Quicksilver promotes itself with the tag, “Everything is an Easter egg”. There’s a surprise behind every keystroke.
I was surprised a few months ago when I discovered how easy it is to email a file directly from the Quicksilver interface.
And, of course, it’s just as easy to select an Address Book contact and fire up an email message to them in Mail.app with a few Quicksilver keystrokes.
But other email clients and interfaces get good loving from Quicksilver too.
Quicksilver and Gmail
A new Quicksilver plugin for Gmail was released today.
Coelomic at WordWorks has produced an excellent tutorial for Gmailers who “would rather die than use Mail in OS X” on how to use the plugin.
Detailed and lavishly screenshotted, it shows you how to compose and address an email inside Quicksilver that will load into Gmail’s web interface.
Gmail and Thunderbird
Hawk Wings reader and prolific commenter, Ted Pavlic, posted the keystroke sequence to begin an email in Thunderbird from the Quicksilver interface. Let me save you the leg work:
Set Thunderbird as your default e-mail app, hit Control-Space, type in a name from your address book, tab over, type “Compose,” and Thunderbird will pop up in a compose window with that e-mail address.
The comma trick works too. Control-Space, name, comma, name, comma, name, comma, …, tab, compose, and Thunderbird will pop up an e-mail addressed to each of those address book entries.
Of course, this isn’t really “Thunderbird support” in Quicksilver.
Quicksilver can begin a message in any email client that you can set as the default in the General tab of Mail.app’s preferences. Even PowerMail.
- Export Address Book to Gmail or Thunderbird
- Quicksilver and Yojimbo 1.2
- Gmail shortcuts in Thunderbird and Fastmail
- Switching from Thunderbird to Apple Mail
- Emailing a file with Quicksilver
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