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Author Topic: FARR review  (Read 17472 times)

nitrix-ud

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FARR review
« on: January 31, 2008, 02:01:04 PM »
an article named : The Quicksilver-for-windows Showdown

http://lifehacker.co...for+windows-showdown

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 02:20:45 PM »
Cool!!!
Congrats, mouser!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

It's great that FARR is the one with more plugins, just shows how well mouser designed the plugin system and how cool the DC community is ;)

Also important to notice is that most of the others are criticized for the search not working correctly, which means the heuristics farr uses are the best :P

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 02:36:45 PM »
Nice, nitrix-ud! I just dropped in here to post about this very article. Note that FARR finishes in the top 3. MightyBox looks interesting.

Congratulations, mouser  :Thmbsup: Hopefully, this kind of exposure will increas FARR's profile!
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Re: FARR review
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 03:47:50 PM »
Congrats mouser!

The review pointed out a link (http://www.donationc...user/findrun/addons/) that I didn't even know it exists!  Now I get to try out some new aliases :)

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 04:30:56 PM »
Finally Lifehacker acknowledges more than just Launchy exists on Windows!  ;)

It would be great to get FARR 2 out of reluctant beta status and into the wild, surely it is no more buggy than any of the others?
FARR Wishes: Performance TweaksTask ControlAdaptive History
[url=http://opera.com/]

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 04:43:52 PM »
It would be great to get FARR 2 out of reluctant beta status and into the wild, surely it is no more buggy than any of the others?

Farr less so, in my experience!

EDIT: saw an opportunity to make a terrible pun and seized it  :-[
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« Last Edit: January 31, 2008, 06:52:31 PM by Darwin »

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 06:04:32 PM »
Cool!!

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Finally Lifehacker acknowledges more than just Launchy exists on Windows!
yes! couldn't agree more, it's really nice to see.  i really do appreciate the lifehacker folks for taking the time to check it out.

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008, 02:59:41 PM »
Hey, you get mentioned as one of the three Quicksilver alumni most likely to succeed in life ;D. Congrats!

With the advent of KDE to Windows, I wonder if Katapult could be also a challenger. I mean, interface wise is very similar to Quicksilver, but haven't investigated its advanced capabilities too much. Gnome Do seems like a worthy contender as well, but GTK under Windows...

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008, 11:08:58 PM »
IMO though, farr is superior to Quicksilver :P (I know some will think this is blasphemy, but...)! And although others are cute, they're definitely not as powerful and flexible. (BTW, this page could be updated : http://en.wikipedia....pplication_launchers)

Lashiec : I don't know if Katapult has dramatically changed since last time I tried it, but it was pretty elementary back then. Nothing, really, in comparison to farr or quicksilver. I actually found alternatives, like Launchbox or Gnome Do, superior.

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008, 04:03:57 AM »
I think Dash *is* powerful and well thought out, though another developer whose hyperbole matches the code size!

"Dash can change your life..."

http://www.trydash.c...ome/dash-video-tour/

 ;D

FARR Wishes: Performance TweaksTask ControlAdaptive History
[url=http://opera.com/]

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Re: FARR review
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2008, 12:08:40 PM »
IMO though, farr is superior to Quicksilver :P (I know some will think this is blasphemy, but...)! And although others are cute, they're definitely not as powerful and flexible. (BTW, this page could be updated : http://en.wikipedia....pplication_launchers)

Lack of "cutesy" is my main concern about FARR :D

Ah, yes, that page. I held off its updating due to mouser desire to not spread the word about the new FARR yet (besides, that page only holds information about the stable versions of the apps). If he does not mind, I'll update it right away.

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Lashiec : I don't know if Katapult has dramatically changed since last time I tried it, but it was pretty elementary back then. Nothing, really, in comparison to farr or quicksilver. I actually found alternatives, like Launchbox or Gnome Do, superior.

I see. I though it was more powerful, and though its screenshots page show some potential, it may not be comparable with Gnome Do, which seems to have some tricks of its own. Never heard about Launchbox, that looks interesting as well, but it's also powered by GTK. Ow.