can someone enlighten me about indexing and spotlight?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jojoba, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Dec 9, 2011
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    I'm in the process of comparing some different reference managers, and one of the tests I'm trying to do is how well they do full text searches of my research library. So, I did the same key word search of full collections (the exact same pdfs) using Bookends, Papers and Finder.

    - in Bookends, I got 30 hits using the spotlight search
    - however, when I used the Finder to search the Bookends attachment folder, I got 268 returns
    - in Papers, I got 212 hits using the spotlight search

    So, I'm confused :confused::confused: What's up with this?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    It sounds like those two apps have more restrictive search criteria than Finder/Spotlight.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dec 9, 2011
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    Thanks, GG - in that case I guess I should just do my searches in Finder.
     

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