Use Your Spotlight More Effectively

As a Mac user, and even before that thanks to Google Desktop, I depend on using Spotlight to find files, open apps, and do the quick math on the fly. With loads of files however, that can contain an awful lot of information, Spotlight gets confused and becomes of much less help, as I don’t see it guessing the most relevant results based on file name before the actual file content, and neither it does sort based on past usage history. To overcome this, I first have Google Desktop to aid me when Spotlight doesn’t, and it’s also very useful to familiarize with the Spotlight search keywords. You can find them by opening the Mac Help and searching for Spotlight.

For some reason, this help page does not cover all keywords, so check this link for further tips.

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