One such fantastic product is HoudahSpot, a simple yet powerful file searching tool for your Mac. It’s better than Finder or Spotlight and helps you search documents, files, photos, and emails more relevantly on your Mac device.
OverviewIt is the best tool that has been helping me in every situation. Since my MacBook and Mail is flooded with so many documents, drafts, and client emails, HoudahSpot is the only thing that I've been using to search all these necessary stuff. Though I try to manage every document with a label, I used to end up crawl in all the folders in the drive. Maybe I'll overcome this problem (probably), but till then HoudahSpot is the savior for me.
It is powerful search tool from a leading software developer, Houdah. The company provides performance oriented programs for Mac Users, and HoudahSpot is something that you're going to like.
Getting StartedTo test out all the reliable searching functionalities, you'll need to install HoudahSpot on your Mac device. Though it is a premium application, the company offers a trial version for every user to test out the features on your MacBook or Mac Pro. The trial is free, and you can download it directly from the official website.
To run the software efficiently and seamlessly, you’ll need the minimum requirements that you can check here:
- Version 4.2 requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later, El Capitan.
- Intel, 64-bit processor.
- Spotlight feature enabled.
ReviewThe minute you run the application, it will make you feel familiar with the elegant interface and design. HoudahSpot searches the entire system for every particular file you are looking forward. You can start searching the file simply and then you can refine your search by adding more relevant filters, etc. You can add columns and preview files to match the criteria. So, pick the file you need to find from your storage.
The magic appears when you want to search a particular file such as a word document or presentation You just need to search the file name or the format and within seconds, HoudahSpot starts displays as many relevant results as it can. Now, to end up with the satisfied result, you’ll need to add the filters and column categories to find that particular file. You can start with the filters like date created, or file author, etc. These conditional searches are always going to work for you, and you can rely on these filters.
For example, if you’re looking for a word processing file, then you can filter the results by adding the criteria for searching for the document containing the word "report" or "Annual Project Report." Also, if you’re searching an image file, then you can filter the results by searching such as “logo’ or 720p resolution file.
- Search different files by the name, text, content, etc.
- Combine filters to narrow down results.
- Specify the file search locations.
- Hundreds of Filters available.
- Search relevant data using column.
- Preview all the searched file.
- Open files and execute using the supported documents.
- Press Command-G (Find Next) for text matches.
- Save and Use Search Templates.