Tembo
Tembo
2.4.1

3.7

Tembo free download for Mac

Tembo

2.4.1
10 October 2019

Quick and effective file search tool.

Overview

Tembo is an easy-to-use file search tool based upon the powerful Spotlight engine. Tembo finds documents, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images, videos, and more. It shows results grouped by file type. Initially the top 10 matches for each group are shown. Often enough you will find the sought for file right here.

Drill-down into a group reveals up to 10,000 results alongside context-sensitive filters. These help narrow down the results list. The "Messages" group, for example, has filters on subject, sender and recipient. The "Images" group has filters for resolution and file type.

Thus Tembo is much more than a file search tool. It works as an extension to Mail or iChat to locate messages; as an extension to Safari to search browsing history and bookmarks.

What's new in Tembo

Version 2.4.1:
  • Updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Please note, that on macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple Mail messages are not available through the Spotlight index. Tembo will no longer be able to find Mail message files.

28 Tembo Reviews

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bobembry
11 September 2017

Most helpful

Been using it for years ★★★★★ Very helpful!!! Can use with PopClip—very convenient Give it a test drive
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Version 2.1.4
jack2001
17 April 2018
terribile e pure a pagamento
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Version 2.2
Big Johnson
13 February 2018
In the screenshot Tembo is being used to search for "Houdah," a competing app from the same developer.

Apparently even Tembo is looking for a better search tool. :-)
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
Houdah Software
Houdah Software
14 February 2018
Actually, the company name is Houdah Software. That is probably what Tembo is searching for.

Our other products include HoudahSpot (advanced file search), HoudahGeo (photo geotagging) and Type2Phone (virtual Bluetooth keyboard).

Tembo may be considering adding GPS location info to its photos. Seems like a good idea ;-)
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bobembry
11 September 2017
Been using it for years ★★★★★ Very helpful!!! Can use with PopClip—very convenient Give it a test drive
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Version 2.1.4
richievitale
14 February 2017
"Find My File" quit working, I tried EasyFind, Scherlokk, iFileX, HoudahSpot, nothing knocked me out.

Tried Tembo and searched for a song I have and it divided the search into categories: Sibelius files, messages, folders, PDFs and movies. 10 in each category. To the right of any category is the total amount of files/folders and click on it and you can see ALL of PDFs or movies or folders or whatever.

Purchased and got a license thru Paypal and it was easy. $15 dollars so if discontinued no biggy . . . but I think if will be around to stay since it is smooth, looks Mac-like and even the purchase was easy.

Try EasyFind for free and then this and you can pretty much make a good decision.
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Version 2.1.3
Sherman-Wilcox
01 December 2015
Nit-picking about system files aside (and I believe they've revised their description, which now reads "Tembo finds documents, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images, videos, and more"), Tempo is an excellent tool for people who need to find files FAST with an easy-to-use interface. Well worth the price. HoudahSpot is even more powerful, also worth the price. Very responsive developer.
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Version 2.0.3
Big Johnson
15 November 2015
The developer's description is misleading.

Above they said
"Tembo finds files, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images and anything else on your Mac."

ANYTHING?

NO!

Below they said
"Tembo can find any file included in the Spotlight index.

To prevent clutter, Tembo excludes a couple of file types from search results. You can configure this under Tembo >Preferences > Advanced.

Unlike the default Spotlight interface, Tembo does not hide the contents of the Library folder.

Low level system files however cannot be found as Spotlight does not index these."


Clearly Tembo can NOT find EVERYTHING, but is only capable of finding files indexed by Spotlight.


EasyFind on the other hand, CAN find EVERYTHING...for FREE!
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Version 2.0.2
neartheredrocks
28 August 2014
This is not a "search tool" (as advertised) but just a different user interface for OS X' own search tool Spotlight and therefore has the same limitations as Spotlight - i. e. searching within the user library or searching for invisible files. If you want to pay for that - great. If you want to find really every file or folder with a certain name or a certain string in its name I suggest to use EasyFind. It needs a little more time than Spotlight because it does not work with an index but it finds everything - and it is free.
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Version 1.8
roydv58
10 February 2014
Pierre, the developer, has proven to be very responsive. Working through the issues listed in my previous review I've learned the Tembo does work as advertised. We've also uncovered some peculiar issues with the file dates in Mavericks. At the current discounted price, Tembo is the same price as DataLore. Both find the files with ease. Tembo's result listing by file type is appealing. DataLore's Quick Reference is very helpful. With a developer so willing to satisfy his customers, Tembo is a good choice.
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Version 1.7.7
roydv58
07 February 2014
This product is intended to simplify searching for documents. DataLore, the product that I have used for a couple of years has proved easy to use and reliable. It was only the superior results interface that convinced me to buy Tembo. After using it for a few hours it has proved to be unreliable. It fails to find files that I know are there, and that DataLore detects without hassle. Searchlight also finds the files, so there is a problem with this product. Until this issue is fixed, don't waste your money.
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Version 1.7.7
4 answer(s)
Pierre-Bernard
Pierre-Bernard
07 February 2014
Please contact support with details on files Tembo failed to find. Please also check Tembo > Preferences > Advanced for exclusion rules that may prevent your files from being shown.
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roydv58
roydv58
08 February 2014
An example: there are a number of pages documents called "International CV.pages" each one files under the project for which it was submitted. DataLore finds all of them. Tembo finds one. The date it finds is the most recent one, but the folder shown is not the folder containing the most recent file, and none of the other files are shown. Before submitting the previous post I'd checked the preferences and that's not the issue. It is possible that this is related to Mavericks, so you may want start looking there.
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Pierre-Bernard
Pierre-Bernard
09 February 2014
I can currently think of only one reason for Tembo not to find a file. If you ask for results to be sorted by "Date Last Opened", files that to the knowledge of Spotlight have never been opened will not be listed. Try sorting by "Date Modified" or "Date Created". If that does not help, please email me screenshots of the Tembo search and results as well as screenshots of the files in Finder.
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Xenophile
Xenophile
25 June 2014
At first I thought Tembo wasn't finding all my files, but then I noticed that if there a lot of hits for a particular file type, the bar sectioning off that file type has a "X Results" with an arrow next to it. Click the arrow and it opens a pane with all the results, as well as the ability to search within those results. You probably already know this, but sometimes obvious things are overlooked :) FWIW, when I compared Tembo's results to those of other search utilities, there was no difference.
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Pik80
07 February 2014
Nice app but the developer doesn't update it as much as he updates Houdahspot. For that reason I use Houdahspot more.
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Version 1.7.7
$15.00

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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