Quicksilver vs Spotlight

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eleven2brett, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. eleven2brett macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    What does Quicksilver offer that Spotlight doesn't? I just want to know if its worth the download.
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    It's not like you're paying to download Quicksilver. Have a read.

    Or, take a look at all the posts on MR. link
  3. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2008
    QS is no replacement for Spotlight. QS's index does not look into the contents of files. You have to know the names of files to search them with QS. Also, you can't do dictionary or calculator stuff with QS.

    QS itself, however, is an amazing program. I call it Godsend. It is lightning fast, so it's the ideal program launcher or file launcher when you know the file name (which should be most of the time). Personally, I have only my ~/ (home) folder and my /Applications folder indexed with QS.

    It's also nice how you can search your files and do other "actions" on them with QS. Pretty much, what QS does is bring the icon of the file you search to the front of the screen. Other than that, it has some nifty features like the ability to pause/play/next control iTunes and QT as well as execute Terminal commands.

    I highly recommend it. Just turn off the special effects; they tend to crash the program.

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