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Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger). Backed by an index of all items and files on...

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What is Spotlight?

Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger). Backed by an index of all items and files on the system, it's designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer, including documents, pictures, music, applications, and System Preferences. In addition, specific words in documents and in web pages in a web browser's history or bookmarks can be searched. It also allows the user to narrow down searches with file attributes (e.g. creation dates, modification dates, sizes, types) and, as of OS X 10.9, tags. Pre-installed plugins for the New Oxford American Dictionary and Calculator applications also included in OS X allow Spotlight to define words and evaluate mathematical expressions.

Adapted from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotlight_(software)

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  1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

Spotlight information

  • Developed byApple Inc.
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • Alternatives60 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Spotlight is still one of the best system wide search engines thus far being trailed far behind with Window's slowly improve start search in Windows 10.

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Spotlight is standard on MacOS, searches filenames and more, and shows a preview of selected files.

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