Quicksilver for Mac

Quicksilver for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    b58
  • Total Downloads:
    78,421
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 20, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 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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4 stars

"Starting to lose its way on Snow Leopard 10.6"

February 16, 2011  |  By obaptiste_dotmac

 |  Version: Quicksilver b58

Pros

I've been using Quicksilver for a couple of years now, and find it invaluable as keyboard-based application launcher.

Cons

Keystroke (command-esc) to launch a command window with a Finder selection doesn't work for me in b58. Version b54 is buggy on 10.6 now with the inability to access Preferences. I use b54 again using preferences file copied from a 10.5 installation.

Summary

New users maybe want to look at Alfred in the App Store. Quicksilver development has moved from the original developer Blacktree to Google Code. I tried it but for me it doesn't have all the features I want, namely the ability to manipulate multiple items selected in the Finder. I'll just have to make sure I store an extra copy of my Quicksilver preference files in case I'll need to reinstall b54, and cross my fingers that a future 10.6 update doesn't break it any further.

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3 stars

"Installs easily."

January 17, 2011  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: Quicksilver b58

Pros

Works well in the background.

Cons

I have found none yet.

Summary

I would recommend this to someone if they needed it.

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1 stars

"Does not work on my IMac OS 10.6.5"

January 02, 2011  |  By larry.h

 |  Version: Quicksilver b58

Pros

Does not work on my IMac OS 10.6.5

Cons

Does not work on my IMac OS 10.6.5

Summary

Does not work on my IMac OS 10.6.5

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4 stars

"Quicksliver: This diamond has been turned back int..."

June 05, 2010  |  By freeassociates

 |  Version: Quicksilver b58

Summary

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This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I am a long-time Quicksliver user who is so discouraged by the open-source development process -- or lack thereof -- that I'm going to switch over to Launchbar. When it works, Quicksilver is a seamless, smooth, quick and brilliant addition to my Mac. I can't stand not having it when I work.

But its ability to create and save triggers is broken. And without triggers, what's the point?

If the developers get that working again, I'll be back. But right now, I waste too much time fiddling and frustrated. The point is to be more productive.Not less.

What a bummer.

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3 stars

"nice but overtake by Finder OS X 10.6"

March 29, 2010  |  By Wim Langenhoff

 |  Version: Quicksilver b58

Pros

nice & small

Cons

no cons but out of date

Summary

useful in the old days of Macintosh

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Blacktree
Publisher web site http://www.blacktree.com
Release Date March 19, 2010
Date Added March 20, 2010
Version b58
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6.x
  • Download Information
    File Size 6.12MB
    File Name com.blacktree.Quicksilver__16402.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 78,421
    Downloads Last Week 24
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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