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 to find the right document, music, photo, or video file.
Version: 6.0.2HoudahSpot 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 $34.00
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, 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 6.0.2: Prepare for macOS 11 Big Sur
Version 5.1.4: Fixes a crash on launch when running on macOS 11 Big Sur beta
Version 5.1.3: * Enhanced Quick Look Previews: Quick Look Preview of an XMP sidecars item now shows the actual image file. Quick Look Preview of a DEVONthink item now shows the cataloged file * Use Templates from Finder: The HoudahSpot Finder toolbar item now gives direct access to HoudahSpot search templates
Version 5.0.11: - Updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina - Please note, that on macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple Mail messages are not available through the Spotlight index. HoudahSpot will no longer be able to find Mail message files.
Version 5.0.7: - 'Search current Finder window' could fail to access the path of the Finder window - Fixes a bug that prevented Text Preview from reading some third-party file formats - Fixes a crash in HoudahSpot > Preferences > Extensions
Version 5.0.6: - The Alfred workflow is now compatible with version 4 of the Alfred application - Fixed a bug that caused searches by wildcard to fail - Fixed a bug that prevented HoudahSpot from using old 32-bit Spotlight importer plug-ins
Version 5.0.4: - Improves auto-completion of search criteria values. E.g. known tag names - The purple file label color is now a better match for macOS 10.14 Mojave - Fixes a crash in Text Preview - Fixes a crash when using Snippets on macOS 10.13 High Sierra