Introducing NeoFinder iOS

The leading disk cataloger for Macintosh is now also available for iOS!

Keep the NeoFinder catalogs of your entire digital library always with you!

Use Dropbox or iTunes to upload your NeoFinder catalog files to your iPhone or iPad

Find your photos, movies, songs, and any cataloged data quickly on your iPhone or iPad, wherever you go

Use the powerful Find Editor to find exactly what you need

The Inspector shows you all the details of your cataloged files, including Previews, EXIF, IPTC, ID3, XMP, song lyrics, cover art, if they are included in your catalogs

Geotags of photos or movies are displayed on the map

GeoFinder for all photos or movies within the visible range of the map

What’s New

Version 2.0

New features in NeoFinder iOS 2.0:

- The lists now use a narrower font, with better colors to better display the description and content
- The Inspector displays and can search for "people" metadata in photos and videos
- The Inspector displays the new custom annotations for photos and videos, and can also search them
- The Inspector shows the EXIF lens name if it is contained in files
- The Inspector shows the frame rate of videos with decimal places exactly, e.g. 29.94 instead of 30
- For the creation and modification date of files, the Inspector now also shows the time, not just the date
- Improvements in the Inspector on iPhones in landscape mode
- NeoFinder iOS now supports the "dark mode" of iOS 13 in most places
- Many smaller fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

richardearl ,

A good first step

I have been using both Neofinder on the MAC and abeMeda on the PC for several years now. Once catalogs have been established, the real power is in finding things. Currently in Neofinder for iOS you can only find things based on file name.

I look forward to improvements being able to have improved searching capabilities.

Again this it a good first step. I had no problems viewing catalogs created from Neofinder and abeMeda.

DocSharpie ,

Dropbox sync support is lacking

UPDATE 2-5-2017:

I continue to be super disappointed with this apps refusal to allow you to point it to a specific Dropbox folder, instead of a hard coded, inflexible "/NeoFinder" folder.

Not only is this very inflexible (and as I mentioned before, almost every other modern iOS productivity app that I currently depend on allows you to define an arbitrary Dropbox path), but it assumes that you want to use a folder named "NeoFinder". But in my case, I want to point it to a Dropbox folder that I use for a work-specific NeoFinder catalog, that has a different folder name than my default "/NeoFinder" catalog folder that I use for my personal stuff.

NeoFinder on the Mac is outstanding, so I am very disappointed that the iOS app still feels like it's stuck in the iOS5 days. The inability to flexibly sync my desktop catalog(s) with my phone via Dropbox or iCloud makes the iOS app effectively unusable for me.

UPDATE 5-5-2016:

I'm super bummed that this app still doesn't support Dropbox in a modern way, like most other productivity apps do. In 2009 or 2010, it may have been acceptable for an app to force you to use a dedicated sync folder at the root of your Dropbox folder, since at the time you were just grateful that Dropbox syncing even worked to begin with. But in 2016, it is very limiting (and some would even say arrogant) to not allow the user to choose the location to store their app's data in their Dropbox. Nearly every modern productivity app that supports Dropbox sync either defaults to the "/Apps" folder, or allows the user to choose their own folder, so it's puzzling why Neofinder on iOS seems to be stuck in the past, in regards to this commonplace configuration convention.


Neofinder is a great app on the desktop, but sadly I can't find much utility in this iOS version simply because the Dropbox syncing functionality is very limited.

The main reason for this is because the app expects to find your Neofinder database at the root level of your Dropbox account, instead of allowing you to define a custom path to wherever you normally keep it. I like to keep all my synced app related preferences in a folder called "/apps" (as is the defacto standard location most Apps generally use these days), and I absolutely refuse to make an exception for Neofinder, because it adds unnecessary clutter to the root of my Dropbox folder.

Developer Response ,

Funny, NeoFinder iOS actually searches for the NeoFinder folder in Apps, as the Dropbox guidelines ask for.

Also, in such cases, it might be a really good idea to contact our support.

butcher bunny ,

Doesn't see catalogs on Dropbox

It seems to connect to Dropbox but it doesn't see any folders or files. Useless.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind review.

NeoFinder iOS actually does see your catalog files in Dropbox, if the are stored in the NeoFinder folder in the Apps folder, as the Dropbox guidelines request. Check out the documentation.


Norbert Doerner
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