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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 more...

What's New

Version 3.9.1:
  • Enhancement: Sorts file names the same way as Finder: respects number values
  • Bug fix: No longer shows an error message when changing accent color
  • Bug fix: Fixes an issue with searching by decimal value. E.g. "focal length"
  • Bug fix: Fixes a few crashing bugs. Thank you for sending in reports


  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Spotlight enabled

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Version Downloads 1,021
License Demo
Date 12 Aug 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $24.00
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