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
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.