Tembo is an easy-to-use file search tool based upon the powerful Spotlight engine. Tembo finds files, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images and anything else on your Mac.
Tembo shows results grouped by file type. Initially the top 10 matches for each group are shown. Often enough you will find the sought for file right here.
Drill-down into a group reveals up to 10'000 results alongside context-sensitive filters. These help narrow down the results list. The "Messages" group, for example, has filters on subject, sender and recipient. The "Images" group has filters for resolution and file type.
Thus Tembo is much more than a file search tool. It works as an extension to Mail or iChat to locate messages; as an extension to Safari to search browsing history and bookmarks.
Why use Tembo rather than Spotlight or the Finder?
- You'll be faster to find the files you are looking for
- Easy to use interface
- Grouped search results
- Up to 10'000 results in each group
- Context-relevant and context-sensitive
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
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. This excludes many low-level system files.
A demo version is available. This version is fully featured but adds a 5 second delay when opening files.
- Actions: rename, tag, or trash files from search results
- Sharing: send files by Mail, Messages, Facebook, etc.
- File Info window: easy-to-read overview of important file properties
- View options: font size, date format, grid of icons or previews
- Collapsible groups: hide seldomly visited groups
- Menu bar button and global keyboard shortcuts
- Speed and looks! Faster. Better looking.
Note: Tembo 2.0 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. A single-user upgrade license is priced at $6.95. The trial version will load your current license file and offer you the option to purchase an upgrade. Licenses purchased on or after March 1, 2015 qualify for a free upgrade.
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.10 or later
- Spotlight enabled