Al­fred or Quick­Sil­ver

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Th­ese popular apps both of­fer sim­i­lar func­tion­al­ity: they en­able you to re­place many of the com­mands you’d nor­mally per­form with a mouse us­ing the key­board. Al­fred (al­fredapp.com) and Quick­Sil­ver (qs­app. com) can move files, search your con­tacts, per­form sys­tem com­mands (such as Sleep or Empty Trash). They of­fer a huge range of ex­tra func­tion­al­ity, but both take some learn­ing. Keen OS X users swear by the pro­duc­tiv­ity gains ac­quired by tak­ing some time to learn about their ex­ten­sive ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

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