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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Raycast's Delightful Little Details

Raycast's Delightful Little Details

After a decade or so of using Alfred as my app launcher on macOS, I recently switched to Raycast. It's a fantastic app launcher in its own right, and I'm really impressed with its extension system that developers seem to be able to easily tap into and create nice experiences. Here's a video I made recently on some of my favorite extensions:

But this post is just a quick appreciation for the "suggestions" section when you bring up the app with whatever your keyboard shortcut is (mine is Option+Space). The app helpfully has a few suggested apps there, and more often than not what I'm looking for is right there and I can arrow down to select it and go. I can of course type out the letters and launch it that way too, but I really like having the most likely apps be there straight away.

I have no idea how this list is generated, but it saves me a bit of time every day, and I appreciate any software that saves me a bit of time.

P.S. I hear Alfred 5 is coming soon, and I'll be very interested to see what they've got cooking for that release.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.