My friend Patrick wants to know what my start menu looks like.

Okay, I haven’t had a “Start Menu” in a really long time. When I switched back to Mac I thought I would need one. I sure didn’t want to have to open my Applications folder every time I needed to launch an application.

Soon after moving back to Mac, I discovered Quicksilver, an amazing utility. In just a few clicks on my keyboard (no mouse needed) I can open any program, compose an email, lower my volume, advance to a new track, see a contact’s phone number, search inside my files, print a file, and many more useful functions.

All without even reaching for my mouse.

Even after Apple’s Spotlight has gotten more functionality with 10.5 Leopard, I still use Quicksilver constantly throughout the day.