Quicksilver for Mac

Quicksilver for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0b54
  • Total Downloads:
    77,549
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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You'll find plenty of keyboard-shortcut launchers floating around for Mac OS X, but Quicksilver's stylish interface, small footprint, and many customization options set it ahead of the pack. You activate this open-source program via a user-assignable hot key that spawns a small text field for entering abbreviations to locate applications, documents, or anything else.

Quicksilver offers multiple interface choices, from a menu bar to a transparent bezel that hovers over your desktop. Its other features include a task viewer, a "shelf" for storing frequently accessed files, and a clipboard history. The latest version of Quicksilver adds support for OS X's Quick Look features, letting you preview URLs and files using a key command straight from the Quicksilver interface. It also offers several fixes, updated plug-ins preferences sidebars and a new Extended Documentation window.

Quicksilver is a fantastic addition for anyone looking for alternative ways to launch applications from the Dock or to hunt through the Finder for files. This version requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"making files and applications easy to reach"

October 02, 2009  |  By Elpoupou

 |  Version: Quicksilver 1.0b54

Pros

works perfectly with Snowleopard. it is fast, intuitive and gets the job done quickly.

Cons

no cons. It does what it is intended for.

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3 stars

"Good product, but I've no time to learn it."

August 13, 2009  |  By discern

 |  Version: Quicksilver 1.0b54

Pros

Slick installation and user interfaces, powerful product, and easy to get started with.

Cons

So much to learn. Initially easy, but then the learning curve steepens sharply.

Summary

This isn't a knock on Quicksilver; it'sa fine product. I just don't have time to learn all of the powerful features. I have honed my OS X prowess over the years, and it's hard to change keystrokes and workflows I have so deeply ingrained. I suppose I could leave it installed and slowly gather what I will from using it, but I just decided to remove it.

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5 stars

"Great app and is very cool"

March 23, 2009  |  By njk828

 |  Version: Quicksilver 1.0b54

Pros

Great easy to use and really powerful

Cons

not very good dictionary so it does not replace spotlight.

Summary

It is a very good app but it does not replace spotlight but it is very powerful, easy, customizable and easy to use. Keep it up! and keep picking good downloads cnet!

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5 stars

"AWSOME!!!!!"

September 06, 2008  |  By captds007

 |  Version: Quicksilver 1.0b54

Pros

Fast, Easy To Navigate

Cons

Haven't Found Any Yet

Summary

Great Product!!!!! It Works Best When You Use Spotlight As Well. You Can Like Navigate Your Whole Computer With Just The Keyboard!

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1 stars

"Not much use"

March 22, 2008  |  By Raffy3

 |  Version: Quicksilver 1.0b54

Pros

Does not do much more than Sportlight does.

Cons

Stalled on installing plug-in's.

What's next???

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1 stars

"buggy crappy redundant- removed asap"

March 19, 2008  |  By laimelady

 |  Version: Quicksilver 1.0b54

Pros

good idea that didn't work

Cons

-kept crashing even as I tried to install

-most of the plugins last updated in 2006!

-slow as molasses and disrupted the entire 10.4.11 Mac OS system

-never looked like Jason Parker's desktop snapshot

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Blacktree
Publisher web site http://www.blacktree.com
Release Date March 10, 2008
Date Added March 10, 2008
Version 1.0b54
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.11MB
File Name com.blacktree.Quicksilver__16400.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 77,549
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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