Re-Installing Quicksilver

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For the last few months I’ve been running an informal test of LaunchBar. It is an excellent application but after living with it for awhile I’m happily returning to Quicksilver. I found LaunchBar more stable than Quicksilver but not as customizable and I really missed some of my favorite Quicksilver tweaks like timers, text append, the shelf, and (of course) that so cool cube interface. I wouldn’t entirely write off the possibility that I’ll give Launchbar another try someday but for now I need to go back and get re-aquainted with the Cube.

35 Comments Re-Installing Quicksilver

  1. andrew@twosittingducks.com

    I gave LaunchBar a similar trial, and ended up with the same result as you. Quicksilver just has a few too many better features and I like its implementation more than Launchbar – especially when working with files.

    I just wish there were a more stable version of Quicksilver available because it’s pretty crashy on Leopard.

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  2. andrew@twosittingducks.com

    I gave LaunchBar a similar trial, and ended up with the same result as you. Quicksilver just has a few too many better features and I like its implementation more than Launchbar – especially when working with files.

    I just wish there were a more stable version of Quicksilver available because it’s pretty crashy on Leopard.

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  3. andrew@twosittingducks.com

    I gave LaunchBar a similar trial, and ended up with the same result as you. Quicksilver just has a few too many better features and I like its implementation more than Launchbar – especially when working with files.

    I just wish there were a more stable version of Quicksilver available because it’s pretty crashy on Leopard.

    Reply
  4. andrew@twosittingducks.com

    I gave LaunchBar a similar trial, and ended up with the same result as you. Quicksilver just has a few too many better features and I like its implementation more than Launchbar – especially when working with files.

    I just wish there were a more stable version of Quicksilver available because it’s pretty crashy on Leopard.

    Reply
  5. andrew@twosittingducks.com

    I gave LaunchBar a similar trial, and ended up with the same result as you. Quicksilver just has a few too many better features and I like its implementation more than Launchbar – especially when working with files.

    I just wish there were a more stable version of Quicksilver available because it’s pretty crashy on Leopard.

    Reply
  6. anthonyjross@mac.com

    Likewise, I tried Launchbar and quickly reverted to QS. So ingrained has it become, that I have an involuntary “what the …” moment whenever I sit at a friend or family member’s Mac and instinctively start off with a Command-Spacebar.

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  7. anthonyjross@mac.com

    Likewise, I tried Launchbar and quickly reverted to QS. So ingrained has it become, that I have an involuntary “what the …” moment whenever I sit at a friend or family member’s Mac and instinctively start off with a Command-Spacebar.

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  8. anthonyjross@mac.com

    Likewise, I tried Launchbar and quickly reverted to QS. So ingrained has it become, that I have an involuntary “what the …” moment whenever I sit at a friend or family member’s Mac and instinctively start off with a Command-Spacebar.

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  9. anthonyjross@mac.com

    Likewise, I tried Launchbar and quickly reverted to QS. So ingrained has it become, that I have an involuntary “what the …” moment whenever I sit at a friend or family member’s Mac and instinctively start off with a Command-Spacebar.

    Reply
  10. anthonyjross@mac.com

    Likewise, I tried Launchbar and quickly reverted to QS. So ingrained has it become, that I have an involuntary “what the …” moment whenever I sit at a friend or family member’s Mac and instinctively start off with a Command-Spacebar.

    Reply
  11. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    I’ve found that spotlight, in Leopard, is just as good as quicksilver. That’s for me, anyways. I think QS has a great many features but spotlight is a great free alternative if you already own leopard. One less thing to install.

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  12. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    I’ve found that spotlight, in Leopard, is just as good as quicksilver. That’s for me, anyways. I think QS has a great many features but spotlight is a great free alternative if you already own leopard. One less thing to install.

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  13. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    I’ve found that spotlight, in Leopard, is just as good as quicksilver. That’s for me, anyways. I think QS has a great many features but spotlight is a great free alternative if you already own leopard. One less thing to install.

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  14. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    I’ve found that spotlight, in Leopard, is just as good as quicksilver. That’s for me, anyways. I think QS has a great many features but spotlight is a great free alternative if you already own leopard. One less thing to install.

    Reply
  15. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    I’ve found that spotlight, in Leopard, is just as good as quicksilver. That’s for me, anyways. I think QS has a great many features but spotlight is a great free alternative if you already own leopard. One less thing to install.

    Reply
  16. runfastrunfar@mac.com

    I started off with Quicksilver but switched to LaunchBar a couple years ago and never went back to QS. For me, LaunchBar is easier to use, simpler, cleaner, and more elegant. It’s also more stable, which is more important to me than QS’s extra features. But, to each his own.

    For the record, LaunchBar *does* support appending text. I imagine timers could be added with AppleScript, or maybe the Unix at utility. It’s just a matter of someone sitting down to write it. And there’s been some talk about a shelf-like feature being added in a future version.

    So the feature difference is getting smaller all the time.

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  17. runfastrunfar@mac.com

    I started off with Quicksilver but switched to LaunchBar a couple years ago and never went back to QS. For me, LaunchBar is easier to use, simpler, cleaner, and more elegant. It’s also more stable, which is more important to me than QS’s extra features. But, to each his own.

    For the record, LaunchBar *does* support appending text. I imagine timers could be added with AppleScript, or maybe the Unix at utility. It’s just a matter of someone sitting down to write it. And there’s been some talk about a shelf-like feature being added in a future version.

    So the feature difference is getting smaller all the time.

    Reply
  18. runfastrunfar@mac.com

    I started off with Quicksilver but switched to LaunchBar a couple years ago and never went back to QS. For me, LaunchBar is easier to use, simpler, cleaner, and more elegant. It’s also more stable, which is more important to me than QS’s extra features. But, to each his own.

    For the record, LaunchBar *does* support appending text. I imagine timers could be added with AppleScript, or maybe the Unix at utility. It’s just a matter of someone sitting down to write it. And there’s been some talk about a shelf-like feature being added in a future version.

    So the feature difference is getting smaller all the time.

    Reply
  19. runfastrunfar@mac.com

    I started off with Quicksilver but switched to LaunchBar a couple years ago and never went back to QS. For me, LaunchBar is easier to use, simpler, cleaner, and more elegant. It’s also more stable, which is more important to me than QS’s extra features. But, to each his own.

    For the record, LaunchBar *does* support appending text. I imagine timers could be added with AppleScript, or maybe the Unix at utility. It’s just a matter of someone sitting down to write it. And there’s been some talk about a shelf-like feature being added in a future version.

    So the feature difference is getting smaller all the time.

    Reply
  20. runfastrunfar@mac.com

    I started off with Quicksilver but switched to LaunchBar a couple years ago and never went back to QS. For me, LaunchBar is easier to use, simpler, cleaner, and more elegant. It’s also more stable, which is more important to me than QS’s extra features. But, to each his own.

    For the record, LaunchBar *does* support appending text. I imagine timers could be added with AppleScript, or maybe the Unix at utility. It’s just a matter of someone sitting down to write it. And there’s been some talk about a shelf-like feature being added in a future version.

    So the feature difference is getting smaller all the time.

    Reply

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