i can't believe i'm saying this…

April 21, 2009 | 11 Comments

I think the time has come for me to say goodbye to Quicksilver.

Last week, I decided to wipe out my hard drive and start from scratch. My MacBook Pro seemed to hang up here and there. I wondered if one of my culprits was Quicksilver. I know other have had problems with it in Leopard, and tied me up with a spinning beach ball more often than I cared to admit.

I loved Quicksilver, but in retrospect, I might have been in denial about the problems the two of use were having.

So, as I was reinstalling everything, I decided to give LaunchBar a go. (I thought MacSparky was nuts when he did the same thing a few months ago.) I committed myself to a one week fling. The week is up, and I think we are going to stay together.

For the most part, it does everything I used Quicksilver for. I haven’t found a replacement in LaunchBar for Quicksilver’s triggers, but I only used one or two anyway. I found a script to add a task to OmniFocus in no time, and got brave enough to hack together my own script to dump a new note into Yojimbo.

Perhaps our budding relationship will be tested in a few weeks when LaunchBar moves from beta to paid status. But until then, we are happy for the time we have together.

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