Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts APK

Version 3.5.3-beta3 -
Last updated: 2019-08-19 17:14:01

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

Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts apk

APP Information

App Download Version3.5.3-beta3 (35203)
Updated2019-08-19 17:14:01
Apk Size5.02 MB
App DeveloperSesame crew
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts 3.5.3-beta3 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 3.5.3-beta3 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 28730+ 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

please refund me as the app doesn't work properly

When Sesame was first introduced I was very sceptical. I thought that I had used Nova and gotten everything I wanted out of my phone. Then one day I decided to give it a try so I could at least have a semi-educated opinion on It. Wow, I should have tried it earlier! It's the most unintrusive and useful app that I have ever seen. I use it constantly. I use it more than I could ever have dreamed of. It will completely change the way you use your phone. Try it and you'll see exactly what I mean!

Edit: It worked, thanks for your reply. Adjusted to five stars. Old review: Great app. Searching with google has changed behavior though. Previously it used to search with the Google app once submitting the query but now it opens a new tab in Chrome and srarchers. Maybe this isnt on your end but it would be great to have it as it used to be.

No idea this was a trial before I downloaded. Don't really know how else you can monetize such a niche app unfortunately. Honestly just didn't really use it enough either, but cool idea. The alternative for me is to just to set up my phone shortcuts better but try it out

This app is "free". Edit: Hello. You are technically right. The app is free. The store description didn't lie, although it certainly didn't warn about the annoying messages. I get that you need money to survive. I have no problem giving my money to a good developer. I have little respect for the "pay what you want" business model. Either charge me up front or make it free without the nagging messages. I'd rather give charity elsewhere. I hope that makes sense and I mean no disrespect.

EDIT: That would actually be worse. just say that if you like the app then please purchase to support. having full features is why i downloaded. Being dishonest does not make people want to support you IMHO. Says in the description "Unlimited free trial" but when i open the app it says I only have a 14 day trial and then i have to purchase. Blatant lie

I never looked back. This is exactly what I'm looking for as replacement to bloated, boring google search bar.

This app has made my Note 9 so much more manageable. Recently switched from being an iPhone user and this is so much better than their searching ability. I have quick access to my contacts, messages, apps, Google searches, maps, Netflix, you name it. Definitely would recommend this to be a must have app for minimalist type users. Easy to use and worth every cent. Phil is quick at responding to any questions or concerns and is very appreciative to his customers.

Although I really liked the app, the trial is really bad. I'm limited to a low amount of time to use the app without annoying messages. Good app in general, but the trial sucks.

i keep checking for.. calendar. still cant search it. no calndar support except google. sad. cannot reuse search terms . having history stored, wouldn't it be great to search for the term with different shortcut? oh yeah, it would...

Unsure of why the contacts show in the order they do. Quite annoying that those listed I've never contacted on this device. Otherwise interesting app – extremely fast!

I preferred only chrome for search. It should show results when i click on suggestion text. I need to first add suggestions by clicking arrow and then search. Add option click suggestion text to direct search.

I'm still having trouble getting how these shortcuts are making my launchers better or even faster. I have both hyperion and Nova launchers, and neither launchers feel much different with the sesame integration. Really, launchers like ADW2 already has android p app shortcuts menu build into it, and squrehome launcher has a good app searcher build in. So an app such as this seems redundant, unless I've not discover the proper usage of this app yet…

Nice app, is just what I needed. But please add blur effect to search bar widget like evie launcher search bar. Great work!!! 👌👆💪

the integration is amazing. im still getting used to it but its been great so far. looking forward to all the improvements.

"Quick side screen function" is taking very long time approx. 3 seconds while launching on my samsung galaxy note 8. Please fix it. Otherwise it's a nice app.

very useful. if you add it search functionality in Nova, it acts like an app launcher. bring back edge actions, that keyboard needs help

App is too good....easy interface can be able to open any app thru homescreen...but shortcuts not showing up for unofficial 3rd party apps like gbwhatsapp or yowhatsapp...try to add some option to add shortcuts for those kind of apps

Thanks for the reply,,, all problems are solved,, too bad it needs one particular app to open folders,, and I'm not sure if I'm not doing it correctly,, but the widget theme doesn't seem to change regardless how I color it and change it,,, otherwise it works really good,,, looking forward for the updates.

Please make integration with Microsoft Launcher if possible. It's near to perfection, unbelievable app for shortcut making, I've never used such a app like this.


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.

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