Spotlight

Applications/Information for using Mac OS X 10.4’s Spotlight functions.

Apple’s Official Spotlight Page and Spotlight Tips

Note: GEDCOM files (with .GED extension) appear to be indexing by default, with Spotlight, as long as they are in a directory that can be scanned (i.e. not a System directory or one that has had the privacy feature turned on).

Applications with Spotlight Functionality
TAO Outliner
Mellel Word Processor
Circus Ponies Notebook
BibDesk – Bibliography Manager
Nisus Writer Express
Booxter
MacJournal

Utilities
Spotlight for WordPerfect Files
BrandingIronAssociate arbitrary keywords to your files.
HighlightHighlight let you import items to the Spotlight index via Drag & Drop which are not indexed by default

Useful Links
porg.4t.com/Spotlight.htmlA clearinghouse for links to Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Spotlight info
Simon Willison’s take on making books searchable

Misc. Information
Thread at dpreview.com dicussing using Automator to add Spotlight comments.


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