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Southpaw Jim
02-01-2008, 08:54 AM
Whaddya like? Particularly freeware?

I've been tinkering a bit with Quicksilver, a ubiquitous app launcher (although I think this is a limited description of what it does) accessed by a keystroke. I love doing stuff by keystroke, since it's so much quicker. Superficially, you might think QS is redundant with the existence of the dock, but it's the more innovative uses that I like - eg: invoke QS and start typing the name of one of your firefox bookmarks - when it comes up (kinda auto-complete style), hit enter and FF starts up loading that bookmark. Cool. Select an album in your iTunes libary and start it playing, while you're working in another program. And I haven't even looked at the advanced stuff yet.. :eek:

I recently added Witch, a prefpane which adds a functionality I miss from Windows - the ability to cycle through program windows (eg multiple Firefox windows) with a keystroke.

I also like Fuzzy Clock, which gives a text time readout, eg "Ten Past Seven".

So... cough up! Found some hidden gems? Share!

04-01-2008, 08:54 PM