We've been working on improving stability and performance.
Specifically, we fixed the following issues:
🐞 App failing to start or quit in some cases (multiple issues)
🐞 App tray or dock icons being unresponsive (multiple issues)
🐞 Indexing stopping when internet connectivity changed
🐞 App not exiting when internet connectivity changed
🐞 App main window re-opening when closed
🐞 High background CPU usage
🐞 Clipboard disconnecting on app restart
🐞 "Connect app" interface not showing
🐞 Spaces not showing account names on main view
🐞 Problems with email sync using IMAP
🐞 Google Drive, Gmail, and Google calendar sync misbehaving (sync token reset)
🐞 Microsoft Contacts sync due to sync token reset
🐞 Problems connecting certain Microsoft accounts
🐞 Problems listing open apps on Windows
🐞 OCR incorrectly enabled by default on Windows
🔄 Notion: Improved sync reliability and fixed import issues with some pages
🔄 MS Teams: Improved integration to also index files (need to reconnect)
🔄 Salesforce: Improved what data is indexed for search (need to reconnect)
All those pretty pictures! 🖼
We added support for searching files from Figma, Affinity Design and Adobe. For now it's by file name only, but we plan to add search in file contents in the future.
Curiosity will get you anywhere... and now even easier than before! 🚴♀️
We added keyboard navigation to let you quickly switch around in the app.
To navigate somewhere, hit CTRL + K (macOS: ⌘ + K), the letter of your destination, and ENTER. You can also tab down the list or search it to see available options, or search the list.
For your inner German: You can now make things more orderly by hiding things in the app. 📎
Use the Tab/right-click menu to hide a contact or any other result. If you change your mind later, you can unhide it later under "preferences".
Color-coding matters, including for calendars. We get that... and now so does the app. 🎨
The app will now show your calendar in the same colors you use on Google or Outlook.
Note: If you'd already connected a calendar, you will need to disconnect and reconnect it.
Getting search results is good. Being able to act on them on them is better.
You can now open local folders directly in your file explorer so you can start working . We also added an option to open O365 online documents using the local Microsoft Office apps.
Go forth and do the things! 👩🔧
Copy something private that's now showing up in your clipboard results? Not a problem! 🥷
Now you can hide or even delete individual results from the clipboard. That lets you get rid of them without having to remove other entries in the clipboard.
You can also still pin clipboard results to the top for easy access. 📌
We did a lot of optimizing to make the app smaller, better, faster, stronger! 💪
⭐️ Reduced disk space needed for the index (by half)
⭐️ Improved performance of search results highlighting
⭐️ Faster indexing for local files
We added the option to move the app's data folder. 🚚
The change will help people with lots of files and limited disk space. Now you can see how much space the index is using, and move it to a different drive.
Search-in-images is back for macOS! 🖼
We recently removed OCR (optical character recognition) to make the app smaller and lighter. Now it's back for both major operating systems, using their built-in OCR capabilities.
Enable the toggle under "Extract text from images" in the "Preferences" menu and find all those pesky scans!
You do you. ✊
We added customization options to Preferences so you can choose whether to:
⭐️ Launch on startup
⭐️ Show splashscreen (cat card during startup)
⭐️ Disable transparency (the sidebar)
⭐️ ... and more
We also added a button in preferences to "Share logs with Curiosity" to make it easier to track down 🐜.
Working in the cloud is great, but sometimes one needs to bring things back down to earth. 🌍
We added an option to download Google docs (and slides / sheets) as Office files or PDFs. You can also search them by content.
We all know that one person who still wants documents as an email attachment. 😉
As time goes by... documents accumulate. 🕰
We improved the date filter to make it easier to find things from a specific period. More changes are planned for the future.
You can also still type the date range in the search bar and hit tab (user guide).
At night all cats are grey. All highlights should not be. 🌙
We improved how highlighting works in dark mode.
We added integrations for Google contacts and Outlook contacts. 📇
They are now automatically added to Contacts along with the contacts extracted from your email.
We released a bunch of fixes and updates. Here goes...
🌟 Reduced installed size by 150MB
🌟 Added support for multiple IMAP accounts
🌟 Added setting to enable OCR on Windows
🌟 Added setting for types of files to index for local files and apps
🌟 Improved time filter
🌟 Improved highlight style on dark mode
Improvements for connections
🔁 Fix for MS Teams sync failing due to empty messages or attachments
🔁 Fix for problems with MS Teams authentication handling
🔁 Fix for errors during Gmail sync due to empty email body
🔁 Fix for Salesforce not importing all supported types
🔁 Fix for Salesforce OAuth renew failing
🔁 Partial fix for Notion sync that was breaking on some pages
🔁 Fix for handling empty folder names when connecting entire drives
🔁 Fix for browser integrations failing in some conditions
🐞 Fix for “Pause indexing” not working correctly
🐞 Fix for app not starting on macOS
🐞 Fix for error on opening the app for the first time on macOS
🐞 Fix for missing Select All on macOS
🐞 Fix for „manage account“ website opening wrong account for AppSumo users
🐞 Better timeout handling for account creation
🐞 Fix for count of „Files pending indexing“
🐞 Fix for error when reading open apps on macOS when there are no open apps
We added an option to control which file types are indexed for search.
Finding things is great, but you don't always want to find everything. Now you can control which file types are searched - on your local computer and in your cloud apps.
Watch this space for more changes to settings coming soon. 🤲
You know those pesky scanned pdfs that aren't searchable. Well, in our Windows version they now are. 🖼🔎
We've supported OCR (optical character recognition) for English text for a while, but recently removed it to make the app lighter. Now we added it back in a more efficient way for Windows... with macOS coming soon!
Leave no scan un-searched.
We fixed a bug with the "Pause Indexing" button and the count for indexing progress.
In some cases clicking the "Pause indexing" button didn't pause indexing, which is not terribly helpful. The button apologizes for being misleading and now keeps its promises.
We added VAT invoicing.
If you purchase Curiosity for a business, you can enter your tax number during checkout to get a VAT invoice (in Germany and eligible countries).
So now you can search everything and save money at the same time! 💸
Twitter is about speed, and now you can get there with a single shortcut! Our new integration lets you search Twitter right from the command bar. ⚡️
To get started, connect your account and call up the command bar with Alt+Space. Then you can type the filter and search your timeline or followed accounts!
While you're over there, we'd love to hear from you at @curiosity_ai!
Where can you find awesome, royalty-free images? Well, Unsplash of course!
And now you can search and copy Unsplash images instantly with our latest integration.
Just connect Unsplash as a source and use as shown above. Please remember to add attributions for the images you use. 📸
If you use icons as much as we do, you'll love the new integration for Iconfinder. 🏆
It lets you find icons instantly from the Curiosity command bar.
To get started, just add Iconfinder to your sources, select the filter as shown above, and off you go! Please remember to add attributions where appropriate.
When you find a file or an email with the command bar, you usually want to do something with it. To make that easier, we added quick actions.
Now you can hit Tab from the command bar to see additional actions with the file or email, e.g., open, open in source, forward by email etc.
That lets you find everything faster... and then get things done.
GIFs are a great way to add color to documents. Now you can instantly find and add them using our new integration for Giphy. 🖼
To get started, just add Giphy to your sources, type Giphy and hit Tab. Then you can instantly search and copy GIFs to brighten your docs. 💐
We improved the compact email view to show the sender, title, and date.
Now emails look like what you'd expect. That makes them easier to parse, so you can move on to more important things.
Clipboard search is here! 📋
You know when you copy-paste something and it's wrong because you copied something else in-between... and you have to start again? Yeah we find it super annoying, too. The latest update fixes that: It lets you save and search your old clipboard entries.
Connect your clipboard and search entries with the shortcut < (less than). You can also pin clipboard entries (though you should really use a password manager 👀 ). We currently support text, links, images and files.
Seeing what's new in the app is now easier than ever! The updates posted on this page are now also shown directly in the app under "What's new".
That means this entry is a changelog about the changelog which is just so... meta.
CHARLIE UNIFORM ROMEO... ummm... IDAHO? 🔠
We added a plug-in for the phonetic alphabet. It's very useful for spelling things over the phone, but if you don't use it regularly, it can be tough to remember the words for each letter.
Now you can just type into the Command bar and read off the result with the NATO/ICAO alphabet. You can even copy the result with enter. BRAVO OSCAR OSCAR MIKE! 💥
We really enjoy Hacker News, a Y Combinator forum focused on tech. So we built an integration that lets you find Hacker News articles and open them directly in context (on the website).
To be completely honest, this one was mainly for ourselves... but we hope you enjoy it too! 📰
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...
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. 🎄
We added Notion support. 📝 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! 😉
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. 💌
Everyone has a couple of email inboxes. We added a combined inbox so now you can find all your email in one place. 📨
One inbox to rule them all, one inbox to find them...
Program icons on Mac were showing blank. We stared at them blankly for a while. Then fixed them.
Now everything is pretty again.
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! 👐
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! ⚡️
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!
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! 📨
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:
Never again scroll through results! 🎯
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:
As always, your information will stay safe on your computer (more information).
Let the meetings begin! 📆
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. ⬇️ 🖥
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. ✅
For now, clicking an issue will open it in the browser. If you're interested in creating issues directly from Curiosity, let us know!
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. 📖
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!
BIG news: Curiosity now supports calendars! 📆 ❤️
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. 🚀
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... ⬅️ ➡️
Some emails in dark mode were showing dark text on a background. That was hard to read unless you're a vampire. 🧛♀️
Since most people aren't vampires, we added nicer handling to make emails easier to read - even in dark mode.
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!
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. 🧞♀️
Some people are dark souls. To make things easier for them we moved the "dark" setting to the main screen.
Let there be night. 🧛♀️
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.
You know that buried folder that you constantly click through four levels to get? Click no longer! We added support for finding folders. 📁
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".
BIG NEWS for Mac users: We're delighted to reveal that Curiosity is now available for Mac! 🍏 🎉
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).
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. 🕊
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. 📂
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.
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. 😉
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. ✌️
Nobody likes waiting, especially for search results. So you don't have to.
We added instant-results so Curiosity updates as you type. Zoom! ⚡
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.
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 (⌥ + 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. 😉
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.
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 (⌥+Space on Mac) but you might prefer something else. Now you can change the keyboard shortcut to what feels most natural for you.
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! 🚀
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!
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.
Curiosity has a new look! 💄
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 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.
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. 💌
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! 🎉
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! 💌
Was that file on your hard drive or in Dropbox? Now it doesn't matter any more! 😀 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.
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!
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.
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:
Come to the dark side! Curiosity now comes with dark mode.
Check settings under the ⚙ 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.
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 (⌥ + 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.