Overall Rating: 5
Experience Date:Apr 21, 2004
Cool new way of launching applications, looks nice, reduces my keystrokes (a BIG plus)
Still in Beta
Quicksilver is a hard thing to explain. Someone insulting it would say it is a task launcher. Essentially, it lets me create “sentences” to execute using only the keyboard where a mouse would take much longer. It’s perfect for a user like me. For example, I press command-space on the keyboard (from any application), type in gs (for Google Search) press tab twice and type in my search criteria. Or I can type in the name of a document or application on my hard drive (or on network shares I’ve told Quicksilver to index) and it will automatically open it. It also has a “shelf” which is pretty much a clipboard on steroids. It supports multiple entries and groups of files/objects/text. It has VERY intelligent searching. For example, I have a document on my desktop called Microsoft Return.doc. I can type in msftrtn and it will match it. If there is more than one match, it will list them for me. Quicksilver is amazing.
- General Christian