Applications like Quicksilver, Butler, and LaunchBar are useful applications for launching other applications using assigned hot keys. I currently Butler for launching programs and web pages and I have used Quicksilver in the past for the same reasons, but since I started using QuicKeys, I‘ve found it to be a better application launcher than the other ones stated above. Here’s why:
If you’re an experienced Mac user, you no doubt have your favorite applications that you use on a regular basis. Those applications probably remain open on your computer on a regular basis or you typically open and close them when needed. Though it’s easy to assign hot keys to launch programs, programs like QuicKeys and iKey are more powerful because they can automated the often redundant process of launching programs.