Big Sur 11.3 fixed a bug which stopped indexing of the contents of RTF files. Here’s how to ensure all your RTFs are now accessible in Spotlight searches.
Now checks whether the sudo vulnerability has been patched, and improves Spotlight search testing too.
Global in the menu bar, Local in the Finder, Core in-app, and Third-party for other developers. Spotlight is a chimera, and each finds different items.
Why can’t my Macs find text in Rich Text files? This explains how to diagnose the cause – which here is a bug in Big Sur’s Spotlight importer for RTF.
New version of free utility Mints includes a powerful new feature for checking Spotlight’s indexing and search. Here’s how to use it.
Apple’s Mail, Notes ad other apps now use Core Spotlight, which protects the privacy of their data, but stops search apps from doing their job. And worse.
EasyFind, Find Any File and HoudahSpot compared, and tested against a wide range of search targets. The results are surprising.
Details the contents of files which are built into Spotlight’s index, its reliance on keys, how apps can perform Spotlight searches, and the three bundled tools for users.
Almost 16 years old, many think it has grown steadily worse. It has faced new challenges such as iCloud, privacy, and APFS backups. Here’s how it works, and how to get the most from it.
Tools for editing metadata which is generally well-preserved, including copyright and keywords. Now native on all Macs.