Quicksilver 1.0 Arrives After 10-year Beta
Believe or not, people buy Macs just to use Quicksilver — it’s a compelling productivity enhancement. Well, it’s here and the goodness is deep and satisfying — step inside to feel a little of the love.
Whereas people merely use app other launchers — Alfred, Launchbar and Butler — Quicksilver engenders an guttural commitment from long-time users and aficionados.
Quicksilver allows me to do near superhuman things with files and applications. It makes me a frakkin Ninja and my Mac a Ginsu Knife — Patrick Rhone
Quicksilver was the first piece of third party software I installed on my first Mac and I can’t imagine life without it … If it weren’t for Quicksilver I wouldn’t have thought it possible to become emotionally attached to a piece of software. Today is a great day. — Quicksilver User “Guid0″ (Quicksilver blog)
See also: The Quicksilver story
“Basic” Quicksilver Feature Set:
• Accessing applications, documents, contacts, music and much, much more.
• Browsing your Mac’s filesystem elegantly using keywords and ‘fuzzy’ matching.
• Managing content through drag and drop, or grabbing selected content directly.
• Interacting with installed applications through plugins.
Dozens of user and professionally created plugins, as well as AppleScript compatibility, make Quicksilver an immensely powerful tool. “Swiss Army Knife” is a phrase that gets tossed around lightly, but Quicksilver truly lives up to that billing.
Download Quicksilver 1.0 — there are versions available for Mac OS X all the way back to OS X 10.3 Panther. And, yeah, it’s donationware…
via The Verge