HoudahSpot v4.1.4 is a powerful yet accessible desktop search software. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot builds upon Spotlight, which comes preinstalled with OS X. It makes Spotlight both more powerful and easier to use.
Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Quickly sort through search results. Add columns. Apply filters. Preview files and text matches.
If you’ve ever had a hard time finding a file before, this is the tool you’ve been looking for.
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)
Set up templates for recurring searches
It is now possible to search for text within Text Preview. Simply press Command-F
The keyboard shortcut to put the focus on the search field has changed to Command-Option-F
HoudahSpot v4.1.4 prevents accidentally copying a folder to a subfolder of that same folder
Fixes a bug that prevented excluding certain folders from searches
Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.10 or later (Fully tested on OS X 10.11 El Capitan)