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HoudahSpot is a versatile desktop 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 4.3.2:
  • Addresses a compatibility issue with Microsoft Outlook where an error message was shown when opening a mail message from HoudahSpot
  • Works around a bug where HoudahSpot crashed on macOS 10.13 High Sierra while adjusting system color or accessibility settings
  • Fixes a problem that caused excessive CPU usage when opening search templates with many criteria or search locations


  • OS X 10.10 or later (fully tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra)
  • Spotlight enabled

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 119,761
Version Downloads 635
License Shareware
Date 07 Nov 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.00