Once more it has been long months of development for me on
CDWinder, and today we finally have something to show you for
We have added a load of new features and abilities to CDWinder, and
even made some prominent changes to its appearance, and I hope you
will all enjoy what we have come up with.
So, what is New with CDWinder ?
- newly redesigned and integrated layout, using a single
- new Albums and SmartFolders allow for greater possibilities and
flexibility when working with your files. Save your favourite Find
Queries in SmartFolders for easier and faster access, or gather the
files you need for a specific purpose or project in an Album to
keep them together.
- new mapInspector right in the main window shows geotag locations
even outside of the GeoFinder.
- new edit mode in the mediaInspector now allows for commenting or
labelling directly from the main window.
- new external metaDataGenerator makes cataloging even faster and
finally immune to crashing - it will take the fall so CDWinder
won't have to.
- new improved cataloging of AudioCDs : CDWinder now asks
MusicBrainz for information, and reads ASIN, ISRC and CD-TEXT when
- new PDF thumbnails and content cataloging (via Xpdf) : CDWinder
will query an installed Xpdf for PDF thumbnails and/or content to
store that in the catalogs.
- and a couple of other smaller issues and interface
Today we enter alpha testing, and we have the 6.0 alpha 1 ready for
download. If you haven't received your invitation for this alpha
(and later beta) testing yet (but believe you should get one),
please drop me a line here
There's still a lot to do - some functions still need interfaces,
other interfaces need some tweaking, and we probably will replace a
couple of the artworks still along the way. We're even thinking of
renaming CDWinder, seeing as "CDs" have somehow aged in the last 10
years, and don't convey the full potential of CDWinder
We expect CDWinder 6 to see the light of day in July, and want to
have another alpha or beta out til then as well. In the meantime we
will keep you posted with the progress. If you have any thoughts or
feedback along the line, please let us know.
By the way
- the grace period is already well
underway. Any purchase of or upgrade to CDWinder 5.7 now will
already qualify for a free update to 6.0 in summer!