Category Archives for how do i love thee quicksilver
Series of posts on some of useful things Quicksilver can do
Why would I need this? Maybe you already use the great and almighty (and free) FastScripts from Red Sweater Software to run scripts. But unless you’ve paid to use unlimited keyboard shortcuts, you have to move your hands from the … Continue reading
Why would I need this? You already use Services like Show Address in Google Maps, Add to Evernote, OmniFocus: Send to Inbox, and a lot of others. With Quicksilver, you can access and use them without having to use the … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Get usernames and passwords from your keychain on the fly. Copy them to the clipboard, paste them into the current application, display them on your screen, or save them in a file. Quicksilver handles all … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Playing with processes and applications as processes is more geekery than I need (and more than I’m familiar with). What I need most is to force quit non-responsive applications quickly (because I’m always forgetting that … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Because it’s easier and faster to navigate your folder hierarchy via Quicksilver than via Finder, especially when the source file and the target folder are both nested a few folder levels deep.
Why would I need this? How many times do you need a file path? Formatted a specific way? POSIX for Terminal, Mac for AppleScript, and URLs for the internet. Enter Quicksilver‘s realm, where one application gets you your file path … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Eject a disk, quickly, without using Finder. You need more?
Why would I need this? You’re copying that really cool snippet from a website, but you just need the text, not need the fancy rainbow script font. You want to grab that quote from that document, but you need it … Continue reading
Why would I need this? You work with text files often, and would love a way to easily add, change, or delete text within those files on the fly, without opening them. And yes, Quicksilver does that!
Why would I need this? You find a great image and you want to set it as your desktop picture quickly and easily, without going into System Preferences.
Why would I need this? Access your contacts’ names, email address, phone numbers and addresses on the fly. ‘Nuf said?