1.2.5 01 Jun 2013

Find files quickly across your Mac and personal cloud services.


Developer website: Found Software, Inc.

Found provides a lightning-fast, intuitive search experience that finds files across your Mac and personal cloud services, including Dropbox, Evernote, SkyDrive, Google Drive/Docs, and Gmail (attachments).

With a double tap of the control key, Found slides out to reveal its unique Palette user interface. Start typing and get immediate results with an instant, full-sized preview of nearly any file, even files in the cloud.


  • Get back to the file you just downloaded or were recently using by typing a few characters
  • Quickly look up a file and glance at its contents without having to dig through Finder and launch an application
  • No need to log into Google Drive/Docs or Gmail just to look at or re-download a file/attachment
  • Drag and drop search results into local folders as copies or emails as attachments
  • Search and preview files whether you're online or offline
What sources does Found search?
  • Any folders and external drives that you choose
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote - multiple accounts
  • SkyDrive
  • Google Drive/Docs and Gmail attachments - attach multiple Google accounts, both personal and Google Apps accounts
How does search work in Found?
  • Immediately responsive, character-by-character search
  • Search using just partial word prefixes - the whole word is rarely necessary. Type 'mov' for results with 'movie', 'move', and 'moving'.
  • No hard-to-remember query commands to learn - type 'pdf' to look up PDF documents or 'alan' for Google Drive/Docs shared with Alan
  • Found indexes each file's name, path, and, if applicable, email from/to/subject fields or Google Drive/Docs last-modified-by name
How secure and private is Found?
  • All your logins and passwords are securely stored in encrypted form in your Mac's Keychain
  • Found connects your Mac directly to your personal cloud services with no intermediary to index your personal data
  • All searching is done locally on your Mac. No server is involved.

What's New

Version 1.2.5:
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes in Evernote search.


OS X 10.6.8 or later


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
Utilities / File Management
01 Jun 2013
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