HoudahSpot 4.0 – Advanced file-search tool.

HoudahSpot 4.0

HoudahSpot is an advanced file search utility based upon the powerful MacOS X Spotlight database.
Spotlight unleashed

  • Create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file you need
  • Narrow down searches. Step by step, zero in on files
  • Save active queries for direct access to your favorite files
  • Set up templates for frequently performed searches

Your files at your fingertips

  • Keep frequently used files within reach
  • Retrieve the files you didn’t know you still had
  • Preview matches within text content
  • Copy results as tab-delimted values

What’s New

Version 4.0:

  • Quick search field: start a search by typing just a few words
  • Improved criteria editor: set up and combine search criteria faster than ever before
  • Snippets: save sets of frequently used search criteria
  • Details pane: Quick Look and text previews within the main window
  • Info pane: shows concise information on your files
  • Filters: reduce the number of results shown by selecting values in the metadata inspector
  • Sidebar: provides quick access to templates, snippets and tags
  • Tabs: our most requested feature
  • Many other improvements based on customer feedback


OS X 10.10 or later


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