Quicksilver. The Godfather of Mac apps. Those who use it swear by it, and those who don’t are begging for someone to show them the way. If you are just playing around with Quicksilver or use it regularly there are more than enough tutorials out there to help you. But which ones are worth your time, and where are they?
For the sake of having somewhere to send people when they ask me about Quicksilver, and for those who want to learn some new hacks and tips they perhaps didn’t know about I compiled this “Table of Contents” for Quicksilver.
I recommend opening this post in a new tab or window while working your way through the links.
INTRODUCTIONS – For Beginning Users
A Better OS X in 10 Minutes – Via Dan Dickinson. The post that got us all hooked.
A Beginner’s Guide to Quicksilver – Via LifeHacker. A clear walk-through beginning with downloading QS, and into basic use and some recommended plugins.
Screenshot Tour of QS – Via LifeHacker. Information about the QS preference pane.
QS Users Guide – Via Howard Melman. If someone ever wrote a Quicksilver manual, this is it.
FEELING COMFORTABLE? – For Intermediate Users
A Better OS X to Even More – Via Dan Dickinson. The next level after his first post.
Clipboard Paper Tape – Via Macintalk. Need to keep a live â€œpaper tapeâ€ of items you copy to and from the clipboard? Clipboard History is the answer to your problem.
Twitter Status – Via Electric Weekend. I use QS to update my Twitter status. Phil also shows how to post your twitter status into Adium/MSN
QS Triggers – Via 43 Folders. 5 Handy Quicksilver Triggers.
QS Plugins – Via 43 Folders. Six cool Quicksilver Plugins you might not know about. Including image manipulation, flickr uplad & abracadabra.
Sending Email – Via 43 Folders. How to send short email messages from within Quicksilver.
SHOW ME THE MONEY – For Advanced Users
QS Reference Guide – Via Howard Melman. A PDF cheat sheet of commands.
Compound Commands – Learn the basics of saving commands for easier execution, and the comma trick; Then get blown away by how these can turn into compound commands.
QS Cube Interface – Via Factory Joe. Instal and customize the cube interface. This is what I use.
Extending Quicksilvers Append to File – Additions for the Append Text to action
NEED A VISUAL? – Screencasts
Seeing is Believing…
Macbreak Tutorial An intro to Quicksilver with Merlin and Leo on Macbreak. I have that same shirt, Merlin.
Focusing Items in QS – Via The Apple Blog. The Ins and Outs of focusing Quicksilver on an item you want to do something with.
Image Manipulation – Via The Apple Blog. Perfect for those who take screenshots or upload images for your blog.
Quicksilver and iCal – Via TUAW. Adding iCal events and ToDo’s from Quicksilver.
Advanced Usage – Via [Insert Name] Blog. Learn advanced Quicksilver actions including setup and usage of the shelf and clipboard modules, and setup and usage of triggers.
Here are a few other TOCs. Which include some links that I didn’t refer to here.
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