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: 6.1.2HoudahSpot 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 6.1.2: - Improves status update while waiting for the Apple Mail app search plug-in - Fixes minor bugs
Version 6.1.1: HoudahSpot can now find Apple Mail messages tagged by SmallCubed's MailTags plug-in; HoudahSpot searches message keywords and project names. HoudahSpot is now available on Setapp [ https://www.houdah.com/setapp.html ]: a subscription service for Mac and iOS apps.
Version 6.0.4: HoudahSpot is now available on Setapp [ https://www.houdah.com/setapp.html ]: a subscription service for Mac and iOS apps. For $9.99/mo, use HoudahSpot plus over 200 other apps. No extra fees, no ads.
Version 6.0.3: Fixes a bug where excluding ~/Library also excluded results from Mail searches
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