Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

Quicksilver, the donation-ware utility app that aims to speed up a wide range of the things you do on your Mac, has finally made it out of beta—some 10 years after it was first made available. The app is compatible with OS X 10.6 onward.

Quicksilver is best thought of as auto-complete for the Finder. Just as Google will suggest auto-completions when you start to type a search-term, Quicksilver also aims to predict what you are trying to do and offer shortcuts. There are also plugins for many apps that offer the same benefits within an app.

Although Spotlight does some of the same things, Quicksilver is much more flexible and personalized. For example, if you type PS, it might open Photoshop, as that’s something you do a lot. If someone else types PS, it might start an email to Phil Smith…

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