Tembo is an efficient file search tool that is based upon the powerful Spotlight engine built into Mac OS X.
Tembo finds files, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images ... .

Tembo is a desktop search tool based upon the powerful Spotlight engine.
Tembo finds files, folders, mail messages, bookmarks, images ... .

Tembo shows results grouped by file type categories.
Initially the top 10 matches for each group are shown. Often enough you will find the sought for file right here.
Preferences allow for categories to be enabled, disabled and reordered.

The real power of Tembo is revealed when you drill down into a category. You will find up to 2500 search results within each group.
Tembo provides you with context-appropriate filters. These help you sort through the list of results, and find what you are looking for quickly.

Why use Tembo rather than Spotlight or the Finder?

  • You'll be faster to find the files you are looking for
  • Easy to use interface
  • Grouped search results
  • Up to 2500 results in each group
  • Context-sensitive filters

    What filters are available?

  • Bookmarks: Type, URL Domain
  • Documents: File Type
  • Fonts: File Type
  • Images: Resolution, File Type
  • Messages: Subject, From, To
  • Movies: File Type, Codec
  • Music: Artist, File Type
  • PDF Documents: Author
  • Source Code: File Type

    Which files can Tembo find?

    Tembo is based upon the Spotlight index and engine. Tembo can find any file indexed by Spotlight.
    This includes files in the Library folders, but excludes many low level system files.

  • What's New
  • Works around an issue where sandboxed applications occasionally failed to open files from Tembo search results
  • Fixes the display of calendar event dates
  • Fixes an issue where Tembo would stop reacting to preferences changes
  • Fixes a crashing bug when using the "Open with other..." menu item
  • Fixes a rare crashing bug upon closing a Tembo window
  • Fixes a rare crashing bug upon returning from sleep

  • Tembo (com.houdah.tembo) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Tembo 1.7.6. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Tembo 1.8.0.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6