HoudahSpot 4.1 – Advanced file-search tool.

HoudahSpot 4.1

HoudahSpot is an advanced file search utility based upon the powerful MacOS X Spotlight database.
Spotlight unleashed

  • Create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file you need
  • Narrow down searches. Step by step, zero in on files
  • Save active queries for direct access to your favorite files
  • Set up templates for frequently performed searches

Your files at your fingertips

  • Keep frequently used files within reach
  • Retrieve the files you didn’t know you still had
  • Preview matches within text content
  • Copy results as tab-delimted values

What’s New

Version 4.1:

  • Added French localization. Disponible en version française.
  • HoudahSpot searches can now be exported as Finder Smart Folders
  • You can now temporarily disable individual search criteria. This is particularly useful in combination with templates: have different criteria preconfigured, enable as needed
  • You can now search for the asterisk character by entering *. Without the backslash, the asterisk is used as wildcard to match any number of characters.
  • Text preview now has arrow buttons to navigate between highlighted matches
  • Grid view now shows full names and additional information on hover
  • "Copy as Tab Delimited" now includes column headers
  • Added more options when searching by file extension or kind
  • Added a sample template that searches for HD video files.


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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