Raycast Overview

Raycast is an extendable launcher that you can keep extending.

Browse through Notion or Xcode, search and edit issues in Linear/Jira/Trello, diff checker for text, prevent your Mac from going to sleep, search files, search brew, kill processes, search StackOverflow…

This list can go on and on and on. Raycast has an amazingly large set of scripts that can be added to their launcher. Currently, they’re at 724, and the list keeps on growing. You can explore the store online or quickly browse it in the launcher when you find yourself in need of something specific to add.

Raycast has a great open source community where you can create your own extensions or contribute to existing ones. This is its most powerful feature from our standpoint. As the community behind it grows, so does its usability.

What's good
  • By default a lot of useful commands are available (window resizing, search system preferences…)
  • Open source
  • A lot, and I mean a LOT of extensions
  • Snappy