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    Overflow: A short review

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    Overflow: A short review
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    I remember using Overflow when I first got a mac. Then I started using Quicksilver and it all went away. Long after that I see Jobs introduce Stacks. And the grid stack pretty much did was Overflow did so I thought it was a dead app. But not quite.



    I tried it out today, and I must say, it is holding out on it's own.

    - There's no fancy animation like in the Grid stack so it's faster. In fact, very fast, with almost no delay.
    - The icons are pre-cached in so there's no delay there either.
    - You can customise the apps, their order, groups and such.
    - Adding important folders in there is also a plus.
    - Right-click menu for a list of files/folders/apps.
    - You can put it on the left side of the dock!


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    Overflow: A short review
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    I have tried it out when I switched also (a while back now) and really liked it but then I read some tutorials on how to use quicksilver and got so hooked that no other launcher type app has made it to my mac...
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    Overflow: A short review

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    Even Leopard's spotlight is very capable of doing some serious app launching. But sometimes if I'm just mousing around, I don't feel like using the keyboard, Overflow is just the tool for that.

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    Overflow: A short review
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    I got a free promotional license of Overflow a while ago. I've been using it ever since. I don't like having too many apps in the dock and this brings more up with the push of a button. I don't remember if I ever tried Quicksilver but I don't think I'll bother as Overflow does what I need it to.
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    Overflow: A short review
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    for me the reason why I stuck with quicksilver was that it is so much more than just an app launcher or a spotlight alternative.
    plugins that I really like are the itunes plugin and the pasteboard plugin for example...but I guess there is a lot more than that...unfortunately I just don't have the time to explore quicksilver to the fullest maybe when I have more free time I'll try some new plugins
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    Overflow: A short review

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    Quicksilver is a totally different trip. It's not merely a launcher. @parotch should try it.

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