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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 4.3.1:
  • HoudahSpot now follows aliases when looking for its Templates folder; this allows you to store search templates in a DropBox folder and keep these synchronized across different Macs
  • When renaming files, HoudahSpot now accepts names that include a forward slash
  • When moving files to a folder excluded from search, results are updated to exclude the moved files

  • More...


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

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 118,909
Version Downloads 779
License Shareware
Date 24 Aug 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.00
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