Free Video Tutorial: Tip - Spotlight on macOS - Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

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In this video, Lee continues the current theme of examining the core OS functionality of our devices in more detail, with another look at Spotlight on macOS. Spotlight is much more than an application launcher. Lee shows you how it can be used to convert units, get calendar and contact information, find specific files and folders, as well as get information about your favourite sports teams!

The full tutorial covers:

  • Search Safari Bookmarks
  • Search Contacts & Calendar
  • Look Up Definitions
  • Units Conversion
  • Flight Info
  • Movies
  • Locations
  • Calculations
  • Save Search from Spotlight

Video Tutorial Comments

(3 comments posted)

Mike Harahan

Enjoyed this tip; however, Houdaspot is Spotlight on steroids. Suggest you do a cast comparing the two


Don McAllister

Thanks Mike. We've covered Houdahspot extensively in the past - and would agree as to its power! I just wish I knew how to pronounce it properly :)

James S

Lots of other functionalities too.

One I use regularly is... search term, then press CMD (see file location), &/or CMD+R or CMD+Enter to go to file location in Finder. See this recent 28.Apr.2020 video (for this, and more Spotlight tips):

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