Quicksilver

Version: ß68 (3926) || Release Date: 2012-05-08 || License: Other Open Source Developer: Blacktree | App Owner: alcor

Application launcher and much more.

Quicksilver is a unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data.
Anyone using a computer (and the Macintosh is no exception) spends a lot of time locating files and applications, and then carrying out actions on those items. The Finder is a reasonably good tool for getting a visual overview of the contents of your disk, but it isn't ideal for quickly locating and manipulating files, especially if you have a deep and complicated folder structure, or if you prefer keyboard navigation to using the mouse.

Quicksilver allows you to find what you need quickly and easily, while keeping your hands on the keyboard. For example, if you want to launch an application hidden in the depths of your file system, simply activate Quicksilver with a keystroke, type a few letters of the application's name, then hit Return or Enter to launch it. When you don't need Quicksilver, it keeps out of your way, preserving precious screen real estate, and yet you can summon it instantly with a key stroke - just like Mercury the winged messenger. Actually, Roman mythological texts are remarkably silent on whether Mercury could be summoned with a key stroke, but it would have been great if he could. Quicksilver will certainly make you feel as if you have god-like powers.

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119 Opinions

This is an essential app for someone who spends time at their computer. Using the keyboard instead of the mouse to launch apps, find contacts, and generally make your way around the system speeds things up dramatically.

This is an essential app for someone who spends time at their computer. Using the keyboard instead of the mouse to launch apps, find contacts, and generally make your way around the system speeds things up dramatically.

makes computing on a mac what it should be: flawless. 2 thumbs up.

This is NOT the version that was previously developed by Blacktree; this is the ongoing community effort, although the "homepage" link continues to lead to Blacktree's website for QS, the download link pulls from the GoogleCode website: http://blacktree-alchemy.googlecode.com .

i thought they stopped development on this (not that it needed further improvement)? anyone know what's changed in the new version?

Quicksilver is absolutely essential for everybody who possesses a Macintosh

Quicksilver is nice launcher applications and unlimited posibilities, BUT it eat so much memory and sometimes not stable.
The best combinations are use Spotlight and Quicksilver.

I use it a lot and still find it tremendously useful.
However, I'm still using β54 since the alphas have been very unstable and show weird behavior for me.

If you think Quicksilver is overrated then you don't know how to use it properly. Learn to type moderately fast and you too will see why QS is amazing.

Though, I will agree with you on the current stability issues; it could be a lot better. But even it its flaws, it still shines.

Most overrated mac app out there. launching apps from stackz (grid) in leopard is so much faster. Quicksilver also has major stability issues that should be fixed.

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