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. Butler's purpose is to make it easier for you to perform different — potentially recurring — tasks. Butler lets you arrange these tasks in its fully customizable configuration. There, you can assign one or more triggers to a task.
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    2. The Spotlight Search Metadata on your Mac is a truly remarkable thing. Given some text it is able to find all occurrences anywhere on the filesystem in the blink of an eye. At that this point your options are limited however.
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    3. Overflow is an application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the number of items needed in your Dock.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      aLaunch is an application launcher of the types to access from menubar.
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      • Mac
      The power to quickly launch everything you need for your everyday work, multiple text clipboard capability, workflows handling and keyboard shortcuts creation.
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      • Mac
      NuKit is a bundle of lightweight everyday tools to increase productivity and save time. Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access to applications, files, URLs, Search Engines, System Actions, Scripts, and Dictionary.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Find any file. Instantly.
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    4. A great tool for any power user: Launch any file, directory, application, and website with a single click. Lightweight Launcher provides customizable launch routines that are easily accessible system wide via the menu bar.
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    5. Type things Bring up Finda from anywhere using a global shortcut (customizable, Ctrl-\ by default). Type as many terms as you need (they’ll match out of order).
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