OS X Yosemite: API for Spotlight

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by gregor.hoch, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. gregor.hoch macrumors member

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    Hi,

    is there an API for spotlight in OS X Yosemite? I think there is no API, right? Pretty unfortunate. That would be a great feature for developers. Evernote or other applications could use it so that we can search notes or whatever. Maybe in the future?
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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  3. gregor.hoch thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought a more comprehensive API would be great so that applications like evernote can support it (to search notes with a preview from spotlight) or skype could hook into the calling function for contacts. Personally, I would be interested in site-specific web searches (e.g. my university library) or getting results from a sqlite database from a search term.
     
  4. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502a

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    Spotlight doesn't show previews of images., it's QuickLook that does it.
     
  5. asimov84 macrumors newbie

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