OS X Yosemite: API for Spotlight

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

  1. gregor.hoch macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2011

    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

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
  3. gregor.hoch thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2011
    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

    Madd the Sane

    Nov 8, 2010
    Spotlight doesn't show previews of images., it's QuickLook that does it.
  5. asimov84 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2014

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