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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #11
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I'm really enjoying Alfred - Alfred App

Far better than Spotlight for launching apps and finding documents.
For launching apps I still love QuickSilver.
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 10:14 AM   #12
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Spotlight works more or less flawlessly for me.


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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #13
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Quite literally I never use Spotlight not because I don't like it I just don't really have any need for it. I guess I have a good memory and I just use Finder to to go the things I need as I remember where they are. The only time I use a Spotlight like device is if I need to hunt down pesky hidden files for which Spotlight is more or less useless. When I need to find such files I use File Buddy which is infinitely more powerful. Regrettably it has been discontinued but it is fantastic.
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #14
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I use Spotlight to launch little used apps. Cmd plus space plus a few letters and there's the app I need. Its very quick and is one of the things I miss the most when working on a PC
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #15
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I'll 2nd Find Any File - reminds me of Sherlock. As a Parallels noob, I was surprised to see it hunt down obscurities in the Windows environment. Perhaps Spotlight will do this as well, but I hate stuff running in the bgnd, and it DOES slow down my machine. "Spotless" solves this nicely.
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Spotlight works okay for me for mail searches ( c'mon apple fix that in Mail ) ....but sucks otherwise including the interface....never remains default.....
It's better than it was....still looks and acts very unfinished and an after thought.

Sherlock had a much better interface.

There is not even a path shown when you click on a found file let alone a clickable path as some have.

I often hunt on a known file to find a folder and Spotlight should show the path and allow me to click on the folder and up the tree not just get the file.....

grrrrr...better but not by much.



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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #17
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"EasyFind" and "Find Any File" I find are two must-haves.

BTW, I received an email from Thomas Tempelmann the developer of FAF this month with an invite to try his latest bata which has just been updated (auto update checker built-in) to v. 1.5b9 that has some new features and seems much faster as well.

According to his email the latest non-beta FAF will probably be going commercial via the Apple App Store for a small fee.
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #18
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Spotlight works more or less flawlessly for me.


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+1. I use it all the time for launching apps, even if they're in the dock. So much faster.
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I like Spotlight... I don't usually just defend Apple "just because". CMD-Space, type in what you want, and it's there. Easy.
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There is not even a path shown when you click on a found file let alone a clickable path as some have.
Don't click, just hover and it'll show you the path.
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