What's new

Switch between open apps

Do you also feel like you're always jumping between sixteen different things at work? So do we.

To make the transitions a bit easier, we added a quick way for you to switch between open apps (i.e. apps that are currently running on your computer).

To switch between open apps, call up the command bar with Alt + Space and type "," (comma) to apply the filter. Then you can search and jump over quickly.

Obviously, you can still use Windows + Tab (Command + Tab on Mac). This is for those times when you have too much open for tabbing. For example when you have sixteen things going on at once...

Keyboard navigation

Some people dislike using mice,
So to free them from that horrid vice,
You'll now manage with ease,
Using only the keys,
And we hope you agree it's quite nice!

You can now navigate the app using the arrow keys. It also supports J (up) and K (down) and WASD for people who really don't like moving their hands.

Happy holidays everyone. πŸŽ„

Notion integration

We added Notion support. πŸ“  Now you can search all your Notion pages using Curiosity, along with everything else.

Notion is one of our most-requested integrations, so we're excited to release it. Let nobody say we didn't get you anything nice for Christmas! πŸ˜‰

Read/Unread status for emails

For most emails you only want to read them once (exception: romantic emails). To help you see which you already looked at, we added email read-status.

Unread emails now show in blue, and read-status syncs with your Outlook/Gmail. You can also mark emails as unread... for those romantic messages you want to read again and again. πŸ’Œ

Unified inbox

Everyone has a couple of email inboxes. We added a combined inbox so now you can find all your email in one place. πŸ“¨

One inbox to rule them all, one inbox to find them...

Program icons on Mac

Program icons on Mac were showing blank. We stared at them blankly for a while. Then fixed them.

Now everything is pretty again.

Keyboard shortcuts for filters

Our mission at Curiosity is to put all your information at your fingertips. The latest update does that quite literally: It lets you filter results without taking your fingers off the keyboard.

Shortcuts for filters let you instantly apply filters so you only see results that are relevant for what you're searching.

You can now use the following filters in the command bar:

.  Commands (period)
#  Messages (hash)
%  Organizations (percent)
Contacts (at symbol)
?  Files (question mark)
!  Emails (exclamation mark)
/  Folders (slash)
,  Open apps (comma)
=  Calculator (equals)

Like we said: At your fingertips! πŸ‘

Answer emails from Curiosity

Being able to find an email is great, but it's usually only half the solution. Once you've found it, you usually want to do something with it.

Now you can do that without leaving Curiosity: We're delighted to announce a new email client.

When you open an email, you'll see a set of icons across the bottom for common actions: Reply (all), Forward, Archive, or open it in your email program for more options. Read/unread and more features are coming soon!

    That means you can now find emails easily, fire, and forget. Zap! ⚑️

    Fuzzy matching for commands

    Typos are a sad fact of life. Happily, in Curiosity they no longer matter because we added fuzzy matching. That means you'll still find what you're searching even if you make a typo like mixing up letters.

    Fuzzy matching works for commands, filters and contacts. We don't use it for files, emails, or serious typos (like wrong letters) to keep your search results snappy and relevant.

    Go forht and saerch awya to your haert's contnet!

    Sidebar for emails

    Finding the email you're looking for is only half the job: You usually also want to see what's inside. We made that easier with a new email view as a sidebar.

    Now, instead of opening in the middle of the app, emails will open on the right side of the screen. That lets you see more of your spaces and search results, while still seeing the email content (and threads).

    Of course, as always you can also open the email in your email program or browser. Have fun reading! πŸ“¨

    Updated search filters

    Sometimes a search will give you lots of results, so it's important to be able to filter down to the ones you want. To make that easier, we added a new style of filters.

    When you search in the main app, you'll see the filters appear at the top of the screen. Click on them to narrow down your results.

    You can filter for:

    • Source (e.g. Dropbox, Gmail)
    • Type (e.g. folders)
    • Time
    • File type (e.g. doc, pdf)
    • File extension (e.g. docx, png)
    • File size

    Never again scroll through results! 🎯

    Microsoft O365 Calendar

    For many of us, the calendar is how we structure our days... even our lives. All the better that you can now connect one of the most popular calendar providers to Curiosity: We added support for Microsoft Office 365.

    Connecting your calendar will let it you:

    • Quickly find and launch meetings from the command bar
    • See and search all your calendars in one place
    • Find all meetings related to a contact or organization

    As always, your information will stay safe on your computer (more information).

    Let the meetings begin! πŸ“†

    Microsoft Store

    Installing software from trusted sources always feels safest, so we're delighted that the Curiosity app is now listed on the Microsoft Store.

    Just open the Microsoft store and search for "Curiosity" to find the app. Then you can install it directly from there... and start getting more done. ⬇️  πŸ–₯

    RSS feeds

    Looking for a way to search all your favorite websites at once? Look no further: Curiosity now supports RSS feeds.

    RSS feeds are a great way to keep up to date about what's happening. Now it's easy to add them to Curiosity so you can see them in your results. You can also open the links directly to view the content in your browser. It's never been easier to stay up to date!


    Jira is the industry standard for managing software projects. If you use Jira a lot, we have good news: Curiosity now lets you find issues quickly and open them directly in the browser. βœ…

    For now, clicking an issue will open it in the browser. If you're interested in creating issues directly from Curiosity, let us know!

    User guide on Jira


    Confluence is a widely-used wiki tool. In fact it's so widely-used that finding pages in large wikis can be a challenge.

    We added support for Confluence so now you can use Curiosity to search Confluence pages, including attachments. Clicking a Confluence page will open it in the browser. πŸ“–

    User guide on Confluence

    Nicer labels for multiple accounts

    If you connected several accounts of the same app (like Slack workplaces), it could be difficult to see which account was which. We added labels so now you always know what's what!

    If you have any other ideas for things to make Curiosity easier and more fun to use, let us know!

    Calendars πŸ“†

    BIG news: Curiosity now supports calendars! πŸ“†  β€οΈ

    We all use our calendars all the time, and they contain important information like people's emails or attachments. Now you can sync all your calendars to Curiosity and access them instantly in one place.

    You can see your meetings in the new Calendar view, and of course search them in one place (and emails and attachments).

    But there's even more: Your upcoming meetings will show under the command bar. Just scroll down to your next meeting with the arrow keys and hit enter to immediately join video calls. πŸš€

    Back/Forward buttons

    Sometimes you want to get back where you used to be. In real life that can be tricky, but in Curiosity it's now simple.

    We added Back and Forward buttons to the top bar to make navigation easier. We're working on time travel so you can fix those haircuts we had as teens... β¬…️  βž‘️

    Nicer dark mode for emails

    Some emails in dark mode were showing dark text on a background. That was hard to read unless you're a vampire. πŸ§›β€β™€οΈ

    Since most people aren't vampires, we added nicer handling to make emails easier to read - even in dark mode.

    New look for command bar

    It's a whole new look! 🎨

    We redesigned the command bar to make it more beautiful and (importantly) more useful. It's now a single box that even shows upcoming meetings!

    Commands in the command bar

    You might have wondered why we don't call the command bar a "search bar". The reason is that it's much more than just a search bar... and now we've made it easier to see all the other things you can do with it. 

    The command bar has understood commands like "open app" for some time now. However, they've been hard to find if you didn't already know they were there. No longer! 

    Now opening the command bar will show available commands (lots of them at least). You can scroll through commands and select one or type to search. Open sesame. πŸ§žβ€β™€οΈ

    New dark button

    Some people are dark souls. To make things easier for them we moved the "dark" setting to the main screen.

     Let there be night. πŸ§›β€β™€οΈ

    Search bookmarks and browser history

    You know those websites you visit all the time? Well now you can open them directly from Curiosity! 🌍  We added support for browser bookmarks and history.

    You can filter to get only URLs as results with the keyword "link" in the command bar.

    We currently support Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi and Brave. Support for Safari is coming soon.

    Search Folders

    You know that buried folder that you constantly click through four levels to get? Click no longer! We added support for finding folders. πŸ“

    With the new update, folders will appear in your search results. You can open them the file manager (local folders) or in the browser for cloud apps like Google Drive or Dropbox. To filter and get only folders in your results, you can use the keyword "folders".

    Curiosity for Mac

    BIG NEWS for Mac users: We're delighted to reveal that Curiosity is now available for Mac! πŸ πŸŽ‰

    To get started download the Mac app for free, click on the .dmg file and drag the app to your Applications folder. After it's copied across just click on the app in Applications and the app will guide you through setup.

    Curiosity for Mac is great for people who like Spotlight but also want to search cloud apps like Slack or Gmail. As always, the data is kept safe on your computer: We never see, copy, or store any of your data (learn about data security).

    Open Office

    Some people love open-source tools and we support that! To help them out we added support for Open-Office documents (.ODT, .ODP, .ODS).

    Now it's not just Microsoft Office and Google Workplace that are searchable. You can also search and open Open-Office documents in Curiosity. Be free. πŸ•Š

    Open in source

    Sometimes you want to open a file or folder quickly, like that excel file you use almost every day.

    To help you out, we added "open in source" to Curiosity

    Now you can search for a file or folder and use the tab menu to open it wherever it's stored. Local files will open in your default app, emails will open in your email provider, folders will reveal their contents. πŸ“‚  

    We'll also be adding ways to get to files and folders even faster in the future, so you can fill in that excel and get on with more important things.

    Connect source with command

    You know that feeling when you can't wait to connect a source to Curiosity and you want to do it right now? We have that sometimes, too. πŸ˜‰

    Well, we have good news for you: Now you can connect new sources simply by typing connect and the app name into the command bar. Leave no source unconnected. ✌️

    Search as you type

    Nobody likes waiting, especially for search results. So you don't have to.

    We added instant-results so Curiosity updates as you type. Zoom! ⚑

    Contacts sorted across accounts

    Searching through emails for attachments or contacts is annoying. Happily, now you don't have to any more. We added contacts to organize things.

     Curiosity now gets your contacts from your email accounts and messenger apps. It gathers everything related to each person, and people into companies (using the domain). That makes it easy to find a person, your next meeting with them, files you exchanged, and more.

    See how you can use contacts in our blog.

    Calculations in Curiosity

    What's 1827 divided by 365? Not sure? Not a problem. 

    We added a calculator to the Curiosity command bar for those quick calculations where you don't want to open a spreadsheet.

    To use the calculator, just pull up the command bar with Alt + Space (βŒ₯ + Space on Mac) and type your calculation. Hit Enter to copy the result to your clipboard. In the future we plan to add conversions (e.g., metric to imperial measurements), so stay tuned!

    P.S. The answer is 5.01. πŸ˜‰

    Create documents on the fly

    We all have too much to do, so reducing mundane tasks and focusing on the important things is more important than ever. To help you get more done, we added "creating documents" to Curiosity.

    Now you can create documents on the fly: Just type "new doc" and hit enter. It works with Google Drive, OneDrive, and Sharepoint, and more are coming soon. To create a document you'll need to connect one of those systems (e.g. you can create Google Docs if you have a Google Drive connected). It also works with "sheets" and "slides". 

    To create a document in a local app rather than in the browser (e.g. in Word), you can just launch that program from the command bar by typing its name. It will open with an empty document by default.

    User guide on creating new documents

    Change keyboard shortcut

    Keyboard shortcuts are personal. If you've ever moved operating system you'll know how deeply ingrained muscle memory can be: You keep hitting a key combination and the wrong thing happens.

    To ensure that doesn't happen to you, we added customization for the keyboard shortcut to open the command bar. The default is Alt+Space (βŒ₯+Space on Mac) but you might prefer something else. Now you can change the keyboard shortcut to what feels most natural for you.

    User guide on changing keyboard shortcut

    Launch apps from Curiosity

    If you switch between programs a lot, then this update is for you: With Curiosity you can now launch any program without taking your hands off the keyboard.

    To launch a program with Curiosity, hit Alt + Space to call up the command bar, start typing the program name, and we have liftoff! πŸš€

    Each time you use the keyboard to switch a program using the keyboard will only save you a few seconds, but over time it adds up (as any productivity freak will attest). Launching programs quickly also helps you stay in your flow and avoid getting distracted. We use this one a lot and hope you find it helpful, too!

    User guide on how to open apps

    Collapsible Sidebar

    Sometimes your files need a bit more space.  The sidebar is now collapsible so they have all the space they need. It looks very neat and tidy, too. Win-win.

    To collapse the sidebar, click on the > arrow on the bottom right. Click again to expand it again.

    New look for Curiosity

    Curiosity has a new look! πŸ’„

    We gave the app a major overhaul to make it friendlier and easier to use. Now it's prettier than ever and waiting to be used... by you!

    Outlook Archives (PST)

    Outlook PST archives are sometimes a necessary evil. Now less evil, because you can easily open and search them with Curiosity.

    We know those teams where PST archives are handed down from generation to the next. But loading a large PST file into Outlook and waiting for it to be indexed is too painful to bear. 

    With the new update, adding PST archives to Curiosity is trivially easy. Once it's indexed you can search not just the emails, but even attachments from long long ago.

    User guide on PST archives and also check out our blog

    Third-party email providers

    Everyone uses email, but not everyone uses Gmail or Outlook. We added IMAP support, so now everyone can search their email with Curiosity, regardless which provider they use. πŸ’Œ

    If you use Gmail or Outlook, you can continue using our native integrations as before. If you use a company email account, you might need to contact your IT admin.

    Check out our user guide on setting up IMAP email accounts to learn how to setup your email account.


    We added support for GitHub. GitHub is the industry-standard code repository and we use it all the time (fun fact: this website is hosted on GitHub). But searching through issues can be annoying, especially in large repos.

    The Curiosity GitHub support lets you find issues more easily so you can focus on writing awesome code. We're looking forward to using this one ourselves! πŸŽ‰

    User guide on GitHub

    Microsoft Outlook

    Curiosity now supports for Microsoft Outlook O365. Friends in big corporates, this one is for you!

    Many of us spend our days doing email in Outlook. There are few things more frustrating than scrolling though old threads looking for a message or an attachment.

    With the Outlook integration in Curiosity, you can now easily search your emails and attachments from the command bar or the main app. You can filter by time, people, and even attachment type. That means less time scrolling and more time getting things done. Happy finding! πŸ’Œ

    User Guide on connecting Outlook


    Was that file on your hard drive or in Dropbox? Now it doesn't matter any more! πŸ˜€  We added an integration for Dropbox so you can search both places at once.

    If you have Dropbox synced to your local drive (via the Dropbox app) you can also add that folder, but we recommend connecting the Dropbox app so you can search everything while leaving the Dropbox files in the cloud.

    User Guide on Dropbox


    We added support for Gmail. Because obviously.

    Now you can easily find emails and attachments, to spend less time searching and more time getting stuff done. You can also connect several Gmail accounts.

    Don't forget to check the boxes when you're connecting your account!

    User guide on Gmail


    Keeping track of files and emails between lots of projects can be challenging. That's where Spaces come in: They give you a handy way to gather things in one place.

    You can create a space using the + button next to "Spaces". Then add files, contacts, and emails to keep them in one place without having to move or copy them. You can even download all the files in a Space as a Zip file.

    Note: Creating a Space won't change where things are stored, they're just a handy place to organize things.

    Filters in Command Bar

    With the latest update, we've added a lot of new filtering functionality to the search bar. That helps you get to where you're going faster without taking your hands off the keyboard.

    Here are some of the things you can filter by:

    • Time (e.g. "last week")
    • File type (e.g. "sheets")
    • Source (e.g. "Slack marketing channel")
    • Contacts (people or organizations)

    User guide for Filters

    Dark Mode

    Come to the dark side! Curiosity now comes with dark mode.

    Check settings under the βš™ icon to turn Curiosity dark (Update: There is now a toggle on the main screen). Keep an eye out for more themes coming in the future.

    User Guide on dark mode

    Command Bar

    At Curiosity we aim to help you be more productive by focusing on your workflow. Switching apps to find a document or start another program is always a distraction, so we're excited to release the Command bar.

    Now you can open the Command bar from anywhere by hitting Alt + Space (βŒ₯ + Space on Mac) to search all your apps and docs without breaking your flow.

    In the future, we'll be adding more exciting functionality to the Command bar so stay tuned!

    User guide on the command bar


    We added support for Slack. Slack is a wonderful chat tool and we can't imagine life without it... but it can get a bit messy at times. If you have lots of channels and direct messages it can be hard to find things. 

    Slack has a powerful integrated search, but it doesn't look inside attachments and of course you have to remember that it was in Slack in the first place. The Curiosity integration lets can search messages and attachments across all your apps, emails and messages. You can also use the integration to quickly jump into a Slack channel by just typing its name.

    We hope the integration helps you manage the mess and enjoy the best parts of Slack.

    User guide on Slack

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