43folders and quicksilver

Tuesday 28 September 2004

Two productivity memes are swirling through the blogosphere. I like them both, but because I am a Windows user, I'm mostly an envious bystander.

  • 43 Folders is a blog about productivity, especially on computers. It has tips and tricks, software recommendations, and so on. Too bad it is so Mac-centric.
  • Quicksilver is a Mac OS X utility which is unusally slick and stylish even by Mac standards. It's like a keyboard wizard which does what you mean. The best quote about it I've seen is "after using Quicksilver, Macs without it seem broken".

Comments

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John P. Speno 8:26 AM on 28 Sep 2004

While QuickSilver may be Mac only, the book that is the inspiration for 43folders.com is called 'Getting Things Done', and I believe that it's cross platform. :-)

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Jordan 9:13 AM on 28 Sep 2004

You may be interested in AppRocket, which is sort of the Windows equivalent to Quicksilver. By most accounts it's fairly limited compared to the real thing, but I've found it very useful. And right now it's half price.

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Ned Batchelder 9:13 AM on 28 Sep 2004

I've read parts of Getting Things Done, and indeed, it is cross-platform!

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Jeff Atwood 11:25 PM on 28 Sep 2004

So Quicksilver is another one of those "revolutionary" command line interface apps? I think I am picking up that reality distortion zone effect again.. :)

You may also like:
http://www.activewords.com/
http://bayden.com/slickrun/

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Ben Poole 3:56 AM on 6 Oct 2004

Actually QuickSilver really is nifty, and I've tried all kinds of launchers and their ilk in the past, both on Windows and the Mac.

It's not a command line utility though Jeff -- no idea where you got that idea! ;o)

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