SampleFinder lets you quickly gather music samples for your project. With hundreds of samples across multiple folders, it's tough to test them with Apple's quick-preview feature (space bar). The last thing you want is to give up at the first hurdle.

This app displays the entire contents of your sample folders in a single list. You can search, play and select samples, before saving them to a folder of your choosing. They're saved as copies, so nothing is ever lost.

I find this really useful, I hope you do too.

Supported sample types:
- opus
- flac
- aif
- wav
- m4a
- mp3
- aac
- aifc
- caf
- mp4
- au

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

Thanks for using SampleFinder

In this version support for macOS 10.8 and 10.9 has been removed. SampleFinder now only supports macOS 10.10+

Ratings and Reviews


WOW! Great update. Great app!

I downloaded the last version of the app and emaied the developer both my praises and some feedback for improvements & within a week he released a new version with some of the updates!

Great developer everyone - quality app here for sure.

Digging for samples ahead of time might not be part of your workflow now, but when you try this app it sure will become a part of it. It supports almost all file formats so even your FLAC files can be previewed.

Looking forward to seeing where this app goes. It'll surely become an integral part of people's workflow - it already has with mine. :D

occupycupertino ,

I needed this, and it was worth it

I have about 3 Terabytes of samples in my sample folder, in different folders. The Mac/Space Bar combination has been quite slow lately (Mac Mini 2012 4GB RAM). So, I tried this. I have to say that so far it’s been great. It can be slow on some of my larger samples, but then, I have a huge sample library. The sound is pretty decent so far, but I have just started using it. All in all a great buy for $2.99. A couple of things that could be better: 1. support for other audio formats like ogg and flac 2. The ability to retain things by sub-folder instead of seeing every sample in the main folder. Yeah, you show the path, and I can search, which is great and useful, but there are times when I only want to see the gong samplesin a specific folder and scrolling through every sample is tedious. It would be cool to just see all the directories like a finder view. Maybe in the next version?

I recommend this if you need a very basic, solid sample browser.


Lee Arromba
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OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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