Spotlight for Finder

Salmon is a powerful search tool specifically for files and folders. Search automatically in current folder, in children of the current folder, and globally on your Mac so you don't have to lift a finger. Multiple selection to highlight your selected files faster. Powerful modifiers to filter and order search results to your heart's content.

Available for macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and above

Search current Folder

Search in current folder first before search all your Mac

Have you ever get frustrated because the search feature in Finder never automatically search in the current folder first. And even after having to tell Finder to search in the current folder, the search result takes over your current directory, making it harder for you to understand the context of your search

Not anymore with Salmon. Salmon smartly searches the current folder first, then automatically starts searching in your entire Mac, without you clicking any button. On top of that, you can always see where you are in Finder

Search by scope

Easy to know the scope of search results

Search in current directory. Search inside current directory. Search for folders on your Mac. Search for files on your Mac.

All these powerful searches automatically happen at each keystroke, making the whole searching experience feels zippy and comfortable. You always know which search results belong to which scope at the very first glance

Powerful Modifiers

Filter and order search results with only your keyboard

You can filter and order your search results by simply type in modifiers such as @file to filter only files, or @folder to filter only folders, or @kind:png to filter only PNG images, or @last:added to order files and folders with newest added date first

And those modifiers are chainable, which means you can construct powerful search query such as salmon @on-my-mac @last:added @kind:png. Which will search for png files with the name 'salmon' on your Mac and show you the newest added files first

Multiple Selection

Select multiple search results and highlight them in Finder

You can select multiple files at once, then double click or hit return key to highlight those items in Finder easily.

For example, to highlight all PNG files in Finder's current folder, you can simply search @kind:png, select all search results you want by holding shift key and click on the search results, then hit return key to highlight those PNG files in Finder

Easy to access

Open shortcut and Status bar app

Salmon comes loaded with features that are designed to make your life a whole easier.

  • Access Salmon from anywhere on your Mac with a shortcut that is configurable in Preferences pane.
  • Salmon is a status bar app which won't take precious space on the Dock.
  • Open at login, Quicklook. Show Info Panel. And many more to come...

Make your daily work with Finder a zippy and happy experience

Available for macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and above.

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