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Memory hog. Very versatile and fast, but slows doen your computer. Also crashes too often. See More
For those who need to reference quite a bit, it makes it so much easier to find specific topics or subjects with 1 or 2 key-word search and be able to not only see exactly where it's saved, but to be able to preview your search highlighted from inside the file. See More
HoudahSpot doesn’t build its own index. It relies on Spotlight so it can only search what Spotlight indexes, which does not include network drives. Update: While this is true, advanced users can enable Spotlight indexing for a network drive by using the following command in the terminal: mdutil /Volumes/name -i on See More
HoudahSpot addresses all the issues I have with Spotlight as far as providing more options to narrow the search results to what I'm looking for while not sacrificing speed. Its only potential shortcoming is that it gets its speed by using the Spotlight indexes, so if a file is missing from Spotlight it's going to be missing from HoudahSpot. See More
Include or omit types of files, services, apps, folders, index a given folder only to a certain depth, or only index a certain filetype within that folder. The configurability of the index means that I can find the things I care about (eg not random pdf content, song titles, etc) in a under 4 keystrokes 90% of the time. See More
Fuzzy matching will do a good job of finding items in the index, and gets better as it learns from the user's choice; eg: given I type 'dw', 'Downloads' and 'Downie' might be suggested. If I select 'Downie', then in future it will appear as the first suggestion. You can also explicitly assign abbreviations to items, without having to 'train' Launchbar as described above. See More
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