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SpotMeta is your own Spotlight searchable labeling system. By extending Mac OS X Tiger's Spotlight search facility, SpotMeta gives you powerful new ways to manage your work. Attach custom definition tags, category information and annotations to any file or folder on your computer with SpotMeta's easy-to-use editor. Then do a Spotlight search and use the Finder's 'Smart Folders' to find the files you need and collect them into logical groups - just like having your own filing clerk!

What's New

Version 0100:
  • Removed expiry date, changed to open source freeware.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Phaleron Member IconReview+97

One of those silent workhoses that make your work a little easier. Good stuff!

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Version 100
hced Member IconReview+171

Among those similar alternatives I've tried so far, this really is the best choice! Thank you very much, Mr or Mrs Developer.

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Version 100
Ronald Price Member IconComment+7
Ronald Price

Very cool. Now I can easily add ad hoc, arbitrary metadata to any file in a whimsical manner and use Spotlight to search for my deranged tags. This is how indexing and searching is supposed to work. Assuming the final price is reasonable I would pay for this tool.

But I won't be surprised if Apple "invents" this sort of functionality for Leopard.

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Version 100
Ronald Price

Checking the developer's website I see SpotMeta is GPL'd, so I guess we don't have to worry about the cost of the final release. It just gets better.

hced Member IconComment+171

Oh boy... Holy my...!!!

I am definitely going to buy this software when it gets buyable.

It's genius. Pure genius. If was the developer, I'd consider selling this to Apple, very very expensively, instead of risking them to just rip it off and make it 'their own', in their next OS release. Because this really is THE natural next step for Spotlight in the future.

So far, no other Spotlight tagging software has made me this excited.

I'll wait with the rating until it reaches a final version.

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Version 98
CA Member IconComment+60

I agree with RONALDJOHN: this is an amazing piece of software. Waaah :O

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Version 97
ronaldjohn Member IconComment+15

Exceptional! A significant part (more like the missing part) of capitalizing on Spotlight technology, making computing on the mac light years more efficient and enjoyable. Thanks to the developer for supplying this little gem, wow!

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Current Version (0100.x)


Downloads 5,783
Version Downloads 3,735
License Free
Date 27 Jan 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free