Pete Freitag Pete Freitag



I have read things about QuickSilver for a while, but never got around to trying it. Well I finally installed it, and had my ah-ha moment with it.

QuickSilver is a launcher for Mac OSX, I know I thought I didn't need one either, but once you try it you will see how fast it is to launch your programs. If you like using shell's because you can do things quickly in them, then quicksilver is for you.

How it works

So let's say I want to launch Eclipse. All I have to do is press a hotkey (I use command + space) and start typing the name of the program, so I type an e, and then a c, and quicksilver has already narrowed it down to Eclipse for me, so I just hit enter.

QuickSilver ScreenShot

You can use quick silver to launch much more than just apps though, you can access contacts, songs with iTunes, url's, etc.

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QuickSilver was first published on April 05, 2005.


Quicksilver is really a nice application to have and wish there was a windows alternative as well. In any case, check out the Quicksilver category within the 43 Folders blog for some useful tips and hints.
by OH on 04/05/2005 at 12:36:41 PM UTC
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by mhtnettam on 06/13/2012 at 12:15:56 PM UTC