HoudahSpot 3.8 – Highly customizable Spotlight front-end

By on Oct 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Luxembourg – Houdah Software has announced the immediate availability of HoudahSpot 3.8. HoudahSpot is a versatile file search tool based on Apple’s powerful Spotlight engine. HoudahSpot helps users create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they want to get to. HoudahSpot unleashes the full power of the Spotlight engine built into Mac OS X.

HoudahSpot fully supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard through 10.9 Mavericks. When run under Mavericks, HoudahSpot file tagging updates both Open Meta and Mavericks tags. HoudahSpot also includes new tools to find and merge mismatched Mavericks and Open Meta tags.

HoudahSpot unleashes the power of Spotlight. It makes good on the promise of quickly finding the files you search for.

* Create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file you want to get to
* Narrow down searches. Step by step. Zero in on files
* Save active queries as documents for direct access to your favorite files
* Set up templates for frequently performed searches
* Tag files for easy retrieval
* Do some housekeeping: Have HoudahSpot find music files not yet in your Music folder. Drag them where they belong

Enhancements brought about by HoudahSpot 3.8 include:
* New feature: HoudahSpot file tagging updates both Open Meta and Mavericks tags
* New feature: Tools to find and merge mismatched Mavericks and Open Meta tags
* New feature: Additional templates: “Mavericks Tagged Files” and “Open Meta Tagged Files”
* New feature: HoudahSpot can now search for files by file name extension
* Enhancement: HoudahSpot looks better than ever. Especially on Retina Macs
* Enhancement: HoudahSpot Help is now provided as searchable PDF file

Signature Features:
* Combine any number of criteria. Use all metadata known to Spotlight
* Use boolean logic: Any, All, None
* Save searches for quick access to frequently used files
* Create templates for repeat searches
* Set up a preferred template to configure the default window
* File preview. QuickLook and text preview
* Find by example. Drag and drop criteria creation

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.6 through 10.9
* Spotlight enabled
* 8 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
HoudahSpot 3.8 is priced at $29.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a single-user license. A full-featured demo version is available. Licenses may be purchased from the Houdah Software store.

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Founded in 2005 by Pierre Bernard, Houdah Software is a small company based in Luxembourg, Europe. Houdah Software specializes in quality software for Mac, iPhone and Apple iPad. Our mission is to pair quality products with excellent customer support. Copyright 2005-2013 Houdah Software s.r.l. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.