Sesame Search & Shortcuts

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3.9
12.5K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

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

See our Nova Launcher partnership: https://help.teslacoilapps.com/sesame


Features
• 100+ shortcuts added to your device
• Fully customizable 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, Calendar, Maps, Slack, Reddit, Telegram and more
• Detects wallpaper colors and styles itself
• Search device files
• 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: www.reddit.com/r/sesame


List of Shortcuts
Preloaded shortcuts
• Contacts with one touch to call, text, or email
• Device files
• 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
• Calendar: upcoming events
• Maps: your places and saved maps

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 :)

Email phil@sesame.ninja
Updated on
Jun 3, 2022

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3.9
12.5K reviews
Lee Ding
December 28, 2022
Great search/shortcut tool but annoying that it tries to refresh shortcuts so often. Seems like it's everyday that I have to go into my settings and restore a backup of the last time I manually turned off all the shortcuts for apps that I don't care to have shortcuts for. Maybe there can be another blacklist for shortcuts only since right now blacklisting an app means not having it show up in results at all.
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A Google user
January 3, 2019
An interesting app. It feels similar to the stock lg search, that occurs when you pull down. I was happy to mess around with the app, but ultimately disappointed. The functionality doesn't really seem, to me, to be worth the premium price. Most of the functionality can be achieved wiyh minimal effort on my part. No offense intended to the developer, I just found that it wasn't for me
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A Google user
November 17, 2018
I have really enjoyed the app. It has aided in searching for my files, apps, images, videos, any/all types of settings and for any perceived lost items in my phone. With Nova Launcher & Nova Launcher Prime as well as Tesla Notifications the integration has been seamless. I purchased the Pro version and it too is so in depth and quick with results. Thanks so much!
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What's new

Version 3.7.0 (2022-06-03, build 15807):
- Updates Sesame for Android R and Android S compatibility
- Adds support for new Android file permissions: some users will need to re-grant Device Files permission :(
- Re-writes Twitch integration for new Twitch API
- Fixes Backup/Restore functionality

Full history: https://sesame.ninja/release_notes.txt