Friday, June 13th, 2008

PodiPodi: Enso / Quicksilver for the Web

Category: Widgets

carlo from the PodiPodi team pointed us to their work: an embeddable keyboard-driven interface inspired by Humanized Enso (which comes close to bringing Quicksilver to Windows).

Their playground shows the jQuery-powered tool in action. Dion and I are big fans of Quicksilver; I would love to see this catch on and be embedded all over the web. It’s not very extensible at the moment (at least, through a formal API) but the team has plans to add customization, etc. in the future.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

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So by bring Quicksilver to Windows you mean something like Launchy ( which has been around for quite some time?

Comment by seancallan — June 13, 2008

Hmm. This is a neat idea, but I don’t see much in that list of commands that I think people would ever want to do. And unless some huge sites add it, it seems prohibitively difficult to train users to hit Shift-Z.

And yeah, Launchy is the best. Love it.

Comment by Nosredna — June 13, 2008

Hey everybody thanks for the comments on PodiPodi we really need them in order to make it better. One of the major change you could see in the future, before releasing the final version, is the shift from Shift+Z to Shift+Space.
Shift+Z could be pressed often while shift+spacebar is quite never used and shouldn’t bring to suddenly open or close the interactive boxes.
What do you think about it? Any further suggestions?

PodiPodi team

Comment by podipodi — June 18, 2008

Shift-Space is “scroll up”. Don’t mess with it.

Comment by eostrom — July 9, 2008

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