Tembo - Find Files 4+

Houdah Software

    • 3.3 • 7 Ratings
    • $13.99



### This is Tembo 1.8. Users of OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer, please search for Tembo 2 ###

Tembo is an efficient file search tool that is based upon the powerful Spotlight engine built into Mac OS X. Tembo finds files, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images, etc.
Tembo makes finding files easy. Painless. Actually: enjoyable.

Tembo shows search results grouped by file type categories.
Initially the top 10 matches for each group are shown. Often enough you will find the sought for file right here.

The real power of Tembo is revealed when you drill down into a category.
Tembo provides you with context-appropriate filters. These help you sort through the list of up to 2500 results.

What filters are available?

- Bookmarks: Type, URL Domain
- Documents: File Type
- Fonts: File Type
- Images: Resolution, File Type
- Messages: Subject, From, To
- Movies: File Type, Codec
- Music: Artist, File Type
- PDF Documents: Author
- Source Code: File Type

Why use Tembo rather than Spotlight or the Finder?

- Grouped search results
- Up to 2500 results in each group
- Context-sensitive filters
- Easy to use interface 
- Find files faster 

Which files can Tembo find?

Tembo is based upon the Spotlight index and engine. Tembo can find any file indexed by Spotlight. This includes files in the Library folders, but excludes low level system files.

What’s New

Version 1.8

### This is Tembo 1.8. Users of OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer, please search for Tembo 2 ###

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

pik80 ,

Good product but the developer has better

While I like Tembo this developer makes a better search product called HoudahSpot. HoudahSpot is more powerful and gets updates on a more regular schedule. You won’t find it on the app store but I encourage you to hunt it down. Version 4 is especially good.

Tembo needs to have features like the Finder’s search tokens to be more powerful. More view options would also be good. Unfortunantly version 2 doesn’t add these features either.

Bedelen ,

would like one option

I rated it only 3 stars as I would like the option to “delete” a file from the app once I locate it and so far have not found an option to do that.

Thegreatstate ,

Needs to search for an item without a search string

I'm a photographer and I deal with thousands of pictures at a time. I often just need to find an image that I've worked on in the last few days and it could be a jpg, CR2, or png and I just want to click image created since yesterday. As it is, I need to type in .jpg or .png because I certainly don't have the name of the file on hand. This was one of the reasons I don't love spotlight all though once you've typed in a string in spotlight and done search modifiers, you can delete the text to widen your search. If this were fixed, this could easily be my go to app for searching.

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