Quicksilver on the Mac is crashing all the time. QSB or Google Desktop Search are both slow enough to be unusable. What are the alternatives?

  • you have Quicksilver crashing constantly? Weird. I've never had it crash once in the nearly one year I've been running it.
    – warren
    Nov 16, 2010 at 2:47

6 Answers 6


Stick with what Steve Jobs gave you: Spotlight Search. Apple + Space and type away!


LaunchBar. Very fast and stable.


I consider Alfred to be the up-to-date, highly functional, maintained version of Quicksilver. It seems a lot snappier, and I've been using it in place of Quicksilver since I found out about it. Try it out!


I use Namely -- it is probably the most basic launcher, but that is exactly what I want.

  • most basic, fastest, lightest-weight and best. Very very smart, too Oct 4, 2010 at 4:21

Overflow's Pretty nice, I use it, plus i got it for free from Macheist :>


Your timing couldn't be more perfect:

This article came out on June 1st and is literally called, "Nine Great Launchers to Speed up Your Workflow"

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