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HoudahSpot 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, more...

What's New

Version 4.1.1:
  • Works around a bug that prevented opening files using Microsoft Word 15
  • Added French localization. Disponible en version française.
  • HoudahSpot searches can now be exported as Finder Smart Folders
  • You can now temporarily disable individual search criteria. This is particularly useful in combination with templates: have different criteria preconfigured, more...


  • OS X 10.10 or later (OS X 10.11 supported)
  • Spotlight enabled

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 101,495
Version Downloads 832
License Free
Date 16 Nov 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.00
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