September 13, 2006, Langenhahn, Germany – West-Forest-Systems today
announced the immediate availability of CDFinder 4.6.2 for download.
CDFinder is the unique software solution to organize your disk and
data archive, and to keep track of digital media assets.
CDFinder is the unique disk cataloging utility for the Apple
Macintosh that catalogs any data disk, CD-ROM, DVD, iPod, network
volume, Audio-CD, and more.
With this new release, CDFinder masters the third transition in its
life of ten years. First to the PowerPC, then to Mac OS X, and now to
the new Intel-Macs. Every time, CDFinder was the first (PowerPC and
Mac OS X), or among the first to benefit from the exciting new
Several unique features set CDFinder apart from the rest of the
crowd. CDFinder can
– import 7 catalog formats of other vendors
– read exhaustive photo and audio meta data (JPG, TIFF, PICT, BMP,
EXIF, IPTC, MP3, AAC, WAVE, AIFF)
– catalog the contents of 6 archive file formats
– catalog Audio-CDs
– use AppleScript to integrate CDFinder into any workflow
– search your local data with Spotlight
– find data based on every available meta data piece that CDFinder can catalog
– be used in a cross-platform network with CDWinder for Windows
Contents of archive files can be cataloged as well, including
StuffIt, StuffIt Deluxe, Compact Pro, ZIP (used by Mac OS X), TAR,
..rar, and the older Apple Installer (Tome) files.
The CDFinder application contains the user interface translated into
several languages: German, French, English, Italian, Swedish,
Spanish, and Dutch.
Together with CDWinder for Windows, (http://www.cdwinder.de/) this is
a unique cross platform, network solution to catalog disks and
CD-ROMs on a Macintosh and a PC.
CDFinder is currently used on more than 30,000 seats worldwide.
Customers include IKEA, NASA, CIA, Warner Bros., Pfizer, Hasbro,
Springer & Jacoby, University of Edinburgh, New York Times,
University of South Australia, BYU University, Stanford University,
Futurenet, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ringier AG, Advico Young Rubicam, BBDO,
McCann-Erickson, Jung von Matt, World Book, Inc., The Principal
Financial Group, Fossil Partners LP, Addison Design, StoreImage
Programs Inc., Clipper Magazine, and many more.
CDFinder requires Mac OS X 10.2 and is fully compatible to Tiger. As
a Universal Binary, it runs native on PowerPC and Intel-Macs.
A CDFinder Private License starts at $30, several Business Licenses
New in CDFinder 4.6.2:
– Cataloging is faster than before on volumes with lots of package or
– New function to print labels (or covers) for catalogs. This was
hidden in previous versions, but is now an official feature, and can
be found in the File menu. The window even displays a preview, and
lets you print several covers at once.
– You can now switch between the edit fields in the catalog list
using the Tab key (and Shift-Tab to reverse direction). That makes
the direct editing of the new custom fields a lot easier
– Greatly improves behaviour if being used with a network Database
folder, and also with CDWinder for Windows. Updates and changes in
catalog data are propagated faster, and more reliable
– Batch Create for cataloging many disks at once now senses the
selection of a folder in the catalog list, and places new catalogs in
that folder by default
– Fixes an incompatibility with DAVE 6.x, where CDFinder couldn’t
reveal items in such catalogs in the Finder
– Fixes a potential crash when cataloging media files
– CDFinder now reads the proper permissions of catalog files in a
Database folder on AFP, DAVE, and SMB volumes, and shows non-writable
catalogs as locked
– Fixes a problem writing catalog files on Intel Macs- Fixes a
problem searching EXIF values like F-Stop, or Exposure time
This is a free update and very recommended, due to the fixes in
The new version can be obtained from the CDFinder Web Site