I’ve always found it annoying that OS X doesn’t have a “recent files” or at least one that can be usable.
The “All My Files” sidebar item….no thank you, thats too big
Using Finder Search Filters, I’ve been using a better one for a little and it seems to be working well for me. This is only Version 1 but I hope to add to it.
I’m sure i’ll come across more file formats that need to be excluded, but for now this is getting to be useful.