BSP

Version: 1.2.0 || Release Date: 2007-03-29 || License: Freeware Developer: James G. Speth | App Owner: joecarroll

BSP is a Mac OS X system preference pane that allows you to configure additional categories into Spotlight. When Spotlight has search results that don't fit into one of its pre-defined groups, it sticks the files into the generic Documents listing. With BSP, you can add new categories and assign file types to them. Documents will appear in the search results in their new groups, making them easier to find and work with. You can even edit, rename, or delete the pre-defined Spotlight categories, giving you complete control of the search results display.

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I can't believe how few people use BSP. This is the most useful System Preferences pane out there. It makes Spotlight search results so much easier to use. I don't know how I lived without it.

Here are examples of some of the file types I've added to BSP and that now show up in separate groups in the Spotlight search results window: Skim Notes (.skim); BibDesk References (.bdskcache); Journler Entries (.jobj); and TeX, BibTeX, RTF, EPS, XLS, FileMaker, Word, Illustrator, FreeHand, and InDesign files. So useful!