HoudahSpot

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 3.9.6 | Release Date: 2014-11-26 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixes a crash when temporarily disabling the tray window
Version 3.9.5 | Release Date: 2014-10-17 | Download
  • Enhancement: Compatibility fixes for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Version 3.9.4 | Release Date: 2014-10-10 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixes a bug which slowed loading of search results. Thank you, Erik!
Version 3.9.3 | Release Date: 2014-09-14 | Download
  • New feature: Tag mail messages by drag-and-drop from Apple Mail.app to the HoudahSpot Tray
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot failed to search certain Spotlight-indexed network volumes
  • Bug fix: Selection in the menu to select a preferred template was off by one
Version 3.9.2 | Release Date: 2014-09-02 | Download

Updated for compatibility with upcoming changes to Mac OS X Gatekeeper

Version 3.9.1 | Release Date: 2014-08-12 | Download
  • Enhancement: Sorts file names the same way as Finder: respects number values
  • Bug fix: No longer shows an error message when changing accent color
  • Bug fix: Fixes an issue with searching by decimal value. E.g. "focal length"
  • Bug fix: Fixes a few crashing bugs. Thank you for sending in reports
Version 3.9 | Release Date: 2014-08-05 | Download
  • New feature: HoudahSpot can tag found files using both Mavericks / Finder and Open Meta tags
  • New feature: Search results can now be copied as tab delimited list for use in spreadsheets
  • New feature: The Inspector adds an option to filter results to find similar files
  • New feature: The display of date columns can now be customized fro the View menu
  • Enhancement: Improved auto-completion when searching by type, keywords or tags
  • Enhancement: Font size in Text Preview can now be adjusted
  • Enhancement: New toolbar buttons for Quick Look and Text Preview
  • Enhancement: Documentation available from the Help menu has been updated
Version 3.8.7 | Release Date: 2014-03-30 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixed various bugs. Thank you for submitting crash reports
Version 3.8.6 | Release Date: 2014-03-13 | Download
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot crashed after saving a search as template
Version 3.8.5 | Release Date: 2014-03-10 | Download
  • New feature: Added a hidden preference to choose between colored dots or row colors to represent Finder labels.
  • New feature: New keyboard shortcuts. Command-Up Arrow reveals selected files in the Finder. Command-Down Arrow opens files
  • Enhancement: File renaming can now be aborted by hitting the Escape key or clicking outside the editing field
  • Bug fix: Migration of the HoudahSpot Helper login item could leave 2 instances of the helper running
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug which crashed HoudahSpot Helper on temporary disabling of the Tray
Please refer to the HoudahSpot support forums for details on the hidden preference.
Version 3.8.4 | Release Date: 2014-02-16 | Download
  • New feature: Configure the default search document by saving the current search as preferred template
  • Enhancement: Improves handling of automatic launch of the HoudahSpot Helper application
  • Enhancement: Performance improvements to the HoudahSpot Tray
  • Bug fix: Fixed bugs discovered with the help of user-submitted crash reports. Thank you!
Version 3.8.3 | Release Date: 2014-01-30 | Download
  • Enhancement: HoudahSpot now supports minute as a unit of time
  • Enhancement: On Mavericks, HoudahSpot now displays Finder label colors as dots
  • Bug fix: Editing favorite tags in the Tray could fail
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot could show the Tray even if not all required modifier keys were pressed
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot allowed an empty query to be run producing unexpected results
Version 3.8.2 | Release Date: 2013-12-24 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixed various minor bugs
Version 3.8.1 | Release Date: 2013-11-20 | Download
  • Enhancement: Enhanced the AppleScript blitzSearch to allow tag searches and custom search scopes
  • Enhancement: The tagging service now returns focus to the previously active application when done
  • Enhancement: Refreshed the appearance of the Inspector and Query Inspector windows
  • Bug fix: Fixed a couple of occasional crashes
Version 3.8 | Release Date: 2013-10-28 | Download
  • New feature: On Mac OS X Mavericks, HoudahSpot file tagging updates both Open Meta and Mavericks tags
  • New feature: HoudahSpot includes new tools to find and merge mismatched Mavericks and Open Meta tags
  • New feature: HoudahSpot 3.8 adds 2 new 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
Version 3.7.11 | Release Date: 2013-09-03 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug where BlitzSearch would always search by file name
  • Bug fix: The list of HoudahSpot Tray recent tags did not always update automatically
  • Bug fix: In HoudahSpot Preferences, the modifier keys for the Tray defaulted to all keys
Version 3.7.10 | Release Date: 2013-07-29 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug where Keyboard Maestro caused HoudahSpot to crash
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot 3.7.9 could lose window focus shortly after being launched
  • Bug fix: Fixed several minor bugs which caused occasional crashes
  • Enhancement: The "Tags & keywords" criterion now also matches Mavericks tags
Version 3.7.8 | Release Date: 2013-05-21 | Download
  • Bug fix: BlitzSearch would not always bring HoudahSpot to front
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot would ignore the license file if launched with a saved search
  • Bug fix: The file size criterion was missing a "less than" operator
Version 3.7.7 | Release Date: 2013-05-15 | Download
  • New feature: Added a synthetic criterion to search both system keyword and OpenMeta tag attributes
  • Enhancement: HoudahSpot gently tries to adjust column widths when adding an additional column
  • Enhancement: The HoudahSpot global menu now has a retina icon
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug in the HoudahSpot Tray that could crash HoudahSpotHelper
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug which caused excessive logging to the console
Version 3.7.6 | Release Date: 2013-04-21 | Download
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpotHelper 3.7.5 had a damaged code signature. Gatekeeper would advise against running it
  • Bug fix: Fixes an bug where HoudahSpot reported an error after a successful file operation (copy, alias, move)
Version 3.7.5 | Release Date: 2013-04-16 | Download
  • Enhancement: Grid view zoom level is now saved in search documents and templates
  • Enhancement: Grid view zoom level can now be set using AppleScript
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug where the Inspector would remain empty
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpotHelper no longer appears in Mission Control
Version 3.7.4 | Release Date: 2013-04-11 | Download
  • New feature: HoudahSpot can now perform "contains fuzzy" searches on names
  • Bug fix: Fixes a bug were HoudahSpot would crash on attempt to "find by example"
  • Bug fix: Fixes an occasional crash when a file could not be completed
Version 3.7.3 | Release Date: 2013-04-08 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixes bugs where TextPreview could fail to display or crash
  • Bug fix: Gracefully handles failure to trash locked files
  • Bug fix: Safeguards to prevent crashes when Spotlight index is corrupted
Version 3.7.2 | Release Date: 2013-03-24 | Download
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot 3.7.1 was missing the window need to enter the activation code
Version 3.7.1 | Release Date: 2013-03-23 | Download
  • Bug fix: HoudahSpot 3.7 could crash upon closing a search window
Version 3.7 | Release Date: 2013-03-19 | Download
  • New feature: Rename files right from the list of search results
  • New feature: HoudahSpot now autocompletes criteria when searching for file kind or tags
  • Enhancement: Faster file operations. Copy. Move. Alias
  • Enhancement: Context menu opens quickly even when many files are selected
  • Bug fix: The BlitzSearch window was not displayed correctly in HoudahSpot 3.6.4
Version 3.6.4 | Release Date: 2013-02-26 | Download
  • Fixes issues with preferences syncing between HoudahSpot and HoudahSpot Helper
  • Fixes issues with loading recent tags in the HoudahSpot Tray window
  • Fixes an issue where HoudahSpot could fail to install itself as Finder toolbar item
  • Fixes an issue with the HoudahSpot Tray on setups with multiple screens

Note: HoudahSpot Helper is in charge of the global menu, hot keys, BlitzSearch and the Tray window

Version 3.6.3 | Release Date: 2013-01-11 | Download
  • Restores compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Fixes display problems with custom columns in the results list
  • Fixes a display bug in the criteria editor
Version 3.6.2 | Release Date: 2013-01-04 | Download
  • Fixes a bug where the Inspector window would crash HoudahSpot

  • Clicking column headers to change sort order could trigger HoudahSpot to open the selected files

  • Opening templates from the global menu item would not bring HoudahSpot to front

Version 3.6.1 | Release Date: 2012-12-28 | Download
  • The results list was not functional for templates where it was not the default presentation
  • It is now possible to add several items to the search scopes and exclusions in one go
Version 3.6 | Release Date: 2012-12-12 | Download
  • The HoudahSpot Tray is now disabled by default
  • HoudahSpot now delays the activation of the discrete graphics card until needed
  • Opening found files using sandboxed applications could fail with previous versions
  • HoudahSpot's inner workings have been modernized for improved speed and reliability
Version 3.5.8 | Release Date: 2012-09-12 | Download
  • The "Open Selection with…" contextual menu item would not always list compatible applications
  • HoudahSpot Helper and Finder toolbar item were not compatible with PowerPC Macs
Version 3.5.7 | Release Date: 2012-08-07 | Download
  • Restores the Text Preview feature when running under Mountain Lion
Version 3.5.6 | Release Date: 2012-07-25 | Download
  • Reverts a change in 3.5.5 which is suspected to cause excessive CPU usage by HoudahSpotHelper and WindowManager
  • HoudahSpot is now signed with a Developer ID certificate for Gatekeeper compatibility
Version 3.5.4 | Release Date: 2012-05-25 | Download
  • Fixes display glitches with the Tray window
  • Improves compatibility with Mountain Lion
Version 3.5.3 | Release Date: 2012-04-11 | Download
  • Fixes a bug where duplicating a criterion would leave the copy ignored by the query
  • Fixes a bug where the Limit… was not applied correctly
Version 3.5.2 | Release Date: 2012-02-09 | Download
  • Now shows the number of selected files in the results title bar
  • Works around a bug when opening files with Adobe InDesign
  • Fixes a bug where upgrade purchase or activation may crash
Version 3.5.1 | Release Date: 2012-01-14 | Download
  • Fixes a problem with excessive CPU usage by HoudahSpot Helper
  • Restores compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Version 3.5 | Release Date: 2012-01-09 | Download
  • Show results with their respective Finder label colors
  • Added a new column for a minimal path display
  • Improved tag search with a list of known tags
  • Improved search by kind with a list of known kinds
  • Text preview again works for Apple Pages, Microsoft Word, … documents
  • The drop area for tagging file would on occasion disappear
Version 3.4.1 | Release Date: 2011-08-11 | Download
  • Improvements in the window naming logic
  • HoudahSpot no longer shows an extra empty window on BlitzSearch
  • HoudahSpot now reports the correct size of very large folders
  • Restores support for QuickLook on Mac OX X Leopard
  • Several minor bug fixes
Version 3.3 | Release Date: 2011-04-29 | Download
New feature: Collapsible query pane The query pane may now be hidden to make more room for the search results

Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2011-02-08 | Download

Enhancement: Tray positioning The Tray is now smarter about positioning itself when attached to the bottom of the screen

Enhancement: Tray sizing The Tray no longer uses the full height of the screen when attached to the bottom of the screen

Enhancement: Tray vs. Dock The Tray no longer overlaps with the Dock when the Dock is not set to auto-hide

Enhancement: Tray hiding The Tray may now hides faster after the last interaction with it

Version 2.7.5 | Release Date: 2010-07-05 | Download
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Version 3.0.3 | Release Date: 2010-07-05 | Download

Enhancement: Searching for mails HoudahSpot 3.0.3 adds a template for finding mail messages

Enhancement: Dock The Tray no longer overlaps with the Dock

Bug fix: Preferences Fixes an issue where HoudahSpot Helper's preferences became out of sync with the main application

Bug fix: Tagging multiple files Tagging multiple files should default to only tags shared by all files

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2010-06-30 | Download

New feature: The Tray
The main purpose of the HoudahSpot Tray is to provide access to the file tagging features. The Tray may also list your templates
New feature: File tagging
HoudahSpot 3 adds the ability to tag files.
Tags are non-hierarchical keywords assigned to files. They serve a similar purpose than folders. The crucial difference being that a file may be assigned several tags and be located by any of them.
HoudahSpot's tagging feature is based upon the OpenMeta technology. It is thus compatible with a growing number of third party tagging applications.
New feature: Tag searches
The HoudahSpot Tray lists your favorite tags as well as tags recently used by HoudahSpot or another OpenMeta tagging solution.
Drag a file to a tag to assign it that tag. Drag a file to the file well to be presented with a window to enter any number of tags.
Select tags and double-click to start a search. Hold down the option key while double-clicking to match any of the selected tags.
Enhancement: HoudahSpot menu bar item
The behavior of the HoudahSpot menu bar item has been changed slightly.
Clicking the menu bar item now reveals the BlitzSearch window.
Right-clicking the menu bar item opens an actual menu listing HoudahSpot templates.

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2010-06-30 | Download

New feature: The Tray
The main purpose of the HoudahSpot Tray is to provide access to the file tagging features. The Tray may also list your templates
New feature: File tagging
HoudahSpot 3 adds the ability to tag files.
Tags are non-hierarchical keywords assigned to files. They serve a similar purpose than folders. The crucial difference being that a file may be assigned several tags and be located by any of them.
HoudahSpot's tagging feature is based upon the OpenMeta technology. It is thus compatible with a growing number of third party tagging applications.
New feature: Tag searches
The HoudahSpot Tray lists your favorite tags as well as tags recently used by HoudahSpot or another OpenMeta tagging solution.
Drag a file to a tag to assign it that tag. Drag a file to the file well to be presented with a window to enter any number of tags.
Select tags and double-click to start a search. Hold down the option key while double-clicking to match any of the selected tags.
Enhancement: HoudahSpot menu bar item
The behavior of the HoudahSpot menu bar item has been changed slightly.
Clicking the menu bar item now reveals the BlitzSearch window.
Right-clicking the menu bar item opens an actual menu listing HoudahSpot templates.

Version 2.7.3 | Release Date: 2010-06-04 | Download

New feature: Find similar files From within the Inspector, you may now find other files matching the selected properties

Bug fix: Preferred Template Searches created from the preferred template would auto-start under some situations

Bug fix: QuickLook The main window no longer loses focus when activating QuickLook using the space bar

Bug fix: BlitzSearch Under Mac OS X Leopard, HoudahSpot would not always come to front for a BlitzSearch

Version 2.7.1 | Release Date: 2010-04-28 | Download

Enhancement: Search locations Upon adding a search location, HoudahSpot now picks a location which is not already covered.

Enhancement: Date columns Modification & creation date columns now also show time.

Bug fix: Global shortcuts & menu HoudahSpot 2.7 failed to install itself as login items when it should have.

Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2010-04-23 | Download

New feature: Any text criterion

The any text criterion now also matches text content.

New feature: Global shortcuts

Global shortcuts may now be enabled independently of the global menu item.

New feature: Inspector window

Links in the Inspector window are now clickable.

Enhancement: Trashing remote files

HoudahSpot now offers the option to delete files which it cannot trash.

Bug fix: Various

HoudahSpot 2.7 includes various bug fixes. It is a recommended update for all users.

Version 2.6.3 | Release Date: 2010-02-01 | Download

Enhancement: Inspector windows HoudahSpot now remembers which inspectors were open and restores them on launch.

Bug fix: Crash with empty "text content" criteriaHoudahSpot could crash when running a search with an empty "text content" criterion.

Bug fix: Boolean valuesHoudahSpot was unable to restore boolean values (e.g file invisible) from saved files or templates.

Bug fix: Result counterThe result counter was off after files were removed from and restored to the searched location.

Bug fix: Hot key preferencesThe global hot keys are available only when the global menu is enabled.

Version 2.6.2 | Release Date: 2010-01-02 | Download

Enhancement: File size display On Snow Leopard, HoudahSpot now uses 1000 Bytes = 1 KB.

Enhancement: Help book The Help book as seen some updates and corrections.

Bug fix: Column width persistence Column with is again correctly restored as persisted.

Bug fix: Column width in new documents Column again use up the full width of a new document.

Version 2.2.2 | Release Date: 2008-11-04 | Download
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