Quicksilver, the miracle shortcut tool for the Mac, should have its own Marvel Comics movie. It just has too many features and mutant abilities to ignore.
He explains the benefit:
Now you’re probably thinking, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Great. I just accomplished in about 20 keystrokes what I used to do with a point and click. This helps me, how?Ã¢â‚¬? Well, hold on. It gets better.
The beauty of Quicksilver is that it actually learns how you like to use it. For instance, we can start by defining a trigger that automatically brings up the QS bezel with the menu bar items (I use ctrl + cmd + space, you can use whatever you’d like). Using that trigger, you can teach Quicksilver commands by typing and selecting the command that you’d like.
For instance, you can evoke the menu using your new trigger and then type Ã¢â‚¬Å“vÃ¢â‚¬? (for view) and Ã¢â‚¬Å“cuÃ¢â‚¬? (for clean up). Now you can easily execute View > Clean Up through a quick series of keystrokes. You can do this for all of your frequent commands. Or, if you’re a keyboard nut who’s really into the whole QS thing, you can create triggers for each dropdown menu. The possibilities are really endless, and can save your precious seconds in front of the computer.
Yes, this means all you shortcut-obsessed designers can now create keystrokes for those deeply buried Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign menus. Of course, it’s also quite useful in non-design applications with elaborate, cumbersome, and often illogical menus—-Microsoft Office.
via The Apple Blog