HoudahSpot 4.0 - Powerful file search tool for OS X Yosemite

February 11, 2015 in Utility (E)

[prMac.com] Luxembourg - Houdah Software today is proud to announced the release of HoudahSpot 4.0, an advanced file search tool for OS X. HoudahSpot builds upon Spotlight and makes it both more powerful and easier to use.

With disk space ever growing and our digital lives continuously producing more and more data, much time is wasted searching for files. Even files you know are there can be hard to find when hidden in crowded folders. When Spotlight file searches produce seemingly endless search results, HoudahSpot will help you get to the files you are looking for.

Use HoudahSpot to create precise searches that pinpoint the exact files that you are looking for. Start with a simple search. When this turns up too many results, refine it by adding and combining criteria. Quickly sort through search results. Add columns. Apply filters. Preview files and text matches. If you've ever had a hard time finding a file before, this is what you've been looking for.

* Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
* Combine criteria to zero in on the files you are looking for
* Use "Find by example" to tell HoudahSpot: I want files like this one
* Search several locations at once. Exclude others
* Customize columns in the search results list
* Set up templates for recurring searches

New in HoudahSpot 4.0
* Quick search field: start a search by typing just a few words
* Improved criteria editor: set up and combine search criteria faster than ever before
* Snippets: save sets of frequently used search criteria
* Details pane: Quick Look and text previews within the main window
* Info pane: shows concise information on your files
* Filters: reduce the number of results shown by selecting values in the Info pane
* Sidebar: provides quick access to templates, snippets and tags
* Tabs: our most requested feature

HoudahSpot 4.0 draws from nine years of customer feedback. In eleven months of development, it has been rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on productivity and ease of use. It has been field tested for one month in a public beta test. First feedback took only minutes to come in:

"I have used HoudahSpot 4.0 for about six minutes. I am agog. I am stunned. This is beautiful. And fast.
And I have so wanted a beautiful preview / information panel. Wow!" - Erik Mueller-Harder

"Ten minutes with HoudahSpot 4.0 and I can tell you - you're not getting it back, I'm keeping it! " - Michael Blake

System Requirements:
* OS X Version 10.10
* Spotlight enabled
* 11 MB of disk space

Pricing and Availability:
HoudahSpot 4.0 is priced at $29 (USD) for a single-user license. A full-featured trial version is available. Licenses may be purchased from the Houdah Software store. A family license is available for $44. Upgrades from previous versions are priced $17 and $26 respectively. HoudahSpot licenses purchased on or after November 1, 2014 qualify for a free upgrade.

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 2005-2015 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.


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