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Spotlight refined: get it for free

Created by hww3. Last updated by hww3, 12 years ago. Version #2.

The folks over at MacZOT are at it again. This time, it's a tool that's even more useful than the last. They're looking to give away HoudaSpot, which is a nifty little front end for Spotlight. Even better, it corrects some of the pesky little tendencies about Spotlight that I've been frustrated with. Plus, with my 100 gb disk drive hovering around 10gb free, I'm motivated to figure out what I've done with the other 90g!

First of all, while the whole "search as you type" thing is a nice idea, the reality is that most of us just don't have the horsepower to spare to make that happen. I'd get two or three characters into my search string, and things would lock up for 20 seconds. Not my idea of making my life easier or faster. HoudaSpot patiently waits till you're done typing in the criteria before it goes searching for your things. Then you can be amazed at how fast Spotlight really is!

Second, you can save your search criteria for use later as a "template" search. Nice.

Third, the search remains live (not sure if that's the case with out of the box spotlight or not. That means if you go moving things around or add files that fit the criteria, they automatically show up in your search.

Anyhow, they're looking to get people to try it out and write reviews today. For each registered review on June 16, 2006, the folks at MacZOT will knock a nickel off the selling price. If it gets to the end of the day and the price is zero dollars, everyone who wrote in gets it for free. You can also buy it at the current going price, which is a steal anyhow.

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