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69Voltage
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.





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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.

WhiteHot
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.