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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 in HoudahSpot

Version 5.0.7:
  • In preparation for macOS 10.15 Catalina, HoudahSpot recently started using the new "hardened runtime". Unfortunately, this broke things that went unnoticed during testing.
  • "Search current Finder window" could fail to access the path of the Finder window
  • Fixes a bug that prevented Text Preview from reading some third-party file formats
  • Fixes a crash in

Requirements for HoudahSpot

  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • Some features require macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • Spotlight enabled
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HoudahSpot User Discussion

4.7 104
Current Version (5.x)
Downloads 130,627
Version Downloads 279
License Shareware
Date 09 Jul 2019
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $34.00
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