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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 4.3.5:
  • Improves performance and reactivity when updating search results as new files are found
  • Fixes a bug where HoudahSpot could crash while moving a large number of files to the Trash
  • Works a around a bug where results, when shown as grid of icons or previews, would scroll without reason
  • Works a around a bug where opening an Xcode file from search results had


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

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HoudahSpot User Discussion

4.5 88


Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 122,269
Version Downloads 767
License Shareware
Date 21 Feb 2018
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.00
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