I’m amazed how useful Quicksilver still is. I’ll be blogging more about it shortly.
In the mean time, here’s a quick description of how I use it (and there many features I don’t use).
- start typing the name of
thing, and get it
thingcan be a: file, app, command, function, …
- the typing can be - in the middle of the name of what you’re looking for - multiple discontiguous parts of the name - great for getting to specific things quickly - it can even be a typo - which you define as what you meant; powerful - as you type, potential matches are shown for your selection - and it learns: as you make choices, those are rated higher than other potential matches
- it doesn’t matter where
- you define what to do with
- search for
thing; with DDG, in a local doc repository, …
thing, to be processed by
thingas an argument to a command; in a shell/terminal, or AppleScript, or, …
- search for
Best part: It let’s me have a thought about
thing, type that in, and move directly to what I want to do with
thing. All without remembering where
thing is, which app to open, and all that ancillary stuff - which often results in moving my thought process from what I intended to do, to how to do it. Or, sometimes, forgetting it altogether.