Houdah Software Updates HoudahSpot 2: Leopard Edition

February 25, 2008 in Software (E)


Luxembourg, Europe - February 25, 2008 - Houdah Software is proud to announce the release of HoudahSpot 2.1, their popular file search utility for Mac OS X. HoudahSpot 2.1 is a major, yet free update. This is a recommended update for all Leopard users.

For the first time ever, HoudahSpot can act as a full replacement to the default Spotlight UI. The all new BlitzSearch feature lets you start of your search with the same convenience as the standard Spotlight menu. Yet down the road you will find all the power and customizability that exists only in HoudahSpot. Users will probably want to disable the default Spotlight menu. HoudahSpot 2.1 provides exactly that option.

With HoudahSpot 2, users may create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they want to get to. The results may be shown with any number of columns. The list may be sorted by any attribute imaginable. Users may set up templates for frequently performed searches and save queries for direct access to favorite files.

One of HoudahSpot's key features is its extensive customization. Once fully customized, a preferred template may be set as starting point for future queries.

With HoudahSpot's all-in-one interface, results are shown next to the search query. By taking advantage of Leopard's unique features, users can issue powerful search queries to the Spotlight engine to zero in on files quickly and easily. And with live editing, user may change search criteria on-the-fly without stopping the running query.

HoudahSpot 2.1 feature enhancements:
* Global menu item: the power of HoudahSpot at your fingertips. Even if HoudahSPot is not running
* BlitzSearch: start of your search with Spotlight convenience. Find HoudahSpot power and customizability down the road
* Finder toolbar item: search the current folder with a click of a button
* LaunchBar integration: use a LaunchBar search template to kick of a BlitzSearch
* AppleScript support: use AppleScript to kick off a BlitzSearch
* Enhanced QuickLook preview support

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5.1 (Leopard) or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC & Intel
* Spotlight enabled
* 8 MB Hard Drive space

Purchasing HoudahSpot 2.1:
HoudahSpot 2.1 is priced at 15 EUR (less than $25 USD) for a single-user license. It is a free upgrade for all registered 1.0 - 1.4 and 2.0 customers. HoudahSpot 1.5 was recently released as freeware for Tiger users. It is not compatible with Leopard.

Houdah Software s.a r.l is a small company based in Luxembourg Europe. The company was founded in late 2005 by Pierre Bernard. Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, WebObjects and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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