Deleted 3 Apps Thanks to Raycast
Raycast has boosted my productivity while also covering the offerings of three applications I was using.
Okay, so one of them was Alfred. But, seriously, Raycast is amazing!
What Sets Raycast Apart
At first, Raycast seemed like yet another productivity tool. I read about it more than a year before I adopted it. I was happy with Alfred. And it seemed like another Alfred.
As most things go for me, it took a word-of-mouth recommendation from a colleague who really hyped Raycast. So I said I would try it for one week and then decide which app to delete.
After just two days, I deleted Alfred, because:
- At the most basic level, they can accomplish the same thing.
- Raycast has featured packed into its free tier that would require payment for Alfred.
- The (unofficial) Raycast Marketplace is extensive and has a number of scripts. I haven't even brushed the surface of this yet, but I have started using it to create issues on GitHub for this website without opening the browser, which is amazing!
Apps I Deleted
Aside from Alfred, I've also deleted:
- Clipboard manager (CopyClip 2), which I had paid for. Raycast has this built in and it works great.
- Window manager (Spectacle). Raycast's window manager has all the same capabilities, and I could simplify it to focus on my typical arrangements. I've also recently wanted to introduce a gap between windows, which Raycast could handle.
I'm sure there's much for me to discover, and I hope there are more apps I can delete in the future. But for now, I'm happy.
Raycast is amazing!
If you're unsure, make it an experiment. Try it for a week. Ditch it if it doesn't blow your mind.