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Tembo
Tembo
3.9

Tembo 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 version 2.6

Updated on Nov 12 2020

Version 2.6:
  • Updated for compatibility with macOS 11.0 Big Sur
  • Fixed various minor bugs and localization issues
View older Tembo updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

6.6 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.houdah.com/tembo/

Downloads

24888

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • Spotlight enabled
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jack2001
jack2001
Apr 17 2018
2.2
1.0
Apr 17 2018
1.0
Version: 2.2
terribile e pure a pagamento
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Feb 13 2018
2.1.4
0.0
Feb 13 2018
0.0
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. :-)
bobembry
bobembry
Sep 11 2017
2.1.4
5.0
Sep 11 2017
5.0
Version: 2.1.4
Been using it for years ★★★★★ Very helpful!!! Can use with PopClip—very convenient Give it a test drive
richievitale
richievitale
Feb 14 2017
2.1.3
5.0
Feb 14 2017
5.0
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.
Sherman-Wilcox
Sherman-Wilcox
Dec 1 2015
2.0.3
5.0
Dec 1 2015
5.0
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.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Nov 15 2015
2.0.2
0.0
Nov 15 2015
0.0
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!
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Aug 28 2014
1.8
0.0
Aug 28 2014
0.0
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.
roydv58
roydv58
Feb 10 2014
1.7.7
5.0
Feb 10 2014
5.0
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.
roydv58
roydv58
Feb 7 2014
1.7.7
5.0
Feb 7 2014
5.0
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.
Pik80
Pik80
Feb 7 2014
1.7.7
0.0
Feb 7 2014
0.0
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.
Macsylvain
Macsylvain
Feb 7 2014
1.7.7
5.0
Feb 7 2014
5.0
Version: 1.7.7
very useful. i use it almost every day with ton of data (pdf, etc).
fvdgeestdtp
fvdgeestdtp
Oct 30 2013
1.7.6
0.0
Oct 30 2013
0.0
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...
alxfyv
alxfyv
Jan 1 2013
1.7.5
5.0
Jan 1 2013
5.0
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.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jul 20 2012
1.7.3
0.0
Jul 20 2012
0.0
Version: 1.7.3
Price drop! Currently $1.99 in the MAS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tembo-find-files/id402507802?mt=12
Sherman-Wilcox
Sherman-Wilcox
Feb 10 2012
1.7.1
5.0
Feb 10 2012
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
Tembo is good stuff.
Vinkri
Vinkri
Jan 12 2012
1.7
4.0
Jan 12 2012
4.0
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.
bobembry
bobembry
Aug 11 2011
1.6
5.0
Aug 11 2011
5.0
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
Macgic
Macgic
Jul 26 2011
1.6
0.0
Jul 26 2011
0.0
Version: 1.6
The items "show in finder" and "get finder info" are switched in Tembo's contextual menu.
Prologos
Prologos
Jul 12 2011
1.6
4.5
Jul 12 2011
4.5
Version: 1.6
Much better then Spotlight. And now even in German. Just Great
Pik80
Pik80
Mar 31 2011
1.4
0.0
Mar 31 2011
0.0
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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