Spotlight: the best launcher (I guess)

I was a huge fan of Quicksilver for years, however lately it does not launch some applications as I expect. Sometimes it just lists the webpages when I want to open an application.

 

Spotlight Launcher
Spotlight Launcher

 

 

Now I’m back to basic and it works so great. Minimal is better, I guess. Spotlight seems to improve after generations. In Leopard, I can launch any application as fast as Quicksilver using Spotlight. 

 

Spotlight Preferenc
Spotlight Preferenc

 

  • Firstly, make sure that ‘Applications’ is selected in Spotlight system preference
  • Then set up the shortcut that you usually used (in my case, I replaced it with my old shortcut for Quicksilver)
  • Now when I want to launch anything, I just type the first two letters of that application. 
  • I think using Spotlight instead of third party launcher, make my Mac cleaner and reduce the Finder crashing.