I have a few tools for making and keeping myself more productive. One of those tools is Quicksilver. I know it is a widely used tool so I won’t spend time talking about everything it can do. However, from the Blacktree website, it is:
A unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data.
I like to be reminded of things, but I usually hate putting them into Entourage or Things (which I will definitely be covering in a future blog post). A shortcut using Quicksilver is to do the following:
- Initiate Quicksilver (in my case): CTRL-SPACE
- Type the ‘.‘ to enter text mode
- Enter your reminder message: Relax your eyes
- Press TAB and select Large Type
- Press CTRL-Enter and select a period
- For testing, use Run After Delay and Tab over to the third box
- Enter an element of time. Again for testing, we’ll use 5s (the ‘s‘ being seconds) and press enter.
And there you have it. It will appear before your eyes 5 seconds after pressing enter. Just remember, there is no stickiness with Quicksilver. If it closes for any reason (computer restart, Quicksilver crash, etc), your reminder is gone with it.