The Quicksilver multifunction launcher has just been upgraded to version 2.0. This alternative to Spotlight and Alfred was launched in 2003 and is the victim of a fairly slow pace of development: the last version dates back to June 2020. Under these somewhat rustic appearances, the software is very practical for very quickly finding a file on his Mac or to perform more complex manipulations than what Apple’s native solution offers.
The new features of this version 2.0 are numerous: the app is now native for Apple Silicon chips and inherits several translations, including French. It is fully compatible with macOS Catalina and Big Sur and now offers a slightly more modern preferences and update menu. You can manage your reminders directly from Quicksilver, and a plug-in for Zoom is appearing.
Many fixes have been added: Quicksilver can now correctly launch AppleScript files, has better compatibility with different input methods and a prettier dark mode. The developers explain that they have moved from Python 2 to Python 3, and the app is now signed and certified. Quicksilver is free and open source software. You can make a donation to support the project at this address.