I enjoyed this in-depth review of HoudahSpot 5 by John Voorhees over at MacStories. While the Finder has more search features than you might think, HoudahSpot harnesses the power of Spotlight while providing flexibility and functionality that isn’t as readily available in Apple’s built-in tools.
HoudahSpot takes a different approach that makes it easier to access the power of Spotlight. The app surfaces Spotlight’s advanced file search functionality and couples it with its own layer of tools to extend what Spotlight can do. With version 5, the app has been reexamined from top to bottom adding new features and refining the entire experience. The result is a terrific update that maintains HoudahSpot’s position as one of the premier pro utilities on the Mac.
The update looks great and I’m planning on wiring it up to LaunchBar, the utility that’s generally at the center of my Mac navigation.