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Quicksilver for Mac

Application launcher and much more.

Free
In English
Version 2.4.2
4.5
Based on 179 user rates

Quicksilver overview

Quicksilver is a light, fast and free Mac application that gives you the power to control your Mac with keystrokes alone.

Quicksilver allows you to find what you need quickly and easily, then act upon these objets as you see fit. All with your fingers on the keyboard. As an example, if you want to find an application hidden in the depths of your file system, simply activate Quicksilver with a keystroke, type a few letters of the application's name, then hit Return or Enter to launch it, or tab and type to find an action such as Quit, Trash, Email To..., Run at Login, Move To..., Get Info, Reveal, the list goes on.

Quicksilver indexes and parses only selected parts of the contents of your hard drive in the Catalog, which means it locates and displays the items matching your search quickly. Quicksilver has a modular structure which means features for interaction with a whole host of of other applications (iTunes, 1Password, Safari, Microsoft Office) can be done after installing the relevant plugin.

What’s new in version 2.4.2

Fixed:
  • Force-disable superfluous visual effects on startup if running MacOS 14
  • Fix a few (of the many) crashes related to QSProcessMonitor

Quicksilver for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.4.2
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What customer like

Performance
Value
User Experience

What needs improvements

Regular updates
Stability

Quicksilver qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.5
Reliability
4.5
Customer support
3.5

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4.5

(374 Reviews of Quicksilver)

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GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Apr 30 2024
2.4.2
5.0
Apr 30 2024
5.0
Version: 2.4.2
Where is the clipboard plugin gone? His quick way to popup was a great plus on QS 1.6.1 but now? It comes without plugins nor any link to get them (fantastic is PopClip for this!)… I feel lost with QS 2 and go back to 1 till I don't find back my used plugins
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Sep 7 2023
2.4.1
0.0
Sep 7 2023
0.0
Version: 2.4.1
Quicksilver is still alive??? I used the app on every Mac, every day. It was a wonderful adjunct to the way I use my computer. But it became unstable and seemed to be unsupported, so I abandoned it -- reluctantly -- and moved to Alfred. I may download and try this latest version (2.4.1) on my M2 MacBook Air, but I really hate switching horses in mid-stream, as they say. Still, I'm curious...
mugsuk
mugsuk
Sep 7 2023
2.4.1
5.0
Sep 7 2023
5.0
Version: 2.4.1
Updated again today - incredible app; so much power and extensibility for FREE.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 29 2022
2.2.1
1.0
May 29 2022
1.0
Version: 2.2.1
Who woke the dead?! Quicksilver having its plentiful bugs repaired? Astounding. I thought they wanted it to suck! i almost want to try using it again.
TallTed
TallTed
Apr 7 2022
1.6.1
0.0
Apr 7 2022
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
1.6.1 is the latest for macOS High Sierra 10.13.x. This can be downloaded from the developer's site. 2.0.0 and later (including 2.0.2, as is currently being delivered as download, *not* 1.6.1) require macOS Mojave 10.14 or later.
Johnny-K
Johnny-K
Dec 29 2023
2.4.2
5.0
Dec 29 2023
5.0
Version: 2.4.2
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 23 2023
2.4.1
5.0
Sep 23 2023
5.0
Version: 2.4.1
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 21 2023
2.4.0
1.0
Aug 21 2023
1.0
Version: 2.4.0
Pjrobertson
Pjrobertson
Jun 14 2022
2.2.3
5.0
Jun 14 2022
5.0
Version: 2.2.3
VRH
VRH
Apr 12 2022
2.0.3
5.0
Apr 12 2022
5.0
Version: 2.0.3
Diefis
Diefis
Jul 2 2020
4.0
Jul 2 2020
4.0
Version: null
GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Jun 29 2020
5.0
Jun 29 2020
5.0
Version: null
mugsuk
mugsuk
Jun 28 2020
5.0
Jun 28 2020
5.0
Version: null
JLMiladet
JLMiladet
Jan 9 2018
5.0
Jan 9 2018
5.0
Version: null
the hooks
the hooks
Jan 30 2017
3.5
Jan 30 2017
3.5
Version: null
user124231
user124231
Jan 25 2017
5.0
Jan 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
jeffrey-linford2
jeffrey-linford2
Jul 24 2016
5.0
Jul 24 2016
5.0
Version: null
kscmint
kscmint
Jun 23 2016
4.5
Jun 23 2016
4.5
Version: null
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Nov 9 2015
3.0
Nov 9 2015
3.0
Version: null
David-Clonts
David-Clonts
Aug 12 2015
3.5
Aug 12 2015
3.5
Version: null
FreeWizard
FreeWizard
Jun 18 2015
5.0
Jun 18 2015
5.0
Version: null
Eveningclouds
Eveningclouds
Mar 20 2015
3.0
Mar 20 2015
3.0
Version: null
sw2015
sw2015
Oct 27 2014
0.5
Oct 27 2014
0.5
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Oct 27 2014
5.0
Oct 27 2014
5.0
Version: null
kingofleon86
kingofleon86
Mar 23 2014
5.0
Mar 23 2014
5.0
Version: null
Hendsch
Hendsch
Nov 7 2013
4.5
Nov 7 2013
4.5
Version: null
Sleek
Sleek
Nov 5 2013
4.0
Nov 5 2013
4.0
Version: null
Penguirl
Penguirl
Oct 27 2013
3.0
Oct 27 2013
3.0
Version: null
JohnV2458
JohnV2458
Oct 26 2013
2.0
Oct 26 2013
2.0
Version: null
Jacklarm
Jacklarm
Oct 7 2013
4.0
Oct 7 2013
4.0
Version: null
bobbyloveslions
bobbyloveslions
Sep 26 2013
3.0
Sep 26 2013
3.0
Version: null
Nitramaz
Nitramaz
Sep 14 2013
2.5
Sep 14 2013
2.5
Version: null
Baba86
Baba86
Sep 14 2013
5.0
Sep 14 2013
5.0
Version: null
barzus
barzus
Jun 22 2013
0.5
Jun 22 2013
0.5
Version: null
saltmine1048
saltmine1048
Jun 13 2013
3.5
Jun 13 2013
3.5
Version: null
Oolong
Oolong
May 6 2013
5.0
May 6 2013
5.0
Version: null
Daniel-Borus
Daniel-Borus
Apr 25 2013
5.0
Apr 25 2013
5.0
Version: null
LeviElHadad3397
LeviElHadad3397
Apr 23 2013
3.5
Apr 23 2013
3.5
Version: null
Somnus
Somnus
Apr 20 2013
5.0
Apr 20 2013
5.0
Version: null
Illidrium
Illidrium
Mar 29 2013
4.5
Mar 29 2013
4.5
Version: null
Londonskater
Londonskater
Mar 27 2013
5.0
Mar 27 2013
5.0
Version: null
Pinbacker
Pinbacker
Mar 26 2013
5.0
Mar 26 2013
5.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Mar 26 2013
5.0
Mar 26 2013
5.0
Version: null
M85
M85
Mar 26 2013
5.0
Mar 26 2013
5.0
Version: null
Pb-Update
Pb-Update
Mar 26 2013
4.5
Mar 26 2013
4.5
Version: null