Quicksilver beta 57 released

Posted on December 1, 2009 by

Quicksilver beta 57 can be downloaded here.  It fixes some of the many problem this “launcher-and-do-everthing utility” has had since the release of Snow Leopard.  Macworld has an article about Quicksilver and what has been looking like a slow death of this great utility.

From the article:

Fans of the launcher-and-do-everything utility Quicksilver have been concerned for a while that it had might have transformed into a Norwegian Blue parrot. The primary developer, Nicholas Jitkoff, is now a Google employee and the author of the far less featureful Google Quick Search Box. Although Jitkoff has since released Quicksilver as open source, the fact that he’s being paid to work on similar software, combined with widespread Quicksilver problems after the release of Snow Leopard, led many to believe that Quicksilver’s days were numbered. (And if they are, there will probably be a trigger to count them.)

The update doesn’t bring new features, but that’s not a problem to the Quicksilver community, 95 percent of whom (myself included) can’t figure out how to use all of the functionality that’s already there. Instead, the change log highlights a dozen things which “don’t crash anymore,” and several behind-the-scenes tweaks and upgrades. It’s not much, but it’s reassuring to know that we’re in the “I’m not dead yet” routine rather than the parrot sketch.

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