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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 6.3 for OS X
macOS 10.14 Mojave through 13 Ventura. Spotlight enabled
OS Support:
Mac OS X,
French, German, English
Release date:
March 25, 2023
HoudahSpot 6.3 Changelog

* Some of the sample search templates now auto-start upon opening * HoudahSpot now translates Mail flags to color names * New sample template: "Name Does Not Contain" * Adding double quotes to search text in the main search field has HoudahSpot search for an exact match