fonts, and photos, including the MP3-Tags of several audio file formats, EXIF, GPS, and IPTC data of photos. NeoFinder also edits Adobe XMP data, including keywords, persons, and ratings. All these are arranged clearly in the user interface, and can be extensively searched. For numerous photo and video formats, fonts, text files, and even audio files, NeoFinder generates thumbnails during cataloging, displaying them in all list and icon views.

* Managing Metadata - The built-in XMP metadata editor with presets can edit and add keywords, ratings, persons, descriptions, copyright information, custom fields, and more to photos and videos.

* Networking - Store your catalog database on a server for access from all Macs in the network, and with the sidekick product abeMeda (was CDWinder for Windows) even from Microsoft Windows.

* Mobile - Keep your NeoFinder database with you on your iPhone or iPad with the separate NeoFinder for iOS app.

* Integration - Offering a tight connection to major productivity tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Roxio Toast, FileMaker Pro, Apples Spotlight and Finder, and the extensive support of drag&drop into other applications, NeoFinder can support many workflow scenarios. The AppleScript support in NeoFinder allows custom integrations of all kinds.

* Geotagging - Only NeoFinder offers the integrated GeoFinder, which searches for photos taken near a spot, or the KMZ export for coordinates and photo thumbnails as a way to give geolocated photos to friends. NeoFinder can even geotag photos itself, no other software needed. And only NeoFinder displays important facts about any geolocation in the truly unique Wikipedia Inspector.

Since the initial release of CDFinder 1.0 in 1996, more than 97,000 customers in 102 countries around the world are using CDFinder and now NeoFinder to organize their digital library, and manage their data archive and backups, including NASA, IKEA, BBC, Mattel, Rand McNally, Pfizer, Random House, Oracle, and Warner Bros.

Language Support:
* German, English, French, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X v10.9 - macOS 11
* Previous CDFinder and NeoFinder versions for older Mac OS versions are still available
* Separate app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) is available

Pricing and Availability:
The price for new users starts at 29,00 (EUR). Multiple user packs are available for network users. Cross-grades for users of similar applications (Cinematica, DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker, DiskCatalogMaker, Atomic View, iView Media Pro, Extensis Portfolio, and others) are available. A free NeoFinder demo version can be downloaded from the NeoFinder website.

Norbert M. Doerner is a computer scientist with a love for integration and cool products. He develops great Macintosh software since 1991. Popular products include the disk cataloger NeoFinder (was CDFinder), various plugins for the Finder, iPhoto and Aperture, and the audio transcription software All Material and Software Copyright (C) 1991-2020 Norbert M. Doerner. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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