Version 1.25 (14-Feb-2024)

  • You can now use "OR" when searching for words. For example: "cat OR dog" will return results including either word. "OR" must be uppercase.
  • Added 'Maximum Folder Depth' command to limit searches to a particular maximum search depth. Type: 'max depth 4'.
  • Items which have been found in a cache but no-longer exists on disk are shown with a line through there file names.
  • Better support for searching cloud storage.
  • Minor UI changes.

Version 1.24 (22-May-2023)

  • For connected disks which have a cache, the cache is now always shown in the search location menu. This enables users to always search a disk's cache without searching the real connected disk.
  • Fixed a bug in regex processing.

Version 1.23 (26-April-2023)

  • Caches for subfolders on the same disk can now be updated individually.
  • Cached locations can now have different update frequencies.
  • Cached subfolders can now be selected as search locations in the search location menu.
  • Fixes a bug where cached items could display incorrect dates.

Version 1.22 (2-March-2023)

  • Text size of the results list can be changed in Settings -> General or View -> Text Size.
  • Sub folders can now be added to disk caches in Settings -> Disk Caches.
  • Added "Quit ProFind when last search window closed" preference to Settings -> General.
  • Added min/max path and name length commands. For example: ": min name length 123". See Help -> Show Reference -> Name & Path Length.
  • Caches are now unloaded from memory after 10 minutes of inactivity.
  • Fixed a bug where the main window could shrink.

Version 1.21.3 (17-February-2023)

  • Fixes bug where caches were sometimes not used for searches.

Version 1.21.2 (10-February-2023)

  • Fixes a crash on macOS 10.15.

Version 1.21.1 (2-February-2023)

  • Added "Rename..."
  • Added "Delete Immediately".
  • New UI for Text Content Searches. Easily create more powerful content searches.
  • Text content search results now show a ranking to indicate the number of matches compared to other items.
  • Fixes a crashing bug when parsing dates.

Version 1.20.0 (16-January-2023)

  • Repeated searches of the same disk are now faster for many types of disks.
  • For groups which contain a disk with a cache, the cache will be searched when the disk isn't connected.
  • Fixed a bug where apps were shown more than once in the search results.

Version 1.19.0 (19-December-2022)

  • Now supports creating folder groups for searching. See "Edit Groups..." in the search location menu. Groups require macOS 11 or later.
  • User interface updated for a more modern look on macOS 11 and later.
  • The toolbar is now configurable.
  • Feedback on the new groups feature more than welcome.

Version 1.18.0 (9-December-2022) Download

  • Last release for macOS 10.14
  • Adds support for machine learning (AI) based image searches under macOS 12 and later.
  • For example type : image includes "dog" to search for images featuring dogs.
  • See Help -> Show Reference -> Image Recognition for more information.

Version 1.17.0 (28-November-2022)

  • Minor fixes to better support macOS Ventura.

Version 1.16.0 (27-Oct-2022)

  • Performance improvements for repeated searches.
  • Better feedback during long searches.
  • Disk caches are now ignored when caching is disabled.
  • Building of disk caches now stops immediately if caching is disabled.

Version 1.15.0 (27-Sep-2022)

  • Added "Export Search Results".
  • Improved icon/preview performance.

Version 1.14.0 (25-Jul-2022)

  • You can now drag folders to the search window to set the search location.
  • Added a ProFind URL: profind://query-goes-here
  • Fixed a dark mode issue under 10.14.

Version 1.13.0 (6-Jul-2022)

  • You can now run shortcuts by typing ": shortcut" followed by the shortcut name and pressing return.
  • Google Drives now appear in the search location popup menu.
  • Google Drives can now be cached.

Version 1.12.0 (3-May-2022)

  • Auto-complete now works for history.
  • You can also now access your history by clicking the magnifying glass in the search field.
  • Improved Scripting: To run a script simply type a colon followed by the script name and press return.
  • Any arguments and selected files will be passed to the script.
  • Fixed: Date searches like "last two weeks" now work correctly.

Version 1.11.0 (31-March-2022)

  • Added: 'Copy Item' menu. Places the selected items on the clipboard so you can paste/copy them in the Finder.
  • Changed: Holding down the option key when selecting 'Copy Path' now copies the item's name instead.

Version 1.10.0 (21-February-2022)

  • View by icon is now back. It's much improved: resizable and sortable.
  • You can now choose the number of items kept in the history.
  • You can now do arbitrary spotlight queries using the "spotlight" command.
  • For example: : spotlight "ISOSpeed >= 1600 and PixelWidth < 1000" (See Help -> Reference for details)
  • The menubar icon now always displays correctly when the system appearance changes.
  • Clicking sidebar search items now always starts the search.
  • Plus many minor UI bug fixes and improvements.

Version 1.9.5 (2-February-2022)

  • Disk Caching is now simpler to use - simply add the disks you want cached in Preferences -> Disk Caching.
  • You can now use the tab key to move between the search field and the results.
  • Searching for applications is now often faster.
  • Fixed a possible crashing bug when building disk caches.
  • UI bug fixes for older macOS versions.

Version 1.9.4 (18-January-2022)

  • Apple Mail messages can now be content searched. For example: : mail "text".
  • The entire contents of the mail messages is searched. This doesn't rely on Spotlight.
  • Folders can now be excluded from searches. For example: foo : excluding folder "path/path". You can exclude a favorite folder by putting
  • "-" infront of the favorite name. For example: foo : excluding folder -desktop
  • See Help -> Reference Guide for more information.

Version 1.9.3 (19-November-2021)

  • Added a "Start Searches Automatically" option to the preferences. Defaults to off. When off, press return to start the search.
  • Icon view is temporarily disabled. Will return in a future version.
  • Text Preview: To show the contents of text based files go to Windows -> "Show Text Preview" and click a file in the search results window.
  • You can now specify fractional file sizes. For example: "size 1.5mb".
  • To search for text content and exclude a word add "without". For example: content "foo" without "bar".
  • To exclude files with a particular extension add "not". For example: not ".jpg"

Version 1.9.2 (26-July-2021)

  • Fix: If ProFind is being brought to the front and the search window is minimised, that window will be maximised.
  • Performance improvements for disk caching.

Version 1.9.1 (19-July-2021)

  • UPNP/DNLA media server now better supports devices which remember the video playback position.
  • Minor UI changes for disk caching.

Version 1.9 (12-July-2021)

  • Added optional disk catalog caching. This makes searches faster by keeping a very small index of all the files and folders on a disk. Disk catalogs can still be searched when a disk is not connected. See Preferences -> Caching for details.
  • Added a "Search all file types" option to the "Search Inside Folder For Text..." feature. This makes searching for files other than text files easier.
  • Some text content seaches are faster.
  • Faster app startup if using the DLNA/UPNP server.

Version 1.8.10 (27-Jan-2021)

  • You can now drag items from the large (two item) icon view.
  • Fixes a crash when clicking the menubar icon and ProFind is visible in another Space.

Version 1.8.9 (18-Dec-2020)

  • Deselecting an item in the "Add Criteria" menu now removes it from the query.
  • Experimental: Added "Match Similar Sounding Words" to the "Add Criteria" menu. This performs a sound match on words in the file name. For example, searching for "fish" will match with "fsh". It will increased the time taken for searches dramatically.

Version 1.8.8 (7-Dec-2020)

  • Search window will now minimize and maximize correctly under macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Sidebar icons now display correctly under macOS 11 Big Sur.

Version 1.8.7 (21-Nov-2020)

  • macos 11 Big Sur improvements:
  • Menu bar icon now displays correctly at all times.
  • APFS Backup disks now appear at the bottom of the search location popup menu.

Version 1.8.6 (17-Nov-2020)

  • Command keys 0-9 can be used to change disks in the search location menu.
  • Added "is alias" to the Kind menu.
  • Minor interface changes to better support macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Universal build for Apple Silicon (experimental).

Version 1.8.5 (6-Nov-2020)

  • Moved history items (from the Searches menu) into a new separate History menu.
  • "Disk Activity" now appears under the ProFind -> Accessories menu.
  • Added first Accessory: Audio Player. AudioPlayer is a trivial music player. Drag files into the window to play. See ProFind -> Audio Player

Version 1.8.4 (2-Nov-2020)

  • Performance improvements when using "is file" or "is folder".
  • Added "is app" and Other to Kind menu.
  • Fixed a bug where searches including "is app" could return files other than apps.
  • What's New and Command Reference menu items now redirect to the ProFind website.

Version 1.8.3 (23-Oct-2020)

  • Added submenus to "Add Criteria" to make searching by kinds and labels easier.
  • Minor performance improvements to speed up app startup.

Version 1.8.2 (13-Oct-2020)

  • Content searches now show the number of matches per file and show a summary of where the text was found.
  • Better progress information when searching.
  • Minor UI changes.

Version 1.8.1 (23-Sep-2020)

  • Adds a stop search button.
  • Bug fixes for 10.15 Catalina.

Version 1.8.0 (3-Sep-2020)

  • Adds a lightweight UPNP/DLNA media server.
  • Media server supports: Scheduled start/stop, index, recent items and series episode sorting.
  • See Preferences -> Media Server for options.
  • Media server functionality requires 10.14 or later. See FAQ for more details.

Version 1.7.2 (13-Feb-2020)

  • Minor UI bug fixes.
  • Support for the updated iOS app.

Version 1.7.1 (31-Dec-2019)

  • You can now exclude items with a tag using: not tagged tagName

Version 1.7.0 (14-Oct-2019)

  • Now searches Microsoft Word documents (doc, docx, wordml) for text content.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.6.9 (10-Oct-2019)

  • Now searches Microsoft Word documents (doc, docx, wordml) for text content.

Version 1.6.8 (1-Oct-2019)

  • Added full path to columns. Defaults to off.
  • You can now change the visible columns from the toolbar.
  • Added "Search Inside Folder for Text..." to 🛠 menu for easier folder content searches.

Version 1.6.7 (23-Sep-2019)

  • Added "Move folders to top" preference.
  • Fixed a bug which could caused ProFind to have higher processor usage than needed.
  • Improved named based sorting.

Version 1.6.6 (19-June-2019)

  • Experimental support for 10.15 Catalina.
  • Added File -> Show Disk Activity. This gives a real-time view of which files are being modified across all your disks.
  • Minor bug fixes to AppleScripts.

Version 1.6.5 (2-May-2019)

  • Added support for text content searches (without relying on Spotlight) inside most text based file formats, PDF and InDesign documents.
  • New search commands: last X minutes, last X hours.
  • Minor UI bug fixes.

Version 1.6.3 (18-March-2019)

  • Much faster when searching for items which have previously been found during a search. This increases performance dramatically when refining search queries or filtering items. Enjoy.

Version 1.6.2 (19-Feb-2019)

  • Very minor changes to trial period handling in the non App Store version.

Version 1.6.1 (5-Feb-2019)

  • Added support for the free ProFind Remote iOS app: Search your Mac from your iPhone or iPad on your local network.
  • Turn on "Allow Network Searches" in Preferences -> General and search for ProFind Remote on the App Store.

Version 1.6.0 (3-Jan-2019)

  • Added "Show Advanced Info" which includes: type, attributes, and hashes for: md4, md5, sha1, sha224, sha256, sha384, sha512.
  • Sidebar groups can now be dragged for reordering.
  • Folders can now be dragged to the sidebar to add new favourites.
  • Added Recent items to sidebar.
  • Added "Open Containing Folder In Finder".
  • Added Ignore Item/Extension and Add to Favorites to contextual menu.
  • Right click or control click the sidebar to access an options menu.
  • Renamed "Quick Folders" to Favorites.

Version 1.5.3 (21-Dec-2018)

  • Fixed a bug in 'date created' searches.
  • Fixed a bug when listing open Finder windows.

Version 1.5.2 (20-Dec-2018)

  • Performance improvements when finding apps.
  • Quick folders can now be shown in the sidebar.
  • Saved searches can now be renamed in Searches -> Manage Searches.
  • Expanded items are now saved in browser windows.
  • 'Stop' menu item is disabled when a search isn't active.

Version 1.5.1 (13-Dec-2018)

  • Quick folder names can now be renamed.
  • Column widths in browser windows are now saved.
  • Fixes a bug where the main window position wasn't saved.
  • Command reference is easier to read in dark mode.

Version 1.5.0 (6-Dec-2018)

  • Added "File" -> "New Disks Window" and Command Click -> "Open in Folder". These experimental features provide the ability to browse your disks (read-only).
  • Browser window positions and sizes are saved and restored.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.3 (8-Nov-2018)

  • Added a new configurable sidebar to the search window. By default it provides quick access to saved searches, recently changed documents and recent downloads.
  • See Preferences -> Sidebar for options.

Version 1.2.2 (17-Oct-2018)

  • Easier app launching: Pressing the return key when a single search result has been found now opens the item.

Version 1.2.1 (24-Sep-2018)

  • 10.14 Mojave security support.

Version 1.2 (18-Sep-2018)

  • Added Search Saving: See the "Searches" menu to Save Changes, Save As and Delete searches.

Version 1.1 (7-Sep-2018)

  • Better Finder integration: Now adds all Finder windows to the search location menu.
  • Added two system services: Search Inside and Search using Text.
  • Automatically enables "Search Libraries and Invisible Items" if the user searches inside a package or hidden item.
  • Much faster searches of individual folders.

Version 1.0.1 (29-Aug-2018)

  • Fixed a bug where apps inside System/CoreServices were not found.
  • Very minor UI tweaks and fixes.

Version 1.0.0 (21-Aug-2018)

  • First release.

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