The utility is a Spotlight-on-steroids type utility, that allows power users to open and manipulate files quickly from the keyboard.
After almost 10 years of testing, Quicksilver lays the beta tag to rest. (If the lack of an eszett brings a tear to your eye, you can always reminisce by hitting ⌥S on your keyboard). What does this release mean? It means more than just a change in the version numbering system – it signifies a maturity of Quicksilver and a sign of what’s to come.
For more info on this historic release day, you can read an interview with the lead developers where they discuss their thoughts on Quicksilver, but now it’s time to dive right in and see what Quicksilver’s getting on its release birthday.
Quicksilver is a free download, but the developers welcome donations from users who find it useful.
They’re right actually. The lack of an esszet will be a big change. And I think I might even rename the app to have it for nostalgic reasons when I download the new version today on my MacBook.
It still never fails to baffle me why Apple never thought of this for Mac OS X itself. It would’ve been a KILLER feature to advertise.
The utility is a Spotlight-on-steroids type utility
Isn’t the idea behind Quicksilver what Spotlight was based on? So, really, “Spotlight is a Quicksilver on Valium” moniker may be more fitting.
But either way, good for them for coming out of beta.