TidBITS Blog Post: The Best (and Worst) of Leopard

TidBITS Blog Post: The Best (and Worst) of Leopard: Quick Look and Cover Flow. Together, these offer file previews on steroids. They’re utterly silly (“waste cycles drawing trendy animated junk” was my first thought) until you need them, and then they are just terrific. Being able to flip through a bunch of music or photo files looking for the right one, right in the Finder without starting up any other application, is really great.
Spotlight, Spotlight everywhere. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t mention what I think is the most important change to Spotlight, so I’m not allowed to tell you what it is. Suffice it to say that previously I didn’t like Spotlight very much, and now I do, so obviously they must have changed the thing about it that I didn’t like, right? Plus, I will now be able to search the past! With Safari, I can search for Web pages I’ve viewed, using whatever text within those pages I happen to remember. With Time Machine, I can search for files that no longer exist. Now if I can just find that $20 bill I had a week ago. [It should be good stuff… looking forward to it.]

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