This post refers to HoudahSpot 3. The same general ideas still apply. HoudahSpot 4 does not differentiate “live templates” and “ready templates”. For more info on using templates in HoudahSpot 4 , see “Save Queries for Recurring Searches“.
This post refers to HoudahSpot 3. The same general ideas apply to HoudahSpot 4.
HoudahSpot makes it easy to create detailed queries to find the exact files you are looking for. You can preview found files, open them, etc. Continue reading Copy File Search Results as Tab Delimited Text
Tembo helps you sort through search results by providing context-sensitive filters. The drill-down views for different groups show different filters. Most filters provide a list of values found in the current search results. Select a value to see only results matching that value.
E.g. the filter sidebar for the Documents group list file types. The PDF Documents group can be filtered by author. Images can be filtered by resolution and file type. Etc.
This post applies to Tembo 1.x. Please refer to the newer blog post for the updated URL scheme used by Tembo 2.
Tembo implements a custom URL scheme. This can be used with LaunchBar search templates to quickly start Tembo searches from within LaunchBar.
Tembo search URLs have the following format:
Such URLs can be invoked by any application, launcher, script, etc. In this article we will look at setting up a search template in LaunchBar.
Tembo includes a couple of hidden features and settings. Read on for instructions to enable or configure these features.
- Default search scope
- List mounted volumes
- Maximum result count
- Sort by date added
- Grouped results: Date and time values
- Show results with no value for the sort attribute
These settings are intentionally hidden.
If things go wrong, you may need to trash your Tembo preferences file.
This post refers to HoudahSpot 3. The same general ideas apply to HoudahSpot 4. A future post will provide more details.
Diehard Unix gurus are going to be shocked to see Excel and the Unix shell mentioned in the same breath. Yet this can prove a very powerful combination. Continue reading Ease shell operations using a spreadsheet
This post refers to HoudahSpot 3. There have been major improvements to Apple Script and URL actions in HoudahSpot 4. Please refer to the User Guide for details.
HoudahSpot integrates nicely with your automated workflows. Use the custom URL scheme to start HoudahSpot searches from third party tools like LaunchBar and Alfred. Use AppleScript to access search results and build more advanced workflows.
This post refers to HoudahSpot 3. HoudahSpot 4 can show up to three tag colors for each file. It always displays them in much the same way as Finder.
By default, HoudahSpot’s list view matches the Finder’s way of displaying file label colors. I.e. it uses a colored dot next to the file name on Mavericks. On older versions of Mac OS X, it colors the background of the row in the list.
A hidden preference lets you revert to the old style or use the new style on older versions of Mac OS X.