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Quicksilver for Mac

By Blacktree Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Quicksilver

  • Access applications and personal data by typing abbreviations
  • Last updated on 07/16/20
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 22, 2013

Launching applications via keyboard shortcuts can increase your productivity. Quicksilver for Mac studies your habits and helps you achieve better control over your Mac. It functions very similarly to the Mac address/search bar, but with extra functions and even quicker launch options.

Quicksilver for Mac comes packed with its own installer, which makes the installation quick and easy. Once the free app has been installed, you can access it by pressing the Quicksilver hot key. To extend the functions of this app you can download some additional plug-ins available from the developer's Web site. There are default preset hot keys for popular programs and actions, but you can change them and add your own. You can also configure the app to quickly initiate tasks by using triggers. This allows you to perform actions such as sending an e-mail with a few quick keyboard shortcuts. The app is very lightweight and supports a lot of features that are great for increasing productivity during your daily computer use. One of its best features is the ability to adapt and learn from the way you use your own computer. It can recognize common strings and phrases you type when launching certain apps to further improve your productivity.

With a plethora of settings and customizations available, Quicksilver for Mac seems to be one of the best app launchers available on the market. If you are looking for ways to increase productivity on your Mac, this app is definitely one you should try out.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.1

A new preference has been added to Extras that controls the number of items kept in Quicksilver's history

General

Release July 16, 2020
Date Added July 16, 2020
Version 1.6.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion

Popularity

Total Downloads 80,125
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Quicksilver is a launcher utility app for Mac OS X which gives you the ability to perform common, every-day tasks rapidly and without thought. An introduction to Quicksilver's abilities include: 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.