Dec 6: Life changing speed! 📣 That's the most common reaction after using this orchestrator
Raycast is a blazing fast, universal search bar. It integrates with (almost) all your apps and makes your workflows faster ⚡ and effortless 😌. Backed by Accel!
I'm sure today's app will be a delight for you. It will help you save time 🥷. Although this one's a Mac app, I'm listing down a few Windows alternatives at the bottom. Enjoy the read!
A. The Problem and The Pitch
How do you search on your computer? 🔍
📁 Do you navigate your folders for a specific file? 🏃♂️ Or do you go to Notion looking for a note? 🌐 Or do you head over to Google and search for your query?
You shouldn't be! That’s the old way.
If you do that, you’ll get distracted. In the next moment, you’ll have drowned in other Notion pages or a meme on Twitter. Instead, you can search for it on Raycast in an instant.
And that's how you achieve a flow state (inspired by Superhuman)
🙅 Avoid context switching
✅ Make the next action obvious
🔉 Get clear & immediate feedback
Raycast is a blazing fast, universal search bar 🕵️♂️. That integrates with (almost) anything you use. It lets you search in other apps, complete tasks, and act as a central control for your other apps!
It is what Spotlight and Alfred aspire to be. 10x better 🚀
B. What's special?
Every once in a while, a new product is built that seems like magic. It makes us want to alter our workflow and question the way we did things in the past.
Notion, Figma, and Calendly are some of them.
Raycast's ⚡ speed, 🔗 integrations, and 🧡 community put it in this elite group.
⚡Speed: It helps you save time on all things that take time - searching, typing, and calculating. With Raycast, your default action will be to summon its search bar for everything. Even the smallest tasks like starting a Zoom call or checking your calendar.
🔗 Integrations: The ability to control actions 🤯 in other apps like Notion, Figma, and Chrome makes it unstoppable. It helps build muscle memory and avoid learning new shortcuts.
🧡 Community: Raycast's 3,000+ strong community contributes with new commands and integrations at breakneck speed.
So, in effect…
The 🧡 community contributes with 🔗 integrations which in turn enables ⚡ speed.
🔥 Stop chasing around browser tabs and tools to get work done.
The simplest things take way too many clicks. Not to mention the time spent in front of loading indicators on websites 🥱. With Raycast, you can control your tools with a few keystrokes. The command line inspired interface unifies tools as commands to cut through the noise ⚡
The new workflows that Raycast enables are magical 🪄
C. What's more?
🖥️ Windows user? Try Eesel for Chrome.
🥳 The universal search space is now getting crowded. Other competitors include Slapdash, Searchable, Unleash, and Command E (acquired by Dropbox).
D. What’s next in the 🗓️ App Advent Calendar?
🤯 Dec 7: Notion for presentations (A presentation format for modern teams. No design skills required)
⏳ Dec 8: Your personal assistant for tracking time (Don’t let WFH wear you off!)
🧬 Dec 9: Operating system for life