Location: Aylmer (Gatineau) across the river from Ottawa
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.
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.
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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Last edited by MacDoc; Nov 27th, 2010 at 04:41 PM.
"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.