DataLore
DataLore 2.0.2
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Uses Spotlight & Bonjour to search/share files on your network.   Shareware ($9.95)
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DataLore is a unique front-end to Spotlight that lets you search and find files at lightning fast speed, locally or on your network. DataLore also lets you discover more information about your files, unlike any other file search tool out there!

Search and find files on your own Mac, other Macs on your network, and external drives, all at the same time. Innovative Search-As-You-Type technology lets you find your files fast. Search filenames, filetypes, file content, date ranges, and more. Narrow your search results using a host of different filters. And don't just stop
What's New
Version 2.0.2:
  • Fixed bug where if your Mac was not named, DataLore would not launch properly.
  • Added Open/Close Window menu items.
  • Last selected date type now gets saved in preferences.
  • Updated Screencast Tutorials at datalore.ca
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Spotlight must be enabled



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DataLore User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Mfabache reviewed on 22 Apr 2012
I gave up LEAP for this as it seems to be more light wight. However, I have to go back to it as DataLore desperately needs a few more similar features, such as being able to search through folders by selection (and not recursively) - adding folders on the sidebar is not conducive. Also the panes need to be more adjustable.
However the price is decent and searches are quick - lightweight and aesthetically pleasing
[Version 2.0.2]


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C.g. reviewed on 12 Jan 2012
Greate App! It has all what I need for searching. I own HoudahSpot too but now for all day usage DataLore is my first choice. It is quite easy to use and the additional option like filtering and special characters are very powerful. I like the option to limit the search to user specified folders. HoudahSpot's Finder Toolbar for searching the current finder folder would be a nice addition.
[Version 2.0.2]


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+7

Dedalus271 reviewed on 06 Apr 2011
Fast and efficient.
[Version 2.0.2]


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+6
Xtralean Corporation (developer) commented on 03 Mar 2011
Minor ooops, the sparkle update is updating this listing too, I forgot that MacUpdate is automatically updating the listing when we change the sparkle URL update mechanism. Versions 1.9.x are pre-release versions of 2.0 that DataLore users are trying out. Simply download the product and select Check for updates from the DataLore menu to update to 1.9.x.

Version 2.0 is a free update for 1.X users. In the next couple of days our website will be updated and the download link will download the 2.0 product here. We are just in a moment of transition from 1.X to 2.0 currently.
[Version 1.9.3]


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Sgginc commented on 03 Mar 2011
The Get Info says this is v1.2.1.
[Version 1.9.3]


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+11

Tomjwright reviewed on 03 Mar 2011
This is a great application and I usually consider it a good thing when developers make frequent updates to their programs. However, it looks to me like they are trying for a new world record with updates to DataLore in the last few days. Why the sudden spurt of activity?
[Version 1.9.3]


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+10
Bl0dwyn commented on 01 Mar 2011
Aha! This latest version adds support for open meta tag search, and it works pretty well - well enough for me to spring for a license in fact.
[Version 1.9.1]

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+104
Jo* replied on 02 Mar 2011
Could someone get me uptodate on version-numbering, please? It says here on MU v.1.9.2 but when I go over to the devs site it says v.1.2.1 which is the one from Jan. 20, 2011. 1.2.1 is also the one that gets downloaded from the MU d/l-link.
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Bl0dwyn replied on 02 Mar 2011
I just updated my version and it says 1.9.2 in the "About Datalore" menu item. Weird that the dev site says 1.2.1.
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-80
Grhsvo commented on 28 Feb 2011
I haven't downloaded it yet to try. But I'm hoping like hell it overcomes a major hindrance in Spotlight — the inability to limit a search to a particular folder or disk.

I have SpeedSearch and SpeedFind on board. They are not perfect but they do offer more options than Spotlight. However, Spotlight certainly is damned fast at some things.
[Version 1.9.1]


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+4

Cavallo reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
Nice idea, but there is no ability to search by or restrict to a given date range. The only option is to search by name, then sort by date, and hope for the best while scrolling through a vast list of hits. What if I don't know the name, but I know the file type, and an approximate range of creation or mod dates?

Also, the quick filter popup is nice, but should probably have a user-extensible value list, and persist between launches.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Xtralean Corporation (developer) replied on 09 Feb 2011
Thanks for the well balanced review.

DataLore version 2.0 is just about ready for a pre-release preview for existing 1.x customers (this is a free update for existing customers) and has these type of features. Email me at support@xtralean.com if you're interested in looking at the preview.

Hagen Kaye
XtraLean Software
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+10
Bl0dwyn commented on 20 Jan 2011
Am I missing something or is openmeta not supported by Datalore? Seems like this would be something to support in a spotlight search tool. I tried entering tag:whatever in the search window like I can do in a Finder window, but got no results.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+8

Widber rated on 09 Feb 2013

[Version 2.0.2]



+7

mwab rated on 30 Jul 2012

[Version 2.0.2]



Feliasmantero rated on 04 Jan 2012

[Version 2.0.2]



+8

Widber rated on 11 Jan 2011

[Version 1.1]


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Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:16 Jun 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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DataLore is a unique front-end to Spotlight that lets you search and find files at lightning fast speed, locally or on your network. DataLore also lets you discover more information about your files, unlike any other file search tool out there!

Search and find files on your own Mac, other Macs on your network, and external drives, all at the same time. Innovative Search-As-You-Type technology lets you find your files fast. Search filenames, filetypes, file content, date ranges, and more. Narrow your search results using a host of different filters. And don't just stop there - use the More Lore sidebar to explore and learn more about your search results and the files within.

DataLore works with you while you type, responding immediately to your every move. If you have one Mac, you'll love DataLore for its speed! If you have more than one Mac, you'll go GAGA over the speed and flexibility of searching and finding files on all of your Macs, while comfortably seated at your Mac du jour!

DataLore is Lean, Powerful, and Lightning Fast! For both simple searches and for power users who need the ability to perform complex search queries, quickly, easily, and without interruption...Look no more - Try DataLore!

Screencast Tutorials:Be sure to view our short screencast tutorials of DataLore in action, located at datalore.ca. These tutorials will give you a quick rundown of the basic features as DataLore's developer performs a simple search, locally and on the network.

Here are just some of DataLore's unique features and innovative tools:
  • Innovative "Search-As-You-Type" technology for finding your files fast.
  • Text entry with Shorthand and Special Characters for more complex, highly defined searches.
  • Unique More "Lore" sidebar gives you more information on your files and related searches.
  • Intelligent keyboard shortcuts for finding and exploring files even faster.
  • Search your own Mac, other Macs on your network, and multiple external hard drives, all at the same time.
  • Search filenames, file types, contents of files, date range and more.
  • Filter searches by file type and file kind to narrow down the search results.
  • Multitude of filters to further narrow down results, such as: documents, images, downloaded files, source code, folders, music/audio files, plus more.
  • Handy Date Range control lets you select a preset date range or manually enter your own date range.
  • Search your entire computer or search only a specific folder(s) and include/exclude file types.
  • Search results list offers a host of options to help you view and manage your files.
  • Quick Look support for quickly viewing your files.
  • Clean and powerful user interface.
  • Plus so much more!


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