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HoudahSpot is an advanced file search tool built upon MacOS X Spotlight.

Spotlight unleashed

  • Create detailed queries to locate the exact file you need
  • Narrow down searches. 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 3.9.3:

  • New feature: Tag mail messages by drag-and-drop from Apple Mail.app to the HoudahSpot Tray
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot failed to search certain Spotlight-indexed network volumes
  • Bug fix: Selection in the menu to select a preferred template was off by one


  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Spotlight enabled

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 83,804
Version Downloads 974
License Demo
Date 14 Sep 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.00
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