Sam Soffes

Twitter from Quicksilver

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So I am a huge Quicksilver fan! I use it constantly. You can do so much with it. Since I love keyboard shortcuts so much, so it's probably one of my favorite apps. It is the first thing I download and install when I get a new Mac.

Anyway, there is this thing called Twitter that is pretty cool. I use it a lot. I was thinking about something and remembered seeing a little action someone had written to twitter from Quicksilver. I thought I'd download it and try it out.

I must say, it's pretty cool. I still enjoy using my favorite client, TweetDeck more, but for posting something quick, it's kinda cool to use Quicksilver. I found this script that enables Tweet as an action in Quicksilver. I thought It would be neat to add Growl support to it (as it takes several seconds for it to actually work).

Here is my version: Tweet.scpt

To install it, just download that file and put it in ~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions/. Now restart Quicksilver (bring it up and type command-control-Q) and you're golden. Just hit period to enter text editing mode, type your tweet, hit tab, start typing tweet, hit enter, and you've twittered! For the detailed instructions, see the original script's page.

You might also want to check out this neat script for Quicksilver that will twitter you currently playing iTunes track. I thought I was kinda cool.