This week popular extensible app launcher and the new kid on the block, Raycast, released its pro version. Historically the application has been free for individual users, with a paid version for teams. That’s now changed. For $8/month (paid annually), you get a Pro version that includes all of the features you get historically with the free version, along with their AI text generation engine, cloud sync, custom themes, an unlimited clipboard, and a promise for new features in the future.
The price feels steep for that feature set. That said, there are a lot of people who love Raycast. Paying for the tool helps guarantee its future existence and evolution.
I don’t feel like I’ve given it a fair chance. I’ve tried it several times, but I keep returning to my beloved Alfred. So I’ve decided to experiment and signed up for a few months of the Raycast Pro. I’ll be kicking the tires and reporting back. Stay tuned.