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HoudahSpot is a powerful file search tool. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach.

HoudahSpot will immediately feel familiar. It works just the way you expect search to work. Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Browse search results. Add columns. Preview files and text matches. Pick the files you really need.

  • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
  • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude

  • More...

What's New

Version 4.2.6:
  • HoudahSpot used to refuse to rename a file if only letter case was changed
  • Fixed a bug with initial keyboard focus on macOS Sierra
  • Fixed a bug where HoudahSpot could crash while closing an active search


  • OS X 10.10 or later (fully tested on macOS 10.12 Sierra)
  • Spotlight enabled

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 113,575
Version Downloads 440
License Shareware
Date 26 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.00
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