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Powerful file search tool for Mac. Find files. Fast!
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Powerful file search tool. Find files. Fast!
HoudahSpot is an versatile desktop search application. It builds upon Spotlight, which comes preinstalled with macOS. It makes Spotlight both more powerful and easier to use. HoudahSpot provides a clear and structured interface that focuses on file search. It gets you to your files as quickly as possible. * Find files by name, text, content kind, author, pixel count, etc. * Combine criteria to narrow down search results * Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude * Add any of the hundreds of columns available * Apply filters to reduce search results to only the relevant items * Preview files and text matches * Open files and, where the application supports it, continue searching for text matches by pressing command-G (Find Next) HoudahSpot is indispensable to unearth hard-to-find files. It also works great as a replacement to the default Spotlight interface. If you've ever had a hard time finding a file before, this is what you've been looking for.
Technical details
HoudahSpot 6.2.1 from OS X
macOS 10.14 Mojave through 12 Monterey. Spotlight enabled
OS Support:
Mac OS X,
French, German, English
Release date:
August 13, 2022
Houdah Software s.à r.l (https://www.houdah.com)
HoudahSpot 6.2.1 Changelog

* Fixes the "Search Finder Window" option from the global menu item * Tentative compatibility with the latest beta of macOS Ventura * Various bug fixes