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ScreenCastsOnline: HoudahSpot Video Tutorial

Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline takes you on a tour of the new HoudahSpot 5.0.

HoudahSpot supercharges your macOS searches. HoudahSpot uses the same index as Spotlight but uses its own optimized user interface and powerful feature set to make searching much faster and so much easier.

Don walks you through many of HoudahSpot’s options for finding and working with files. Along the way, Don highlights some of the new features in HoudahSpot 5, gives a couple of tips for working with HoudahSpot, and points out some of the lesser-known features.

Below is a short preview. Watch the full show for free with a 10-day trial ScreenCastsOnline subscription.

The video tutorial is also included in issue 083 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine. The magazine is available on the iTunes App Store and is available for individual purchase, or as part of a subscription which includes a free trial period.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Introduction
  • User Interface
    • Sidebar
    • Text Preview
    • Refine Pane
    • List View
    • Grid View with File Info
    • Info Pane
  • Working with Results
    • Filters
    • Arrange Results by Application, etc.
    • Context Menu. Delete Files
    • Compact Mode
    • Columns
  • In-depth Searching
    • Search by Name, Text Content, Content Kind, and many more
    • Search by Words, Prefixes or Phrase
    • Groups: All, Any, or None
  • Snippets
  • Search Locations & Limits
  • Tip: File > Save As Default
  • Tip: File > Revert
  • Templates
  • Tags
    • Search
    • Favorite Tags. Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Apply Tags
  • User Guide
  • HoudahSpot Helper
    • Menu Bar Icon
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Privacy Options
  • Finder Extension
  • Alfred Workflow
  • PopClip Action
  • Default Folder X Integration