So, I ran across a little QuickSilver tip which may be old news for the QS power users, but was new to me: QuickSilver is a a great timer for reminders. So, say you need to call someone in 30 minutes, but you don’t want to have to keep monitoring the clock as you are working on a project, writing e-mails etc. You could use a dashboard widget, or a kitchen timer, but why not use QuickSilver? It’s pretty damned easy:
- Open QuickSilver (cmd-space) and type a period (.) to open the QS text box
- Type your message (Call the restaurant to confirm tonight’s reservation) and hit the tab key to move to the commands pane
- The first option is to display as large text, make sure its highlighted and hit ctrl-enterto save that command to be used in conjunction with the next command:
- Choose ‘Run after Delay’ or ‘Run at Time’
- To have your message appear on screen in half an hour, type ’30m’ (30 minutes) in the box and hit enter.
It take about five seconds to do, and in half an hour, you’ll see a large box reminding you to “Call the restaurant to confirm tonight’s reservation”. Give it a shot, it’s a very useful feature! You can of course use other time options, seconds, hours etc.
Thanks to David Hayes for publishing the tip on his site, where I stumbled across it.