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 has to be the greatest utility for the Mac EVER! I hate using Mac without it, it can do so much, but even as just an application launcher it's fantastic. Must have!

killer application

Apple should buy Blacktree Software for ten bazillion dollars just so this amazing app is never missing on any mac. ever.

If you're a fan of command lines and Macs, you should try Quicksilver. It's the best of both worlds. Watch your step on that learning curve, though.

the best app for the mac by far!

First thing I install after OS X. Period.

This is a must have. It is one of the applications that reminds why you switched to the Mac.

Just Use It!! No, you have to use it. Trust me.
I can say
"If QuickSilver couldn't work in Leopard, I would not buy it."

Seriously, if you have a Mac and you don't use this program there is something wrong with you. This is the only 3rd party utility that Apple has really tried to replace with an OS enhancement that they couldn't even come close. Dashboard totally killed Konfabulator. Spaces will kill the Virtual Desktop program (what is it called again). Time Machine will kill all Backup programs on mac today. But Spotlight vs. Quicksilver? Apple can't even come close to its incredibly perfect functionality. It can be as minimalist and/or powerful as you want.

Long live Quicksilver!!!

honestly, it is a gem. I can;t live with it now.
So fast to access all my preferred app.

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