3> Find files us­ing nat­u­ral lan­guage

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Rather than us­ing ar­cane syn­tax to re­strict the kinds of files that Spot­light re­turns, the Mac’s built-in search en­gine is now smart enough to in­fer some mean­ing from what you en­ter. It can make sense of phrases like ‘pho­tos from last week’ or ‘mes­sages to Kate’.

You can also ex­press your­self this way in Mail. How­ever, Ap­ple only states that you can use nat­u­ral lan­guage there and for file searches in Spot­light; you might find that you can use spe­cific phrases in other con­texts (see next step), but we’ve found that Spot­light isn’t quite in­tel­li­gent enough to recog­nise sim­ple vari­a­tions.

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