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Spot-O-Meter is an application that measure the CPU and I/O intensity of Spotlight indexing. This application can tell you how much Spotlight is interfering with your system, or if it's interfering at all. Intense Spotlight indexing can bottleneck a system, sometimes making a user think there's something wrong with their systems. Spot-O-Meter, if it does nothing more, can at least tell you if the performance problems you may be experiencing are real or Spotlight induced. Spot-O-Meter is also part of our SpotOff commercial application.

What's New

Version 1.1.1:

  • Spot-O-Meter is part of our commercial product called SpotOff, but is being offered as a free download as a promotional effort.
  • Utilizes a higher sampling rate than 1.1 did.
  • Adjusts for the differing types of mds uses in OS X 10.8 as opposed to previous versions.
  • Certified as OS X 10.8 compatible and will run on systems supporting Intel or PowerPC more...


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 759
Version Downloads 470
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 12 Dec 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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