QuickSilver & Launchy
Monday, August 14, 2006 6:01:12 PM
While a bit hard to put into Lamens terms, QS will index all your files alot like Spotlight and give you an interface for typing in. simply put, it will then search for matches and let you launch programs, view files etc. Simply by typing in (part of) their name. Powerusers who use QS will tell you this is just the tip of the iceberg, however useful - QS also supports modules and there are tons of useful ones out there.
A unified, extensible interface for working with
applications, contacts, music, and other data.
A new and simmilar, if only very basic, tool called Launchy has come to my attention thanks to my colleague Lasse Magnussen who recently got a MacBook Pro;
With this I can for instance prett ALT+SPACE to bring up Launchy and type "op" and press enter to run Opera, which would in total take me all of a second. You can also specify what folder to index and what file extensions to look for within the specified folders. QS it is not, but indeed better than the Start menu
Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.
Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!