HoudahSpot is a versatile and easy-to-use desktop search tool for Mac. It combines the speed of Spotlight with precise search criteria, flexible results display and previews to help finding the right document, email message, photo or video file.
Version: 4.3.9HoudahSpot 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.
License: Free To Try $29.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
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, recipient, 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.
Version 4.3.9: - Text preview for Apple Mail messages loads much faster - After clearing a search, HoudahSpot now puts the focus back on the search field so you can immediately start typing - Added new privacy controls for access to photos, mail messages, etc. on macOS Mojave - Fixes various minor bugs
Version 4.3.5: - Improves performance and reactivity when updating search results as new files are found - Fixes a bug where HoudahSpot could crash while moving a large number of files to the Trash - Works a around a bug where results, when shown as grid of icons or previews, would scroll without reason
Version 4.3.4: Works around a crashing bug with Quick Look preview for contacts and vcard files on macOS High Sierra
Version 4.3.3: - Works around a bug that prevented HoudahSpot from previewing text for Microsoft Office files on macOS High Sierra - Fixes a possible crash when closing tabs
Version 4.3.2: - Addresses a compatibility issue with Microsoft Outlook where an error message was shown when opening a mail message from HoudahSpot - Works around a bug where HoudahSpot crashed on macOS 10.13 High Sierra while adjusting system color or accessibility settings
Version 4.3.1: - HoudahSpot follows aliases when looking for its Templates folder. This allows you to store search templates in a DropBox folder - File renaming now accepts names that include a forward slash - Files moved to a folder excluded from search are now removed from search results
Version 4.3: - Improved performance. Faster scrolling. Faster refresh when files change - Easy file tagging from the contextual menu - Improved autocomplete on Finder tags in search and file tagging - Improved support for international character sets in text preview
Version 4.2.10: - In Text Preview, URLs are now highlighted and clickable - Improved support for macOS Spaces: New searches now open in the current Space - Some text was displayed in the system language, rather than the application language. HoudahSpot is currently available in English, German, and French