Re: [wpmac] Re: Invisible shared folder in SS (was: And now the bad news)
- On Jul 16, 2007, at 9:35 AM, tbgibson wrote:
> David... Thanks! Just what I've been looking for: an alternative toI think that Spotlight is an exceptionally useful feature. I teach
> Spotlight. I don't know how Apple got that so wrong (and most
> everything else is so right!)
English at a college that has Windoze machines in our offices. I'm
often putting together course assignments, handouts, or syllabi that
remind me of something I've done before (I prefer not to have to
completely reinvent something if I can avoid it), and no matter how
well I try to organize my files, without Spotlight it can be very
time consuming to find what I need--a problem aggravated by the fact
that I have used a number of different software packages over the
years, and so these materials are in a number of different file
formats--Word, WordPerfect, Appleworks, Mellel, RTF, etc.
Fortunately, I do my work on my Mac at home and export files for the
Windows XP computer in my office. Spotlight has really simplified my
searches, allowing me to use one tool to quickly search my drives
quickly. Sure, it has some minor quirks, but some superb features,
too. One thing I especially appreciate is the the way the program
design allows for plug-ins, extending its search capability to any
file for which a plug-in exists, no matter how new the format, or how
old (like WP).
"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual
--James Madison, 1793
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rick Albright <logres@...> wrote:
>I like Spotlight (and am grateful to Gero Herrmann for writing the WP
> On Jul 16, 2007, at 9:35 AM, tbgibson wrote:
> > David... Thanks! Just what I've been looking for: an alternative to
> > Spotlight. I don't know how Apple got that so wrong (and most
> > everything else is so right!)
> I think that Spotlight is an exceptionally useful feature . .
plug-in), but enough people don't that there are several alternatives,
of two kinds. The first, best exemplified by EasyFind, simply does its
own searching. Very good tool.
The second kind is a revised interface for Spotlight, but which
uses the Spotlight machinery. Laserlight and Notlight are examples
All of these are free at Version Tracker and MacUpdate.
BTW my two most recent emails to Gero, of say three and six months
ago, have gone unanswered. Anyone heard from him?