Ben Summers presents
Spotlight, the way you've always wanted it!
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) only
Not compatible with Leopard

Your own Spotlight searchable labeling system

Defining metadata keys
Define your own labels...

By extending Mac OS X Tiger's Spotlight search facility, SpotMeta gives you powerful new ways to manage your work.

Attach custom definition tags, category information and annotations to any file or folder on your computer with SpotMeta's easy-to-use editor.

Editing metadata on a file the hotkey (Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-M) or use the ctrl-click menu in Finder to apply to any file...

Technical users and developers:
What SpotMeta can do for you.

Then do a Spotlight search and use the Finder's 'Smart Folders' to find the files you need and collect them into logical groups - just like having your own filing clerk!

... and find it with Spotlight or Smart Folders  
Using metadata in the Finder

Using metadata in the Finder

Imagine being able to tag your photos, video clips or image files with keywords such as location, date, client, subject, copyright, source, etc.

Imagine pulling-out all the estimates, timesheets and costings for a particular project to give you an instant update on progress.

Imagine a Smart Folder that shows, at a glance, all the work due this week.

Imagine taking real control of the documents and files on your computer once and for all.

SpotMeta gives all this, and more.

More information...




How SpotMeta helps you organise your files

Using SpotMeta

Information for Advanced Users


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Project status


SpotMeta is an Open Source project, licensed under the GPL.

See note about development status on the contact page.