CDFinder update adds iPod support

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CDFinder 3.5 -- a shareware tool for cataloging hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, floppies, ZIPs and "anything else that spins" -- is now available from its author, Norbert Doerner.

CDFinder was the first disk cataloger tool for Mac OS X, he said. However, since it's Carbonized, it will also run on Mac OS 8.5 and 9.x with the CarbonLib extension installed. The tool has a great user interface and very useful search functions, Doerner said. And a special feature is the multilingual (German/French/English/Italian/Swedish/Chinese) user interface.

Version 3.5, the "audio edition," catalogs CDs using the Internet database freedb.org. and reads MP3 file info (MP3 tags, and compression info), according to MacTech magazine. Apple's new iPod is supported; CDFinder catalogs the hidden MP3 songs located in the device.

Mac OS X 10.1 support has been improved and the interface blends much better into Aqua, Doerner said. The Help menu is back and CDFinder now reads the long filenames of HFS+, not only running in Mac OS X, but also in Mac OS 9.x. New parameters improve the already extensive Find function and the comment fields now hold up to 32,000 characters of text (previous versions could only use up to 255 characters), Doerner said.

The new version can be obtained from the CDFinder Web site. A single user license is US$25. Multi-user licenses are also available.

This story, "CDFinder update adds iPod support" was originally published by PCWorld.

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