Quicksilver

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Quicksilver
Platform: OS X
License: Freeware
Cost: $0
Download Size: 2.3MB
Site: http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/

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Description

The really rather tremendous launching'n'everything application developed by Blacktree, Inc. Quicksilver is a small but powerful application that creates a catalog of your applications, folders and documents. It allows you to keep your fingers on the keyboard and stop rummaging through your system to find items you need now. It is extremely easy to use on the surface, but a powerful tool that becomes more powerful as you learn its full capabilities.

Search

Activated by a simple keystroke, a customizable search entry appears and allows you to limit your search term as you type. The search is adaptive, so Quicksilver will recognize which items you are searching for based on previous experience.


Command

A quick tap on the tab key puts you in action mode where you can open, e-mail, lookup, send, compress, copy, and otherwise do lots of useful things with what you just looked up.

Adding Capabilities

By installing any of a number of plug-in modules, your capabilities can expand to include interacting with your bookmarks, email, IM, the command line, and much more.

Testimonials

I've been using QuickSilver for what must be about a month now, and it just has so many features! The way it loads plugins is nice, so that I don't have to have the added bloat of stuff I'm never going to use, but the way it works with just one page of plugins and the plugins menu means I'm not searching everywhere for them. Using it in beta mode can be a bit buggy (I've had it crash on me a couple of times) but that's why it's in beta. Overall, I'd recommend it to every mac user out there as a faster way to do a lot of things. --Akchizar 16:57, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)

Quicksilver is essentially a keyboard-based interface for your Mac (think of it as the command-line updated for the 21st Century). It can do just about anything you might want to do with your files, programs, and data. And if there is something it can't do then you can either wait for someone to write a plug-in that will do it or you can write an Applescript to do it (see below for some Applescripts I wrote to manage my GTD set-up). -sean-e

Hacks

There is a whole page dedicated to Software hacks for Quicksilver

See Also

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