HoudahSpot

Spotlight front end you are missing. Find. Browse. Inspect. Fast!

HoudahSpot Product Features

HoudahSpot – Advanced File Search

HoudahSpot is a versatile file search utility that makes it easy to find files on your Mac.
HoudahSpot unleashes the power of the already existing Spotlight index. It makes good on the promise of quickly finding the files you search for.

  • Combine criteria to create precise queries
  • Easily narrow down search to get to the files you want
  • Save searches for direct access to your favorite files
  • Create templates for frequently performed searches

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HoudahSpot – Spotlight Unleashed

  • Find files by name, text, kind, dates, tags, pixel count, author, recipient, etc.
  • Search several locations at once. Exclude others
  • Add any number of columns to the results list
  • Preview text content and matches

HoudahSpot is EXACTLY what Spotlight should have been in Mac OS X
Chris Pirillo

Your Files At Your Fingertips

  • Keep frequently used files within reach
  • Retrieve the files you didn't know you still had
  • Don't waste time filing. Save time finding

Customer praises

[HoudahSpot] has become an essential tool for my research
5/ 5stars

HoudahSpot continues to be a fantastic alternative to Spotlight,
and this new updated look is very nice.

5/ 5stars

HoudahSpot 3.8: Tom’s Mac Software Pick

Nice Mavericks update to a very useful application
4.5/ 5stars

I love this app. Great search ability and all results are live
4.5/ 5stars

HoudahSpot is exactly what I need for searching stuff efficiently
4/ 5stars

My favorite file search tool
5/ 5stars

My HoudahSpot has had an evolution, while Spotlight has not!
4/ 5stars


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HoudahSpot is the front end most Spotlight
users don't know they're missing!

MacUpdate.com: 4/5 based on 69 customer reviews
$29.00 USD Online Only

We are reinventing an OS X essential

HoudahSpot 4.0 is expected to be ready in February 2015
HoudahSpot licenses bought after November 1, 2014 qualify for a free upgrade.

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System Requirements

HoudahSpot requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
It is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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