Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts APK

Version 3.5.4 -
Last updated: 2019-10-20 13:41:06

Universal search for Android! Quick launch everything! Nova + Hyperion Partner

Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts apk

APP Information

App Download Version3.5.4 (35400)
Updated2019-10-20 13:41:06
Apk Size5.04 MB
App DeveloperSesame crew
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts 3.5.4 APK

App Description

Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts is ninja,sesame,edge,personalization, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.25 by 12 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Sesame crew website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.5.4 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 30551+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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: 

• 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, Calendar, 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
• 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 :)


App ChangeLog

  • Version 3.4.0 (2019-04-30, build 12882):
  • - adds Look & Feel section for Widget and Search
  • - adds widget support for opening Google Assistant
  • - adds Arabic and Korean translations
  • - fixes missing icon bug
  • Full history:

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Would've been perfect if it automatically scan WhatsApp groups. For now, I need to add it manually via custom shortcut


I'd give it five stars if there was a faster way to access it with the widget, Maybe a keyboard widget or something. Search bars always seem to be just out of reach on most launchers and it adds an extra tap to get to what you need.

Almost perfect. Web search suggestions' language seems to be location based. I'm not getting suggestions in English even though that's the language I set in the app. It's also apparently not possible to disable web search suggestions either so this is rather annoying... Edit: thanks for fixing search suggestions, you now have your 5 stars

edit: is there a possibility to add 3 rows instead of two?? Please have the suggestions at the bottom row instead of the top row Edit: Thank you so much for listening to feedback. It's so much more usable now!!

ok i think it seems good just needs more stuff

An impressive and indispensable addition to Nova Launcher! Once you've set it up you can get anywhere among and within your apps in a couple of clicks. Real time-saving shortcuts.

Awesome!! 🤘🏻


Wth, I have already bought the activation and is asking me to buy it again..


Amazingly useful!

It is very good apps for search on smartphone

Beautiful and functional. Never knew what I was missing until I got this.

This app is core to my android experience, especially with the Nova Launcher. Exceptional piece of software.

Giving 4 stars cos I can't purchase app using "mobile money".. , which means I can only use the trial version. provide more options. Thanks in advance.

Very useful app

Good stuff

Many shortcuts are no longer integrated. For example Google contacts has no integrated shortcuts.

Is it possible to add an option in sesame that will allow users to unfiy icons so they are all the same shape.

phenominal app, i cant use my phone withot it, my imessage for android

Best way to access apps on Android. So much more effective than the app drawer - and made even better by providing shortcuts to functions within apps, too!

Only had it for a couple days. I have Niva and i really like itm

Edit: problem solved, now it's perfect! Thank you Sesame crew! Love it except when it adds recently searched to the shortcut which I have to then remove.

Too much access to your phone, no privacy policy to be found on their website and no source code to skim either. Uninstalled. Otherwise, it was great.

Can you make sesame search a device assistant app too? It would be very valuable if it is actually very possible! Thanks!

2019-Sep-23-am-06-12-25 Hi mate, love your Android Sesame Universal Search app. Please kindly consider for next or future update, so when user enter any digit(s) e.g. 5 , the app suggestion search result will return the phone default timer app so user can tap on the timer app to start the timer. Separately, I wonder if there is a way for user to add apps to certain types of search results e.g. digits only, alphabets only, symbols only or certain keywords that the user enter for the app to remember to show the search results of the app linked to the keywords? Please advise Thank you Best Regards, Jianfa Ben Tsai Old Feedback: Hi mate, :) I wish you well. In my humble opinion, please feedback below to management to max your $$$ for your pleasures, family's benefits & charity. Problem: Type Phone number digits in "Sesame Universal Search" android app into search box - no phone app icon pop up under search results Why not turn the problem into an opportunity to max ur $$$? In near future upgrade, user can enter digits in search box and there will be a phone app icon pop up by default in the search result under vanilla download without the need for user to toggle settings. User tap on phone app to call others. Imagine "Type text in Search box, the sesame app allows u to tap on the app results list to add text to notes app like google keep or native Samsung as a new note" Why not delegate this fix as a new project max your $$$? Imagine what is the value of this feedback for you, your future generations and your circle of influence's current & future businesses lifespan. Thank you. Warm regards, Jianfa Tsai “We live as if we are never going to die, then we died having never really lived - We sacrifice health to gain $$$, then we sacrifice $$$ to recuperate health"


Had to change my review. This is excellent!

Time Wasted

Useless to me. I liked Gesture Search. I tried but it does not do what I want - and for 4.99. Gesture search would be worth that not Sesame

I love the settings short cuts just I think the animation is kinda plan but still it's great!!


Most enjoy

Thanks for responding to my grievance promptly dear.

Has been an indispensable part of my phone. Incredibly helpful and does wonders working together with nova launcher.

Im Biggest Fan Of This App😍.Awesome App

It is a good app, but it unfortunately doesnt support enough apps It would be nice if there were some proper Netflix shortcuts. Sofascore, Playstation app, maybe Messenger

An app so essential, it should be a part of stock Android. Nothing else comes close - map it to a swipe gesture (via another app, such as Edge Gestures), and the need for a launcher completely disappears. Unfortunately, Sesame doesn't support Textra as the SMS app. Not only can Sesame not make shortcuts for it, Textra doesn't even show up in Sesame's search at all. Eek! That's fairly inconvenient, but I'm not going to punish these fine folks by dropping a star. Keep up the amazing work!

How do i restore purchases? I installed the app on my new phone but it still asks me to purchase. Please help.

Please make it work without the notification access because my phone doesn't have that but I love the app. Also the edge thing is not appearing until I go to the app after a reboot or when I get in a game or lock the screen. Please fix these problems

It doesn't appear to add significant additional functionality to Nova. Its a solid effort with good ideas at the very least.

this app is good, but when i install new app. the shortcut of the new app automatic appear on below search bar. i hope there will update so i can just turn off auto add shortcut on below search bar

Good Please add Support for OnePlus also

Ia a really good app. To bad it doesn't have Tp-Link Kasa app integration. Is a popular smart home app.

I'm just away from app drawer now. This app has it all for navigation.

Awesome app

LG V20 LS997 - Okay..

Time saviour! Btw thanks Dev. 😊


Still saying trial has expired. *Edit* reinstalled and message has gone, hopefully the problem is fixed.

Great app. Incredibly fast and useful.

Using this added on to Nova Launcher Prime and I must say that its the bees knees. Both should come preinstalled on any android device. Thank you devs and everyone involved with this app/addon

Amazingly versatile! Must have for power users!

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Great app... I was iPhone & BlackBerry user and using mostly universal search for searching app or contact and Sesame exact replica of it on android....

My new favorite way to use my phone!

Indispensable app. Developer is very responsive.

sesame shortcuts has now access to your Google account??? seems very suspicious to me.

Simply awesome

This horrible....locks up other apps. and phone system w/ the shortcuts

I love how this reminds me of the macOS highlight search feature and its amazing with nova launcher pro, but now that i see the reviews and 14 days later its just a reminder while i paid the price, that is a tricky move guys ewe if yall respond imma make it 5. And i appreciate the wholesome experience.

I wish this could be integrated into Samsung's One UI like it is with Nova.

It's a great app for Lawnchair launcher I just wish I could arrange the shortcuts when I long press on an app. But other than that it's a great app!

not accurate not shows all notifications. ..i have 60+ msgs on whatsapp but it shows only 3 new msgs

No good

I don't regret buying the paid option. Good job guys!

Great app. Nova launcher prime is cheaper than sesame. 5 stars for amazing app. I know its unlimited trial but bellow 100 indian rupees is more reasonable price for an app. Launch a free version with search bar customisation and visual customisation things locked ,allow that things only in pro version. Keep developing.

Great application, would get 5 stars if the select icon pack worked, can't change from default no matter what, I even payed for the no ad version is that good, trust me I'm tight and don't pay for anything if I can help it :)

amazing app please keep pushing new updates great work developers cheers... just purchased it

What a really great app!! I really appreciate you guys for your effort in making this app. A big thank you isn't enough. I'll consider buying.

Very bad experience. The app in itself is great and perhaps the only one capable of doing so in the play store. But it is very buggy and invasive. It only works with few select launchers and its free trail period is very small. Moreover the app is overpriced.

Love the app but: (1) search bar widget isn't as good looking as Google app's and (2) quick search app icons and their corresponding clickable areas are not aligned/centered. If these were to get fixed, app would be perfect. The first comment is the actual reason why I usually switch my widget back to Google - that of Sesame appears too cheap/unappealing even with premium.

It's great upgrade from the default search option and it adds great shortcuts to many of your favorite things in full depth. It compliments a launcher very well, especially Nova. Definitely would recommend, I bought it before finishing the trial and have no issues with it Edit: Almost a year later of using it and it is my go to search tool! I stopped using Nova but with any other launcher I simply apply Sesame to a gesture and I don't know what I would do without it.

da bomb

Makes finding an app convenient and fast, but how do you disable that Google search bar below the sesame search bar. I've looked through all the settings but can't find anything?

You can type anything in tbe searchbar amd this tool will give you the matching results.Makes the search easy and fast.

awesome app... extremely handy .. worth it

Fantastic, Outstanding Search App for Nova Launcher Specially. I needed it. Thank You.

Once you start using this application with Nova Launcher & application specific shortcuts - there would be no going back. I have been using android for over 10 years and Nova launcher since 2014 - this application completes everything :)


Fantastic! Really helps with organization especially if you have a lot of apps or want to minimize your screen. Makes searching for anything, be it on your phone or on the web, a snap. It is even handier if you have it assigned to a gesture.

great! i might actually purchase it

app itself is good but the missing thing is when you search for an apk file and you click on it then nothing happens it doesnt even open it for installation

great app

I love the app and it's functionality, I even purchased it using my account. I faced a problem, but it was fixed in a few days.

said i had a trial end 4 days ago, never opened the app or set it up.... uninstalling

Must have add on features to Nova Launcher and Nova Launcher Prime editions.


I've already purchased, why apps ask to purchase it again😡😠😡😠😡😠

Amazing app....i used it with nova prime and it works good..

great app, bought to support the developer.

Very useful with lots of shortcuts, making life easier

Apps says it's free but when I open it, it says that I have a 14 day trial. That's false advertising if you ask me. I've already purchased the Nova launcher, and seeing as how much information this apps wants access to I'd say all that data should pay for more than enough.

Love Sesame along with Nova Launcher. It makes it so easy to find my apps.

It works well, but some WhatsApp chats appear twice, and I can't figure out how to disable the history.

You have a serious google account integration problem

so good

Great application, does as advertised. If you are into shortcuts for your applications this is a must; if you use NOVA launcher, an absolute must. The developer is very responsive. Speaking of, any chance on adding Chomp SMS as a supported application for message shortcuts? I currently have to go through the native contacts application to direct send to via Chomp (system default for sms).

Purchased. Great as an addon for Nova luncher. Integrates nicely as well. I cant seem to login to my Google account for calendar and YouTube access though which takes off 1 star. Developers, can you look into this? Also concerned with the privacy implications because the app doesn't state what data it picks up for analytics.

Apk scan results

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

disable your screen lock
Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. For example, the phone disables the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enables the keylock when the call is finished.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read Usage data
Provides access to device usage history and statistics. Usage data is aggregated into time intervals: days, weeks, months, and years.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Phil Wall, L:Unknown, O:Unknown, ST:Unknown, OU:Unknown
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:Phil Wall, L:Unknown, O:Unknown, ST:Unknown, OU:Unknown





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