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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by neda, Mar 12, 2006.
I hear alot about quicksilver what is it, and what does it do?????
Ummm...did you try the website?
It's an launcher that lets you configure how you find and launch programs and documents, and lets you create many different ways of doing this. Before Spotlight, Quicksilver also offered some desktop-searchish features for older versions of OS X. I think it now incorporates Spotlight in the way it does things.
It seems to be quite powerful. Download it and give it a try, and see what you think.
It's amazing! Go and read some of the stuff on 43folders about it.
At its most basic, it's an app launcher. But it can do so much more - here's a few of the things I use it for.
1. Launch apps (it's quicker than Spotlight)
2. Triggers to start/pause/rate iTunes songs with key combinations from anywhere in the system
3. Send files to people without having to open Mail
4. Show phone numbers without having to open Address Book
5. Append text to various files (I've got one called buy.txt, watch.txt) and I can enter a line of text to any of them without having to open it up and do so.
6. Keep a list of the last 20 items on the clipboard and paste them in any order
7. Add regularly pasted things to the Shelf and paste it from there
And I only scratch the surface of it
Cool thanks guys
Oh yeah. They're a great bunch of guys. When they aren't roaring drunk
I just download quicksilver. Looks promising.
another program that does the same thing, maybe better, is butler. I used to use quicksilver, but since I found butler, it is what I use now.
Do you think Leopard will have some of these features built in? I do but would it be realistic?
The Apple Blog recently posted some movies showing off Quicksilver's features and The Official Apple Weblog wrote up an "understanding the basics" guide.
Cool application. Thanks for the info on it. I will be giving it a try over the next week or so if my PB does not die on me by then.
D'oh! Not a Universal Binary, and I'm not going to leave a program open all the time using rosetta 24/7 :-\
I use QuickSilver all the time! I mostly use it for running apps that aren't in my dock (fn+fn+t+enter -> terminal ) but I also use the clipboard plugin and the triggers.
It's a must-have!
Butler, or Quicksilver? The current version of Quicksilver is a universal binary. Most/all of the plug-ins should be, too.
it's a great app. i use it as an application launcher for dock/non-dock stuff and that's enough to warrant it residing on my hard drive. however, i've recently discovered that there's loads more you cna do with it. i'm trying to figure out the radial menus malarky and it's not as obvious as one might think!
What are people's views of the two... Which is better and why?
I prefer QS, I prefer the way it looks and works. Butler has always seemed slower to me.