Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 9.34.17 PMIn 2009, Apple announced the integration of a search function within their OSX operating system. Spotlight was born. With a simple key command (command + space), you could easily search for documents, applications and folders. Then, in May of 2012, Alfred was released. Alfred has the same basic functions as Spotlight, but with the extended Powerpack, users can control application actions – for example, controlling iTunes from Alfred. Now, there is Found.

Found is set apart for me because it actually shows a preview (scrollable, I might add) as you review the items found by searching. While I believe I prefer this search option to Spotlight or even Alfred, Found does not include the option to search the Internet, but you can link it to Cloud services and email clients such as Gmail.

It’s a nice, clean utility that I recommend to anyone who uses search functions and need to see the previews as a part of file organization.