faster, must do faster

## Act without doing

One of the big pleasured I found since switching to the mac is [Quicksilver]( For years it was _the_ way for me to launch, open, do anything. If you’ve never used it, it’s definitely worth you looking at. Unfortunately, the developer Alcor, has moved on to a lucrative job at google and left it’s future to the tubes. When leopard came out, QS broke (supposedly – it’s fixed, but I’m fickle). That sucked for me. I’ve been looking for a replacement since. There’s a ton of products that kind of do the same thing: [launchbar](, Google’s [quicksearchbox](, and [butler]( But – I’ve just started using [alfred]( I like it because it’s FAST, lightweight (for me with full indexing of everything, it only consumes 12.5MB of real RAM), and it has a clipboard manager (when you buy the powerpack).

The developer is very active on twitter and on their support forums. For $15 bucks (was on special at [AppSumo]( It’s well worth the bucks.

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