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

HoudahSpot Product Features

HoudahSpot: Advanced File Search

HoudahSpot is a versatile file search utility build atop Apple's powerful Spotlight engine.

  • 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
  • Set up templates for frequently performed searches

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  • 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
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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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