Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts APK

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Last updated: 2020-01-17 07:19:44
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Universal search for Android! Quick launch everything! Nova + Hyperion Partner

Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts apk

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Download Version 3.6.2-beta1 (36101)
Apk Size5.45 MB
App DeveloperSesame crew
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Sesame - Universal Search and Shortcuts 3.6.2-beta1 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 3.6.2-beta1 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 32853+ 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

Saw Sesame integration in another app and decided to purchase it. When it is working, it is great. However the widget keeps freezing. It turns completely white and does not accept input. Have to remove and place widget again to fix. Will change the rating once this has béen fixed. This is being used on a Samsung S7 edge running OTA Oreo on Verizon. EDIT: Just found out that the widget becomes unusable once the phone has been restarted.

Amazing App. Changed the way i use my phone. I dont want the app drawer anymore. The file search integration is so cool. Any file in the device is just 2 taps away. Albert (mac) alternative for android. Beta version is little buggy. The new contact actions addon sees interesting. Sadly there is no option to tryout the feature. Feature Request : Ability to add custom quick search apps. So that i can search flipkart, amazon products within sesame.

I originally gave it 5 stars because I liked the app. Unfortunately the purchase message that comes up every time I use it has become bothersome. If it showed up a couple of times a day I'd be ok with that because I'm going to eventually purchase it. It also starts draining battery once in a while and has to be force stopped. So 4 stars for now.

Wth, I have already bought the activation and is asking me to buy it again.. Edit: seems to be working fine now, and indeed I had another account logged in to the device with no billing info, but I removed it, and it is all fine now.

I'm not exactly sure what this app is supposed to be doing for me. NOVA Launcher needed it downloaded for some action to be completed. I don't know if there's going to be any issue on NOVA Launcher after the Sesame free trial ends.

Great app! Very useful. But it would be even better if it gets couple of more features. Such as: 1. Ability to hide it from 'Recents'. 2. Ability to exit the app by pressing back only once while in the search bar.

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.

It is a nice app that really improves the smartphone usability but Google has tag it with "unverified developer" on our security page so I review it with 3 stars until with issue is addressed.

One suggestion to the already great app, File system search (phone memory and memory card) will make it one stop solution for searching. please add file search capability.

Battery hog... 8%... Highest usage above even system use and not even using Sesame in a search. Wow! It is a nice to have but so is battery life. Fix battery consumption and I would reconsider. For now bye bye.

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.

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!!

I use this everyday with no problem at all. It looks great and does exactly what I need it to do. I have not one complaint about sesame.

Absolute must have, it works just like the spotlight search on iOS, I can't believe I've been using it wrong for so long

Adds very cool functionality to my phone that allows me to operate it more quickly. Solid app.

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!

Hii, I have purchased sesame license within app purchase but my license is not showing up. Kindly look into the problem.

This app can use only for 14 trial days. After 14 trial days nothing useful this app. Please give us full this app. What is this meaning? Give us full access.

Great that I can apply an icon pack, even better if I could choose individual Icons to match what I have set up on my launcher.

I don't know why I didn't find this earlier! This is by far the most useful tool you will ever use on android! Kudos developers! Bravo! 👏👏👏👏👏

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

Amazing. I can never go back to a normal launcher again.

it's a good utility overall but I'd like the option to individually change the app icons that appear on search

Sesame can't find Secure Folder. Please fix.

Wow, pretty neat! Once I figure out how to fully understand it,

sometimes the corners of the widget are not round (after using landscape apps)

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!

Freaking awesome but i would like you all to add shortcuts for all playlists including the last added of the Google music player app

It's a trial, and it doesn't even do what I wanted it to. Was hoping for more features, considering Nova recommended it.

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"

I'm blown away by the versatility. Speeds up every day tasks a lot and it's very easy to get started and configure to your liking. The only gripes I have is that when I open it there's a seemingly random list of contacts which I have never called on this phone, and that I cannot use YouTube Vanced instead of YouTube for the quick search feature. Other than that, I have no complaints at all.

This app is amazing when it comes to searching for things on your phone and in apps, like searching for an artist on Spotify - its like a shortcut straight there! One thing I will say, however, is that i dont feel the need to use it as a stand-alone search widget, maybe if you guys made a launcher revolved around this search I would feel more inclined to use it? i dont really know but that could be cool!! Well done nonetheless on the amazing search tool :)

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.

Hello to all who care to read this! First off, I have to admit that I didn't know how to use/utilize this app at first. Once I spent some time using it and configuring it to my liking, I don't know how I ever used my former phones before. It has changed the way I interact with my phone and I wish I had it earlier. Cheers to the devs!

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).

such an amazing app, I'm seriously considering to buy the premium version but so far it's been very smooth, responds to every shortcut and even let's me go directly to specific twitch you tube and Spotify playlist. it's a bit hard to get used to but once you do it's honestlg mind-blowing. thank you dev for such an amazing app.

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.

I think it has alot of options that are interesting but unless you have alot of apps shortcuts like this are unnecessary for most I would say not worth the money at all

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.

nothing exists like it. plain and simple. great app to search and locate anything on my phone. because of it, i enjoy my home screen wallpaper without any apps on the home screen, and i still feel like i can access things pretty quickly. wonderful!

hello I have been using this application for a couple of days but having trouble with login with Google and telegram app. while logging in with Google app the after selecting the Google account it gets stuck at loading spinner and while logging in with telegram app it fails after entering security code. please help thanks.

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 :)

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

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.

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 :)

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

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

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.

A must have. Makes the search on your launcher truly one with your phone. I'm always one search away from whatever document, playlist or bookmark I need. Unfortunately it will no longer support GMail or Drive,but still a great value.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

confusing at first but super handy. i will definitely purchase if it ever goes on sale.

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?

I got this ages ago for one certain feature for the Nova Launcher. But now i just realised it's full potential!!!! Yep, it's so useful, got rid of that Google Bar widget for This 🙌🙌🙌🙌

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....

once you customize it to your taste it is invaluable. search anything anytime. even search within apps. its brilliant

In the product description it says unlimited freen trial but as soon as you open the app you're greeted with a message stating you have a 14 day trial.

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

Literally the best Android app. No contest. The amount of time saved through the Shortcuts+Nova is immeasurable.

so far great. the only thing in android which is comparable to the great universal search in ios

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 useful and efficient.

With this app, I can access in a second anything on my phone: music, contacts, photos etc.

it does not find my chrome icon shortcuts - how is that "everythhing"??

Very useful with lots of shortcuts, making life easier

Great app. Incredibly fast and useful.

Indispensable app. Developer is very responsive.

I am impressed with the prediction results, sometimes it feels like it can read my mind!

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

Still waiting for landscape support......Real waste of an otherwise great app. Unable to use on tablet

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

RE FUND PLEASE. 93% of the reason for me having this app has just gone bye bye. I don't fault you for making changes based on Google's policy. I do fault you for making changes without giving users like myself a chance to voice their wants & concerns. Because if you had, you'd have known that I might have been willing to pay some additional $ for the same functionality. but now, I'm stuck without the functionality, & an app that I paid for, which doesn't do much of anything. So F that & F you.

It's nothing different from just opening the app drawer.

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

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

Amazingly versatile! Must have for power users!

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

great app, bought to support the developer.

Best app of its kind. Active development.

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

Doesn't search google drive for me.

Although I purchased this application about a month ago , it suddenly pops up with a notification that it's been 54 of your free trail, continue to buy sesame ? What is this exactly? I uninstalled and reinstalled it too, didn't work.

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

this app is ingenious. i am simply amazed by what i can search for. gonna buy it ASAP

Make everything so much easier.

hi dev, can u make the search and list of app on the bottom? so it can easier by one hand for searching, thanks!

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

You have a serious google account integration problem

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.

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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.


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