Tembo
Tembo
2.5.1

3.7

Tembo free download for Mac
15 May 2020

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 2.5.1:
  • Improved support for searches using Simplified Chinese
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28 Reviews of Tembo

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jack2001
17 April 2018
Version: 2.2

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terribile e pure a pagamento
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jack2001
17 April 2018
Version: 2.2
terribile e pure a pagamento
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Big Johnson
13 February 2018
Version: 2.1.4
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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5
bobembry
11 September 2017
Version: 2.1.4
Been using it for years ★★★★★ Very helpful!!! Can use with PopClip—very convenient Give it a test drive
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5
richievitale
14 February 2017
Version: 2.1.3
"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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5
Sherman-Wilcox
01 December 2015
Version: 2.0.3
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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Big Johnson
15 November 2015
Version: 2.0.2
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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neartheredrocks
28 August 2014
Version: 1.8
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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roydv58
10 February 2014
Version: 1.7.7
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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roydv58
07 February 2014
Version: 1.7.7
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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Pik80
07 February 2014
Version: 1.7.7
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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5
Macsylvain
07 February 2014
Version: 1.7.7
very useful. i use it almost every day with ton of data (pdf, etc).
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fvdgeestdtp
30 October 2013
Version: 1.7.6
Am I correct in understanding that it don't find system items? I have Preferences enabled but it does not find system or library items under Mavericks...
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5
alxfyv
01 January 2013
Version: 1.7.5
An excellent search program that finds anything anywhere, even in hidden system files and the hidden files and folder themselves, which with Apple is a very good trick. And it's quite fast.
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SickTeddyBear
20 July 2012
Version: 1.7.3
Price drop! Currently $1.99 in the MAS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tembo-find-files/id402507802?mt=12
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Sherman-Wilcox
10 February 2012
Version: 1.7.1
Tembo is good stuff.
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4
Vinkri
12 January 2012
Version: 1.7
I'm usually using HoudahSpot... But for 90% of my searches require fast launch, grouped results and easy browsing through results. Tembo is absolutely perfect for that. Houdah Spot is file search as an art. Tembo is Spotlight as it should be. I like it a lot.
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5
bobembry
11 August 2011
Version: 1.6
I use it all the time and meets my needs 95% of the time. If I need something more precise, I use its big sister/brother app: HoudahSpot
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Macgic
26 July 2011
Version: 1.6
The items "show in finder" and "get finder info" are switched in Tembo's contextual menu.
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4.5
Prologos
12 July 2011
Version: 1.6
Much better then Spotlight. And now even in German. Just Great
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Pik80
31 March 2011
Version: 1.4
Looks really good! I wish I had an Intel Mac to try it. Fortunately I can run Punakea and have been very pleased with that program.
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5
Ronl
07 March 2011
Version: 1.3
Well worth the money. Simpler (in a good way) than Spotlight... with many features, which though Spotlight is also capable of searching... Spotlight makes much more difficult and time consuming to accomplish. (Example... with one click you can choose one of the following: Any Date, Today, Since Yesterday,This Week, This Month, or This Year There are so many easier ways to find what you are looking for than Spotlight, it would take too long for me to describe. Much faster than EasyFind. Does content searches that Find-Any-File can not. Overall... the best I have found so far. I am a professional and work with an enormous number of files... this is a great time saver. I assure you... you will love this app!
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Drdul
03 March 2011
Version: 1.3
Tembo is much improved with version 1.3, so I'm submitting a new review. I can now create "favourite" folders to search, and a OS X service allows me to right-click any folder and select "Search Folder in Tembo." There's still an issue with lots erroneous results, mostly due to Tembo including items from the ~/Library folder in search results. I have discussed this with the dev, who indicated that he is planning to tweak Tembo to eliminate erroneous results.
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Drdul
27 February 2011
Version: 1.2
Tembo is an admirable effort to create an easy-to-use search tool. Unfortunately, I find that at this stage the lack of options to filter results means that it is too limited for me to use effectively. For instance: There is no option to exclude certain folders from search results. I have three different mail applications on my Mac, and messages from the two non-Mail apps show up in documents. I would like to be able to exclude these folders, ideally on a filetype basis, but even excluding them globally would be an improvement. The same problem occurs with several other folders, such as 1Password's and Evernote's caches, and even my MobileSync folder. The result is that my search results are usually cluttered with lots of unwanted files. There is no option to exclude specific filetypes from search results. Although you can sort by filetype when you expand a particular section, unwanted filetypes are never excluded and continue to clutter up the display of results. It would be really nice to be able to right-click a file or folder in the search results and choose "exclude all files of this type from search results" or "exclude this folder." There is no ability to sort results in the main window by anything other than date. Options to sort by name, filetype and size would be useful. There is no ability to limit the search to specific folders. In the sidebar, the only options are the user's home folder, all local volumes, or remote volumes. It would be useful to be able to specify a folder, or even better, set up a bunch of favourites.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
11 January 2011
Version: 1.1
While I was still able to download this app from Mac Update, it would, of course, not run on my OS X 10.6.5 system. I spent this evening reverting to 10.6.5 from 10.6.6 because of serious performance issues with this update. By tying itself to the latest, buggy version of OS X, the Tembo developer may be painting himself into a corner. Besides being able to sell his app through the Mac App Store, what advantage is there to limiting compatibility to a version of the OS that most people don't yet use? I think he, like many other developers, may have been overcome with enthusiasm for the MAS, sacrificing common sense in the process.
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Panthera
06 January 2011
Version: 1.0
Beware, for now the vendor has stated that he intends to exclusively sell this application only through Apple's new store. That means that the vendor will constantly have to weigh whether new or novel features will stand muster with Apple's approval process. It means that if Apple, for any reason at all, decides it doesn't like a feature of the software (it could be confused with Spotlight!), they can demand the vendor change it or be banned. Finally (if that isn't enough), if the vendor needs to urgently distribute an update with a fix to an inadvertently incorporated bug, it may take several weeks for the update to be approved into the store and become available to you.
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4.5
Wagstaff
17 December 2010
Version: 1.0 draft 7
Tembo is excellent. I will use it all the time. Fast and efficient. I would like to be able to option+space click pdf into full screen however, like spotlight. I eagerly await the out of beta version. Thanks developers - a really good useful one here.
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Fishscale
14 December 2010
Version: 1.0 draft 7
Simple and intuitive interface but there has to be many more options added for it to be worth $30. That is a lot of money for a super simple interface that searches your hard drive like a pretty front end to a finder smart search. HoudahSoft makes good software so I hope to see more out of this app in the near future but as it stands considering the features and interface vs. price there is no way I could justify purchasing Tembo. Worth the small download to try it out imo, quick little app.
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paulsrandall
14 December 2010
Version: 1.0 draft 7
Nice clean interface, but the amazing thing is how fast it finds lots of information. I get a couple of pages of information in a second.
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3.7

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