Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
Mac OS X is able to search for and within several types of files. Third party software vendors can make their documents search able via an Importer plug-in that details how the file contents are formatted. Apple provides developers a means to create Spotlight Importer plug-ins to allow Spotlight to search third party files.
Apple has a Spotlight Plugins page located at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/spotlight/. These plug-ins extend Spotlight's capabilities and are a useful way to enhance your Mac OS X search productivity based on the applications you use. For example, you can obtain free Spotlight plug-ins for software such as:
- Delicious Library
- Google Toolbox For Mac
- Google Importer
- Core Painter
- Wolfram Notebook