Sesame Search & Shortcuts

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3.9
13K reviews
1M+
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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

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.9
12.7K reviews
Justin Maresh
June 5, 2024
I didn't know I needed this app until now. This improved the way I navigate my phone in subtle ways that make a huge difference. If you make a long press shortcut to, let's say Wikipedia, it launches new instances that remain as tabs in Chrome. If you make a traditional homescreen shortcut, it always links back to the same instance. With Sesame as an option, I ca now set up different behaviors! Also, once you customize Sesame search, it gets you to exactly what you need quickly! Love this app!
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kumar a
June 21, 2024
The app was working fine, good app but the recent update reset all my settings. I emailed support (Phil and Steven but both emails bounced back saying email does not exist. Please fix your email address so I can send my support questions. I now have to go through each app and toggle off shortcuts. Very time consuming. I'll change rating after my support issues are fixed.
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