|Jul 24, 2011, 05:35 PM||#27|
Still not happy with Houdah Spot
I am still not happy with Houdah Spot on Mac when I compare it to the powerful and easy to use X1 search on windows. One key feature that I am missing is the embedded document/email previewer. Also the Outlook 2011 is not integrated well into Houdah Spot.
A typical search that I want to be able to perform is "find an email message anywhere in the whole message store that has either a PowerPoint or Acrobat PDF attachment and inside that PPTX or PDF file there are the works "aaa, xxx, yyy, and zzz".
I have not found a way to do that in Houdah Spot.
|Dec 18, 2012, 12:51 AM||#30|
The Mac is capable of detailed searches........
-A Searching "This Mac" window opens up
-Skip the upper Search bar unless your search is for general results
-click the Plus sign just below it
-On the left there are two drop down menus in succession that allow detailed searches including what is in a document, a file name,exact or includes, email addresses etc.
-First drop down includes Kind, Last opened date,Last Modified date,created date,name,contents,email addresses,Other
-Then you can choose from matches,contains,begins with,ends with is
Using list view also helps to see when it was created or altered as well.
Hope this helps someone. Don't know about the parallel thing but worth a try.
Spotlight is a quick search but you can also click the show in finder window to get to the same search window I've described above
|Feb 24, 2014, 08:57 PM||#31|
Resurrecting an old thread to ask if the OP, bigmacduck, or anyone else, has had any success in finding a Mac-based replacement for X1's excellent and exhaustive capability to find desired emails across multiple Outlook pst files?
This is still the only thing keeping me back from immediately switching out all of our Windows PCs for MacBooks. We rely heavily upon X1's ability to quickly and easily find historic email (or anything other file) using any combination of search criteria (sender, recipients, subject, body text, dates, attachment metadata, etc). I know I'm not alone here - just wish X1 would create a Mac package already.
Outlook's own Search function is not even close in terms of ease and performance, particularly since it is limited to one pst at a time.
Last edited by chris.dg; Feb 24, 2014 at 09:05 PM.
|Feb 25, 2014, 04:27 PM||#33|
"I'd rather good people trust me than bad people fear me."
|May 19, 2014, 09:17 AM||#34|
I've read this thread with great interest, but the main problem with Spotlight still does not seem to be solved:
Spotlight refuses to show search results of metadata in .eps files (I am talking about Photoshop eps files here, not Illustrator).
This is a major problem for any serious picture archive on a Mac…
I've tried most of the mentioned alternatives in this thread, but none of them gives satisfying results.
Does anyone know a (fast!) solution for this problem?
I am using Adobe Bridge for entering metadata into pictures. That program does show the search results (also in eps files) but is horrible slow on a Mac when you use it to find something (another thing I do not understand by the way) and is useless for me because of that.
Bottom line: is there a search app available that does metadata search in eps files and does it fast?
Thanks in advance and friendly regards, Boele
Last edited by bgerkes; May 19, 2014 at 09:30 AM.
|May 19, 2014, 09:40 AM||#36|
|May 20, 2014, 01:46 AM||#38|
Unfortunately this is not working. I downloaded and installed the plugin and re-indexed all disks, then tried a search for a unique term I inserted in both the metadata of a few tiffs and eps's with Adobe Bridge. Result: the tiffs are found the eps's are not
|May 21, 2014, 06:18 AM||#40|
As far as I can tell, the app creates a new index file (of whatever folder or disk you want) in which you can find meta data, *including* meta data in Photoshop eps's. Yes!!
Besides that, it also in cooperates the Spotlight engine so you've got the best of both worlds.
The demo version seems to do everything except that it does not automatically updates the indexes you create and there is no network functionality. The full version has that included.
|Jul 13, 2014, 04:47 PM||#41|
I use dtsearch in Windows and this is the main reason for not having yet switched to the Mac. Dtsearch is *very* powerful -see Cha 6 of
Does Houdah offer similar search features, and -more importantly- speed? I have around 0.5 TB of pdf files, so a general desktop search app is not really the answer. When you start having a huge number of files, you really need features like:
1. proximity search -e.g. (orange w/5 apple) finds all documents where orange appears within 5 words of apple
2. stemming -e.g. (fish~) would find both 'fish' and 'fishing'
My impression is that this is an area where the Mac under-performs in relation to Windows -but please show me wrong!
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