HoudahSpot 3.8.5 – Advanced front-end for Spotlight.

HoudahSpot 3.8.5HoudahSpot is a versatile file search utility build atop Apple’s powerful Spotlight engine.

  • Keep frequently used files within reach
  • Retrieve the files you didn’t know you still had
  • Create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file you want to get to
  • Narrow down searches. Step by step, zero in on files
  • Save active queries as documents for direct access to your favorite files
  • Set up templates for frequently performed searches
  • Don’t waste time filing. Save time finding.

Add an efficient search mechanism to your tool-chest today. Eliminate the need for time-consuming filing.

What’s New

Version 3.8.5:

  • New feature: Added a hidden preference to choose between colored dots or row colors to represent Finder labels.
  • New feature: New keyboard shortcuts. Command-Up Arrow reveals selected files in the Finder. Command-Down Arrow opens files
  • Enhancement: File renaming can now be aborted by hitting the Escape key or clicking outside the editing field
  • Bug fix: Migration of the HoudahSpot Helper login item could leave 2 instances of the helper running
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug which crashed HoudahSpot Helper on temporary disabling of the Tray


OS X 10.6.6 or later
Spotlight enabled


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