Extend Spotlight with plug-ins

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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:

  • OmniOutliner
  • OmniGraffle
  • Delicious Library
  • Google Toolbox For Mac
  • Google Importer
  • WordPerfect
  • REALBasic
  • Core Painter
  • Wolfram Notebook
Created: 1:36 PM on Feb 27, 2009
By: switchtoamac