Quicksilver Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Quicksilver for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Alfred, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Quicksilver and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Quicksilver are ueli (Free, Open Source), Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source), CerebroApp (Free, Open Source) and Keyboard Maestro (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. Simple shortcut manager for macOS 10.8 or higher. It lets you execute any command that works in your terminal by pressing a combination of keyboard keys. No rocket science involved!.
    2. Raycast lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused. Use the built-in extensions to connect with common tools and join the developer program to get early access to our API.
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    3. Search all your tools from one place. Clew is your central hub for workplace productivity. Search shouldn’t be stealing 25% of your workweek. Find files, act on them, and share blazingly fast with Clew.
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    4. XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and snippets.
    5. In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items.
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    6. Salmon is a powerful search tool specifically for files and folders in macOS. Think of it like the Spotlight tool but only for files and folders. When you type anything in the search bar, which can be access anywhere by using a global shortcut).
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      A simple, beautiful hotkey manager. Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of this at the press of a key combination. Apptivate 2.0 introduces hotkey sequences, which are simply a sequence of key combinations.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.
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    7. Keyboard shortcuts help you work efficiently. Add keyboard shortcuts to common tasks. Use shortcuts that are easy to reach and easy to remember. Get your work done faster. Use CustomShortcuts to add keyboard shortcuts to menu items in most Mac applications.
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    8. LaunchPanel is a completely FREE application that allows you to quickly launch applications, open files and folders. The selection panel is activated by a hot key (by default Control Space), by clicking on the icon in the Apple Dock or from Menu bar.
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