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11th March 2011, 02:21 AM
Hadn't heard of this before, but it seems like a pretty handy little app. Much easier than using the Search function in Finder.


Patrick Robertson got in touch with Cult of Mac to tell us how keyboard launcher Quicksilver is getting on.

Yes, the very same Quicksilver that a few weeks ago I said had faded from the limelight. Not so.

According to Patrick, Quicksilver is alive and well and enjoying a new lease of life and a new website.

Patrick said: “Alcor, the original developer, stopped developing for it around 2-3 years ago and made the project open source. It wasn’t touched or maintained, and became a bit buggy in Leopard.

“But since then, at least 5 developers have been actively working on Quicksilver and maintaining it for Leopard and Snow Leopard. It still works on Lion 10.7, so it’s going to be around for a while.”

The new stuff isn’t just bug fixes, but new features, new and updated plugins, and soon a new auto-update system for the app itself and all installed plugins.

The team have created a new and much more informative website at qsapp.com, which has an accompanying Twitter account, documentation wiki, and a tips blog.

So in summary: there’s plenty of limelight for everybody, and Quicksilver still has plenty to offer.

11th March 2011, 08:53 AM
It's in my Tips & Tricks / Recommended Apps Voltage :)

Always been there.

I turned off Spotlight indexing and enabled QuickSilver with a 'option+spacebar' trigger so it's very similar to Spotlight but I just use it to AppLaunch. Very snappy and does all it has to do.