Sesame is a powerful universal search on Android. It integrates with your launcher, learns from you, and makes hundreds of personal shortcuts. With Sesame universal search, everything is 1 or 2 taps away!

"Sesame will change how you use your phone" - Android Unfiltered

"A must have app" - TechRadar

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  • 100+ shortcuts added to your device
  • Fully customizable, gorgeous search UI
  • Learns from you
  • Search with dozens of apps using Google Autosuggestions
  • Fast Search that's designed to work in 1 or 2 taps. It matches the first letters of words. Typing “S” “B” will bring "Spotify: The Beatles” to the top. Since it learns from you, next time just “S” will do
  • API integrations to Spotify, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, Slack, Reddit, Telegram and more
  • Detects wallpaper colors and styles itself
  • Powerful tools to make your own shortcuts
  • Works with all launchers and has a special partnership with Nova & Hyperion Launchers
  • We don't store or sell your data
  • Unlimited free trial. Only pay if you decide it's worth it!

We Believe...

  • Swiping, tapping, and waiting for screens to load is slow
  • A universal search UI can fix this problem
  • Android was always meant to be an open system
  • The raw data to build the most powerful universal search is there, but no one has stitched it together into a smooth experience
  • Respecting user data = long term success. Your data stays on your device. We don’t store it. We don't sell it. (see exceptions for bug fixing below)
  • We make money by making a good product. Sesame is a 100% voluntary purchase
  • In user centered development:

List of Shortcuts Preloaded shortcuts

  • Contacts with one touch to call, text, or email
  • WhatsApp conversations (not group ones though)
  • Settings (19 useful ones)
  • Google Shortcuts (My flights, etc.)
  • Yelp (42 common searches)
  • Quick Search options for apps (control this in Preferences)

Android 7.1 app shortcuts

  • Backported all the way to 5.0 devices
  • NOTE: we can only access the "Dynamic" 7.1 shortcuts if you have Nova Launcher

Create your own shortcuts for hundreds of apps

Supports widget/launcher shortcuts

API integrations:

  • Spotify: All albums, artists, and playlists in your Library
  • Slack: your teams and channels
  • Tasker: all your tasks. This let’s you build complex actions in Tasker and quick launch them easily.
  • Reddit: your subreddits. Works for all Reddit apps.
  • Telegram: you conversations
  • YouTube: subscriptions, channels, watch later
  • Gmail: your labels
  • Maps: your places and saved maps
  • Drive: files and folders

Access dozens of search engines!

  • Search options and Google Autosuggestions appear as you type
  • Tap an icon to launch your search
  • This works for dozens of apps like Maps, Spotify, Netflix, Evernote, Chrome, DuckDuckGo and more
  • Recent searches are saved as shortcuts for 21 days
  • You can control all of this in Sesame Settings

Unlimited Trial + Reminder Message

  • Sesame has a full featured unlimited trial
  • After 14 days, if you are using the app but haven’t paid, you’ll see a brief message each time you use a shortcut

Data Usage

  • Sesame needs data to make it's shortcuts, but none of this data leaves your device. We do not collect or sell your data
  • Crash Reporting (Beta only): If you are a Beta tester, Sesame will collect crash data when an error occurs. We only use this to fix bugs. You can opt out of crash reporting in Sesame Settings > Debug data

Sesame Universal Search is made by Steve Blackwell and Phil Wall. We hope you like it. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve it :)

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