How does the MAC system use spotlight to do accurate search to save time

Time:2021-7-27

I believe Mac users are familiar with spotlight. Using spotlight search can help us save a lot of time. Today, Xiaobian will teach you how to use spotlight for accurate search.

1. Search for specific types of files

Enter “kind: [type]” in the search box, where [type] is the type of file. Commonly used are image, PDF, Doc, music, folder, mail, bookmark, contact, etc. For example, if you need to find photos of Paris, the search syntax is “kind: image Paris”, and the search syntax for Britney’s songs is “kind: Music Britney”.

 MAC系统使用Spotlight做精确搜索的方法

2. Search for files modified or created at a specific time

Enter “date: [time]” in the search box, where [time] is the time parameter, commonly including today, yesterday, this week, this month, etc. If you want to find the file modified or created yesterday, the syntax is “date: yesterday”. Of course, you can add content limited parameters later.

This is the way to use spotlight for accurate search. Users who need or are interested might as well try it.