v1.38.0July 19, 2022

💅 A fresh look and feel

We announced Raycast to the world almost two years ago. Since then, the design of the macOS app has mostly stayed the same. But many things around it have changed. Today, we’re announcing a fresh look and feel to address the feedback and demand from our growing community.


We’ve made these five changes to make the app even easier and faster to use while maintaining its beauty through simplicity:

  • A bigger search bar to reflect its importance
  • All-new action bar with contextual information
  • Bespoke icon set used across the application
  • Compact Mode for additional focus
  • Fresh app icon that was long overdue

Read more about the changes and why in this blog post.

💎 Improvements

  • Snippets: Added a new UUID placeholder to generate random identifiers.
  • Search Screenshots: You can now opt-in from the command’s preferences to include all media files in the search.

🐞 Fixes

  • Calculator: Currency rates are now updated more frequently and can also be manually updated during a currency conversion using the “Refresh Currency Data” action.
  • Calculator: The cursor position is now set to the end of the text after performing “Swap Units” and “Put Answer in Search Bar” actions.
  • Personal Walkthrough: Tasks and Progress are now updated immediately.
  • Snippets: Fixed an issue with mismatching colors from long texts.
v1.37.0June 29, 2022

🤖 Shared Snippets

You can now share Snippets with members of your organization. It's an easy way to share information and frequently used text. Shared snippets are ideal for canned email responses, code, templates or short phrases.

Insert 0xC0C0A in Raycast to activate the beta team features


✨ New

  • Snippets now support custom formats for date placeholders. You can write {date "yyyy-MM-dd"} or use any valid format defined on the Unicode date patterns here.
  • You can now import snippets from a JSON file. Search for Import Snippets command. Learn more about the supported format here.
  • You can now opt-in to create a Quicklink even faster as we automatically fill the form based on your active browser tab or from your clipboard.

🤳🏼 Bonus: Rayfie

With this new tool, Raycast takes a photo of Raycast to make sure it’s taken from the best possible angle, use it to share your Raycast experience with others.

Enable it under the advanced tab in preferences.


💎 Improvements

  • Trash: Added preference setting on whether to show a confirmation dialogue when emptying the trash
  • Clipboard: The original clipboard contents are now restored after pasting an emoji, snippet or screenshot into another app.

🐞 Fixes

  • Snippets: Text expansion now works as expected inside terminals of Jetbrains IDEs
  • Clipboard History: Images no longer appear in a different tint when pasted to another app
  • Clipboard History: The source app is now always correctly recorded, even when switching quickly to a new app just after copying.
  • File Search: Resolved a performance issue when scrolling quickly through the results.
  • My Schedule: Searching for words in long titles now works as expected
  • Teams: Reduced network activity required for syncing shared quicklinks and snippets.
  • Screenshot Search: Fixed an issue where the main window could hang briefly after capturing a screenshot
  • macOS Ventura (Beta): Fixed an issue where Raycast would crash when opening the “Search Snippets” command. Also fixed an issue with missing Safari on Beta 2 and a few minor visual bugs.
v1.36.0June 7, 2022

🪧 Snippet Placeholders

You can now make your snippets dynamic with placeholders. Add placeholders by typing the keywords within curly braces like {cursor} or {date +2d}.

We support various date and time combinations, the current text in the clipboard, and modifying the cursor position.


🖇️ Share Quicklinks in Your Team (Beta)

You can now share Quicklinks with members of your organization. It's an easier way to access information and ideal for links to your company's roadmap, dashboards, or other resources.

Insert 0xC0C0A in Raycast to activate the beta team features


💎 Improvements

  • Calendar: Events longer than 24h should not be displayed in the menu bar anymore.
  • My Schedule: You can now search for events by participants or only organizer if there are more than five participants
  • Script Commands: Scripts with inline mode can work without refreshTime parameter. In this case, you need to refresh it manually.

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused minor CPU usage in the background in some cases when the mouse is moved
  • Fixed an issue that caused some images inside text fields to not appear properly in the light theme
  • Fixed an issue that caused text colors in some screens to not update properly when the system theme changes
v1.35.0May 18, 2022

🔍 Find screenshots by text in images

Full text search comes to the Search Screenshots command. It’s now way easier to find that pesky screenshot you knew you captured, but couldn’t locate. Image text is indexed in the background, so the latest results should always be just a few keystrokes away. You can also search by filename or natural language dates, making screenshot search even more powerful.


✨ New

  • Use the new raycast://confetti URL scheme to trigger confetti. Especially handy to spice up those long running scripts.

💎 Improvements

  • Various optimizations that should improve the app’s cold start time, reduce the amount of unnecessary reloads in the root search, and improve search speed in some cases.
  • Team Store: Added “Remove from Store” action for deleting published extensions from the team store.

🐞 Fixes

  • Toggle Hidden Files: now uses global defaults allowing to change AppleShowAllFiles values through the Terminal easier.
  • Declined events aren’t displayed in the menu bar anymore.
  • Snippets: Rich text snippets inserted into browsers and email clients will now have a system font style
  • Clipboard History: Fixed an issue where text copied from some apps was shown as images
v1.34.0May 4, 2022

💠 Raycast for Teams (Beta)


Together with our community, we built up a developer platform to create, share and discover productivity tools. Now, we’re bringing this experience to teams. Create an organization, invite your teammates, and speed up your internal workflows. Raycast for Teams is free during the beta period, and we’ll iterate on it based on your feedback.

Insert 0xC0C0A in Raycast to activate the team features and follow the getting started guide.

🙀 Emoji Search


What’s using a Mac without emojis in 2022?! With our new Search Emoji command, you can find your favorite smileys and reactions quicker than ever to spice up your documents, tweets and pull requests.

Pro Tip: Assign ⌘ + ⌃ + Space as a hotkey to the Search Emoji command to replace the system emoji picker.

✨ New

  • A little fun: Search for “lightsaber” in Raycast to celebrate Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you 🌌

💎 Improvements

  • Menu bar calendar events: Added an Always On preference
  • Menu bar calendar events: Clicking the menu bar item now opens a menu displaying your events for the current week
  • Added a new action to annotate images with CleanShot X in the Search Screenshots and Clipboard History command
  • Updated window management preset for Magnet to include thirds (thanks Daniel)
  • Toasts get displayed above the window if there is not enough space under the window

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases conferences would show up multiple times in the menu bar calendar item
  • Fixed an issue where the text in version history would get cut off sometimes
v1.33.0April 20, 2022

🏞 Search Screenshots

We’re pretty hyped about this one, as it is not only about browsing your screenshots, we now also have a new way of displaying content within Raycast – meet the grid! The first feature out is the Search Screenshot command, which will make it super easy to browse, copy and share your screenshots.


🤑 Rich Snippets

All the power of Snippets you are used to is now even better with support for rich text. Adding styles or links to your snippet is only a keypress away. You can continue to copy or expand snippets the same way and we’ll make sure your content is richer.


💎 Improvements

  • Added detailed progress information when downloading updates
  • Improved form validation with a little shake

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the position of the menu bar calendar event would sometimes be forgotten.
  • Fixed an issue where running app running indicators could get out of sync when opening Raycast
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes zoom links wouldn’t open
v1.32.0April 6, 2022

📆 Upcoming calendar events in the menu bar


No more entering meetings in a panic because you’re late, enable upcoming events in your menu bar under the My Schedule extension preferences ✨

💎 Improvements

  • App Updater: added flow to help fix permission problems for non-root users, added download progress, improved performance
  • App Uninstaller: More accurately detects relevant files
  • Root Search: Improved the performance of indexing apps and preferences

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where aliases and hotkeys for apps could get lost after a restart in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue that might have caused memory spikes for some users
v1.31.0March 24, 2022

🧩 Rich Extension Metadata

Preview extensions with screenshots, check out recent extension updates in their Version History ⌘⌥⇧V, and open README’s ⌘⌥⇧R on the new extension page in the Store website, with the new, highly-requested, rich extension metadata.

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🧼 App Uninstaller

Time for a spring clean-up? You can now uninstall applications directly from Raycast. Just hit ⌘K on any app in the root search, and select uninstall application ✨

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✨ New

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  • Confetti: Celebrate all your computer accomplishments with our brand new confetti cannon that Thomas made after Sandy (Head of HR) rejected his actual confetti cannon purchase. Try it out by running the new Confetti command in Raycast, it’s fun! (and Sandy approves 🎉)

💎 Improvements

  • Navigation: Added an option to change the preferred list navigation style under Advanced Preferences. You can now switch between the default macOS or vim style commands.
  • Root Search: Running app activity indicator now respects Dock’s “Show indicator for running apps” preference. When it’s disabled, the indicator will also be hidden in Raycast.
  • File Search: Added a “Create Quicklink” action.
  • File Search: Added ⌘⇧E keyboard shortcut for the “Share” action.
  • Import/Export: Improved Toast error messages when something goes wrong.
  • Forms: Improvements to form validation UI. Validation warnings now appear in the margin or as tooltips avoiding the need to add additional padding between form elements.
  • Memory: Set a lower cache size for images. This may reduce the app’s memory footprint in some cases.

🐞 Fixes

  • Calculator: Fixed an issue where crypto-currency rates would not be updated.
v1.30.0March 9, 2022

🔍 Search far and wide


  • System Preferences: You can now search for specific options in System Preferences and jump directly to them.
  • Clipboard History now supports searching inside images and text files.

💎 Improvements

  • The calculator is smarter now and stays away from view when you perform generic searches.

🐞 Fixes

  • My Schedule: Fixed issue with meeting links not opening in native apps if a preferred browser was set.
  • Export: Fixed an issue where export was not working when extensions were selected.
  • Store: Fixed an edge case where certain installed extensions could not be loaded.
  • File Search: Improved handling of diacritics when entering a search path.
  • Clipboard History: Fixed an issue where Paste to … action would not remove text formatting.
  • Quicklook: Fixed a crash when attempting to switch the preview to full-screen mode.
v1.29.0February 23, 2022

Emoji Picker 🎉 🥳

Pick Emoji like a pro from any text area in Raycast. Quickly trigger the picker by entering a : and continue typing to select exactly the emotion you want. Alternatively use the standard system shortcuts ⌘⌃space or FnE to display the full list of Emoji. Go on, express yourself 😆


✨ New

  • App Running Indicators: Apps in the root search now have a small indicator underneath their icon if they are running.
  • My Schedule & Google Extension: Adds the ability to override which browser Google services will open to. Head over to the extension preferences to change the browser.
  • Linear Extension: Introduced Search Projects command

💎 Improvements

  • Preferences: Added new theme icons in preferences
  • Clipboard History: Paste to the active app is now the default action
  • Clipboard History: Additional info about the copied items is simplified to show only relevant details
  • Store: Extensions now load faster when you scroll
  • Store: Placeholders appear better if you manage to get a good look
  • Store: Added an option to let Raycast automatically fix permissions if store extensions cannot be installed
  • File Search: Now compatible with the latest OneDrive client and with any other cloud service which uses the new FileProvider extension in macOS Monterey.
  • Snippets: Adds a preference to disable injection for specific applications.

🐞 Fixes

  • Shortcuts: special characters or foreign symbols in names now work as expected
  • Clipboard History: Images are not duplicated anymore when copied for the second time
  • File Search: Fixes double-slash prefix in some file paths.
  • Clipboard History / Snippets: Now use the standard paste shortcut ⌘V in Emacs app.
  • Text Area: Fixes line spacing when inserting tall glyphs such as emoji.