Tuesday, December 29, 2009

HoudahSpot fixes Spotlight -- for a steep price

HoudahSpot is, like the now defunct MoRU/FileSpot, a tool for extending Spotlight.

At $30 it's not cheap, most apps of this sort go for $10 to $20. On the other hand, it's not like there's much competition, and it's not like Spotlight is getting much better.

It's crazy, for example, that Spotlight doesn't have a "path" column (folder names). HoudahSpot does. HoudahSpot also plays nice with LaunchBar and PathFinder. On the other hand, HoudahSpot's Help file is pretty crummy.

I've started a two week trial. I'll update this post if I buy the app.


Pierre Bernard said...


Thank you for taking interest in HoudahSpot.

Your feedback is very welcome. Which areas of the Help book do you think need improvement?

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

JGF said...

I tried search on how to configure HoudahSpot for a remote share -- a very nice function but I couldn't find any Help information on it.

I was able to figure it out on my own.

There were some other missing items but that's the one that comes to mind. I'll take a look at the Help as I use it more.