First full releases of two free tools to edit metadata which can greatly help Spotlight search. Complete with docs and Help books.
A simple command tool which covers the parts that Spotlight can’t reach. Looking for an elusive command tool? Use locate.
Sleeker, supports file drag and drop, with a very quick and simple way to add common metadata across many files.
How to use extended attributes and SearchKey to find the right file(s) first time, every time. Includes new beta-release.
New batch file mode can add (e.g.) copyright metadata to hundreds or thousands of files. Handles unusual characters properly. Can also remove extended attributes.
Adds keywords, author, copyright and other info to any file on your Mac. Runs in El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra.
Want to make local Spotlight searches more effective? Add keywords to their metadata, such as Finder Comments. But there are some snags.
Stop wasting time wading through hundreds of hits: refine your text searches using regex, as supported by many Mac apps.
Different search and filter tools have different purposes – as demonstrated by exploring the log using Consolation 3. Regex at work!
Time Machine backups are but one of 70-80 background services which are run by macOS dispatching systems. Here’s a list of some of the others.