Search & You Will Find. Explore and Get More Lore
Looking for a better front end to Spotlight?
Need a search tool that performs quickly and reliably?
Look No More - Try DataLore! DataLore is Lean, Powerful, and Lightning Fast!
DataLore is the Power user's front end tool to Spotlight, that gives users our innovative Search-As-
You-Type technology allowing you to search and find files on your own computer or other Macs on
your network, at lightning fast speeds. Search filenames, filetypes, contents of files, date ranges, and
more. And don’t just stop there - DataLore lets you explore, discover, and learn more about your search
results and the files within. And the logical, uncluttered interface doesn't slow you down with a flood of
unnecessary buttons and drop down menus.
*** View our short, but helpful screencast tutorials of DataLore in action. These screencasts
will give you a quick rundown of the basic features as our developer performs an actual search, locally
and on the network. ***
Searching is live and dynamic. DataLore will start working right away while you're typing to
locate files. There are no start or stop buttons to press - just type and search!
Here are just some of DataLore's unique features and innovative tools:
Innovative "Search-As you-Type" Technology for finding your files fast
Text entry with Shorthand and Special Characters for more complex, highly defined searches
Unique More "Lore" sidebar gives you more information on your files and related searches
Search your own Mac, other Macs on your network, and multiple external drives, all at the same time
Control which users can access which portions of your computer (or not at all)
Search filenames, file types, contents of files, date range and more
Filter searches by file type and file kind to narrow down the search results
Multitude of filters to further narrow down your results, such as: documents, images, downloaded
files, source code, folders, music/audio files plus many more
Search your entire computer or select to search only a specific folder(s) and include/exclude file types
Handy Date Range control lets you select a preset date range or manually enter your own date range
Search results list offers a host of options to help you view and manage your files
Intelligent keyboard shortcuts for finding and exploring files even faster
Quick Look support for quickly viewing your files
Clean and powerful user interface
Lean code means it uses very little memory and less energy, even when performing complex power
searches or network searches
Screencast tutorials and built-in help guide
Plus so much more
Innovative "Search-As-You-Type" Technology
Search as fast as you can type! Perform simple and complex searches all via a text entry box. Simply
start typing in the Search Text Box and DataLore will start searching right away. No need to press start
or stop or click on multiple drop down menus. DataLore will start searching with you, will stop with you,
and will change with you, responding immediately to your every move. This unique text entry method
for performing quick searches, from simple to complex, works with you while you type, without any
interruption. When you want to change or adjust your search criteria, simply change the text and
DataLore will follow your lead, moving with you full steam ahead. DataLore will produce the results
faster than you can say, "Go DataLore!"
Powerful Text Shorthand & Special Characters
The simple search text box can perform powerful searches using a type of "shorthand" that makes it
easy to do simple or complex searches, with special characters to define the search. Perform simple
searches with words separated by spaces or perform more complex search patterns using Boolean and
Wildcard queries, date ranges, file types, and much more. Combine special search characters to produce
more refined results and really hone in on the file you are looking for. The text shorthand options make
both simple to highly-defined, more complex search queries, fast and easy!
Search Only Specific Folders and Filter by File Types & File Kind
If you have a rough idea of where your file is, or where it definitely is not located, and you know what
file type you are looking for, you can select to search for a specific file type and to search for it in
selected folders. You can further narrow down your search by excluding specific file types from the
search results, and by specifying which kind of file(s) to display in the search results, and which kinds to
not display. And it’s just that simple and fast!
Get More Information on Your Files From the "More Lore" Sidebar
Let the More Lore Sidebar guide you with quick helpful tips and help you discover more about the files
you are looking for. View related files that were created, modified, or opened on the same day as your
selected file, or compare two files with each other to learn if they are identical or different. View a
histogram of your search results list or view related searches displaying information such as similar file
types and dates, other files by the same author, plus much more. Discover files you may not have even
realized you still had…With DataLore you can do so much more with your files, that goes beyond just
Search External Drives and Networked Macs...All At the Same Time
Search locally on your own Mac, search other Macs on your network, or search multiple external hard
drives, quickly and easily. You can even search multiple locations all at the same time if you wish. You
can search an entire computer or search only specific selected folder(s), and drag and drop files from the
results list to copy them from the remote computer over to your own computer. Easily add and remove
shared folders from other networked Macs and quickly turn off remote access from the handy menu bar
icon. The built-in sharing tool makes it easy to connect to other Macs running DataLore, without the
need for passwords or mounting a networked drive. Searching other Macs and drives is just as fast and
easy as searching your own Mac!